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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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Barfod, Karen S. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Children today spend an increasing amount of time indoors, depriving them of the benefits of a more active outdoor life. In Scandinavia, regularly performed teaching outside the classroom, known as "udeskole", is growing in prevalence. This paper examines experienced teachers' perceptions of "udeskole", with the aim of…
Descriptors: Professional Isolation, Experienced Teachers, Teaching Experience, Outdoor Education
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Sahrakhiz, Sarah; Harring, Marius; Witte, Matthias D. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This article examines learning processes and learning opportunities in the outdoor school based on 13 focus-group interviews with children (ages 8-9) at three German elementary schools. For 1 year, cross-curricular teaching had taken place once a week outside the classroom--in natural settings, at cultural sites or on school grounds. The article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Learning Processes, Educational Opportunities
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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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Remington, Tara; Legge, Maureen – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This research examines teaching outdoor education in two rural primary schools in Aotearoa New Zealand. The aim was to give "voice" to how outdoor education is taught, programmed and understood. Underpinning the research was the question: what factors enable/constrain teachers' ability to implement outdoor education? The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools
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Lysklett, Olav B.; Berger, Henrik W. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This study provides basic information about how Norwegian nature preschools differ from other Norwegian preschools and how they organize their daily activities. Fifty-six nature preschools and 52 other preschools were included in the study. A total of 106 headmasters and 98 pedagogical leaders filled out questionnaires about the characteristics of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Outdoor Education, Institutional Characteristics
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Collins, Loel; Collins, Dave – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This article continues a theme of previous investigations by the authors and examines the focus of in-action reflection as a component of professional judgement and decision-making (PJDM) processes in high-level adventure sports coaching. We utilised a thematic analysis approach to investigate the decision-making practices of a sample of…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Evaluative Thinking, Decision Making, Qualitative Research
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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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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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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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Mikaels, Jonas; Backman, Erik; Lundvall, Suzanne – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
The purpose of this article is to explore and problematise teachers' talk about outdoor education in New Zealand. The focus is on what can be said, how it is said and the discursive effects of such ways of speaking. The inquiry draws on Foucauldian theoretical insights to analyse interview transcripts derived from semi-structured interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
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Zamani, Zahra – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
Outdoor preschools are critical for children's play and development. Integrating observational and interview methods, this study examined four-to-five-year-old children's cognitive play experiences in an outdoor preschool with natural, mixed and manufactured zones. The observational results indicated that the natural and mixed zones offered a…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Imagination, Preschool Children, Observation
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Lynch, Jonathan; Mannion, Greg – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
Place-based and place-responsive approaches to outdoor learning and education are developing in many countries but there is dearth of theoretically-supported methodologies to take a more explicit account of place in research in these areas. In response, this article outlines one theoretical framing for place-responsive methodologies for…
Descriptors: Interviews, Research Methodology, Place Based Education, Outdoor 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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