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Brewer, Joanne; Sparkes, Andrew C. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to explore the meanings of outdoor physical activity in the natural environment for parentally-bereaved young people. It draws on data generated from a two-year ethnographic study that focused on the experiences of those involved with the Rocky Centre, a childhood bereavement service in the UK. Data was collected via…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Participant Observation, Physical Activity Level, Ethnography
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Norton, Christine L.; Hsieh, Chi-Mou – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2011
This paper examines the importance of the therapeutic relationship and the need for cultural competence in adventure therapy. Cultural differences between therapist and client can sometimes result in possible misinterpretation and conflict, which can lead to problems in the therapeutic relationship and negatively affect treatment outcomes. This…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Cultural Differences, Therapy, Adventure Education
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Ewert, Alan; Yoshino, Aiko – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2011
This exploratory study investigated the impact of participation in a three-week adventure education (AE) expedition upon levels of resilience of university students. Resilience is considered to be a dynamic process of positive adaptation to significant threat or adversity and may be an important variable to study as college students often live…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Adventure Education, Outcomes of Education, College Students
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Martin, Andrew J. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2011
This paper provides an auto-ethnography or narrative of self related to the development of international experiential education programmes in nature developed by Vacation School Lipnice (VSL) in the Czech Republic. The paper provides the cultural background that influences the course design and provides examples, through participant observation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Holistic Approach
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Backman, Erik – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2011
Research indicates that outdoor teaching practices within a physical education (PE) context are controlled by several factors with the potential to weaken or strengthen PE teachers' communication of pedagogic messages. Drawing on 12 qualitative interviews with PE teachers in compulsory schools in Sweden, the findings in this study suggest that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Influences, Physical Education, Outdoor Education
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Zink, Robyn – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2010
The story of Chris McCandless, as told by Jon Krakauer, and more recently by Sean Penn, tells a familiar tale of going alone into the wilderness in search of the truth of oneself. Chris's story provides a parable to explore some of the motifs that inform contemporary outdoor education. In this paper I draw on the work of Michel Foucault and Judith…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Adventure Education
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Coates, Emily – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2010
This paper is a confessional tale, which summarizes the author's doctoral research journey into parents who rock climb. The historical moments in qualitative research are used to frame an evolving interpretive approach, showing the relationship between theoretical and philosophical thought, and the empirical process. The paper uses personal…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Athletics, Recreational Activities
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Takano, Takako – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2010
While "lasting effects" of outdoor experiences have been suggested, few empirical studies have traced influences more than one year after the experiences. This study examines the written responses of 67 Japanese expedition participants who took part in a British-organized overseas youth expedition 20-23 years ago, to investigate their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Youth Opportunities, Time Perspective
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Beames, Simon; Ross, Hamish – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2010
There is growing support for education that is cross-curricular, locally-relevant and involves a high degree of student responsibility. This investigation examines the perspectives of students who have participated in an outdoor learning programme that is theoretically underpinned by the above themes. "Outdoor Journeys" involves learning…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Local History, Focus Groups, Ecology
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Loynes, Chris – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2010
This paper explores the role of narrative in the Stoneleigh Project, an outdoor retreat approach to supporting marginalised young people in becoming agents of personal and social change. The metaphor of a journey, developed by sociological writers, is applied to the transition of young people to adulthood. Undertaken as a narrative enquiry, the…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Outdoor Education, Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Persons
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Waite, Sue – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2010
This paper draws on three related empirical studies in the South West of England: a survey of outdoor experiential learning opportunities, examining attitudes, practice and aspirations of practitioners and children in educational and care settings for children between 2-11 years within a rural county; a follow-up series of five case studies; and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Children
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Campbell, Liz – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2010
This study explored the response of 28, second year undergraduate students to an innovative approach to a five-day solo. Periods of solitude are more likely to lead to positive outcomes when they are freely chosen than when they are programmed as part of a course. The extent to which a programmed solo can be "freely chosen" by the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Adventure Education, Risk Management, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Harrison, Sam – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2010
"Place" is an under-researched and poorly documented element of UK outdoor environmental education. In the international literature, North American and Australian researchers and practitioners show considerable attention to "place". Yet UK outdoor environmental educators and researchers seem to have neglected this area despite…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Action Research, Research Methodology, Epistemology
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Brown, Mike; Fraser, Deborah – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2009
Risk is positioned as a distinguishing feature of outdoor adventure education (OAE) pedagogy. Risk defines much of what happens in OAE, from participants "taking" risks to instructors "managing" risks. The taken-for-granted centrality of risk continues to have currency due to the thrill and allure of adventurous outdoor activities. This paper…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Recreational Activities, Risk, Teaching Methods
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Brymer, Eric; Gray, Tonia – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2009
Research on extreme sports has downplayed the importance of the athletes' connection to the natural world. This neglect stems, in part, from the assumption that these activities derive their meaning primarily from risk. The authors' long-term research reveals that the interplay between adventure athletes and the natural world is, in fact, crucial…
Descriptors: Environment, Athletes, Hermeneutics, Risk
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