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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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Chang, Te-Hsin; Tucker, Anita R.; Norton, Christine Lynn; Gass, Michael A.; Javorski, Stephen E. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
Adventure programming has seen considerable growth throughout the world. While newly established programs aim to meet the needs of their prospective clients, failing to account for cultural differences when conducting or designing programs may impede this goal. Non-western approaches to implementing adventure programs have rarely been discussed,…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Cultural Differences, Program Development, Cultural Awareness
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Dolan, Anne M. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
Outdoor learning provides children with an opportunity to experience the interdisciplinary nature of the real world through interactions with each other and the planet. Geographical enquiry involves exploring the outdoors in an investigative capacity. Space, place and sustainability are three core concepts in primary geography, although…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Geography Instruction, Place Based Education, Curriculum Design
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Öhman, Johan; Öhman, Marie; Sandell, Klas – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
A new teaching aid--exergames--is increasing in popularity in schools and is regarded as an interesting, varied and effective way of improving students' fitness. These exercise television games often contain references to physical activities carried out in different outdoor landscapes. The purpose of this article is to examine the views of…
Descriptors: Exercise, Educational Games, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness
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Paulus, Susanne C. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This article explores a pluralist understanding of learning for sustainability in educational theory and relates it to outdoor education practice. In brief, this kind of learning can be described as a deep engagement with an individual's multiple identities and the personal location in diverse geo-physical and socio-cultural surroundings. I…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Outdoor Education, Educational Theories, Educational Practices
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Potter, Tom G.; Dyment, Janet E. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This article critically explores "if" and "how" outdoor education (OE) is a discipline. This exploration stems from our experiences that OE is often undervalued, and from the belief that if OE is considered a discipline, then it would have greater acceptance, enhanced academic standing, importance, resourcing and prestige. Our…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Educational Principles, Course Content
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Gurholt, Kirsti Pedersen; Sanderud, Jostein Rønning – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This article explores the concept of "curious play" as a theoretical framework to understand and communicate children's experiences of free play in nature. The concept emerged interactively from three sources of inspiration: an ethnographically inspired study of children playing in nature; as a critique of the concept of "risky…
Descriptors: Play, Creativity, Ethnography, Natural Resources
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Place, Greg S. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of early-life educational experiences on the development of environmental attitudes among historical conservation individuals. Five key individuals who were active in conservation and environmental issues were identified in this study. Specifically, the goal was to discover what caused…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Educational Experience, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Whittington, Anja; Aspelmeier, Jeffery E.; Budbill, Nadine W. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This study examined whether participation in an adventure program increased the resiliency of adolescent girls. Eighty-seven girls who participated in Dirt Divas, a non-profit, adventure program, completed the Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents® before and after their experience. Means-comparison tests for within-subjects designs were…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Outdoor Education, Resilience (Psychology), Adolescents
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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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Hickman, Mark; Stokes, Peter – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This paper argues that outdoor leader education and training is characterized by the development of procedural skills at the expense of crucial but usually ignored non-technical skills (e.g. contextualized decision-making and reflection). This risks producing practitioners with a potentially unsophisticated awareness of the holistic outdoor…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Leadership Training, Critical Incidents Method, Theory Practice Relationship
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Hartmeyer, Rikke; Mygind, Erik – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
The use of the "outdoors" in pre-school and school settings is becoming an increasingly important field of education and researchers have emphasised the positive influence of the "outdoors" on various social aspects. However, the facilitative conditions for such positive influences are not studied exhaustively. Therefore, we…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis, Peer Relationship
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johnson, jay; Chin, Jessica W. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
This study is a qualitative examination of the experiences and impact of participating in an outdoor-based and adventure education-based orientation as an alternative to traditional forms of sport team initiation. Traditional forms of initiation for the participants in this study had included hazing ceremonies, whereby new team members were forced…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Outdoor Education, Athletes, Adventure Education
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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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Cutting, Roger – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
The 1930s in England saw the emergence of what has been called an "Indigenous Organic Fascism". This ideology was based on deeply articulated concerns for both the natural environment and a perceived threat to a cultural and spiritual connection to the land. This article reviews these perspectives and explores the ideas of English…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Reflection, Ideology, Environmental Education
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