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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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Harper, Nevin J.; Gabrielsen, Leiv E.; Carpenter, Cathryn – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This paper addresses pluralistic understandings of wilderness in the context of wilderness therapy (WT). The term wilderness perpetuates a modern worldview of place that beyond 'civilisation' exists an environment defined by risk, fear and an unpredictable nature. WT utilises outdoor travel and living practices during therapeutic intervention and…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Outdoor Education, Therapy, World Views
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Gartner-Manzon, Sophie; Giles, Audrey R. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
In this paper, we use a postcolonial lens to analyze the impacts of Aboriginal youth's participation in Alberta's Future Leaders Program's youth leadership retreat. While the retreat appeared to have positive lasting impacts on many of the participants, it seemed to have the greatest impact on those who already displayed Eurocentric leadership…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Canada Natives, Youth Programs, Leadership
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johnson, jay; Chin, Jessica W. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This study is a qualitative examination of the experiences and impact of participating in an outdoor-based and adventure education-based orientation as an alternative to traditional forms of sport team initiation. Traditional forms of initiation for the participants in this study had included hazing ceremonies, whereby new team members were forced…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Outdoor Education, Athletes, Adventure Education
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Blenkinsop, Sean; Telford, John; Morse, Marcus – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This article draws from the experience of outdoor and experiential educators working in the context of a radical, long-term formal public education research project. One of the accidental findings from the research is that experienced outdoor educators may have particular pedagogical skills, likely honed by the contexts in which they work, that…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Public Education, Educational Research
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Grimwood, Bryan S. R.; Haberer, Alexa; Legault, Maria – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
This paper explores and critically interprets the role wilderness travel may play in fostering environmental sustainability. The paper draws upon two qualitative studies that sought to understand human-nature relationships as experienced by different groups of wilderness travel leaders in Canada. According to leaders involved in the studies,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Leadership, Environmental Education
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Breunig, Mary; Murtell, Jocelyn; Russell, Constance – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
In Canada there exists a noteworthy educational initiative referred to as Environmental Studies Programs (ESPs). These secondary school programs are interdisciplinary, helping to link subject matter and encouraging student responsibility. The results of three case studies of Ontario ESPs indicate that program participation has "real…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Environmental Education, Integrated Activities, Secondary School Curriculum
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Ritchie, Stephen D.; Wabano, Mary Jo; Corbiere, Rita G.; Restoule, Brenda M.; Russell, Keith C.; Young, Nancy L. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
Indigenous voices are largely silent in the outdoor education and adventure therapy literature. The purpose of this research collaboration was to understand how a 10-day outdoor adventure leadership experience (OALE) may promote resilience and well-being for Indigenous youth through their participation in the program. The process was examined…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Canada Natives, American Indian Reservations, Ethnography
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Asfeldt, Morten; Hvenegaard, Glen – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
This study examined participants' perceptions of learning, critical elements, and lasting impacts of their wilderness expeditions. Fifty-seven students, who completed a for-credit wilderness canoe expedition between 1993 and 2007 at the Augustana Campus, University of Alberta, participated in the investigation. Perceived learning most commonly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Outdoor Education, Student Attitudes
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Potter, Tom G.; Socha, Teresa L.; O'Connell, Timothy S. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
In the light of recent challenges facing the field of outdoor adventure education in higher education, this exploratory study sought to identify some of the underlying political and institutional factors and societal influences on an international level that have led to the success of some programmes and the closure of others. Thirty-eight outdoor…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, College Faculty
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Harper, Nevin; Robinson, David W. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2005
Leaders working in the outdoor adventure field are faced with making critical decisions that keep students, clients, or customers safe from the perils of risk-related activities while enabling them to benefit from these experiences. The knowledge and competency necessary to analyze and manage risk is integral to those providing outdoor adventure…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Curriculum Design, Industry, Risk Management
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Potter, Tom G.; Henderson, Bob – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
Canada is the second largest country in the world by area. With its diverse geophysical features and relatively small population density it is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. In the Canadian outdoor adventure education field there is an awakened acknowledgement of the centrality of Native peoples that pervades its practice today.…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Program Descriptions