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Dubin, Alexsandra; Garst, Barry A.; Gaslin, Tracey; Schultz, Beth E. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2020
Background: Summer camps engage millions of youth in enrichment opportunities during the summertime while employing a substantial young adult workforce to provide high-quality programs and services to camp participants. Workplace fatigue has been implicated in camp-related injury and illness events, yet few studies have targeted fatigue among camp…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Employees, Fatigue (Biology), Work Environment
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Bolick, Cheryl M.; Glazier, Jocelyn; Stutts, Christoph – Journal of Experiential Education, 2020
Background: This study examines the role of a weeklong experiential residency program on teachers' beliefs about self and practice. Purpose: The goal of two separate intensive experiences was to help teachers generate new insight about the place of students, the teacher, and the school that extended beyond a surface-level understanding of…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Bennion, John; Cannon, Brian; Hill, Brian; Nelson, Riley; Ricks, Meagan – Journal of Experiential Education, 2020
Background: Experiential educators face difficulties assessing participants and programs because there are so many measurement tools to choose from, many measures have validity issues such as those based on self-reported data, objective tests may not adequately measure social or psychological outcomes, and tests in content disciplines often assess…
Descriptors: Reflection, Essays, Experiential Learning, Fundamental Concepts
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Riley, Kathryn – Journal of Experiential Education, 2020
Background: Teaching and learning in outdoor experiential education is often conducted on lands with troubled histories of settler colonialism. This calls for new and creative forms of socioecological responsibility to attend to human supremacism and exceptionalism that marginalizes, exploits, dominates, and objectifies Other(s) in these…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Social Bias, Racial Bias
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Collins, Melissa A.; Totino, Joanna; Hartry, Ardice; Romero, Valeria F.; Pedroso, Rosio; Nava, Rosalinda – Journal of Experiential Education, 2020
Background: Women and people of color are consistently underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and careers. Though there are myriad factors underlying these gaps, one potential variable may be the extent to which these students feel connected to their STEM classroom experiences. Purpose: The present study…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Groups, Females
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Cocieru, Ovidiu C.; Katz, Matthew; McDonald, Mark A. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2020
Background: The Classroom-as-Organization (CAO) is an experiential learning course in which students create and manage an organization as part of class activities. Student interaction with peers is an important feature of the CAO. Educators suggested that student interactions in CAOs follow certain patterns, but these observations have not been…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Interaction, Peer Relationship, Business Administration Education
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Rogers, Elizabeth Bond; Rose, Jeff – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Although outdoor education provides many positive learning outcomes for students, it is a field in which women continue to be underrepresented in leadership roles. Centering the voices of women and other underrepresented populations is critical to creating a more inclusive outdoor education field. Purpose: The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Outdoor Education, Females, Higher Education
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Breunig, Mary – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: The Association for Experiential Education identifies social justice as one of its core values. One recent state of knowledge paper explored the confluence of outdoor experiential education and social justice. Social justice theory embraces the idea that social identities do not exist independently. Rather, race, class, sexuality, skin…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Outdoor Education
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Grain, Kari; Katumba, Tonny; Kirumira, Dennis; Nakasiita, Rosemary; Nakayenga, Saudah; Nankya, Eseza; Nteza, Vicent; Ssegawa, Micheal – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: The social justice goals of service-learning programs are often contingent upon strong relationships with host community members. Given this common narrative, it is necessary to extend our understanding of relationships in international service-learning (ISL), particularly as they are conceptualized by host community members. Purpose:…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Community Involvement
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Tinkler, Alan; Tinkler, Barri; Reyes, Cynthia; Elkin, Suzanna – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: The ability to effectively teach culturally and linguistically diverse students is critically important. Research has shown that providing teacher candidates educative experiences through critical service-learning can better prepare future teachers and can foster a social justice stance. Purpose: This study examines teacher candidates'…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Cultural Differences, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Browne, Laurie P.; Gillard, Ann; Garst, Barry A. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Summer camps are perhaps the most expansive outdoor experiential education (OEE) context in the United States today; yet, camp participants are overwhelmingly White and able-bodied, with most coming from middle- to upper-income earning families. Purpose: In response to Warren, Roberts, Breunig, and Alvarez's question "What will it…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Socialization, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Whittington, Anja – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Working in an outdoor career with extensive travel and long hours away from home can pose challenges for practitioners. For women, motherhood can create constraints and impact one's career trajectory. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of motherhood on the career trajectory of women working in Adventure…
Descriptors: Mothers, Outdoor Education, Career Choice, Family Work Relationship
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Taylor, Alison; Yochim, Lorin; Raykov, Milosh – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Despite increased access to higher education in recent decades, first-generation (first-gen) university students continue to face challenges with persistence and completion. Recommended responses by universities include exposing these students to "high-impact" educational practices. Purpose: This article examines the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, First Generation College Students, Barriers, Academic Persistence
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Purc-Stephenson, R. J.; Rawleigh, M.; Kemp, H.; Asfeldt, Morten – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Outdoor education (OE) should be understood in place, time, and culture because it is not a universal teaching approach. We currently know little about what constitutes the "Canadian ways" of doing OE or what students gain from the experience. Purpose: Our goal was to (a) identify the underlying factors guiding OE programs in…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Learning Processes, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Hutson, Garrett; Peredun, Liz; Rochelle, Shannon – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: One of the core environmental studies learning objectives at NOLS is for students to develop a "sense of place" by experiencing wilderness and exploring relationships with their surroundings. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore how students report developing a sense of place after completing a course based out…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Physical Environment, Ecology, Student Development
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