Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 1, January

A Project Hahn Empirical Replication Study
Abstract The current study investigated affective and cognitive outcomes at pre, post and follow-up of 79 male and female Project Hahn wilderness program participants referred to the program through various agencies involved with employment, education,...
Camping to Change the World
Abstract As well as providing amazing recreational experiences, camping can nurture our connection with both nature and one another. The development of such deeper relational competence is needed for our species to take the next step in our psychosocial...
Making Connections with Nature: Bridging the Theory-Practice Gap in Outdoor and Environmental Education
Abstract In this paper I describe my experience in attempting to assist tertiary students connect with the natural environment through outdoor and environmental education experiences. The paper addresses research conducted with students undertaking...
Outdoor Adventure in Australian Outdoor Education: Is It a Case of Roast for Christmas Dinner?
Abstract Outdoor adventure activities, typically originating from other countries, form the basis of most Australian outdoor education programs. Research on adventure-based outdoor education in Australia and elsewhere has tended to focus on determining...
Outdoor Adventure in Promoting Relationships with Nature
Abstract Critical outdoor education seeks to promote improved human to nature relationships. As academics and teachers strive to develop theory and practice appropriate for such outcomes, the traditional role of adventure activities is being scrutinized....
Outdoor Education Fatalities in Australia 1960-2002: Part 3: Environmental Circumstances
Abstract This article, the third in a series, examines 114 outdoor education-related fatalities in Australia in the period 1960-2002. It reviews the environmental circumstances in which fatalities have occurred and the extent to which environmental...
Overseas Youth Expeditions with Raleigh International: A Rite of Passage?
Abstract This paper examines to what degree a 10-week expedition to Ghana, West Africa may be considered a rite of passage for its British participants. A case study method was adopted to interview 14 British youths two months before leaving on...
Risk and the Outdoor Adventure Experience: Good Risk, Bad Risk, Real Risk, Apparent Risk, Objective Risk, Subjective Risk
Life is an adventure, and whether you approve of it or not, most of us need risk to feel alive. It should therefore be no surprise that a mountaineer, upon reaching the top of a white-knuckle climb, feels a surge of elation, a joy for life. The heightened...
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