Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 2, January

A Pedagogy of Production: Craft, Technology and Outdoor Education
Abstract In this paper I discuss issues concerning pedagogical practice and inquiry in Outdoor Education raised by recognition that the human body inhabits a 'technological lifeworld'. The intent is to challenge certain assumptions regarding interpretations...
'Dramaturgy': An Holistic Approach to Outdoor Education
Abstract This paper presents an overview of the holistic method of course design, 'dramaturgy', used at Outward Bound Czech Republic. The paper is based on part of a doctoral study, which aimed to evaluate the educational process and outcomes of...
Editorial
Since writing my last editorial piece, two significant events have come and gone: the Olympics in Sydney; and the National Outdoor Education Conference held in Bendigo, Victoria. Unquestionably, both occasions showcased and celebrated "what we do well"....
Investigating the History of Outdoor Education in South Australia
Abstract This paper examines the implementation of Outdoor Education in South Australian schools and investigates the influences on this curriculum area. The data obtained describe influences on the nature of programmes as including Outward Bound...
Seeing the Unseen: A Rock Climbing Experience
Abstract This article outlines a process of using critical incidents to reflect on professional practice. The process begins, in this article, by observing and describing an 'incident' in a rock climbing teaching experience. Then, through a feminist...
"Stepping around Things": Gender Relationships in Climbing
Abstract This paper explores the perceptions of a group of rockclimbers in order to develop an understanding of the effects of gender on the construction of the personal meaning of climbing. It appears that generalised and stereotypical gendered...
The Nature and Scope of Outdoor Education in Victorian Schools
Abstract In 1999 a collaborative project between the Victorian Outdoor Education Association (VOEA) and the Department of Outdoor Education and Nature Tourism at La Trobe University Bendigo investigated the nature and scope of Outdoor Education...
Ways Ahead for Outdoor Education in Australia
Let's get simple. If you can't do outdoor education with a backpack and a bit of food, then you can't do outdoor education. The essence of outdoor education is that we can learn much about life by living in simple ways in natural surroundings (Stapleton,...
What Can Environmental History Offer Outdoor Education Practitioners?
Abstract The landscape can be seen as a site, a background or a focus for Outdoor Education. Whichever is the case for any particular event, there are strong connections between the practices of Outdoor Education and the land. These can be enhanced...
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