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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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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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Takano, Takako – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2010
While "lasting effects" of outdoor experiences have been suggested, few empirical studies have traced influences more than one year after the experiences. This study examines the written responses of 67 Japanese expedition participants who took part in a British-organized overseas youth expedition 20-23 years ago, to investigate their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Youth Opportunities, Time Perspective