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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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Dallat, Clare; Goode, Natassia; Salmon, Paul M. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Inadequate risk assessment has been implicated as a contributory factor in the deaths and injuries of participants on led outdoor activity (LOA) programmes in both Australia and overseas. The identification and assessment of risks is a required component of LOA programmes, and multiple risk assessment methods and techniques are available to the…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Outdoor Education, Injuries, Foreign Countries
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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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Bell, Martha – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
Adventure has outgrown its use as a metaphor and motive for educational journeys into the cultural outdoors. Self-reliance cannot counter the mechanisation of everyday life. "Adventure" is produced and serviced by the very people who felt its worth to their own individualisation and now advance its professionalisation for their own…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Outdoor Education, Risk, Learning Theories
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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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McClain, Cara; Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This study examined the influence of spending time outdoors on young children's physical and socioemotional development. We observed preschoolers' activities in two naturally provisioned outdoor environments over the course of one year. Eleven preschoolers were videotaped continuously for 16 days at a local river and 9 days at a creek adjacent to…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Young Children, Child Development, Physical Development
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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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Little, Helen – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2015
Changes to social and environmental contexts impact on children's opportunities for and the nature of outdoor play in many ways. A number of studies over the past decade have noted a trend towards over-protective parenting practices that restrict children's activities and limit children's independent mobility and engagement with their…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Play, Beliefs, Mothers
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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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Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen; Little, Helen; Wyver, Shirley – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
In this paper, we contrast the early childhood education and care aims and curriculum in Norway and Australia and the theoretical underpinnings of Norwegian and Australian pedagogy in an attempt to partially explain the different approaches to (risky) outdoor play in these two countries. We argue that Norwegian pedagogical approaches may allow…
Descriptors: Evidence, Play, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Andkjaer, Soren – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
The paper is based on a comparative and qualitative case study of "friluftsliv" in Denmark and outdoor education in New Zealand. Cultural analysis with a comparative cultural perspective informed the research approach. Configurational analysis was used as an important supplement to focus on cultural patterns linked to bodily movement. It…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Willis, Alette – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2011
This paper begins by examining the therapeutic work of wilderness and adventure therapy through the lens of narrative counselling and the concept of the narrative-self. The terms "wilderness" and "adventure" are unpacked and attention is drawn to the risks of working uncritically with these concepts. Illustrations of alternative understandings of…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Therapy, Adventure Education, Personal Narratives
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