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Farmer, Victoria L.; Fitzgerald, Ruth P.; Williams, Sheila M.; Mann, Jim I.; Schofield, Grant; McPhee, Julia C.; Taylor, Rachael W. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
"Risky" play is an important component of play, which positively affects the cognitive, social and emotional development of children. However, a growing culture of "risk aversion" may be limiting the degree of risk that children are allowed to encounter. We undertook qualitative interviews with eight schools to examine the…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Risk, Adventure Education, Play
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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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Cevher-Kalburan, Nilgün – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
This study examines the effectiveness of an intervention course for changing early childhood pre-service teachers' understanding of children's risky play. Twenty-six of the early childhood pre-service teachers who were enrolled in this course filled out an open-ended questionnaire at the beginning and end of the six-week course. Data from the pre…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Children
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Collins, Loel; Collins, Dave; Grecic, David – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
This paper considers the personal epistemology of adventure sports coaches, the existence of the epistemological chain and its impact on professional judgment and decision-making. The epistemological chain's role and operationalization in other fields is considered, offering clues to how it may manifest itself in the adventure sports coach…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Adventure Education, Athletic Coaches, Decision Making
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Niehues, Anita Nelson; Bundy, Anita; Broom, Alex; Tranter, Paul; Ragen, Jo; Engelen, Lina – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
This paper reports the results of risk reframing, an intervention to offer parents and educators a context for building new and complex perceptions of risk in children's outdoor free play. Our objective was to alter these adults' perceptions of risk to increase the sustainability of an innovative child-centred playground intervention. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Play, Outdoor Education
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Taniguchi, Stacy T.; Freeman, Patti A.; Richards, A. LeGrand – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2005
This phenomenological study sought to identify the attributes of meaningful learning experiences as found in an outdoor education program. Thirteen students in the Wilderness Writing Program at Brigham Young University were the sample of this study. Their participation in outdoor recreational activities and their reflections about their…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Writing Assignments, Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities