Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 2, July

Adventures in Paradox
Abstract The popularity of adventure recreation and adventure education has arisen, in part, from an assumption that adventure experiences are radically different from those of everyday life in modern societies. A paradox previously pointed out...
A Picture Is Worth ... Capturing Meaning and Facilitating Connections: Using Outdoor Education Students' Photographs
Abstract The study examined the meaning of outdoor education experiences and the role photography plays in assisting students to make connections from their outdoor experiences to their everyday lives. Specifically, this exploratory qualitative...
Astride a Long-Dead Horse: Mainstream Outdoor Education Theory and the Central Curriculum Problem
Abstract In 1859 Herbert Spencer recognised that the key curriculum issue was not what to include but what to leave out. 'What to leave out' marked a shift in curriculum discourse from a search for universal approaches and absolute principles towards...
Climbing Mount Everest: Women, Career and Family in Outdoor Education
Abstract For women outdoor educators, combining an outdoor career with family relationships appears contradictory. Long and/or irregular hours, residentials, and increasing work commitments are, for example, congruent with traditional notions of...
Decolonising Encounters with the Murray River: Building Place Responsive Outdoor Education
Abstract How Australians experience a place such as the Murray River has been extensively shaped by our colonial heritage. Colonial notions of how the river ought to behave and be utilised have contributed to the transformation of the river physically,...
If Burke Had Been a Naturalist ... : Telling and Re-Telling National Narratives
Abstract Myth plays a role in shaping the way outdoor educators develop pedagogy and curriculum, and its influence needs to be critically evaluated in such processes. In mythic narratives about Australian culture, the Burke and Wills expedition...
Pedagogy of Connections: Findings of a Collaborative Action Research Project in Outdoor and Environmental Education
Abstract Improving human-nature relationships is often a stated aim of outdoor education, yet this aim is not always made explicit in practice. This paper reflects on a pedagogical intervention which aims to find ways to explicitly develop students'...
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