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Veen, Esther J.; Pijpker, Roald; Hassink, Jan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
When children drop out of school, either temporarily or permanently, this poses a significant problem for both children and society. In the Netherlands, care farms offering care-education programs for school dropouts are emerging. While there is evidence for their effectiveness, models explaining how such outdoor interventions may facilitate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agriculture, Outdoor Education, Dropouts
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Ebert, Philip A.; Morreau, Michael – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Avalanche studies have undergone a transition in recent years. Early research focused mainly on environmental factors. More recently, attention has turned to human factors in decision making, such as behavioural and cognitive biases. This article adds a "social" component to this human turn in avalanche studies. It identifies lessons for…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Risk Management, Vignettes, Outdoor Education
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Jirásek, Ivo; Nemec, Jirí; Macku, Richard – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
As part of the empirical survey, we worked with a deliberately selected set of 1,135 respondents who are interested in the work of Jaroslav Foglar. We sought an answer to the question of whether readers appreciate the importance of nature and camping and whether they also look for it in real life. Data were analysed through descriptive procedures…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Childrens Literature, Recreational Activities
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Barry, Martin; Collins, Loel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
This paper aims to stimulate debate and prompt further research regarding the training, development and Higher Education (HE) of aspiring adventure professionals (AP's). The design of the paper draws on 10 years of observations and trends within the HE outdoor degree teaching sector, in tandem with the authors' own extensive professional outdoor…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Occupational Aspiration, Adventure Education, Outdoor Education
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Ratinen, Ilkka; Sarivaara, Erika; Kuukkanen, Pirjo – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
A reformed national curriculum has introduced transformative and sociocultural learning elements to the Finnish education system. In addition, sustainability and outdoor education remain pressing issues for Finnish educators. We conducted a content analysis of the views of outdoor education held by student teachers enrolled in first-year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Outdoor Education
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Lieberman, Lauren J.; Haibach-Beach, Pamela; Perreault, Melanie; Stribing, Alex – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Outdoor recreation has many benefits for youth. Benefits may be more profound in youth with visual impairments as the involvement in outdoor recreation activities provides improved self-determination and socialization. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to comprehend each participant's lived outdoor recreation experiences,…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Students with Disabilities, Visual Impairments, Recreational Activities
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Blackham, L.; Cocks, A.; Bunce, L. Taylor – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Forest School provision is a growing phenomenon in the UK due to its perceived impact on participant learning and wellbeing. This study sought to understand the impact of Forest School provision on the social and emotional development of participants using practitioner's reflections. Semi-Structured interviews with six qualified Forest School…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Social Emotional Learning, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education
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Reed, Jack; Smith, Heidi – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Challenge, adventure, and risk in outdoor adventurous education (OAE) have long been recognised as foundational components in the framing of valuable and transformational experiences for participants. Whilst the literature has identified the benefits of these types of learning experiences, what has remained largely absent is an interrogation of…
Descriptors: Fear, Adventure Education, Student Development, Physical Activities
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Neville, Ian A.; Petrass, Lauren A.; Ben, Francis – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Standardized literacy assessments that place emphasis on testing and attainment of results have caused many students, particularly in middle years schooling to be disenfranchised by literacy teaching and learning practices. This study employed an action research methodology to investigate whether an outdoor learning experience in a Year 7/8…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Creative Writing
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Johnson, Bruce; Cincera, Jan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Outdoor environmental education programs frequently aim to influence participants' environmental values and behaviors. Published studies have frequently documented their success in doing so. However, few studies have examined the characteristics of programs in relation to accomplishing those goals. Using characteristics identified as important in…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Models
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Ouellet, Lorie; Laberge, Suzanne – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
The outdoor domain has frequently been identified as one where women's skills and competences were undervalued compared with those of men. The aim of the study was to explore how men and women interact in the context of an educational wilderness expedition. The concepts of field, forms of capital and habitus of sociologist Pierre Bourdieu were…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Physical Environment, Sex, Gender Bias
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Malterud, Lotte; Engelsrud, Gunn; Vereide, Vegard – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
This article is based on a selection of Norwegian girls' accounts of backcountry, freeride skiing and mountain biking to better understand how they form and are formed by cultural identity standards. The study is conducted by using the precepts of discourse analysis, which have language and social communication as the central component of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Self Concept, Athletics
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Waite, Sue; Husain, Fatima; Scandone, Berenice; Forsyth, Emma; Piggott, Hannah – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
The UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) commissioned research into provision of opportunities that support children and young people's (CYP) engagement with natural environments outside school time to identify whether CYP from disadvantaged backgrounds access the opportunities available, the challenges to do so, and…
Descriptors: Barriers, Cultural Influences, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education
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Webb, Daniel John; McElligott, Samantha; Collins, Loel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
The characteristics of optimal developmental experiences are examined in a group of international Sea Kayaking Guides. This paper considers how these experiences contributed to the development of decision-making. A mixed approach was utilised that included a survey followed by a series of semi-structured interviews that are thematically analysed.…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Recreational Activities, Learning Experience, Diversity
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LeMasters, Annie C.; Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Risky play, accompanied by thrilling feelings with real or perceived risks, is beneficial for children's development. Playground quality and teachers' attitudes about risk can influence preschoolers' risky play opportunities. In this study, 10 U.S. preschools' outdoor environments were rated using the Seven Cs Scale. Playgrounds scored lowest in…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Education, Playgrounds, Risk
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