Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 2, July

Call for Papers
Audience of the journal The Australian Journal of Outdoor Education (AJOE) is a refereed journal devoted to the scholarly examination of issues in the field of outdoor education. It is relevant to outdoor education practitioners and researchers,...
Can We Move beyond 'Indigenous Good, Non-Indigenous Bad' in Thinking about People and the Environment?
Introduction The suggestion that the answer to a question about the historical relationships between people and the environment can be reduced to Indigenous good/non-Indigenous bad raises some questions about what is occurring around the Victorian...
Editorial
It is my pleasure to share some recent, positive developments for the Australian Journal of Outdoor Education. A journal banding research project, completed at the University of Newcastle, Australia sought to rank education related journals (See http://www.newcastle.edu.au/centre/sorti/Banding/mehtod.html)....
Outdoor and Environmental Studies: More Challenges to Its Place in the Curriculum
Introduction Outdoor education as a legitimate subject in the curriculum of senior secondary schooling has been subject to much contestation and politics, and this article provides a case study of the experiences in one particular location - the...
Preventing Death and Serious Injury from Falling Trees and Branches
Introduction Of the 128 outdoor education related deaths since 1960 that I have studied (Brookes, 2003a, 2007), 14 have been due to falling trees or branches - about 11%. Of the 17 deaths that have occurred at the time of writing since January 2000,...
Skill Instruction in Outdoor Leadership: A Comparison of a Direct Instruction Model and a Discovery-Learning Model
Teaching outdoor education, or leading outdoor recreation experiences, often involves teaching people how to perform certain skills. The quality of this instruction can become critical if the skill level of students has the potential to influence the...
Sustaining Adventure in New Zealand Outdoor Education: Perspectives from Renowned New Zealand Outdoor Adventurers on the Contested Cultural Understanding of Adventure
Introduction This article is an exploration of adventure understandings in New Zealand and how these contested understandings impact on the sustainability of adventure in outdoor education. The focus is on outdoor pursuits oriented adventure over...
What Outcomes Are We Trying to Achieve in Our Outdoor Education Programs?
Introduction This study evaluated the effectiveness of an experiential learning and outdoor education school program on the life effectiveness skills of middle school boys. The program is referred to as the Pre- Senior Life Effectiveness (PSLE)...
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