Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 1, January

2, 6, Heave! Sail Training's Influence on the Development of Self-Concept and Social Networks and Their Impact on Engagement with Learning and Education. A Pilot Study
Introduction Youth disengaged with learning are at risk of not fulfilling their potential and often become very difficult to be provided with the social support necessary to remain active contributors to society. Similarly, disengaged youth who...
Changing Spaces, Changing Relationships: The Positive Impact of Learning out of Doors
Introduction Our interest in outdoor learning is particularly focused upon the value of an authentic experience of animals and plants in their natural environment as part of formal (or informal) education related to nature, ecology and environmental...
Editorial Themed Issue: Relationships with Others
Welcome to this themed issue of the Australian Journal of Outdoor Education. All of the articles in this issue examine the question of relationships with others. The scope and the breadth of articles is indicative of the complexity of how relationships...
Outdoor Adventure and Social Theory
Outdoor adventure is a social practice, or a collection of various social practices (as are all human endeavors). When individuals engage in outdoor adventure activities they may claim to be trying to get away from society, yet they are still engaging...
Outdoor Education in Aotearoa New Zealand: A New Vision for the Twenty First Century
The purpose of this work, as outlined by the editors in their opening chapter is "to provide a practical, insightful and innovative reappraisal of outdoor education theory and practice" (p.13). Big claim, big task. Each reader will no doubt form their...
Relationships That Emerged through Participation in a Year 9 Experiential Education Program
Introduction In my recent doctoral studies into the way organised personal development learning experiences outside the classroom may lead to changes in the way Year 9 students engage in their classroom-based learning, three main themes were explored:...
Relationships within the Shattered Rainbow: A Search for a Pedagogy of Attunement
Introduction Once upon a time, the world was black, without any colour. The only exception was during rainstorms when the sun shone and two perfect, parallel rainbows would appear. Now, of course, the animals and plants were intrigued by this...
Understanding Groups in Outdoor Adventure Education through Social Network Analysis
Introduction The small group nature of outdoor adventure education (OAE) plays a critical role in the types of experiences students have during a course. Interpersonal relationships are a critical component to the student experience on OAE courses...
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