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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Dean, Caroline; Biehl, Maja Sbahi; Mellman, Anna – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Two studies were conducted in the US and Denmark to examine parents' beliefs about the importance of play and nature experiences for early childhood development. Thirty parents in the US and 19 parents in Denmark completed semi-structured interviews with quantitative and qualitative elements. Although families in both contexts highly valued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Young Children, Play
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Romar, Jan-Erik; Enqvist, Ida; Kulmala, Janne; Kallio, Jouni; Tammelin, Tuija – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
In this study, we aimed at comparing Finnish primary school students' physical activity and sedentary time during outdoor-learning and traditional school days. Outdoor learning is defined as purposeful and planned learning experiences in the outdoors . The study population consisted 20 students in grades 1-6 at one primary school. Physical…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Activity Level, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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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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Ebert, Philip A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
In this article, I explore a Bayesian approach to avalanche decision-making. I motivate this perspective by highlighting a version of the base-rate fallacy and show that a similar pattern applies to decision-making in avalanche-terrain. I then draw out three theoretical lessons from adopting a Bayesian approach and discuss these lessons…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Decision Making, Outdoor Education, Natural Disasters
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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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Collins, Loel; Collins, Dave – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Understanding and exploiting the synergy between theory and practice lies at the heart of effective education for outdoor professionals. Accordingly, and in an attempt to stimulate debate, this paper conceptualizes the interaction between theory and practice in the context of the education of outdoor professionals. We identify issues specific to…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Outdoor Education, Educational Philosophy, Professional Education
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Tuuling, Lehte; Õun, Tiia; Ugaste, Aino – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
The Estonian National Curriculum for Preschool Child Care Institutions values learning through games, observation and research in various environments. There are no official guidelines regarding the frequency of outdoor learning or the content that children should experience, but outdoor learning creates the best opportunities to accomplish this…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Guidelines
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Prince, Heather E. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Outdoor learning provides memorably relevant learning and authentic, contextualised opportunities to extend classroom-based education. This research draws on empirical data from surveys involving teachers in primary schools in England in 1995 and 2017 (n=61 and n=40 respectively). The evidence illustrates that schools are continuing to use their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Outdoor Education, Elementary Education
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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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Price, Alan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Under-developed social and emotional learning (SEL) skills limit educational progress and make it difficult for children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) to form effective relationships with peers and ADULTS. This paper focuses on an SEL intervention set within an outdoor learning context. The research…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Social Development, Emotional Development, Behavior Problems
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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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Thomas, Glyn J. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Facilitating groups in outdoor education can sometimes be very challenging, and self-doubt and the fear of facilitating inadequately add to difficulties that facilitators must sometimes manage. In this paper, I will explore some of the ways by which facilitators contribute to the difficulties they experience and, furthermore, to explore some…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Graduates, Fear, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Dahl, Lena; Standal, Oeyvind Foerland; Moe, Vegard Fusche – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore how teachers in friluftsliv (the Scandinavian equivalent of outdoor education and outdoor recreation) reflect upon their safety strategies in relation to pupils' friluftsliv abilities in the upper secondary school 'Sport and Physical Education programme'. This article is based on six focus group interviews…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Safety, Outdoor Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Huynh, Tuyen; Torquati, Julia C. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
This phenomenological study explored outdoor recreation instructors' subjective experiences of the natural world. Participants (N = 21) from two outdoor adventure centres participated in semi-structured interviews about their experiences and perceptions of nature. Thematic analysis revealed eight central themes: (1) "Childhood Experiences…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teacher Attitudes, Physical Environment, Early Experience
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Reese, Ryan F.; Hadeed, Sabrina; Craig, Hannah; Beyer, Alia; Gosling, Marjorie – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Wilderness Therapy (WT) programming has been criticized for underutilizing nature as an active co-facilitator in treatment. Although some concept models in the field take into account nature's contributions in WT, an abundance of multidisciplinary research suggests that nature contact and connection could be of greater emphasis. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Outdoor Education, Wellness, Therapy
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