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Prince, Heather E. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Evidence from four retrospective empirical research studies on lasting impacts (>12 months) of outdoor residential experiences for young people in the UK since 2015 are examined through a form of systematic review of papers and datasets. Thematic and comparative analysis identified lasting impacts as: self-confidence, independence and…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Program Effectiveness, Sustainability, Residential Programs
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Collins, Loel; Giblin, Matthew; Stoszkowski, John Robert; Inkster, Allison – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
Situational awareness, which informs the decisions made by sea kayaking guides, is a critical safety factor in guided sea kayaking experiences. This study examines the situational awareness of a group of sea kayak guides operating in moderate water conditions. Utilising virtual reality technology, a freeze probe technique was employed with a small…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Comprehension, Perception, Metacognition
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Almers, Ellen; Askerlund, Per; Samuelsson, Tobias; Waite, Sue – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This study was carried out within a project to promote health and ecosystem services, 'the benefits people obtain from ecosystems', in preschools in Sweden. The paper applies the concept 'affordance' to capture the functional meaning that children assign to different material aspects of their schoolyards before and after the installation of…
Descriptors: Childrens Attitudes, Preferences, Affordances, Preschool Children
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Kourtesopoulou, Anna; Kriemadis, Athanasios – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
This paper aims to ascertain: whether: (1) there were any immediate effects on managers' leadership competencies, leadership outcomes and teamwork as a result of the Outdoor Management Development (OMD) program; and (2) there were any differences among managers' competencies in relation to demographic variables. Specifically, a sample of 51 Greek…
Descriptors: Management Development, Leadership Training, Leadership Effectiveness, Transformational Leadership
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Karaarslan Semiz, Güliz; Teksöz, Gaye – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
The purpose of this study is to explore the development of pre-service science teachers' systems thinking skills through an outdoor education for sustainable development (ESD) course. The study was composed of four stages, which are defining systems thinking skills, designing an outdoor ESD course, developing measurement tools, and implementation.…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Systems Approach, Empathy, Thinking Skills
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Mahon, Kathleen; Smith, Heidi – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
For those preparing for outdoor education and related professions, formal theory has an important role to play in terms of informing professional practice and understandings of teaching-learning dynamics. Despite this, surprisingly little is understood about how pre-service outdoor educators (POEs) view and engage with it in their preparation…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Case Studies
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Meerts-Brandsma, Lisa; Sibthorp, Jim; Rochelle, Shannon – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Transformative learning (TL) theory has rarely been used in outdoor adventure education (OAE) research despite many students describing their courses as transformative. In this study, we applied TL theory to OAE to determine whether the outcomes students reported and the activities and processes used on course produce TL. We surveyed 139 National…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Learning Theories
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Kemp, Nicola – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Forest School is a form of outdoor learning that is increasingly popular within English primary schools although little is known about the experiences of teaching staff who engage with it. This paper identifies three prevailing discourses within existing Forest School literature in relation to schools and teachers: as 'critical stakeholders',…
Descriptors: Forestry, Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Ilagan, Guy; Ilagan, Jill; Jocius, Robin; Jefferson, Renee; Bennett-Mintz, Jenn; McCormick, Kally; Farrell, Marguerite – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Distress and discomfort are a part of the US military college experience. Women cadets experience additional challenges including unwelcoming environments, relative isolation, and minority status. A review of the literature shows that wilderness-based experiences offer benefits in the areas of stress-coping, self-efficacy, cognitive function,…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Physical Activities, Self Efficacy, Coping
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Roberts, Anna; Hinds, Joe; Camic, Paul M. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Research suggests that experience of the natural environment may have a range of beneficial outcomes for children and young people. A systematic review of the peer-reviewed empirical literature focused on research involving direct interaction with nature amongst children and young people and its impact on wellbeing; 14 papers, within the domains…
Descriptors: Well Being, Outdoor Education, Outcomes of Education, Self Esteem
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Massiera, Bernard; Morales, Valérie; Ben Mahmoud, Imed; Gray, Laura – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
This article explores the activity of canyoning in the natural territory of the Mercantour National Park (France). The investigation refers to the sociology of logics of action to understand the disparity of its development. The 85 canyons are explored according to their interest and their use. The interviews conducted with professionals and other…
Descriptors: Parks, Recreational Activities, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Eastabrook, Chris; Collins, Loel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Individualisation is a key aspect of coaching practice. This is particularly important for adventure sport coaches, given the demands of the hyper-dynamic coaching environment and the various motivations to participate in adventure sports. However, the literature on individualisation is limited. As a logical beginning, the aim of this study is to…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Coaching (Performance), Team Sports, Athletic Coaches
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Murray, Emily J.; Williams, Patricia Hrusa – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Risk-taking during the toddler years is crucial for the development of autonomy, initiative, and independence. However, the current culture in the U.S. seeks to minimize the risks young children are exposed to. This small-scale, mixed methods study examined parental attitudes towards toddler risk-taking and children's behavior during nature play.…
Descriptors: Risk, Toddlers, Outdoor Education, Child Care Centers
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Baker, Mandi; O'Brien, Wendy – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
The performance and embodiment of inter and intra-personal skills, or as we have conceptualised in this paper as Affective Abilities (AA), is often considered central to the fulfilment of outdoor leader roles. This article examines Australian outdoor recreation and education higher education curricula to identify what AA training opportunities are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Leadership, College Curriculum, Outdoor Education
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Williams, Andrew; Wainwright, Nalda – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
Adventurous activities are established as an integral aspect of The National Curriculum for 5-16-year-olds. Securing a place in the curriculum provides adventurous activities with an unparalleled opportunity to reach more pupils than any other form of delivery during these formative years. However, little consideration has been given to…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Adventure Education, Physical Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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