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Sjöblom, Pia; Svens, Maria – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Finnish nature schools are environmental education organisations offering outdoor programmes for classes in natural environments. They are intended to contribute to the aims of the national curriculum in various subjects. This qualitative study examines how students describe their learning in a nature school context and how they describe…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, National Curriculum
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Hammarsten, Maria; Askerlund, Per; Almers, Ellen; Avery, Helen; Samuelsson, Tobias – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Today, cities become more dense, green spaces disappear and children spend less time outdoors. Research suggests that these conditions create health problems and lack of ecological literacy. To reverse such trends, localities are creating urban green spaces for children to visit during school time. Drawing on ideas in ecological literacy, this…
Descriptors: Ecology, Literacy, Outdoor Education, Gardening
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Thorburn, Malcolm – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
The recent surge in interest in progressive education ideas has often been accompanied by an increased advocacy for learning outdoors, with experiential and holistic learning approaches considered the most beneficial method for cultivating personal and social development and raising awareness of contemporary environmental concerns. However,…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Holistic Approach
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Rodrigues, Cae; Payne, Phillip G. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
'Environmentalizing' curriculum in Brazil is a worthy goal of global educational reform for sustainability but is challenging given the limits to rational change thesis already argued in critical social science and post-structural deconstructionism. The federal government mandate to environmentalize undergraduate physical education programs poses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Physical Education
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Manni, Annika; Ottander, Christina; Sporre, Karin – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This study uses John Dewey's theoretical concept of "aesthetic experience" in empirically exploring expressions of cognition and emotion in students' meaning-making processes. A case study was conducted in one class of Grade 6 students during a single school semester. This article reports results from five outdoor days. The empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Aesthetics
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Silverman, Jonathan; Corneau, Nicole – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
Children today are spending less time than ever outdoors, contributing to a culture of environmental apathy and separation from the natural world. In the growing field of environmental education, teachers are challenged to introduce the outdoors into their curriculum. In Vermont, some public school teachers have successfully implemented…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Public Schools, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education
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Place, Greg S. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of early-life educational experiences on the development of environmental attitudes among historical conservation individuals. Five key individuals who were active in conservation and environmental issues were identified in this study. Specifically, the goal was to discover what caused…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Educational Experience, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Cutting, Roger – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
The 1930s in England saw the emergence of what has been called an "Indigenous Organic Fascism". This ideology was based on deeply articulated concerns for both the natural environment and a perceived threat to a cultural and spiritual connection to the land. This article reviews these perspectives and explores the ideas of English…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Reflection, Ideology, Environmental Education
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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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Ampuero, David; Miranda, Christian E.; Delgado, Luisa E.; Goyen, Samantha; Weaver, Sean – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
The present study explores the outcomes of teaching empathy and critical thinking to solve environmental problems. This investigation was done throughout the duration of an environmental education course within a primary school located in central Chile. A community-based research methodology was used to understand the formation of empathy and…
Descriptors: Empathy, Critical Thinking, Elementary School Students, Environmental Education
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Grimwood, Bryan S. R.; Haberer, Alexa; Legault, Maria – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
This paper explores and critically interprets the role wilderness travel may play in fostering environmental sustainability. The paper draws upon two qualitative studies that sought to understand human-nature relationships as experienced by different groups of wilderness travel leaders in Canada. According to leaders involved in the studies,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Leadership, Environmental Education
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Morse, Marcus – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
In an earlier paper I identified two key forms of "meaningful experience" for participants on a wilderness river rafting journey, namely a feeling of humility and being alive to the present. However, space considerations led me to describe only the first of these forms in any detail. In this paper I identify and describe the qualities of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Recreational Activities
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Breunig, Mary; Murtell, Jocelyn; Russell, Constance – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
In Canada there exists a noteworthy educational initiative referred to as Environmental Studies Programs (ESPs). These secondary school programs are interdisciplinary, helping to link subject matter and encouraging student responsibility. The results of three case studies of Ontario ESPs indicate that program participation has "real…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Environmental Education, Integrated Activities, Secondary School Curriculum
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Clarke, David A. G.; Mcphie, Jamie – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
Outdoor environmental education has long postulated a link between experiences outdoors in "natural" environments and environmental concern. This paper suggests a straightforward relationship is problematic due to its implicit assumption of a nature/culture divide. Critical outdoor education has sought to overcome this dualism by…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Creativity
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Hill, Allen; Brown, Mike – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
Engaging students in positive experiences in and for the natural world is perhaps one of the most pressing issues for educators today. The challenges presented by unsustainable practices require reflection on how transformation, of individuals and of communities, might lead to a more sustainable future. In this article we explore intersections…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Outdoor Education, Learning Experience, Guidelines
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