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Cook, Rachel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
Research exploring race and ethnicity and outdoor adventure education (OAE) has tended to focus on students' experiences. This paper discusses findings from a small-scale empirical study of Sierra Leonean parents involved in organising their child's participation in a camping-based, OAE residential visit. The visit was organised by one primary…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Parent Attitudes, Race
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O'Brien, Kate; Allin, Linda – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
This study considers the impact of Outward Bound UK's first Women's Outdoor Leadership Course, as a strategy for addressing the gender imbalance in leadership within the organisation and wider outdoor sector. A qualitative approach was taken in order to examine changes experienced by the women on the course, what contributed to such changes and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Outdoor Education, Females, Leadership Training
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Moreton, Sam G.; Brennan, Mary K.; Nicholls, Victoria I.; Wolf, Isabelle D.; Muir, David L. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
There is growing interest in surfing as a recreational activity that may facilitate skill development and improved mental health. However, there remains uncertainty regarding the causal processes through which surfing may improve psychological well-being. With the aim to guide future research, we review potential mechanisms that may underpin the…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Recreational Activities, Well Being, Mental Health
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Helker, Kerstin; Rürup, Matthias – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
In a hope to foster their students' autonomy, capability of decision-making and problem-solving, and thus better equipping them for facing real-world challenges in later life, an increasing number of German schools have implemented so-called 'challenges'. In these novel de-schooling projects, students get the chance to spend a longer period of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Adventure Education, Foreign Countries
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Višnjic Jevtic, Adrijana; Sadownik, Alicja R.; Halavuk, Antonija – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
Existing research indicates that risky play plays a significant role in children's learning and development. Children's access to risky play is, however, culturally and institutionally mediated. The cultural values associated with a good childhood and the values and attitudes of people who are 'in charge' of children's activities have a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Risk
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Gilligan, Ciara; Downes, Paul – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
A reconfiguration of relational space in schools is investigated to challenge a diametric spatial opposition between nature and culture, highlighted as a Western biased construct by Descola's anthropological framework, building on Lévi-Strauss' cross-cultural contrasts between diametric and concentric structured systems. Though a neglected…
Descriptors: Animal Husbandry, Social Emotional Learning, Elementary School Students, Low Income Students
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Trangsrud, Lise Katrine Jepsen; Borg, M.; Bratland-Sanda, S.; Klevan, T. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
The aim of this qualitative study was to explore subjective experiences of how "friluftsliv" can support processes of recovery for persons living with eating disorders. Eight participants with experiences with bulimia nervosa and/or binge-eating disorders, and with interests in nature and "friluftsliv" were interviewed twice,…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Coping, Natural Resources, Foreign Countries
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Adams, Dylan; Beauchamp, Gary – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
An increasing body of evidence highlights that the opportunities for children to play in green spaces have declined. This is despite the chorus of voices lauding the benefits that time spent in green spaces can have on children's health and wellbeing. This paper presents findings of research into the experiences of children when taking part in…
Descriptors: Experience, Metacognition, Outdoor Education, Parks
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Larsson, Anna; Rönnlund, Maria – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
In this study French and Swedish teachers' and principals' opinions and everyday uses of the schoolyard is in focus: What do they perceive as desirable and undesirable in the schoolyard, what similarities and differences exist between the two groups of pedagogues, and how can these be understood? The study employs a cross-cultural design and is…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Administrator Attitudes, Principals
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Sarivaara, Erika; Keskitalo, Pigga; Ratinen, Ilkka – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Based on the premise that outdoor-oriented learning relies on students' perceptions of nature, this study contributes to the development of outdoor-based education in the Arctic and northern context. The study analyses conceptions and lifetime experiences of nature as reported by students (N = 46) in Sustainability and Outdoor Education-Oriented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Outdoor Education
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Kennedy, Jay; Russell, Constance – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Increasing attention is being paid to gender in outdoor education, with scholars and practitioners sharing experiences of sexism and heterosexism and explicitly calling for an examination of hegemonic masculinity in the field. The purpose of this paper is to respond to that call by: summarizing scholarship on hegemonic and alternative…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Gender Bias, Masculinity, Cultural Influences
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Harper, Nevin J.; Obee, Patricia – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Outdoor risky play provides developmental and health benefits for children, such as risk-assessment skills, increased physical activity and well-being and promoting social competencies and resilience. Modern Western society is highly risk-averse and many children are protected from risks more commonly experienced by previous generations. Forest…
Descriptors: Play, Outdoor Education, Child Development, Early Childhood Education
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Ingman, Benjamin C. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This study explores the interaction of participants and institutional cultures in adventure education (AE) through the qualitative method of educational criticism and connoisseurship. Three AE programmes were included in this study: a backpacking expedition (11 participants), a challenge course (29 participants), and a multi-activity adventure…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Goal Orientation, Criticism, Program Descriptions
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Hackett, Kelly A.; Ziegler, Michael C.; Olson, Jared A.; Bizub, Jessica; Stolley, Melinda; Szabo, Aniko; Heller, Elizabeth; Beyer, Kirsten M. M. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Significant declines in outdoor activity and engagement with the natural environment are growing concerns with negative impacts on well-being. We pilot-tested an intervention encouraging outdoor activity among adult mentor and child mentee pairs and families, in partnership with Milwaukee's Urban Ecology Center. The study used a mixed methods…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Urban Areas, Youth, Participation
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Collins, Loel; Collins, Dave – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This paper expands work on professional judgment and decision-making and examines the coping strategies used by adventure sports professionals to manage the cognitive loads of decision-making. A mixed methodology was employed in which a sample of participants completed a Pro Active Coping Inventory and a sub-group then completed an Applied…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Evaluative Thinking, Decision Making
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