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Harper, Nevin J. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: College students generally participate in study abroad experiences (SAE) at times of identity and value development as emerging adults. SAE has been criticized as perpetuating colonial acts through the project of globalization. Purpose: This research examined how participants construct meaning about place(s) and how this meaning…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Place Based Education, Cultural Awareness, College Students
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Whittington, Anja; Garst, Barry A.; Gagnon, Ryan J.; Baughman, Sarah – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the outcomes of all-female camp experiences on women's lives. Using a retrospective approach, this study collected qualitative data from 131 women to examine the benefits of all-female camp experiences, to analyze the skills they gained at camp, and to understand how they apply these skills to their…
Descriptors: Females, Qualitative Research, Gender Issues, Social Development
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Newman, Tarkington J.; Alvarez, M. Antonio G.; Kim, Melissa – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
Experiential learning has been used to inform programming and practices in a wide variety of contexts such as adventure therapy and outdoor education. Furthermore, experiential learning has been used to explain the learning process of individuals, groups, and teams. Its relationship with the context of youth sport, however, has yet to be fully…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Athletics, Youth Programs, Leadership Training
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McGowan, Amanda L. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2016
This study investigated one-semester outdoor education program impact on adolescents' perceived self-authorship--the ability to form our identity independently from the expectations of external individuals and the capacity to invent our beliefs, identity, and relationships (Baxter Magolda, 1998; Kegan, 1982)--as measured by the Self-Authorship…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adolescents, Questionnaires, Grade 10
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Sanders, Martha J.; Van Oss, Tracy; McGeary, Signian – Journal of Experiential Education, 2016
The use of structured reflections for promoting personal understanding and community self-efficacy was examined in 65 occupational therapy college students in a service learning course. Students in the experimental group wrote structured reflections throughout the semester while students in the control groups used non-structured reflections.…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Self Efficacy, Scores, Qualitative Research
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Scrutton, Roger; Beames, Simon – Journal of Experiential Education, 2015
Outdoor adventure education (OAE) has a long history of being credited with the personal and social development (PSD) of its participants. PSD is notoriously difficult to measure quantitatively, yet stakeholders demand statistical evidence that given approaches to eliciting PSD are effective in their methods. Rightly or wrongly, many stakeholders…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Educational Research, Statistical Analysis, Individual Development
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Bobilya, Andrew J.; Kalisch, Kenneth R.; Daniel, Brad – Journal of Experiential Education, 2014
The purpose of this mixed-method study was to understand participants' perceptions of their Outward Bound Final Expedition experience and more specifically the relationship between the instructor supervisory position and participant's perception of learning. A sample of 331 students consented to participate and completed a survey at the conclusion…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Teacher Student Relationship
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Battey, Glenda J. L.; Ebbeck, Vicki – Journal of Experiential Education, 2013
Bullying behavior has problematic psychosocial ramifications for the bully, victim, and those who are both a bully and a victim. The Bully Prevention Challenge Course Curriculum utilizes a challenge ropes course to address bully behaviors in seventh-grade middle school classes. The program incorporates the use of challenge activities framed with…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Qualitative Research, Victims
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Goldenberg, Marni; Russell, Keith C.; Soule, Katherine – Journal of Experiential Education, 2011
This study explores differences between Outward Bound (OB) and National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) participant perspectives on programmatic factors and their relation to outcomes. Although OB and NOLS are assumed to be similar in many ways, as each program offers wilderness expeditions for students in backcountry environments, the mission…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Outcomes of Education, Comparative Analysis, Interviews
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Ewert, Alan; Van Puymbroeck, Marieke; Frankel, Jon; Overholt, Jillisa – Journal of Experiential Education, 2011
This article describes two studies examining the effects of an experiential and adventure-based program (Outward Bound) on returning military veterans. The assumption underlying these studies is the belief that adventure-based programs can serve as a beneficial mediator in the reintegration of returning military veterans into society. The two…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Veterans, Experiential Learning, Program Effectiveness
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Bobilya, Andrew J.; Kalisch, Ken; Daniel, Brad – Journal of Experiential Education, 2011
Research of wilderness programs indicates a clear need for additional investigation of specific program components and their influence on participant outcomes. This study examines one component of the Outward Bound wilderness program--the Final Expedition. The Final Expedition is a student-led wilderness expedition and is also referred to as an…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Travel, Student Experience, Physical Environment
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Cheung, Ackie C. K. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2011
Experiential programs have become a core part of extra-/co-curricular activities in secondary schools in Hong Kong. Programs usually aim at enhancing youngsters' personal development, which incorporates self-understanding, self-other relationship, and self-social involvement (cf. Hahn, 1908-1913). Students are expected to acquire a stronger belief…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Secondary Schools
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Passarelli, Angela; Hall, Eric; Anderson, Mallory – Journal of Experiential Education, 2010
Outdoor and adventure education has been shown to result in positive psychological outcomes. This paper connects positive psychology--specifically, strengths-based education--to important outcomes in outdoor and adventure education. Strengths-based education encourages participants to intentionally use their talents to achieve success in the…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Education Courses, Academic Achievement, Individual Development
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Hirschinger-Blank, Nancy Beth; Simons, Lori; Kenyon, Alexandra – Journal of Experiential Education, 2009
A triangulation mixed-methods design was used to measure differences in service-learning outcomes for 32 students enrolled in criminal justice courses during the academic years 2003 (n = 16) and 2005 (n = 16). Results show that service-learners increase their political awareness and course value but experience a decrease in problem-solving skills…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Criminals, Service Learning
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Bonk, Robert J.; Simons, Lori N.; Scepansky, Timothy M.; Blank, Nancy B.; Berman, Elisa B. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2009
Because service-learning challenges participants to widen perspectives on social issues, we designed and assessed a multi-semester, multidisciplinary project with both academic and service objectives. In this project, undergraduate students developed a script and video centered on a board game designed to educate high-school students about their…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Service Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Games
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