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Gee, Nick – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
This paper explores the evolving perceptions of community sentiments, for three teachers and 36 AS-level students on a week-long residential fieldtrip. For this in-depth study I adopted an ethnographic methodology in which I participated in, observed and recounted some of the complex and fluid spatial arrangements and processes, analysing their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Field Trips, High School Students, Ethnography
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Humberstone, Barbara; Stan, Ina – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
In this paper we look at the ways in which the experience of the natural environment was made available to the pupils and the types of activities provided for specific engagement with the local natural environment. It draws upon research undertaken for the Well-being and Outdoor Pedagogies project and previous PhD research. These projects explored…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Environmental Education, Participant Observation, Ethnography
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Brewer, Joanne; Sparkes, Andrew C. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to explore the meanings of outdoor physical activity in the natural environment for parentally-bereaved young people. It draws on data generated from a two-year ethnographic study that focused on the experiences of those involved with the Rocky Centre, a childhood bereavement service in the UK. Data was collected via…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Participant Observation, Physical Activity Level, Ethnography
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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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Stan, Ina – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2009
The traditional role of the facilitator in outdoor education is frequently seen as outside the group of participants, either in a position of power over the participants or detached and passive. Following an ethnographic study at a residential outdoor centre, an in-depth analysis of the facilitation process was carried out, which revealed that the…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Ethnography, Group Dynamics, Learning Experience