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Sen, Ahmet Ilhan; Ertas-Kilic, Hulya; Oktay, Ozlem; Ekinci, Serkan; Kadirhan, Zafer – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a novel scale, the Development and Validation of Out-of-School Learning Environments Perception Scale (OSLEPS), that measures middle school students' perceptions of out-of-school learning environments. A total of 990 middle school students (583 females and 407 males) participated in the study.…
Descriptors: Science Education, Informal Education, Educational Environment, Test Construction
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Dyment, Janet E.; Potter, Tom G. – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
In this paper, we report on formal semi-structured interviews with seven well-established outdoor education (OE) academics from around the world who have navigated the decline and/or closure of an outdoor education program in their university. The interviews sought to understand the reasons why their once-vibrant program had declined or been…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Neoliberalism, Educational Trends, Program Termination
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Adams, Dylan; Beauchamp, Gary – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
The benefits of taking pupils' learning outdoors have been widely reported around the world. However, it is argued the simple act of stepping outside the classroom does not inevitably bring rewards. This study examines teachers' perceptions of the impact of primary school pupils' music-making in various outdoor rural locations. It analyses…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Music Education, Rural Areas, Music Activities
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Puk, Tom – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
"Homo sapiens" have become mostly disconnected from their ancestral connection with natural processes. One significant contributor to this disconnect is the recent advent of chronic screen usage included in elementary and secondary schools. This often passive interaction with a flat screen, two dimensional world, based on inflexible…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Body
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Zajchowski, Chris A. B.; Dustin, Daniel L.; Hill, Eddie L. – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
Aldo Leopold is widely regarded as one of the founders of the modern field of ecology. He was also a skilled woodsman, hunter, and a proponent of personal development through time in the outdoors. In this essay, we focus on how Leopold viewed certain benefits concomitant with immersive outdoor experiences. Guided by his 1943 essay, "The…
Descriptors: Climate, Ethics, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education
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Cudworth, Dave; Lumber, Ryan – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
Over the past 25 years Forest School in the UK has been growing in popularity as part of a wider resurgence of interest in outdoor learning. A key driver behind this recurrence of interest has been a growing concern over the lack of child exposure to outdoor experiences and with the natural world and their ensuing nature-deficit disorder. This…
Descriptors: Forestry, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries
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Schwass, Nicholas R.; Potter, Stephanie E.; O'Connell, Timothy S.; Potter, Tom G. – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
Humans struggle to comprehend, appreciate, and protect natural environments when they have had minimal or no exposure to these spaces. While there are many theoretical explanations for this bifurcation between humans and nature, there is an absence of wide-ranging solutions to address the issue. With a dramatic global shift towards a swelling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning
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Speldewinde, Chris; Kilderry, Anna; Campbell, Coral – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
This paper presents data from interviews undertaken with teachers and parents of children who attend Australian bush kinders (kindergartens). The bush kinder approach is a recent adaptation of the European and UK forest school approaches, one that continues to gain momentum as increasingly teachers and parents come to understand the benefits…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten, Outdoor Education
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Alme, Hilde; Reime, Monika Alvestad – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
Children's right to participate has become internationally recognised and the early years are a pivotal phase for realising children's rights. Knowledge of how young children can enact their right to participation in different environmental and educational contexts is important for improving and facilitating pedagogical practices around the world.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Young Children, Play
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Chang, Yun – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
Autonomy has been an important trait that marks the transition from childhood to adolescence. This study examines the effectiveness of the use of an autonomous learning component in outdoor programs, the final expedition, in enhancing youth autonomy in outdoor programs. This study used a mixed-method quantitative and qualitative research design to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Independent Study, Outdoor Education, Personal Autonomy
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Winje, Øystein; Løndal, Knut – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
This study investigates teachers' intentions and practices related to teaching outside the classroom. We report on three months of fieldwork consisting of participatory observations and qualitative interviews of teachers in two Norwegian primary schools practising weekly "uteskole" [outdoor school]. We find that the teachers' intentions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Outdoor Education, Educational Practices
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Su, Rung-Xuan; McLean, Scott; Dallat, Clare; Lane, Ben R. – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
Outdoor education programs have been shown to enhance the development of positive psychology and wellbeing in students. However, there is a lack of research investigating the specific components within outdoor education programs that may enhance positive psychology and, in particular, positive masculinity. The aim of the current study was to…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Outdoor Education, Program Evaluation, Adolescents
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Cincera, Jan; Zalesak, Jan; Kolenaty, Miloslav; Simonova, Petra; Johnson, Bruce – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
The ways in which residential outdoor environmental education programs are perceived by the teachers accompanying their elementary school students have rarely been investigated. In this study, interviews were conducted with 17 elementary school teachers who had participated in one of five selected residential programs in the Czech Republic in…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Jirásek, Ivo – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
This article focuses on transitioning from boys to men -- the possibilities of "becoming-man" -- through outdoor education programs, while acknowledging that a similar investigation could be carried out in relation to girls and women, as well as other gender identities. In relation to becoming-man, contact with nature through an…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Males, Individual Development, Student Development
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lisahunter – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2021
As backlash politics and practices of patriarchal, white, Western, educated, industrialized, rich, democratic reproduction continue to keep certain people 'in their place', including feminists working for gender equity/women's liberation and those that queer gender binaries and other categories in society, (virtual) social fields such as Outdoor…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Sex Fairness, Barriers
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