Adolescent Coping Styles and Outdoor Education: Searching for the Mechanisms of Change
Reports | Contributor(s): James T. Neill, Bernd Heubeck
Exploring the Influence of the ROC Integrated High School Program
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Scott Caspell
Garden-Based Learning: An Experience With "At Risk" Secondary Education Students
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): José-Reyes Ruiz Gallardo, Alonso Verde, Arturo Valdés
The reengagement of disenchanted secondary students is one of the priorities of the educational system. Over a six-year period (2003–2004 to 2008–2009), 63 disruptive and low-performance secondary school students were integrated into a two-year garden-based learning program, which...
Girls' Challenge Seeking: How Outdoor Exposure Can Support Girls in Taking Positive Risks
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kallen Tsikalas, Karyn L. Martin
High school teachers' experience of the educational potential of outdoor teaching and learning
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Emilia Fägerstam
This is a longitudinal case study where teachers from different disciplines were interviewed before and after an outdoor teaching project in a Swedish junior high school. The school grounds were used regularly as an area for teaching and learning in different subjects. The purpose of this study...
Learning arithmetic outdoors in junior high school – influence on performance and self-regulating skills
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Emilia Fägerstam, Joakim Samuelsson
This study aims to explore the influence of outdoor teaching among students, aged 13, on arithmetic performance and self-regulation skills as previous research concerning outdoor mathematics learning is limited. This study had a quasi-experimental design. An outdoor and a traditional group...
Learning biology and mathematics outdoors: effects and attitudes in a Swedish high school context
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Emilia Fagerstam, Jonas Blom
This research suggests that learning biology in an outdoor environment has a positive cognitive and affective impact on 13–15-year-old, Swedish high school pupils. Eighty-five pupils in four classes participated in a quasi-experimental design. Half the pupils, taking a biology course in...
Making gains: the impact of outdoor residential experiences on students' examination grades and self-efficacy
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carol Fuller, Daisy Powell, Simon Fox
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...
Nature Awareness and Science Achievement in Middle School: A Correlational Study
Theses | Contributor(s): Maegan Freese, Andrew Fultz
New learning worlds: the significance of nature in the lives of marginalised young people
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jocey Quinn
This article explores a hitherto neglected issue: the significance of nature in the learning lives of marginalised young people. Drawing on both post-human and sociocultural perspectives, it develops a theoretical analysis of this important subject. It uses research with 114 young people in jobs...
Promoting resiliency in adolescent girls through adventure programming
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anja Whittington, Jeffery E. Aspelmeier, Nadine W. Budbill
This study examined whether participation in an adventure program increased the resiliency of adolescent girls. Eighty-seven girls who participated in Dirt Divas, a non-profit, adventure program, completed the Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents® before and after their...
Promoting Social Competence among Low-Income Urban Appalachian Adolescents
Reports | Contributor(s): Fred C. Hoeweler
Student Attitudes Toward and Recall of Outside Day: An Environmental Science Field Trip
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Louis S. Nadelson, J. Richard Jordan
Field trips are effective because they situate learning and facilitate knowledge transfer, thereby influencing students learning attitudes, interests, and motivation. Variations in field trip configurations and the subsequent affective and cognitive influences provided the motivation for this...
The Development of Prosocial Behavior in Adolescents: A Mixed Methods Study from NOLS
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nate Furman, Jim Sibthorp
The Impact of Wilderness Therapy: Utilizing an Integrated Care Approach
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anita Tucker, Christine Lynn Norton, Steven M. DeMille, Jessalyn Hobson