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Stott, Tim; Hall, Neil – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2003
This investigation focuses on students' self-reported changes in personal, social and technical skills that took place during a six-week long expedition to East Greenland. A 105-item pre-and post-expedition questionnaire was completed by 60 young expeditioners aged 16 to 20. Before the expedition participants generally felt that they had high…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Student Attitudes, Physical Fitness, Hygiene
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Davidson, Grant – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
This paper provides analysis on the frequency and nature of accidents and near accidents that have occurred in larger outdoor education centres in New Zealand. This is the first time that information of this type has been collected and analysed in New Zealand. All 25 of the known outdoor education organisations employing three or more full-time…
Descriptors: Accidents, Outdoor Education, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries
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Hovelynck, Johan; Peeters, Luk – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2003
This article inquires into the role of humor in the relational learning process that takes place in adventure education programs. It presents program episodes, which the authors experienced in their practice as facilitator, staff trainer and researcher, and explores the related literature. Four aspects appear to affect whether humor either…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Humor, Role, Learning Processes
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Russell, Keith C.; Farnum, Jen – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
Though wilderness therapy programs are growing in number and popularity, the theoretical basis for distinguishing wilderness therapy from traditional therapeutic modalities is lacking. Existing models describing the wilderness therapy process have been stage-based, meaning the process has been conceptualized as sequential and discrete. Lost in…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Therapy, Physical Health, Models
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Potter, Tom G.; Henderson, Bob – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
Canada is the second largest country in the world by area. With its diverse geophysical features and relatively small population density it is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. In the Canadian outdoor adventure education field there is an awakened acknowledgement of the centrality of Native peoples that pervades its practice today.…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Program Descriptions
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Wang, Chee Keng John; Ang, Rebecca P.; Teo-Koh, Sock Miang; Kahlid, Abdul – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
Outdoor education is emerging as a compulsory component of the school curriculum in Singapore. As more and more young people are involved in outdoor education programmes, the motivational factors that influence students' participation in outdoor activities is an important area of study. The purpose of this study was to use the self-determination…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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Cuthbertson, Brent; Socha, Teresa L.; Potter, Tom G. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
The outdoor education experience continues to be influenced by a proliferation of modern technological innovations, most of which have been accepted and even embraced by educators with little inquiry. Seldom do instructors of outdoor programmes consider the impact that modern techniques and equipment can have upon students' learning. This paper…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Technology, Innovation
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Repp, Gunnar – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
With the ambition of penetrating into the very core of the Norwegian and Nordic "friluftsliv": An ecologically responsible life in the open air-in nature, people will have to become acquainted with Fridtjof Nansen--with the thinker as well as the practitioner. Outdoor life with natural and strong links to the national…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Life Style, Biographies, Foreign Countries
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O'Connell, Timothy S.; Dyment, Janet E. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
The purpose of this study was to examine if and how participation in a journaling workshop influenced the content of student journals. A total of 59 post secondary students from two university programs in North America participated in this study and were randomly assigned to either an experimental (n = 21) or control (n = 38) group. Before their…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Workshops, Student Journals, Content Analysis
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Beames, Simon – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
Much of the research in outdoor education has focused on participant outcomes rather than the aspects of the experience that elicited those outcomes. This study explores the key elements of a 10-week expedition to Ghana with Raleigh International. Data collection involved five rounds of interviews with 14 British participants over a one-year…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, Field Experience Programs
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Leberman, Sarah I.; Martin, Andrew J. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
This article investigates how a structured post-course follow-up reflection activity affects the depth of reflection and facilitates the transfer of learning. The research is reflective, based on the findings from the Action Learning Management Practicum, a 3rd year paper at Massey University, New Zealand. The initial reflections at the end of the…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning
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McCulloch, Kenneth H. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
Case studies of the contemporary UK sail training movement are used to illustrate the competing expressions of purpose in this field. Two sail training organisations are described and a case study voyage under the aegis of each is presented. The differences between the approaches are analysed as "traditions" or ideologies, articulated…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Ideology, Decision Making, Case Studies
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