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Cosgriff, Marg; Legge, Maureen; Brown, Mike; Boyes, Mike; Zink, Robyn; Irwin, Dave – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
Many of the principles and practices that have influenced outdoor education in Aotearoa New Zealand find their genesis in the United Kingdom and North America. In recent times, many of these foundational assumptions have been called into question. This paper highlights how emerging "local" voices are questioning and reframing how outdoor…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Educational Policy
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Zink, Robyn – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2010
The story of Chris McCandless, as told by Jon Krakauer, and more recently by Sean Penn, tells a familiar tale of going alone into the wilderness in search of the truth of oneself. Chris's story provides a parable to explore some of the motifs that inform contemporary outdoor education. In this paper I draw on the work of Michel Foucault and Judith…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Adventure Education
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Zink, Robyn; Burrows, Lisette – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2006
In this paper we examine aspects of French social theorist, Michel Foucault's work and the contributions these can make to understanding practices in outdoor education. We look specifically at his notions of practice, discourse, power and the self and the lines of questioning that these concepts make possible in relation to outdoor education. We…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Outcomes of Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Experience