Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 2, January

Editorial
It is time to pull up the stumps and call it a day. As indicated in Volume 6 No 1, this is my last edition of AJOE as editor. My four year association with the editorial board has been nothing short of delightful. Quite clearly, they have been the...
Ethical Adventures: Can We Justify Overseas Youth Expeditions in the Name of Education?
Abstract In the UK an increasing number of young people go on overseas expeditions which vary in length from one week to three months. In recent years a number of accidents and fatalities have led to media coverage questioning the educational value...
Experiential Learning: Using Comic Strips as 'Reflective Tools' in Adult Learning
Abstract This paper critically examines the theory and practice of creatively using newspapers and comics as techniques for personal and group reflection in outdoor education and corporate management development. Comics and newspapers embrace imagery,...
Exploring Expedition Research Methodology: A Personal Reflection
Abstract Research into the human dynamics of expeditions is a potentially rewarding and fruitful area of study. However, the complex nature of expedition work presents the researcher with numerous challenges. This paper presents a personal reflection...
Investigating the Inward Sounds of Outward Bound
Abstract This study aimed, firstly, to determine whether 22-day and 9-day courses at Outward Bound New Zealand (OBNZ) enhanced participants' personal and interpersonal development and, secondly, to develop a greater understanding of how the outcomes...
Might Outdoor Education Help Develop Intelligence?
Have you ever thought that participants in outdoor education programs might develop greater intelligence through their experience? While once intelligence was thought of as a single entity (remember, we measured it with an IQ test), in 1985 Howard...
On the Construction, Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Experience in 'Critical' Outdoor Education
Abstract Experience is at the historical heart of outdoor education, caring for the environment/nature is a new moral imperative for 'critical' outdoor education, yet the activity basis of the outdoor/nature experience/imperative and the discourse(s)...
Outdoor Education and the Reinforcement of Heterosexuality
Abstract This essay will explore alternative discourses surrounding homophobia and heterosexism in relation to outdoor education. This process will involve placing heterosexuality tinder the microscope rather than homosexuality. It will introduce...
The Crux of Risk Management in Outdoor Programs-Minimising the Possibility of Death and Disabling Injury
Introduction Risk management has become a much-discussed topic in the outdoor education literature in recent years, and a number of approaches to it have been proposed. When I started my career in outdoor education the term risk management had not...
Wages and Conditions of the Victorian Outdoor Education Profession
Abstract The aim of this research is to investigate remuneration packages and working conditions of the Victorian Outdoor Education profession. A varying range of Outdoor Educators working in a diverse range of programs and conditions were surveyed...
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