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Aadland, Eivind; Vikene, Odd Lennart; Varley, Peter; Moe, Vegard Fusche – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
Ever-changing weather and sea conditions constitute environmental hazards that sea kayakers must pay attention to and act upon to stay safe. The aim of this study was to propose a tool to aid sea kayakers' situation awareness (SA). We developed a checklist guided by theory on the concept of SA and expert problem detection, judgement and…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Check Lists, Weather, Safety
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MacQuarrie, Sarah; Nugent, Clare; Warden, Claire – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
Nature-based learning is an increasingly popular type of early childhood education. Despite this, children's experiences--in particular, their form and function within different settings and how they are viewed by practitioners--are relatively unknown. Accordingly, the use of nature as a setting and a resource for learning was researched. A…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Group Discussion, Case Studies, Outdoor Education
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Scrutton, Roger A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
Outdoor adventure education (OAE) is widely recognised for its ability to elicit personal and social development for its participants. However, quantitative evidence on which this recognition is based is frequently questioned, and is virtually absent in Scotland. To provide some of the first statistically determined evidence from Scotland that OAE…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Social Development, Individual Development, Statistical Analysis
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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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Higgins, Peter; Wattchow, Brian – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
This paper focuses on an educational encounter between staff, students and the River Spey, Scotland in September 2009. The themes of water and embodied and culturally constructed ways of knowing the river were used to inform a creative non-fiction narrative that was drafted during and shortly after the journey, and was later refined. Textual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Educational Experience
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McArdle, Karen; Harrison, Terri; Harrison, Daniel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
Children from challenging backgrounds were brought to a woodland for a programme that sought to promote resilience at Camphill School. This qualitative study of one programme uses an ethnographic approach to research the effectiveness of this type of intervention. Case studies of three of the children are used to illustrate the ways in which…
Descriptors: Play, Outdoor Education, Resilience (Psychology), Qualitative Research
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Loynes, Chris – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2010
This paper explores the role of narrative in the Stoneleigh Project, an outdoor retreat approach to supporting marginalised young people in becoming agents of personal and social change. The metaphor of a journey, developed by sociological writers, is applied to the transition of young people to adulthood. Undertaken as a narrative enquiry, the…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Outdoor Education, Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Persons
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Slattery, Deirdre – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2005
The nature of land ownership is infrequently discussed by practitioners of outdoor education, though it is often central to the way they work. The recent controversy over the proposed sale of the Cuillin mountain range on the Isle of Skye in Scotland provoked heated discussion over rights to and benefits of this important place. The main point at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Real Estate, Ownership, Land Use
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Higgins, Peter – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2002
Presents an overview of the development of outdoor education in Scotland, including geophysical, historical, political, and social influences on attitudes toward outdoor recreation and education; Scottish theoretical perspectives on outdoor education; and the changing pattern of provision, from public provision in schools to greater involvement of…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, European History
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Nicol, Robbie – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2002
During the late 1940s and much of the 1950s, attitudes towards outdoor education in Scotland were rooted in militaristic concerns with character building through adventure training and civic activities. During the late 1950s and the 1960s, the purposes of the field were seen as recreation, leisure education, personal and social development, and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Nicol, Robbie – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2002
Traces the development of school-based outdoor and adventure education in Scotland, 1970s-90s, focusing on changes in terminology, shifting objectives and increased practitioner training in response to safety concerns, the growth of residential outdoor education centers, and financial and curricular issues related to national changes. Points out…
Descriptors: Decentralization, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices
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Higgins, Peter – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2000
Outdoor recreation and education contribute substantially to the Scottish economy. Outdoor recreation generates considerable tourism income, much of it in rural areas, and also extends the traditional tourist season. Outdoor education centers are significant employers in certain rural areas. In addition, "therapeutic" outdoor programs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Rural Economics, Tourism