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Sandell, Klas; Ohman, Johan – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to suggest an outdoor education model that respects the need to critically discuss the general belief in a causal relationship between experiences of nature, environmentally-friendly attitudes and behavioural change, but that at the same time respects the legitimate claims on the part of outdoor education practice for…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Models, Attribution Theory
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Higgins, Peter; Wattchow, Brian – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
This paper focuses on an educational encounter between staff, students and the River Spey, Scotland in September 2009. The themes of water and embodied and culturally constructed ways of knowing the river were used to inform a creative non-fiction narrative that was drafted during and shortly after the journey, and was later refined. Textual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Educational Experience
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Leather, Mark – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
This paper provides an informed and critical understanding of the concept of self-esteem. It explores this psychological construct in relation to its use in adventure education and outdoor learning. Enhancing a participant's self-esteem is perceived to be fundamentally a good thing and is culturally linked to the Hahnian notion that implies…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Misconceptions
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Williams, Randall – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
Residential adventure education is a surprisingly powerful developmental experience. This paper reports on a mixed-methods study focused on English primary school pupils aged 9-11, which used complexity theory to throw light on the synergistic inter-relationships between the different aspects of that experience. Broadly expressed, the research…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Hyperactivity, Teacher Attitudes, Residential Programs
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Wistoft, Karen – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
"Gardens for Bellies" ["Haver til Maver"] is an organic school gardens project at Krogerup farm in Northern Sealand, Denmark, which provides children with first-hand experiences in a natural, outdoor environment. The general intention of the project is to expand children's competences and their knowledge of nature, farming and…
Descriptors: Gardening, Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Food
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Fiskum, Tove Anita; Jacobsen, Karl – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
In children's lives there are a lot of instigators for actions in every milieu and situation. When children grow older, the cortical activity starts to regulate the action instigation from the limbic system. The school system makes demands of action regulation for children. In outdoor education the many instigators for actions are not under the…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Elementary School Students, Activities, Learning
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Kos, Marjanca; Jerman, Janez – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
This study examined play and learning in the natural environment and on the playgrounds of Slovene preschools. It included 140 preschool teachers and 264 parents of children who attended preschools in 21 Slovene towns. Data were collected through questionnaires with questions referring to time spent outdoors, children's outdoor activities,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Outdoor Education, Learning Activities
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Luchs, Antje; Fikus, Monika – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
The physical and social environment of children in cities is continuously changing. Knowledge about the positive effects of natural play experiences within the child's development is becoming widely known. Affordances of diverse landscape elements and especially loose parts for play in natural environments influence play activities. New concepts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Comparative Analysis, Playgrounds
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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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McArdle, Karen; Harrison, Terri; Harrison, Daniel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
Children from challenging backgrounds were brought to a woodland for a programme that sought to promote resilience at Camphill School. This qualitative study of one programme uses an ethnographic approach to research the effectiveness of this type of intervention. Case studies of three of the children are used to illustrate the ways in which…
Descriptors: Play, Outdoor Education, Resilience (Psychology), Qualitative Research
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Waite, Sue; Rogers, Sue; Evans, Julie – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2013
In this article, we report on a study that sought to discover micro-level social interactions in fluid outdoor learning spaces. Our methodology was centred around the children; our methods moved with them and captured their social interactions through mobile audio-recording. We argue that our methodological approach supported access to…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Social Development, Child Development, Play
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Humberstone, Barbara; Stan, Ina – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
In this paper we look at the ways in which the experience of the natural environment was made available to the pupils and the types of activities provided for specific engagement with the local natural environment. It draws upon research undertaken for the Well-being and Outdoor Pedagogies project and previous PhD research. These projects explored…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Environmental Education, Participant Observation, Ethnography
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Magnussen, Leif Inge – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
To be outdoors and involved in adventures concerns the movement between safety and risk, the familiar and the unfamiliar. Deep involvement in activities and the seriousness found in play are essential in "Bildung." Findings in this paper stem from ethnographic fieldwork conducted in a kayak community, between late autumn 2006 until the…
Descriptors: Play, Learning Processes, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education
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Karppinen, Seppo J. A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
Adventure in school culture may seem quite a contradiction. In this paper I will present arguments on the idea that outdoor adventure learning contributes to formal education and is compatible with school practice and goals. This paper is based on research conducted for my thesis. The doctoral degree was completed at Oulu University, Finland, in…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, School Culture, Action Research, Focus Groups
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Gustafsson, Per E.; Szczepanski, Anders; Nelson, Nina; Gustafsson, Per A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
This study aimed at examining the effects of an outdoor educational intervention on the mental health of schoolchildren. Two elementary schools participated (N = 230); one experimental school where the intervention was implemented, and the other a reference school. Demographic questions and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire were…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Experimental Schools, Intervention, Mental Health
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