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Gurholt, Kirsti Pedersen; Sanderud, Jostein Rønning – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This article explores the concept of "curious play" as a theoretical framework to understand and communicate children's experiences of free play in nature. The concept emerged interactively from three sources of inspiration: an ethnographically inspired study of children playing in nature; as a critique of the concept of "risky…
Descriptors: Play, Creativity, Ethnography, Natural Resources
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Blenkinsop, Sean; Telford, John; Morse, Marcus – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This article draws from the experience of outdoor and experiential educators working in the context of a radical, long-term formal public education research project. One of the accidental findings from the research is that experienced outdoor educators may have particular pedagogical skills, likely honed by the contexts in which they work, that…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Public Education, Educational Research
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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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Magnussen, Leif Inge – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
To be outdoors and involved in adventures concerns the movement between safety and risk, the familiar and the unfamiliar. Deep involvement in activities and the seriousness found in play are essential in "Bildung." Findings in this paper stem from ethnographic fieldwork conducted in a kayak community, between late autumn 2006 until the…
Descriptors: Play, Learning Processes, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education