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Garst, Barry A.; Gagnon, Ryan J.; Brawley, Alice M. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Preparing competent staff is a critical issue within the camp community. This quasi-experimental study examined the effectiveness of an online course for improving staff competency in camp healthcare practices among college-aged camp staff and a comparison group (N = 55). We hypothesized that working in camp would increase competency test scores…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Pretests Posttests, Instructional Effectiveness, Control Groups
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Chang, Yun; Davidson, Curt; Conklin, Seann; Ewert, Alan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This study examines the effect of short-term adventure-based outdoor programs (AOP) on reducing college students' stress levels. The effects of sex and different outdoor adventure activities in stress reduction are also evaluated. Thirty-three college students participated in selected short-term backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking programs.…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, College Students, Stress Variables
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Collins, Loel; Collins, Dave – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Understanding and exploiting the synergy between theory and practice lies at the heart of effective education for outdoor professionals. Accordingly, and in an attempt to stimulate debate, this paper conceptualizes the interaction between theory and practice in the context of the education of outdoor professionals. We identify issues specific to…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Outdoor Education, Educational Philosophy, Professional Education
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Boyes, Mike; Potter, Tom; Andkjaer, Soren; Lindner, Martin – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This article explores the influential role of planning on recognition-primed decision-making. Considerable prior thinking occurs and there is a need to trace and account for the cognitive processes that precede and guide decisions in dynamic outdoor environments. Seven expert leaders from four countries were interviewed about memorable decisions…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Decision Making, Cognitive Processes, Specialists
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Maurer, Matthew M.; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Little research on the socialisation of adventure educators into their craft has been conducted. The purposes of this study were to describe (a) the perspectives and beliefs of preservice adventure educators as they began adventure education training (AET) and (b) the elements within their acculturation that led to these perspectives and beliefs.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Adventure Education
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Jegstad, Kirsti Marie; Gjøtterud, Sigrid Marie; Sinnes, Astrid Tonette – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
In this paper, we explore how a Norwegian teacher education institution promotes education for sustainable development (ESD) through a residential field course. The residential field course was located in a mountain area and data were collected through participant observation. The data included--together with instructional artefacts--evaluation…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Sustainable Development, Case Studies
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Enoksen, Elisabeth; Lynch, Pip – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Recent leadership research has demonstrated a need for better understanding the process of becominga leader because it might be qualitatively different to being a leader. If so, there is likely to be a need for pedagogies designed deliberately to support first-time outdoor leadership experiences and any such pedagogies must be informed by the…
Descriptors: Outdoor Leadership, Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Qualitative Research
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Smith, Carol A.; Parks, Rodney; Parrish, Jesse; Swirski, Ryan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Technology plays an integral role in the lives of the majority of the US population. As technology becomes integrated into young people's lives, questions arise regarding its effects on learning. This exploratory study draws on interviews with students who attend university in the United States to determine how separating students from technology…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Study Abroad, Student Experience, Influence of Technology
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Dyment, Janet; Downing, Jillian; Hill, Allen; Smith, Heidi – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
With a view to attracting more students and offering flexible learning opportunities, online teaching and learning is becoming increasingly wide-spread across the higher education sector. This research reports on the experiences of eight initial teacher education students who studied an outdoor education unit in the online space. Using a…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Online Courses, Higher Education, Teacher Education
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Jacobs, Jennifer M.; Wahl-Alexander, Zachary; Ressler, James D. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Outdoor education (OE) has an increased presence in physical education as it addresses the discipline's national standards and promotes involvement lifetime physical activity. However, physical educators' learning to teach OE is not well documented. The purpose of this study was to understand preservice physical educators' experiences in and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Socialization, National Standards
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North, Chris; Brookes, Andrew – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This article examines the use of case-based approaches to fatal incidents in outdoor education (OE) with a view to fatality prevention. Fatalities are rare in OE and therefore it is nearly impossible for teachers to learn how to avoid fatalities from their own past experiences. It is, however, possible to learn from the mistakes of others through…
Descriptors: Death, Accidents, Outdoor Education, Safety
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Harper, Nevin J.; Webster, Anthony L. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
Student learning can be enhanced through applied experience of theoretical knowledge. The purpose of this study was to identify and articulate personal and educational impacts experienced by students during a mentally and physically challenging international adventure-based field school. Nineteen students and two faculty members participated in a…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, College Students, Student Development, Student Experience
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Rodrigues, Cae; Payne, Phillip G. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
'Environmentalizing' curriculum in Brazil is a worthy goal of global educational reform for sustainability but is challenging given the limits to rational change thesis already argued in critical social science and post-structural deconstructionism. The federal government mandate to environmentalize undergraduate physical education programs poses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Physical Education
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Marinho, Alcyane; dos Santos, Priscila Mari; Manfroi, Miraíra Noal; de Paula Figueiredo, Juliana; Brasil, Vinicius Zeilmann – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
Universities have been entrusted with the task of qualifying professionals for their future practice. In light of this, the present study analysed the competencies perceived by 80 physical education students of a public university in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, enrolled in the subject Outdoor Adventure Sports. An exploratory descriptive…
Descriptors: Athletics, Physical Education, Recreational Activities, Qualitative Research
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Hickman, Mark; Stokes, Peter – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This paper argues that outdoor leader education and training is characterized by the development of procedural skills at the expense of crucial but usually ignored non-technical skills (e.g. contextualized decision-making and reflection). This risks producing practitioners with a potentially unsophisticated awareness of the holistic outdoor…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Leadership Training, Critical Incidents Method, Theory Practice Relationship
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