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Mary Brennan; Helen J. Stain; Jamie Marshall – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2024
Surf therapy is a structured intervention which utilizes surfing as a vehicle to achieve therapeutic benefit (International Surf Therapy Organization [ISTO], 2019). Surf therapy is presently delivered internationally within a diverse array of contexts and populations. Despite the publication of many internal evaluation studies, little research has…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Therapy, Intervention, Geographic Location
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Arianne Reis; Tonia Gray; Jeff Mann; Jessica Mallinson; Manisha Katnoria; William Seach; Nicole Peel – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2024
Nature-based health interventions (NBHIs) are utilised to treat a range of physical and mental health conditions, and this rapid review sought to describe the breadth of instrumentation utilised to measure the effectiveness of NBHIs on the different domains of health and wellbeing. A total of 14,385 records were extracted from three databases, and…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Intervention, Health Promotion, Mental Health
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Emily J. Flies; Anita Pryor; Claire Henderson-Wilson; Megan Turner; Jessica Roydhouse; Rebecca Patrick; Melissa O'Shea; Kimberly Norris; Angela Martin; Pauline Marsh; Larissa Bartlett; Mostafa Rahimi Azghadi; Amanda Neil – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2024
Internationally, over 60% of all lifetime cases of mental health disorders are identified as emerging by 25 years of age. In Australia, young people (aged 16-24 years) report the highest prevalence of mental health problems. Acceptability of mainstream services for young people is a concern, particularly for clients 18-25 years, heterosexual males…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Clare Pitt; Kimberley Norris; Gretta Pecl – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2024
Despite reports of increasing levels of climate change related distress, there remains limited evidence regarding effective interventions for individuals and communities. The current study aims to contribute to this discussion by presenting opinions from study participants who self-identified as having a professional interest in climate anxiety.…
Descriptors: Climate, Anxiety, Intervention, Futures (of Society)
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Ben Knowles; Pauline Marsh; Jacob Prehn; Hazel Maxwell – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2024
The Australian Outdoor Health (OH) sector provides diverse practices that support an interconnected human and ecological approach to health and wellbeing. There is an urgent need for the OH sector to develop a comprehensive ethical practice framework, to enable professional recognition and other initiatives to progress. This would bring the sector…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Health Services, Therapy
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Hamilton, Frances A.; Hile, Kimberly A. – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2023
Research supports the benefits of exposing children to nature, yet classroom teachers indicate they do not possess the time, monetary resources, or space to construct an ideal outdoor space. An underutilized resource is the non-traditional educator who has: knowledge about the outdoors; space, especially in state parks; and time since the primary…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Parks, Time Management, Teacher Characteristics
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Neville, Ian A.; Petrass, Lauren A.; Ben, Francis – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2023
There is a growing body of empirical evidence documenting the positive effects associated with participation in environmental education and outdoor learning for students, teachers and the wider community. Despite this, there has been a substantial reduction in outdoor learning opportunities for school students, possibly due to the focus on…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education
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Burns, Edgar A.; Manouchehri, Bahar; Davoudi, Sina – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2023
Opening Day photographs appeared in Iran's newspapers celebrating the succession of outdoor Nature Schools commencing each year from 2014. Using a narrative photographic approach, this qualitative study collected and analysed newspaper pictures for Iran's Nature Schools in the half decade to 2017. At this time, government approval reflected…
Descriptors: Ceremonies, Photography, Outdoor Education, Newspapers
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Christian, Beverly J.; Cameron, Karyn A.; Pearce, Robyn – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2023
Many countries include core competencies in their educational curricula. The purpose of competencies is to ensure a holistic education that equips students with skills to flourish in the twenty-first century. Across the literature on this topic, however, there are limited studies that investigate how primary schools embed competencies into their…
Descriptors: Gardening, Foreign Countries, Competency Based Education, Holistic Approach
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Jeffery, Helen; Hensey, Ciara – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2023
This research explored the use of adventure therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand, how practitioners have learned their skills, and what they perceive the field needs to support its development. The mixed methods study used interpretive description methodology to analyse focus group and survey data. The field is diverse and includes practitioners from…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Therapy, Foreign Countries, Counselor Training
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Johns, Rebecca A.; Beach, Julie – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2023
Weedon Island Nature Preserve in Florida houses an educational center, which displays a visual and rhetorical narrative of local ecology and the lifeways of the region's Indigenous inhabitants. We conduct rhetorical and narrative analysis to examine how the exhibits construct the relationship between Indigenous people and the land. We conclude…
Descriptors: Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge, Exhibits, Indigenous Populations
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Hayward, David; Smith, Heidi A.; Moltow, David – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2023
Emotion plays a significant role in the human experience. Nevertheless, emotion (as an attribute of the affective domain), is often side-lined in formal learning environments (including Higher Education) in favour of a focus on the cognitive. This paper shares findings of a research project involving pre-service outdoor education teachers as they…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Psychological Patterns, Affective Behavior, Emotional Response
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Thorsteinsson, Jakob Frimann; Arnarsson, Ársaell; Jónasson, Jón Torfi – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2023
This study explores the relationship between the time children spend outdoors with critical social and health factors. We use questionnaire data from the 2017-2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study in Iceland, focused on children in the 6th, 8th, and 10th grades. All Icelandic schools with pupils in these classes were invited…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Correlation, Social Development
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Picknoll, Duncan; Down, Michael; Hands, Beth – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2023
Outdoor Education has evolved as a learning area in Western Australia over many years. In this paper we document historical elements of an investigation into the nature and scope of Outdoor Education in Western Australia. Previous investigations conducted by other researchers on the nature and scope of Outdoor Education focused on Victoria, South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Educational History, Educational Certificates
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Fox, Robyn; Thomas, Glyn – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2023
The impacts of climate change are undeniable, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to dispute the science. What is less clear is the role of outdoor environmental education in educating participants with the knowledge and motivation to act. Experiential programs that take students outdoors seemingly provide the ideal context to equip students…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education
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