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Gray, Tonia; Birrell, Carol – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
With growing disconnection from the natural world, educators who work in the outdoors need to philosophically rethink their "modus operandi". Past efforts by adventure and outdoor educators to promote connection with nature have often centred upon risk-centric approaches incorporating adventure-fuelled and high-adrenalin activities. This…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Program Descriptions, Educational Philosophy, Adventure Education
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Christie, Beth; Higgins, Peter; McLaughlin, Pat – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
In the United Kingdom there is a long tradition of residential outdoor learning provision, but to date there is limited research evidence for the direct educational benefits of such experiences, and to both critics and supporters the distinction between such visits and "holidays in school time" is not always apparent. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Program Evaluation, Mixed Methods Research
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Ee, Jessie; Ong, Chew Wei – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
Research studies have shown that educational programmes such as camps and field trips can develop affective and social relationships through personal exposure to outdoor experiences among students. This study will illustrate the outcome of a social emotional learning camp organized for 93 Secondary Two students (mean age 14.1) in Singapore. Both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Pretests Posttests, Questionnaires