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Price, Alan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Under-developed social and emotional learning (SEL) skills limit educational progress and make it difficult for children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) to form effective relationships with peers and ADULTS. This paper focuses on an SEL intervention set within an outdoor learning context. The research…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Social Development, Emotional Development, Behavior Problems
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Hickman, Mark; Stokes, Peter; Beard, Colin; Inkster, Allison – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
The aim of this article is to determine the perceptions and experiences of climbing at artificial climbing walls (ACWs) as undertaken by a cohort of 'young-old' people (approximately 65-75 years). The engagement of older people in outdoor activities and adventure is an evolving topic; however, as part of this development, little has been written…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Physical Activities, Aging (Individuals), Recreational Activities
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Spencer, Ben; Jones, Tim; Leyland, Louise-Ann; van Reekum, Carien M.; Beale, Nick – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This paper explores how people aged 50 and over, who were returning to cycling as part of an 8-week health and well-being trial, created their own cycling microadventures. Applying a stage model of the process of adventure to qualitative data generated from personal diaries and focus groups, we examine how older people anticipated and prepared for…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Physical Activities, Aging (Individuals), Gerontology
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Collins, L.; Carson, H. J.; Amos, P.; Collins, D. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This paper utilised a two-part mixed-methodology to examine the value placed on judgement and decision-making by a sample of qualified mountain leaders in the UK. Qualified leaders (N = 331) completed a web-based survey and a smaller sample (N = 8) were then interviewed. Survey data showed that mountain leaders place greater value on their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Value Judgment, Decision Making Skills, Outdoor Leadership
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Hignett, Amanda; White, Mathew P.; Pahl, Sabine; Jenkin, Rebecca; Froy, Mod Le – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Outdoor activities can be an important complement to classroom learning, especially for children/young people excluded, or at risk of exclusion, from mainstream schooling. The current research explored the impact of a 12-week surfing programme among such a group in the UK. Pre-post data on physiological health (heart rate (HR)/blood pressure),…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Aquatic Sports, Well Being, Physical Environment
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O'Brien, Kate; Lomas, Tim – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This study considers the impact of using a series of Mindset interventions during a five-day outdoor personal development (OPD) course. Self-efficacy, resilience and Mindset were measured pre course, post course and one month post course. It was hypothesised that both experimental and control groups would increase their self-efficacy and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Intervention, Psychology, Individual Development
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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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Gray, Paul; Collins, Dave – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
The primary objective of this research was to establish the range of interpersonal strategies, tools and techniques used by adventure sports coaches (ASCs) to influence participants' actions and behaviours, and to determine where these strategies were acquired. An interpretative approach was employed using semi-structured interviews with a…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Athletic Coaches, Interpersonal Competence, Communication Strategies
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Gee, Nick – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
This paper explores the evolving perceptions of community sentiments, for three teachers and 36 AS-level students on a week-long residential fieldtrip. For this in-depth study I adopted an ethnographic methodology in which I participated in, observed and recounted some of the complex and fluid spatial arrangements and processes, analysing their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Field Trips, High School Students, Ethnography
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Collins, Loel; Collins, Dave; Grecic, David – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
This paper considers the personal epistemology of adventure sports coaches, the existence of the epistemological chain and its impact on professional judgment and decision-making. The epistemological chain's role and operationalization in other fields is considered, offering clues to how it may manifest itself in the adventure sports coach…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Adventure Education, Athletic Coaches, Decision Making
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Cook, Robert; Cutting, Roger – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
This paper reports on a year-long research project that investigated the value of experiential engagement with "alternative" communities which derive a high degree of self-reliance from working closely with their own local natural resources. Opportunities for higher education students to explore these communities were developed and the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Leather, Mark – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
This paper provides an informed and critical understanding of the concept of self-esteem. It explores this psychological construct in relation to its use in adventure education and outdoor learning. Enhancing a participant's self-esteem is perceived to be fundamentally a good thing and is culturally linked to the Hahnian notion that implies…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Misconceptions
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Collins, Loel; Collins, Dave – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
As a comparatively recent development, the adventure-sports coach struggles for a clear and distinct identity. The generic term "instructor" no longer characterizes the role and function of this subgroup of outdoor professionals. Indeed, although the fields of adventure/outdoor education and leadership are comparatively well researched,…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Comparative Analysis, Adventure Education, Leadership
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Lynch, Pip; Moore, Kevin; Minchington, Lyn – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
In previous work, Lynch and Moore theorised that the current popularity of adventure in recreation and education contexts is deeply paradoxical at social, economic and technological levels. Extending this thesis, we investigated the extent to which "adventure culture" can be considered quantitatively and qualitatively specific to…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Printed Materials, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
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Brewer, Joanne; Sparkes, Andrew C. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to explore the meanings of outdoor physical activity in the natural environment for parentally-bereaved young people. It draws on data generated from a two-year ethnographic study that focused on the experiences of those involved with the Rocky Centre, a childhood bereavement service in the UK. Data was collected via…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Participant Observation, Physical Activity Level, Ethnography
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