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Campbell-Price, Margie – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
School websites are one way in which school leaders inform the public about their school's vision, values, achievements and the learning opportunities on offer in a way that highlights its distinctiveness in the most positive light. If outdoor education is perceived as a valued learning context and/or helps to differentiate one school from…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Educational Practices, Web Sites, Content Analysis
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Barfod, Karen S. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Children today spend an increasing amount of time indoors, depriving them of the benefits of a more active outdoor life. In Scandinavia, regularly performed teaching outside the classroom, known as "udeskole", is growing in prevalence. This paper examines experienced teachers' perceptions of "udeskole", with the aim of…
Descriptors: Professional Isolation, Experienced Teachers, Teaching Experience, Outdoor Education
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Sahrakhiz, Sarah; Harring, Marius; Witte, Matthias D. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This article examines learning processes and learning opportunities in the outdoor school based on 13 focus-group interviews with children (ages 8-9) at three German elementary schools. For 1 year, cross-curricular teaching had taken place once a week outside the classroom--in natural settings, at cultural sites or on school grounds. The article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Learning Processes, Educational Opportunities
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Cotterill, Stewart T.; Brown, Hazel – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Research evidence suggests that outdoor education offers significant potential in priming healthy physical activity behaviors, developing life skills, enhancing self-esteem and promoting improved academic performance. The aim of the current study was to explore from a cross-sectional perspective the perceived benefits of a dinghy sailing program…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Aquatic Sports, Outdoor Education
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Hyndman, Brendon; Mahony, Linda – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Creativity is described as an important cognitive process by which ideas are generated, developed and transformed. Despite the importance of creativity for students' intellectual development, the types of outdoor physical activities students engage in within primary schools according to creativity criteria has yet to be explored. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Creativity, Outdoor Education, Physical Activities, Qualitative Research
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Murphy, Marie Claire – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Forest School is a concept, or intervention to traditional educational settings, backed up by research and built upon long-standing theories that children engage with nature naturally and that learning becomes more relevant to the student when they can relate it to real life scenarios. This research documents the implementation of the Irish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Arts, Elementary School Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation
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Zeivots, Sandris – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
This study is concerned with emotional highs in experiential learning and, more specifically, determining triggers that lead to emotional highs. The research aims not only to understand the invisible side of emotions, but also genuinely consider how learners make sense of their experiences. To study the triggers of emotional highs, a deliberate…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Outdoor Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Emotional Experience
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Fletcher, Eric; Prince, Heather – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
Sail training voyages have been shown to enhance self-constructs and inter-personal and intra-personal skills. It is suggested through this case-study approach with twelve 14 year-old crew participants that such an experience contributes towards well-being and character development in emerging adulthood. An audit of voyage-based experiences…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Case Studies, Early Adolescents, Well Being
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Ashworth, Dianne – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
In contemporary life, young people's identity development is a popular topic for investigation. This includes better understanding their development and their participation in outdoor adventure. From ancient times to modern days, literature conveys the benefits of outdoor adventure on their identity development and more recently there is a growing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education
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Flynn, Jennifer I.; Bassett, David R.; Fouts, Hillary N.; Thompson, Dixie L.; Coe, Dawn P. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This study evaluated a 4-week program to increase the time families spent engaging in outdoor activity. Parents were provided strategies to increase family outdoor activity and locations to be active. Sixteen families completed the program. Duration and number of family outdoor activity bouts per week, type of activities, locations, and family…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Family Programs, Outdoor Education, Physical Activities
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North, Chris; Brookes, Andrew – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This article examines the use of case-based approaches to fatal incidents in outdoor education (OE) with a view to fatality prevention. Fatalities are rare in OE and therefore it is nearly impossible for teachers to learn how to avoid fatalities from their own past experiences. It is, however, possible to learn from the mistakes of others through…
Descriptors: Death, Accidents, Outdoor Education, Safety
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Aadland, Eivind; Vikene, Odd Lennart; Varley, Peter; Moe, Vegard Fusche – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
Ever-changing weather and sea conditions constitute environmental hazards that sea kayakers must pay attention to and act upon to stay safe. The aim of this study was to propose a tool to aid sea kayakers' situation awareness (SA). We developed a checklist guided by theory on the concept of SA and expert problem detection, judgement and…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Check Lists, Weather, Safety
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Remington, Tara; Legge, Maureen – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This research examines teaching outdoor education in two rural primary schools in Aotearoa New Zealand. The aim was to give "voice" to how outdoor education is taught, programmed and understood. Underpinning the research was the question: what factors enable/constrain teachers' ability to implement outdoor education? The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Rural Schools, Elementary Schools
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Houge Mackenzie, Susan; Kerr, John H. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This study investigated the motivational and emotional experience of an experienced outdoor activity participant during a three-day guided adventure trek in Colca Canyon, Peru. The research adopted a qualitative autoethnographic approach which provided unique data in the form of diary entries, experiential diagrams, field notes and email content.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Motivation, Emotional Experience, Recreational Activities
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Harper, Nevin J.; Webster, Anthony L. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
Student learning can be enhanced through applied experience of theoretical knowledge. The purpose of this study was to identify and articulate personal and educational impacts experienced by students during a mentally and physically challenging international adventure-based field school. Nineteen students and two faculty members participated in a…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, College Students, Student Development, Student Experience
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