James Neill is an experienced outdoor educator, university lecturer (main teaching areas: psychology and outdoor education), and researcher.
Visit my professional website to find out about my outdoor education research and download articles.
This website contains links to full-text articles, biography and current projects.
Gateway to a lot of very useful information on outdoor education research.
James Neill, Outdoor Education Research & Evaluation Center - Review Comments
Any review of James Neill's Wilderdom site is soon out of date because it is always growing and being updated. It includes the best web portal for research in the field of outdoor education and outdoor training. James's own work is well represented, but it is much more than a personal site with links to other sites. He is an active champion encouraging other writers in this field to publish on the web and he presents (or links to) other people's work in a well organised way. A particularly useful page for researchers is People Involved in Outdoor Education Theory-building & Research complete with research interests, links and contact details. The navigation system has kept pace with the growing content. A full exploration of Wilderdom shows that James has a passion for many related topics including peace education, permaculture, psychoactive farming, and the Wilderdom philosophy of simple living in nature. James' writing ranges from exploratory ideas to provocative presentations to outdoor education students to detailed peer-reviewed research.
The Outdoor Education Research & Evaluation Center: Overview
The Outdoor Education Research & Evaluation Center provides resources about outdoor education and related programs and methods, such as residential camping, experiential education, environmental education, and adventure therapy.
The site focuses on 4 main areas -- philosophy, theory, research, & evaluation aspects of outdoor education & related programs. In addition, the site provides practical resources such as descriptions of games and activities, job listings, conferences, and training.
User-friendly summaries of the main topics are provided, along with on-line links to full-text articles and further information.
The site tries to emphasize international understandings of outdoor education and perspectives from various disciplines and viewpoints. Others are welcome to submit material or links to related content. If you are interested in submitting your work, also check information in "Writing & Publishing on the Web: Some Hows & Whys".
The site is primarily designed to appeal to those studying outdoor education, such as teachers and instructors in training or engaged in professional development, university lecturers and professors, researchers, program designers, social workers and psychologists, and others interested in learning about how human's learn through experience, particularly experiences of the adventurous kind.
To learn more, go to About the Center (includes Mission, Changes & Additions, etc).
This site has been largely designed and written by James Neill, a former Outward Bound instructor who has lectured and researched in psychology and outdoor education at the University of Canberra in Australia and the University of New Hampshire in the USA.
Mission of the Outdoor Education Research & Evaluation Center
To enhance the quality & accessibility of philosophy, theory, research, & evaluation about outdoor, experiential education & related programs