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Learning biology and mathematics outdoors: effects and attitudes in a Swedish high school context
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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...
Learning arithmetic outdoors in junior high school – influence on performance and self-regulating skills
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...
High school teachers' experience of the educational potential of outdoor teaching and learning
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...
Exploring the Influence of the ROC Integrated High School Program
Contributor(s):: Scott Caspell
Adolescent Coping Styles and Outdoor Education: Searching for the Mechanisms of Change
Contributor(s):: James T. Neill, Bernd Heubeck