Education Research A~Z
Essays, questions and new
thinking on key issues (that may or may not follow research
I know there are a lot of
provocative writers out there who are missing from this list - but not
for long if you can help me find their articles on the web (please).
Write to Roger Greenaway: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adventure in a Bun Chris
Loynes explores how outdoor adventure is adopting marketplace
values and 'McDonaldising' the adventure experience. Journal of
Adventure Education and Outdoor Leadership, v13 n2 p52-57 Sum 1996
Paradox ["Our purpose ... is to offer a novel framework for
researching the notion of adventure in outdoor education and outdoor
by Dr Pip Lynch and Dr Kevin Moore, 2004
- Are the Mountains
Still Speaking for Themselves?
James Neill's collection of writings and handouts explore the issue of
'mountains versus facilitation' first raised by Thomas James in 1980.
Mixing our Metaphors?
Shirley Gaston explores which kinds of outdoor activity are best
suited to the typical needs of business clients.
other writings on adventure education
by Steve Bowles,
Adventure College Tornio. These provocative pieces from 1999
are as challenging as ever.
- Climbing to communicate: An investigation into the experiences
of congenitally deafblind adults who have participated in outdoor
by Dr. Joseph Gibson (2005) Unpublished PhD Thesis. University of
Critique of Neo-Hahnian Outdoor Education Theory.
Part One: Challenges to the Concept of "Character Building." JAEOL
'The Fundamental Attribution Error' in Contemporary Outdoor
Education Discourse JAEOL 3(2)
by Andrew Brookes (2003) Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor
- Critiques of David Kolb's
theory of experiential learning: 15 critiques of a
theory that is often used to explain how people learn from outdoor
compiled by Roger Greenaway
of Safety "true safety may lie in breaking the rules" and in
an essay by Ron Watters, Idaho State University, 2001, published in
Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Outdoor
Recreation Education, Association of Outdoor Recreation and
Education, Bloomington, IL
Disney World: Designing and prescribing the recreational experience.
by William T.
Borrie, School of Forestry, University of Montana in Society and
Leisure, 22(1), 71-82.
Elephant in the Black Box: A Parable About Outdoor Education
in which James Neill (1996) offers a challenge to researchers wanting
to study the elephant.
- Experience, Reflect,
Critique: the end of the “Learning Cycles” Era
by Jayson Seaman (2008).
Journal of Experiential Education (JEE) Volume 31
of Experience: editorial by Geoffrey Wain in ECOS
of experience – or is it?
: editorial by Alison Parfitt ECOS 26 (1) 2005 followed by a
whole issue on The
from BANC: The British Association of Nature Conservationists ECOS 26 (1) 2005
- Factors Which
Influence the Effects of Outdoor Education Programs
in which James Neill (2004) reveals his own perspectives on the
- In Search of Respectable
Roger Greenaway asks: 'If you take people to the mountains for their
'development' why not use a vehicle for development rather than a
vehicle for learning?'
Education: What Risks should we be Talking about?
Brown and Deborah Fraser, School of Education, the University of
Waikato. SPANZ Journal, Sept 2009
(Also see: Brown, Mike and Fraser, Deborah (2009) 'Re-evaluating
and exploring educational alternatives', Journal of Adventure
Education & Outdoor Learning,9:1,61 — 77
the Comfort Zone: A preliminary analysis of the psychological
dynamics of letting go and still being safe – examples from climbing
with cdb [congenitally deaf-blind] adults. Notes from presentation
at DbI’s 7th European Conference 2009
by Joseph Gibson & Flemming Ask Larsen
- Questions to Ponder in
Outdoor Education 46 study questions - but no answers.
by Michael Gass
Change in Outdoor Learning: Hard evidence on the value of the
outdoors and a challenge to deliver fair access for all
by Randall Williams (2010) as Chair of the English Outdoor Council
Integrating Indoor and Outdoor Learning Experiences 'Ubiquitous
learning' involves computer aided exploration of technologically
enhanced woodland - the Ambient Wood. Does this bring together the
best of both worlds? What would John Muir say?
by Yvonne Rogers, Sara Price, Cliff Randell, Danae Stanton Fraser,
Mark Weal and Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Communications of the ACM,
Undiscovered Hero: The Journey Of Wilderness Therapy
a personal view
from Michael G.
