Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 1, July

An Holistic Model of Bush Counselling: Cornerstones of Practice
Abstract This paper shares the Bush Counselling model as used by Project Hahn in Tasmania to work with its target audience of adolescents and young adults. The Bush Counselling model is described through a campfire analogy. Readers are invited to...
Blueprint for Qualification, Certification and Accreditation in Oz and NZ
Until recently, I hadn't visited Australia or New Zealand in almost three years. Now, after having enjoyed a couple of trips to both in the past three months, I note that the outdoor education fields of each country are struggling with the leader certification...
Can We Live Life without Risk?
"We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!" Vroomfondel (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams) The topic of risk management is popular in outdoor and experiential learning. It is even suggested that the risks are...
Community, Caring and Outdoor Education
Abstract In this article we discuss the close ties that exist between the concepts of community and caring on the one hand, and the teaching and learning strategies which are relevant to these concepts in the area of outdoor education on the other....
Editorial
In past editions of AJOE I have made a conscious effort to refrain from getting on my "soap-box" over particular issues. Perhaps my hesitancy can be traced back to accusations of me being "evangelistic" about my passion--experiential education. For...
How Are Adventure Education Program Outcomes Achieved?: A Review of the Literature
Abstract This article provides an overview of the existing literature on how program outcomes are achieved. It is divided into categories of program characteristics that the literature suggests contribute to program outcomes, including: the physical...
Interpersonal Relationships as a Metaphor for Human-Nature Relationships
Abstract This article draws on interpersonal relationships literature to enable discussion of human to nature relationships. A 'Constructs of Relationship' model is proposed. The model suggests five constructs of a relationship: concern, skills,...
Maitland Youth Outdoor Experience
Hi everyone, my name is Brendan Barrett. I'm the Program Coordinator at Point Wolstoncroft Sport and Recreation Centre. My main responsibilities are the design and delivery of programs to our clients. With most other Wolstoncroft Sport and Recreation...
Moving Water Paddling as Critical Outdoor Education
Abstract Some of the inherent characteristics of moving water paddling experiences complicate their potential contribution to critical outdoor education. Although safe participation necessitates some emphasis on skill development, moving water paddling...
Wilderness Therapy and Women in Recovery
You are about to read stories that two women who are in recovery at a Therapeutic Community in Melbourne are willing to share with you. You will be privy to experiences as personal journeys are revealed. It will challenge you to move out of your comfort...
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