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Atencio, Matthew; Tan, Yuen Sze Michelle; Ho, Susanna; Ching, Chew Ting – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
This paper details the potential contribution of outdoor education (OE) in Singaporean education given the recent raft of national curricular reforms aimed at fostering holistic and exploratory learning opportunities. In this context, we contend that increasing recognition of the value of OE, both internationally and locally, heralds specific…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Holistic Approach, Educational Practices, Educational Needs
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Ho, Susanna – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
This paper discusses the purposes that outdoor education does, could and should serve in Singapore. Gert Biesta's conceptualisation of three functions of education is adapted to frame deliberations on the purposes of outdoor education in Singapore's socio-political and educational milieu. The author suggests that outdoor education in Singapore…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Attachment Behavior
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Ee, Jessie; Ong, Chew Wei – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
Research studies have shown that educational programmes such as camps and field trips can develop affective and social relationships through personal exposure to outdoor experiences among students. This study will illustrate the outcome of a social emotional learning camp organized for 93 Secondary Two students (mean age 14.1) in Singapore. Both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Pretests Posttests, Questionnaires
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Martin, Andrew J. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2011
This paper provides an auto-ethnography or narrative of self related to the development of international experiential education programmes in nature developed by Vacation School Lipnice (VSL) in the Czech Republic. The paper provides the cultural background that influences the course design and provides examples, through participant observation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Holistic Approach
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Martin, Peter; Ho, Susanna – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2009
Outdoor education is not a universal value. Rather, outdoor education's contributions need to be grounded in time, place and culture. In this paper we describe the historical and cultural milieu that has enabled the emergence of outdoor education in Singapore and report on exploratory survey research into Singaporean teachers' conceptions of…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Religious Cultural Groups, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries
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Gassner, Michael E.; Russell, Keith C. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2008
This study examined the long-term impact of specific course components on participants who attended a 21-day Outward Bound Singapore course between 1997 and 2005. In total, 1029 questionnaires were sent out by mail. Participants were given a choice to complete the questionnaire on paper or online. A total of 318 questionnaires were successfully…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Adults, Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education
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Wang, Chee Keng John; Ang, Rebecca P.; Teo-Koh, Sock Miang; Kahlid, Abdul – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
Outdoor education is emerging as a compulsory component of the school curriculum in Singapore. As more and more young people are involved in outdoor education programmes, the motivational factors that influence students' participation in outdoor activities is an important area of study. The purpose of this study was to use the self-determination…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation