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Chang, Yun; Davidson, Curt; Conklin, Seann; Ewert, Alan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This study examines the effect of short-term adventure-based outdoor programs (AOP) on reducing college students' stress levels. The effects of sex and different outdoor adventure activities in stress reduction are also evaluated. Thirty-three college students participated in selected short-term backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking programs.…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, College Students, Stress Variables
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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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Boyes, Mike; Potter, Tom; Andkjaer, Soren; Lindner, Martin – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This article explores the influential role of planning on recognition-primed decision-making. Considerable prior thinking occurs and there is a need to trace and account for the cognitive processes that precede and guide decisions in dynamic outdoor environments. Seven expert leaders from four countries were interviewed about memorable decisions…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Decision Making, Cognitive Processes, Specialists
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Kennedy, Suzanne; MacPhail, Ann; Varley, Peter Justin – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Adventure expeditions are characterised by their unique temporal and spatial separateness from the quotidian and their exploratory and oft times risky nature. As such they offer a multitude of possibilities in research terms for the inquisitive investigator. Few studies however have considered the researcher's experience of exploring such…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Researchers, Barriers, Role
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Maurer, Matthew M.; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Little research on the socialisation of adventure educators into their craft has been conducted. The purposes of this study were to describe (a) the perspectives and beliefs of preservice adventure educators as they began adventure education training (AET) and (b) the elements within their acculturation that led to these perspectives and beliefs.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Adventure Education
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Thomas, Glyn J. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This paper aims to contribute to on-going discussion about the teaching and learning strategies used in effective outdoor education programmes. A naturalistic inquiry was conducted with two schools that participated in 28-day outdoor education programmes facilitated by the same outdoor provider in Australia. Data were collected through five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Adventure Education
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Hickman, Mark; Stokes, Peter; Beard, Colin; Inkster, Allison – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
The aim of this article is to determine the perceptions and experiences of climbing at artificial climbing walls (ACWs) as undertaken by a cohort of 'young-old' people (approximately 65-75 years). The engagement of older people in outdoor activities and adventure is an evolving topic; however, as part of this development, little has been written…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Physical Activities, Aging (Individuals), Recreational Activities
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Loeffler, TA – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the experience of participating in outdoor expeditions over the lifespan. Thirteen participants (six female, seven male), aged 50-71 were interviewed using photo-elicitation interviews. Criterion-based sampling attempted to provide a cross sectional representation of outdoor expedition participants.…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Physical Activities, Case Studies, Photography
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Humberstone, Barbara – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This paper considers the significance of exploring the experiences and perspectives of older people who choose to participate in nature-based physical activities in evocative and imaginative ways. It highlights the need for research in outdoor studies to take seriously the turn to the body and the senses that is occurring in much social science…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Older Adults, Human Body, Aging (Individuals)
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Morgan, Alun D. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This article explores, from a personal perspective, ageing and adventure in the context of the outdoor environment. Employing an autoethnographic sensibility, and drawing on fields of positive psychology, life course development, Outdoor and Adventurous Learning, and leisure studies, the paper discusses a range of motivations that contribute to my…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Natural Resources, Adult Development
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Petry, Greg J.; Gilbertson, Ken – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
By 2029, 20% of the U.S. population will be =65-years-old. American demographics are changing, understanding of the =65-year-old demographic has not. We investigated expectation variables of participants born between 1946 and 1964 in the United States, and identified how expectation trends have changed over time also describing gender differences.…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Gerontology, Adventure Education
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Harper, Nevin J.; Gabrielsen, Leiv E.; Carpenter, Cathryn – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This paper addresses pluralistic understandings of wilderness in the context of wilderness therapy (WT). The term wilderness perpetuates a modern worldview of place that beyond 'civilisation' exists an environment defined by risk, fear and an unpredictable nature. WT utilises outdoor travel and living practices during therapeutic intervention and…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Outdoor Education, Therapy, World Views
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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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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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