Conner, Psy.D brings back the hero and questions reward systems.
Wilderdom philosophy (simple dwelling in nature) - possibilities for
human relationships with nature - musings on nature, education, &
self ~ there is plenty here to spark debate and heat up controversy
(on 18 topics at the last count).
the 21st Century: Are there technical solutions to our technical
William T. Borrie
and Wayne A. Freimund, School of Forestry, University of Montana
A-Z of Websites
and Discussion Lists for Outdoor Education Researchers
Cooperative Learning [Google search link to doc file]
Bibliography of research articles on the web by R. M. Felder and
others. Useful links. (Not specifically outdoors: people learn
actively and cooperatively indoors too!)
and Environmental Awareness Group aims to encourage awareness,
understanding and concern for the natural environment amongst those
involved with adventure, education and recreation.
Recreation/Education/Research Cache Database of abstracts.
- Adventure Therapy - Discussion List (ADVTHE-L)
& Experiential Education
- American Camping
Association (ACA) Research
- Association for Environmental
and Outdoor Education
- Association for
Experiential Education - Discussion List
- Association for Experiential
Education (AEE) Research Links
Online is a
peer reviewed journal devoted to scholarly research in the area of
outdoor education, adventure education, outdoor recreation and
- Camp Research - Discussion List (campresearch)
Education in the Outdoors (CEO) - hosts an annual research
Training studies (CAT) 25 studies summarised by Simon Priest
Lists in Outdoor Education Research how to join and
Education Research to Educators Blog (also Twitter and Facebook
sites) that summarize research studies. Short, easily digestible,
reviews of recent research.
- ERIC -
Outdoor and Experiential Education Digests - 1500 word research
- ETD Alliance
articles, case studies, the DEEP competency document and many other
useful resources about experiential training and development (ETD).
- European Institute for
Experiential Learning and Outdoor Adventure
Learning Outward Bound | Evidence of Success | What the Research
Research is the result of the 2008 conference, ‘360 Degrees
on Overseas Expeditions’, at The University of Edinburgh. This brought
together expedition leaders, organisers, researchers and policy makers
for two days to discuss expedition issues.
Learning Theory Bibliography compiled by by Alice and David
Kolb. 1500+ entries including clickable web links. Updated twice a
& Processing in Outdoor Education publications and links
- Focus Adolescent Services
- Resource on Outdoor Education
- Harvard Outward Bound Project page http://hugse1.harvard.edu/~elob/hobp.htm
- Idaho State University Outdoor
Program - Resources, Proceedings, Papers, Videos & Software
in Experiential Education. ERIC Digest. Publication Date:
1994-11-00 Author: Hendricks, Bruce Source: ERIC Clearinghouse on
Rural Education and Small Schools Charleston WV.
- Indiana University - Research
Connections - A periodic research update in the fields of
outdoor adventure programming, leadership training, camping education,
and outdoor experiential learning.
- James Neill's
page (biography and research links)
page (biography and research links)
University of Leuven
papers from the International Outdoor Education Research Conference,
July 6-9, 2004.
- Learning Away
Research about how and why residential learning benefits young people,
teachers and schools. Learning Away is a £2.25 million special
initiative of Paul Hamlyn
Effectiveness Questionnaire Information Page
- Linkedin: Outdoor Education
Professionals Discussion List
since 2009. Search 'Groups' for 'Outdoor Education Professionals'
- National Outdoor Leadership
School (NOLS)''research that contributes to the preservation of
wildlands and the quality of the experiences of the people who visit
them'' Reports of Ongoing Research Papers and Abstracts
Carolina State University Outdoor Recreation & Health Larson
Lab papers, presentations and research projects
Behavioral Healthcare Industry Council University of Idaho -
several articles by Keith Russell and others and a description of the
Youth Outcome Questionnaire (Y-OQ)
- Outdoored.com Rick
Curtis's comprehensive and stylish outdoor education resource site.
Includes over 630 research listings as well as searchable databases
for articles, trainings and companies .
