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Warren, Karen; Loeffler, TA – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2006
This article provides a theoretical foundation for understanding women's technical skill development (TSD) in outdoor adventure. An examination of societal and biological factors influencing women's TSD focuses on gender role socialization, sense of competence, technical conditioning, sexism, spatial ability, and risk-taking. The article suggests…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Job Skills, Physical Activities, Sex Role
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Rea, Tony – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2006
Research undertaken during a six week mountaineering expedition to Iceland in July 2003 set out to investigate approaches to facilitating the reflective process in 20 participants aged between 14 and 18. A number of models were examined to help determine the educational philosophy underpinning the expedition. The research methods involved…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Educational Philosophy, Research Methodology, Reflection
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Bobilya, Andrew J.; McAvoy, Leo H.; Kalisch, Kenneth R. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate participants' perceptions of an organized solo within a wilderness experience program and the influence that the instructors have on their perception of the solo. More specifically, this research project focused on the role of the instructor in the solo as perceived by the participants while still on…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Group Dynamics, Physical Environment, Outdoor Education
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Taniguchi, Stacy T.; Freeman, Patti A.; Richards, A. LeGrand – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2005
This phenomenological study sought to identify the attributes of meaningful learning experiences as found in an outdoor education program. Thirteen students in the Wilderness Writing Program at Brigham Young University were the sample of this study. Their participation in outdoor recreational activities and their reflections about their…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Writing Assignments, Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities
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Harper, Nevin; Robinson, David W. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2005
Leaders working in the outdoor adventure field are faced with making critical decisions that keep students, clients, or customers safe from the perils of risk-related activities while enabling them to benefit from these experiences. The knowledge and competency necessary to analyze and manage risk is integral to those providing outdoor adventure…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Curriculum Design, Industry, Risk Management
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Prince, Heather – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2005
A longitudinal study provides a more detailed analysis of the career pathways of graduates than the First Destination Survey can achieve. This survey of 41% of graduates from a BSc (Honours) Outdoor Studies degree also examines the importance of named skills to their careers and the success of the degree in developing each skill. Two thirds of…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Job Satisfaction, Outcomes of Education, Graduates
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Dismore, Harriet; Bailey, Richard – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2005
This paper reports on research conducted as part of a project, the aim of which was to utilise outdoor and adventurous experiences to help schools address their "if only" factor--that aspect of learning perceived to be key to raising standards, whether it be the acquisition of knowledge, skills or a change in attitudes to learning. The…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Educational Experience, Social Development, Adventure Education
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Phipps, Maurice L.; Hayashi, Aya; Lewandowski, April; Padgett, Allison H. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2005
This article describes the use of two linked instruments, the Instructor Effectiveness Check Sheet (IEC) and Instructor Effectiveness Questionnaire (IEQ). The use of an evaluation instrument during a course can enable improvements to be made--even with experienced instructors. Detail can be taken from the IEC and IEQ to find obvious and not so…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Measures (Individuals), Questionnaires, Check Lists
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Beames, Simon; Brown, Andrew – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2005
This paper examines the development of outdoor education in Hong Kong from its colonial roots to the challenges of its uncertain future. The scene is set by a synopsis of Hong Kong's geography, history, economy, and culture. Next, we trace the history of organised outdoor education from the early 1900s to the present day. This is followed by a…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Management Development
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Turcova, Ivana; Martin, Andy; Neuman, Jan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2005
This paper reviews literature related to outdoor terminology as it is used within the languages of British English and Czech. It provides the background to the outdoors in the Czech Republic where terminology has adopted and adapted many English language outdoor terms. The paper analyses the differences and similarities between terms and deals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Slavic Languages, English, Vocabulary
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Slattery, Deirdre – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2005
The nature of land ownership is infrequently discussed by practitioners of outdoor education, though it is often central to the way they work. The recent controversy over the proposed sale of the Cuillin mountain range on the Isle of Skye in Scotland provoked heated discussion over rights to and benefits of this important place. The main point at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Real Estate, Ownership, Land Use
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Russell, Keith C.; Farnum, Jen – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
Though wilderness therapy programs are growing in number and popularity, the theoretical basis for distinguishing wilderness therapy from traditional therapeutic modalities is lacking. Existing models describing the wilderness therapy process have been stage-based, meaning the process has been conceptualized as sequential and discrete. Lost in…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Therapy, Physical Health, Models
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Cuthbertson, Brent; Socha, Teresa L.; Potter, Tom G. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
The outdoor education experience continues to be influenced by a proliferation of modern technological innovations, most of which have been accepted and even embraced by educators with little inquiry. Seldom do instructors of outdoor programmes consider the impact that modern techniques and equipment can have upon students' learning. This paper…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Technology, Innovation
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Davidson, Grant – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
This paper provides analysis on the frequency and nature of accidents and near accidents that have occurred in larger outdoor education centres in New Zealand. This is the first time that information of this type has been collected and analysed in New Zealand. All 25 of the known outdoor education organisations employing three or more full-time…
Descriptors: Accidents, Outdoor Education, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries
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Potter, Tom G.; Henderson, Bob – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2004
Canada is the second largest country in the world by area. With its diverse geophysical features and relatively small population density it is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. In the Canadian outdoor adventure education field there is an awakened acknowledgement of the centrality of Native peoples that pervades its practice today.…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Program Descriptions
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