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Mutz, Michael; Müller, Johannes; Göring, Arne – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Research provided ample evidence that excessive screen time (ST) in adolescence has detrimental effects on psychosocial health. This paper argues that structured outdoor programs can serve as an antidote to negative health impacts of exaggerated ST. For youth with a high level of regular ST, outdoor adventures imply a break with their 'normal'…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Outdoor Education, Adolescents, Mental Health
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Scarf, Damian; Kafka, Sarah; Hayhurst, Jill; Jang, Kyungho; Boyes, Mike; Thomson, Ruth; Hunter, John A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
A number of recent studies have revealed that taking part in a sail-training-based Adventure Education Programme elevates youths' self-esteem. Across two studies, we sought to examine the extent to which youths' sense of belonging contributed to this increase in self-esteem. Study 1 revealed that participants who completed the voyage showed an…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Self Esteem, Adventure Education, Self Efficacy
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Richmond, Dan; Sibthorp, Jim; Gookin, John; Annarella, Sarah; Ferri, Stephanie – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Recent research underscores the importance of the skills, beliefs and behaviors that support student achievement in the classroom and beyond. This set of intrapersonal and interpersonal assets (e.g. perseverance, grit, social skills, efficacy beliefs and mind-sets) are often referred to as noncognitive factors, as they are not measured directly by…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Partnerships in Education, Adolescents, Females
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Hignett, Amanda; White, Mathew P.; Pahl, Sabine; Jenkin, Rebecca; Froy, Mod Le – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Outdoor activities can be an important complement to classroom learning, especially for children/young people excluded, or at risk of exclusion, from mainstream schooling. The current research explored the impact of a 12-week surfing programme among such a group in the UK. Pre-post data on physiological health (heart rate (HR)/blood pressure),…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Aquatic Sports, Well Being, Physical Environment
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Ingman, Benjamin C. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This study is an investigation of what happens to participants during their adventure education (AE) experiences and the meanings they ascribe to those experiences. These topics were explored through the qualitative framework of educational connoisseurship and criticism at three sites: a backpacking expedition, a challenge course and a…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Learning Experience, Aesthetics, Adventure Education
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Conlon, Claire M.; Wilson, Charlotte E.; Gaffney, Paul; Stoker, Michael – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This study aimed to understand the process of change within Wilderness Therapy. It used grounded theory to explore development and change during the programme and relate this to theories of adolescence and engagement, particularly for adolescents in the care system. Data collected from interviews with 11 adolescents were analysed using…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Therapy
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Ashworth, Dianne – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
In contemporary life, young people's identity development is a popular topic for investigation. This includes better understanding their development and their participation in outdoor adventure. From ancient times to modern days, literature conveys the benefits of outdoor adventure on their identity development and more recently there is a growing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education
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Whittington, Anja; Aspelmeier, Jeffery E.; Budbill, Nadine W. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This study examined whether participation in an adventure program increased the resiliency of adolescent girls. Eighty-seven girls who participated in Dirt Divas, a non-profit, adventure program, completed the Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents® before and after their experience. Means-comparison tests for within-subjects designs were…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Outdoor Education, Resilience (Psychology), Adolescents
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Eckstein, Florian; Rüth, Ulrich – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
This article examines the use of adventure-based experiential therapy (AET) with child and adolescent psychiatry inpatients. AET environments, indications, practicality, therapeutic effects and research are outlined and clinical findings are reported. Activities such as rock-climbing, exploring a creek and caving are discussed and the limitations…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Experiential Learning, Counseling Techniques, Children
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Norris, Julian – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2011
Rites of passage models, drawing from ethnographic descriptions of ritualized transition, are widespread in adventure therapy programmes. However, critical literature suggests that: (a) contemporary rites of passage models derive from a selective and sometimes misleading use of ethnographic materials, and (b) the appropriation of initiatory…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Therapy, Ceremonies, Models
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Whittington, Anja; Mack, Erica Nixon; Budbill, Nadine W.; McKenney, Priscilla – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2011
This study examined the benefits of all-girls adventure programmes from the perspective of adolescent girls. Participants included 361 girls aged 10-17 years from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds who completed a variety of adventure programmes. Adventure activities included rock climbing, sea kayaking, mountaineering, backpacking,…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Females, Adolescents, Preadolescents
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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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Zmudy, Mark H.; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D.; Steffen, Jeff – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2009
A relatively small number of researchers have found it interesting and useful to examine why and how persons choose to be and become adventure educators (AEs) and why they teach as they do. The implications of this knowledge are: (1) gaining insight into novice AEs' perceptions of what is required to provide in-depth and high quality instruction…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Adventure Education, Socialization, Qualitative Research
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Brodin, Jane – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2009
Learning in Motion (LIM) was a European project involving seven partners in five countries: Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Germany and Greece. The project focused on inclusion and access to outdoor education and was financed by the European Commission within the framework of the Socrates-Grundtvig Programme. The aim of the project was to explore if and…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Outdoor Education, Mental Retardation, Mental Disorders
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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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