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Prince, Heather E. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Outdoor learning provides memorably relevant learning and authentic, contextualised opportunities to extend classroom-based education. This research draws on empirical data from surveys involving teachers in primary schools in England in 1995 and 2017 (n=61 and n=40 respectively). The evidence illustrates that schools are continuing to use their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Outdoor Education, Elementary Education
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Cotterill, Stewart T.; Brown, Hazel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Research evidence suggests that outdoor education offers significant potential in priming healthy physical activity behaviors, developing life skills, enhancing self-esteem and promoting improved academic performance. The aim of the current study was to explore from a cross-sectional perspective the perceived benefits of a dinghy sailing program…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Aquatic Sports, Outdoor Education
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Fletcher, Eric; Prince, Heather – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
Sail training voyages have been shown to enhance self-constructs and inter-personal and intra-personal skills. It is suggested through this case-study approach with twelve 14¬†year-old crew participants that such an experience contributes towards well-being and character development in emerging adulthood. An audit of voyage-based experiences…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Case Studies, Early Adolescents, Well Being
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Cutting, Roger – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
The 1930s in England saw the emergence of what has been called an "Indigenous Organic Fascism". This ideology was based on deeply articulated concerns for both the natural environment and a perceived threat to a cultural and spiritual connection to the land. This article reviews these perspectives and explores the ideas of English…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Reflection, Ideology, Environmental Education
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Price, Alan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
The link between good attendance in school and academic performance has been acknowledged for some time now. However, improving school attendance for young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) or pupils at risk of exclusion can be a challenging task for educational leaders. This paper begins with a discussion of…
Descriptors: Attendance, Outdoor Education, Academic Achievement, Emotional Disturbances
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Williams, Randall – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
Residential adventure education is a surprisingly powerful developmental experience. This paper reports on a mixed-methods study focused on English primary school pupils aged 9-11, which used complexity theory to throw light on the synergistic inter-relationships between the different aspects of that experience. Broadly expressed, the research…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Hyperactivity, Teacher Attitudes, Residential Programs
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Waite, Sue; Rogers, Sue; Evans, Julie – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
In this article, we report on a study that sought to discover micro-level social interactions in fluid outdoor learning spaces. Our methodology was centred around the children; our methods moved with them and captured their social interactions through mobile audio-recording. We argue that our methodological approach supported access to…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Social Development, Child Development, Play
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Waite, Sue – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2010
This paper draws on three related empirical studies in the South West of England: a survey of outdoor experiential learning opportunities, examining attitudes, practice and aspirations of practitioners and children in educational and care settings for children between 2-11 years within a rural county; a follow-up series of five case studies; and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Children
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Stan, Ina – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2009
The traditional role of the facilitator in outdoor education is frequently seen as outside the group of participants, either in a position of power over the participants or detached and passive. Following an ethnographic study at a residential outdoor centre, an in-depth analysis of the facilitation process was carried out, which revealed that the…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Ethnography, Group Dynamics, Learning Experience
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Bunyan, Peter S.; Boniface, Margaret R. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2000
A study evaluated changes in an outdoor leader's anxiety during an 8-day residential adventure program for physical education majors in England. Analysis of variations in the leader's self-confidence found higher cognitive and somatic anxiety before group activities in the morning and last thing at night. Anxiety increased and self-confidence…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Anxiety, Foreign Countries, Group Experience