Australian Journal of Outdoor Education

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 1, 1999

Breathing like a Mountain
I couldn't speak about Gulaga for about 3 months after being there. Not even to myself! The experience of this sacred mountain seemed so powerful that I knew it needed time to be integrated - its own time, that is.I have been involved in Outdoor Education...
Daring to Care? Humans, Nature and Outdoor Education
Outdoor educators allege a difference from outdoor recreation based on the intent of the programs they run. That outdoor education seeks outcomes beyond introduction to leisure activities, social involvement, or personal enjoyment seems clear enough.....
Directions in Outdoor Education Curriculum
AbstractThis paper addresses issues relating to the development of outdoor education school curriculum content and interpretation of the curriculum by teachers. It focuses on the Victorian outdoor education curriculum in order to highlight issues and...
Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind
Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind.Roszak, T., Gomes, M.E. and Kanner, A.D. (Eds). Sierra Club Books, San Francisco.Want to read a big book? Though not huge in volume (338 pages) this book has many contributing authors (26) and a diverse...
Editorial
Six months have flown by and another AJOE has come to fruition. During this passage of time, the editorial board has once more, undergone a transformation. As you will notice on the inside front cover, I have made some adjustments to the roles and responsibilities...
Facilitating the Development of Generative Metaphors: Re-Emphasizing Participants' Guiding Images
AbstractThis article presents experiential learning as a process of metaphor change. It explores the development of generative metaphors as it occurs in outdoor programs as well as elsewhere, and discusses some implications for the facilitation of experiential...
Japanese Students Down-Under: Is Australian Outdoor Education Relevant to Other Cultures?
AbstractThere is very little evidence about the effects of Western outdoor education programs on non-Western participants. This study involved an experimental group of low-achieving Japanese students who participated in an Australian outdoor education...
Key Elements of A Successful Wilderness Program for Delinquents: A Summary
AbstractThis paper describes a successful wilderness-enhanced model used by a number of programs in NSW. An initial wilderness experience, coupled with an intensive and lengthy follow-up period, can have a lasting impact on anti-social and delinquent...
On Adventure Therapy and Earth Healing: Toward a Sacred Cosmology
AbstractAdventure therapy aims to heal participants of mental and/or emotional imbalances, and/or of physical and/or behavioural distress. In efforts to effect individual change, the responsibility to heal ecological ills is too often overlooked. This...
Two Vital Aspects in the Facilitation of Groups: Connections and Containment
AbstractThis paper outlines two vital aspects in the facilitation of adventure groups. These aspects, linking and containment, are important in all types of group, whether they are for recreation, education, development or therapy. Linking refers to...

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