Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 1, January

Comfort Zone: Model or Metaphor?
The comfort zone model is widespread within adventure education literature. It is based on the belief that when placed in a stressful situation people will respond by overcoming their fear and therefore grow as individuals. This model is often presented...
Eco-Mentoring: Using Nature as a Guide to Destiny
The decline of traditional mentoring and its replacement by institutional teaching, with the consequent separation of the young from intimate contact with nature, has been a mixed blessing. In particular, the use of nature as a guide for the young...
Editorial
Welcome to another issue of the Australian Journal of Outdoor Education. A recent development in the journal ranking process in Australia has seen the Australian Research Council release draft rankings for 19500 journals based on their overall quality...
Outdoor Education in Senior Schooling: Clarifying the Body of Knowledge
Australia has a state-based educational system. In some of these states, outdoor education exists as part of the formal accredited secondary school curriculum. In this paper I analyse the content of these senior secondary school outdoor courses as...
Slow Pedagogy and Placing Education in Post-Traditional Outdoor Education
Time, and our experiences of it, warrants attention in 'place' pedagogies in outdoor education. Place typically involves the experience of a geographical location, a locale for interacting socially and/or with nature, and the subjective meanings we...
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