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Garst, Barry A.; Gagnon, Ryan J.; Brawley, Alice M. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Preparing competent staff is a critical issue within the camp community. This quasi-experimental study examined the effectiveness of an online course for improving staff competency in camp healthcare practices among college-aged camp staff and a comparison group (N = 55). We hypothesized that working in camp would increase competency test scores…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Pretests Posttests, Instructional Effectiveness, Control Groups
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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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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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Smith, Carol A.; Parks, Rodney; Parrish, Jesse; Swirski, Ryan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Technology plays an integral role in the lives of the majority of the US population. As technology becomes integrated into young people's lives, questions arise regarding its effects on learning. This exploratory study draws on interviews with students who attend university in the United States to determine how separating students from technology…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Study Abroad, Student Experience, Influence of Technology
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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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Gibson, Joe; Nicholas, Jude – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This article highlights a theoretical and practical framework for integrating the neuropsychological concept of autobiographical memory with the experiential learning that takes place in the outdoors. Autobiographical memories, our recollections of specific, personal events, are constructed through a personal narrative process; the way we choose…
Descriptors: Memory, Autobiographies, Experiential Learning, Outdoor Education
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Zeivots, Sandris – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This study is concerned with emotional highs in experiential learning and, more specifically, determining triggers that lead to emotional highs. The research aims not only to understand the invisible side of emotions, but also genuinely consider how learners make sense of their experiences. To study the triggers of emotional highs, a deliberate…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Outdoor Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Emotional Experience
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Fletcher, Eric; Prince, Heather – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
Sail training voyages have been shown to enhance self-constructs and inter-personal and intra-personal skills. It is suggested through this case-study approach with twelve 14 year-old crew participants that such an experience contributes towards well-being and character development in emerging adulthood. An audit of voyage-based experiences…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Case Studies, Early Adolescents, Well Being
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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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Ingman, Benjamin C. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This study is a phenomenological portraiture of an adventurer that explores the meanings of the adventure experience. Through interview and observation, I reveal four thematic meanings of the adventure experience for the research participant: solitude and camaraderie; escape; challenge; and living life. The implications of these findings for…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Phenomenology
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Jirásek, Ivo; Turcova, Ivana – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
While key personalities often connected with the roots of outdoor education and experiential learning, like Dewey, Seton, Hahn or Naess, are well known internationally, Jaroslav Foglar, a Czech outdoor and experiential educator, is mostly unknown to the international audience. The article adds to the literature related to Czech outdoor experience…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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Brown, Mike; Beames, Simon – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This article discusses the meanings of adventure and its role in learning. An analysis of literature from the fields of education, recreation and tourism suggests that definitions of adventure are constantly undergoing reinterpretation. We highlight how "narrow" views of adventure, which appeal to notions of risk and danger, are…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Outdoor Education, Definitions, Risk
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johnson, jay; Chin, Jessica W. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This study is a qualitative examination of the experiences and impact of participating in an outdoor-based and adventure education-based orientation as an alternative to traditional forms of sport team initiation. Traditional forms of initiation for the participants in this study had included hazing ceremonies, whereby new team members were forced…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Outdoor Education, Athletes, Adventure 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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Smith, H. A.; Dyment, J. E.; Hill, A.; Downing, J. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This article reports on the experiences of two lecturers working at the University of Tasmania required to teach outdoor and sustainability education (O&SE) courses online. Using an (auto)ethnographic case-study approach, the lecturers were interviewed with a view to exploring their perceptions, challenges, ethical dilemmas, tensions,…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Online Courses, Sustainability, Case Studies
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