Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 1, January

An Outdoor Education Body of Knowledge
Is there a problem with outdoor education? In his call for papers for this special themed edition of the Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, Glyn Thomas (2005a) suggested that outdoor education suffered from a 'kind of identity crisis'. Both...
Camping in the Curriculum
History interests me now more than ever; perhaps it's only my aging, but I think more likely that I have come to understand that history's gift is the insight it gives into people's lives; how they thought, acted and coped--and it's a gift that can...
City Slickers: Let the Cattle Speak for Themselves
Abstract City Slickers, the classic movie starring Billy Crystal, portrays a man who rediscovers a part of himself during a two-week cattle drive adventure in the rugged American West. His rediscovery arises from the challenge itself, with minimal...
Editorial
Greetings and welcome to another edition of the Australian Journal of Outdoor Education (AJOE). This is the twenty-first issue and the journal moves into its eleventh year of publication. At this time it is my pleasure to announce some significant...
Influences on a Modern Outdoor Education Organisation's Philosophy
Abstract The Philosophical Influence Model presented in this paper is suggested as helping to understand the varying, and often dichotomous, philosophical influences on the operation of a modern outdoor education organisation. The model is not held...
Knowing Our Place: A Perspective on the Contribution of Outdoor Education and Its Relationship with the Outdoor Recreation Industry
The outdoor education profession and outdoor recreation industry in Australia are considered small fields if one refers to the number of members that make up the state and territory outdoor recreation and education associations. As a result there are...
Links between Kayaking, Fear, Confidence and Competence: Factors Affecting Women's Participation in Paddling in a Tertiary Outdoor Education Course
Abstract Our research explored why some females were expressing anger, frustration and lack of connectedness when learning paddling in a university unit called "River Environments." Our review of the literature on motivation theory suggested that...
Some Outdoor Educators' Experiences of Outdoor Education
Abstract The phenomenological study presented in this paper attempts to determine, from outdoor educators, what it meant for them to be teaching outdoor education in Victorian secondary schools during 2004. In 1999, Lugg and Martin surveyed Victorian...
The Nature and Scope of Outdoor Education in New Zealand Schools
Abstract This paper reports on a study conducted in 2002 and 2003 investigating the nature and scope of outdoor education in New Zealand primary and secondary schools. The aim of the study was to gather data on teachers' practices in outdoor education...
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