Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 1, July

A Deepening Relationship with Place
Abstract The origins of this article lie in my own need for developing a deeper relationship with place. What is offered is a series of steps or a sequence of experiences that facilitate a way of being with place. My own experiences in this article...
A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of a Wilderness-Enhanced Program on Behaviour-Disordered Adolescents
Abstract Juvenile delinquency is a major problem. If it is possible to identify and work with adolescents at risk of becoming delinquent when they are in the at-risk stage, it may be possible to change their attitudes and behaviours. Some programs...
Beyond Didactics: A Reconnaissance of Experiential Learning
Abstract This article examines the role that adventure educators attribute to experience in learning, and as such addresses the question to what extent their practice can be understood as experiential education. It will be argued that the main constraint...
Calculating Risks: Fine's Mathematical Formula 30 Years Later
Abstract Calculating risks, in the sense of giving the risk some objective measure, in an outdoor program may be a highly desirable activity to assist in the process of prioritising the allocation of resources to risk management, however most risk...
Editorial
"Deadline" ... have you ever wondered about the origins of this word? Could it be that we are literally "dead" once you reach this arbitrary cutoff date? Somehow, this notion rings true with me. This issue has been difficult to get to the printery...
Facilitators' Notebook
Need help with some different ways for facilitating your group? Well read on! The following highlights three different resources that may be used as to help promote communication and insight for individuals and within groups. They may be used to...
Ruminating, Reflecting and Redefining: Why Was I Attracted to Outdoor Education?
I approached two people to write the "Viewpoint" in this edition of AJOE--however, the first was "too snowed under with other work", the second was "not in the right space or place" to write something meaningful. So as the eleventh hour drew nearer...
The Australian Journal of Outdoor Education: A Review of the First Five Years
Abstract The role of a journal is to facilitate the development of knowledge in a field of inquiry. This article reviews the history, authorship and content of the first five years of the Australian Journal of Outdoor Education (AJOE). Although...
The "Reasonable Man" Test: Or How Do We Know What You Did Was Safe?
Peak organisations are often requested to prepare and submit a professional or "expert" opinion concerning the facts of a litigation in which negligence is alleged. As leaders in the field of adventure education, Project Adventure Inc, and its licensee...
Thriving in the Outdoor Education Profession: Learning from Australian Practitioners
Abstract Work related stress, and in particular burnout, is not a homogenous phenomenon with a common set of symptoms, causes, and recommended treatments. Burnout is a multi-dimensional problem caused by a mismatch between jobs and employees. This...
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