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Making gains: the impact of outdoor residential experiences on students' examination grades and self-efficacy

By Carol Fuller, Daisy Powell, Simon Fox

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In this paper we explore the role of outdoor residential experiences on the sense of efficacy and examination attainment of a group of under achieving students from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. The article reports on a three year project which focuses on two groups of Year 9 (age 14) to Year 11 (age 16) students. The results reported here strongly suggest that the impact of these visits has been significant in terms of students’ sense of confidence and efficacy and had a statistically significant impact on formal examination results in school. We conclude by suggesting that outdoor residential experiences have real educational value for those that take part and, given the evidence provided, believe this poses an interesting question as to whether the classroom should remain the primary site of learning because of the ways it develops positive outcomes within school.

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Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Date 2017
Publication Title Educational Review
Volume 69
Issue 2
Pages 232-247
ISBN/ISSN 0013-1911
Publisher Taylor & Francis
DOI 10.1080/00131911.2016.1199538
URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00131911.2016.1199538
Language English
Additional Language English
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  • Carol Fuller; Daisy Powell; Simon Fox (2018), "Making gains: the impact of outdoor residential experiences on students' examination grades and self-efficacy," http://habricentral.org/resources/62790.

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  1. Animal roles
  2. Efficacy
  3. Outdoor Education
  4. social status
  5. students