Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 1, January

Community-Based Outdoor Education Using a Local Approach to Conservation
Abstract Local people of a community interact with nature in a way that is mediated by their local cultures and shape their own environment. We need a local approach to conservation for the local environment adding to the political or technological...
Examining Art and Technology: Determining Why Craft-Making Is Fundamental to Outdoor Education
Abstract In this paper, I discuss issues concerning the understanding of the world that pedagogical practices of visual art and technology raise. The intent is to challenge interpretations that experiences of visual art and mediated technology can...
Expeditions and the Social Construction of the Self
Abstract This paper explores how 14 British youth were influenced by a 10-week expedition to Ghana with Raleigh International. It employs a theoretical framework based on the symbolic interactionist writing of Blumer (1969), Mead (1934), and Cooley...
Learning about the Outdoors
I built my first kayak when I was sixteen and paddled straight out into stormy seas with no buoyancy or much in the way of safety equipment. Sometimes nature takes care of its innocents and I was blessed with enough time to figure out solutions to...
Outdoor Education and Bush Adventure Therapy: A Socio-Ecological Approach to Health and Wellbeing
Abstract Together, outdoor education and bush adventure therapy can be seen to constitute a population-wide health intervention strategy. Whether in educational or therapeutic settings, the intentional use of contact with nature, small groups, and...
Outward Bound Australia: Reflecting on Integrating Vocational Education into the Workplace
Abstract Since 1999, Outward Bound Australia has been delivering a nationally recognised training program developed under the umbrella of a restructured Vocational Education and Training Sector in Australia. As both a trainer and employer, Outward...
Traditional Adventure Activities in Outdoor Environmental Education
Abstract Recently, the place of adventure activities in outdoor education has become contentious, particularly in Australia and the United Kingdom. It can be challenging for outdoor leaders to incorporate adventure activities with attempts to foster...
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