Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 1, January

An Outdoor & Environmental Education Community of Practice: Self Stylisation or Normalisation?
Introduction Recently, there have been endeavours to highlight the relevance of communities of practice (Lave and Wenger, 1991; Wenger, 1998) when thinking about theories of learning pertinent to Outdoor Education (Brown, 2009, 2010; Quay, 2003)....
Beyond Learning by Doing: Theoretical Currents in Experiential Education
Roberts set himself an ambitious challenge to map the theoretical currents of experience and the implications of each on experiential education practices. He opens Beyond learning by doing by relating his own experiential education journey and how...
Brain Resilience: Shedding Light into the Black Box of Adventure Procesess
Introduction Outdoor adventure education (OAE) and adventure therapy (AT) research continues to identify active processes that produce positive adaptation in these settings. This exploration has provided insight into the mechanisms and outcomes...
Call for a Themed Issue of Australian Journal of Outdoor Education: Theme: Relationships with Others in Outdoor Education
Relationships with others in Outdoor Education Dewey (1938) argued that learning occurs through interaction. Learning, in this sense, is not something that happens in isolation, it is something that happens in relation to the individual who has...
Developing Approaches to Outdoor Education That Promote Sustainability Education
Introduction As societies across the world face the stark reality of growing social inequality, economic uncertainty, and environmental degradation, it is increasingly evident that we are sustaining the unsustainable. Consequently, the need for...
Editorial
Once again this issue of the Australian Journal of Outdoor Education brings explorations of Outdoor Education from a number of different perspectives. Each article brings a particular aspect of Outdoor Education into focus. Far from creating a series...
Kurt Hahn: Inspirational, Visionary, Outdoor and Experiential Educator
The significant influence of Kurt Hahn in outdoor education, experiential education, and other related forms of education, is hard to argue with. In Australia the idea for the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School, established in 1951, "owed a...
Learning outside the Classroom: Theory and Guidelines for Practice
Simon Beames, Peter Higgins and Robbie Nicol, from The University of Edinburgh's Moray House School of Education have written a very valuable book that discusses the theory and practice of taking students outdoors into their immediate or nearby surrounds...
The Role and Place of Outdoor Education in the Australian National Curriculum
Introduction: By late 2012, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) will publish the final draft of its Shaping Paper for Heath and Physical Education (HPE). The Shaping Paper will be the guiding document to develop...
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