Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 2, July

Cultural Adaptation in Outdoor Programming
Abstract Outdoor programs often intentionally provide a different culture and the challenge of working out how to adapt. Failure to adapt, however, can cause symptoms of culture shock, including homesickness, negative personal behavior, and interpersonal...
How Are Student Approaches to Learning Navigation Correlated with Their Assessment Outcomes?
Abstract First-year higher education students' approaches to learning navigation were assessed. The research used a structured questionnaire to assess deep, surface, and strategic approaches to learning. Principal Components Analysis (PCA) of 13...
"If You Don't Mind Going Places without a Map, Follow Me:" Re-Stor(y)ing of Self, Place and Educator
Abstract Metaphorically, going places without a map was a significant shift for me. Experiencing a sense of disconnection both professionally and personally became a catalyst to undertake a journey of re-connection. This coincided with an experience...
John's Story: Teaching Victorian Certificate of Education Outdoor and Environmental Studies
Abstract In 1998, the Board of Studies in Victoria, Australia announced the introduction of a new study called Outdoor and Environmental Education (OES). OES was to begin in 2001 and would replace the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) study...
Maybe What They Say Is What They Experience: Taking Students Words Seriously
Abstract Students are said to learn from experience in outdoor education, yet what they say they learn is not always taken seriously. Foucault's work is used in this article to examine two 'flippant' comments made by students. Starting with these...
The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers: Safe from More Dams but Still Vulnerable
Introduction The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA). It encompasses mainly cool temperate rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest ecologies. These ecologies contain some of the...
Turbulent Times: Outdoor Education in Great Britain 1993-2003
Abstract Outdoor education has a long and well documented history in Great Britain which is regularly linked to Hahn, Gordonstoun School, and the Outward Bound movement. A kayaking tragedy in 1993 resulted in the introduction of new legislation...
Who Is Responsible?
On a continent crazed with litigation, it is sometimes easy to get carried away. This is a plea for taking responsibility in the outdoors. One of the great beauties of the so called 'pure' outdoor adventure experience is that it provides us with...
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