Education Discussion List
- Outdoor Education
Professionals (Linkedin Group) Discussion
List since 2009. Search 'Groups' for 'Outdoor Education
- Outdoor Education
Research - Roger Greenaway
- Outdoor Education
Research & Evaluation Center
and Environmental Education: Converging or Diverging Approaches?
ERIC Digest. Adkins, Carol - Simmons, Bora
- Outdoor Industry
Research and Information
- Outdoor Research - Discussion List (outres)
- Outward Bound
Australia - Theory and Research
University - Outdoor Action Academic Research
Research - American Recreation Coalition
- Research Connections - A
periodic research update in the fields of outdoor adventure
programming, leadership training, camping education, and outdoor
- Scisco Conscientia 1999-2000 - online theory building,
research and evaluation journal and Discussion
List Scisco has been shut down, but you can view
- Scottish Centre for Research
in Education (SCRE) includes
Adventure Therapy Publication Links
- Christian Itin
- Society of Park &
Recreation Educators - Discussion List
- Synchroncity Training and
Development Experiential Training and Development by
- The Nature Language
Project, University of Washington. Read, share and comment
on stories about meaningful interactions with nature and contribute to
this research project.
- University of
Edinburgh Moray House School of Education and Sport, Outdoor and
Environmental Education shows research and
research in progress of staff and students, and has some useful
The index page at James Neill's Wilderdom site.
Research - a searchable database connecting federal
employees, scientists, educators, and the public with their
- Wilderness Research Center, University of Idaho
Annotated Bibliographies, Literature
Reviews and Research Summaries in Outdoor Education
- Acclimatization: A Sensory and
Conceptual Approach to Ecological Involvement.
by Steve Van Matre, (1989). An annotated bibliography contains 10
resources for acclimatization programs.
Bibliography [about using...] the Outdoors to Enrich
the Curriculum and to Promote More Effective Learning in
the Elementary and Secondary Student.
by Fred Henderson (1986)
- Art & Nature Research: A
Bibliography of selected scientific reports on the impact of art
& nature in the healthcare environment.
The Sky Factory,
L.C. (c. 2003)
Home; A Review of the Literature on Learning
schoolyards and nearby natural settings, 1980 to the
present (pdf file)
Charles Rop, The Urban Affairs Center, The University of Toledo
- Corporate Adventure Training: summary
of 25 studies carried out during 1989-1997
by Simon Priest.
- Creating Humane Climates Outdoors:
A People Skills Primer.
Knapp, Clifford E.; (1988) Appendices include an annotated
bibliography of 33 entries.
of Treatment Efficacy using an Adventure Therapy for Young People
Involved in the Juvenile Justice System: News
of a Difference. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth. 25
by Gillis, H. L. & Gass, M. A.; Russell, K. (2008).
[The above article also offers clarity concerning the range and types
of adventure therapy programs and treatment differences.]
References annotated bibliography of 35+ references arising from
the 2008 conference ‘360 Degrees on Overseas
- How are Adventure
Education Program Outcomes Achieved?: A review of the
literature [pdf file: 133kb]
by Marcia D. McKenzie (2000) Australian Journal of Outdoor
good for you? An overview of the evidence that contact with nature
can benefit people’s health and well-being.
Murray Griffin and Martin Sellens in ECOS 24 (3/4) 2003 pages 2-9
Human Factor in Ecological Research:
An Annotated Bibliography (pdf)
compiled by Carol
Outdoor Management Development.
A Synthesis of the Literature and Participants’ Experiences on
[PhD thesis extracts]
by Phil Donnison (2000)
Behavioral Healthcare Cooperative: current research
- Place-Based Education: An
Kehrberg (c. 2004)
Review of Research on Outdoor
by Rickinson, M., Dillon, J., Teamey, K., Morris, M., Choi, M, Y.,
Sanders,D., and Benefield, P. (2004). National Foundation for
Educational Research and Kings College. Field Studies Council: ISBN. 1
85153 893 3
the Common Adventure Concept:
An Annotated Review of the Literature, Misconceptions and
by Ron Watters, Adjunct Faculty, Idaho State University (1999, 2000)
the Use of Wilderness for
Personal growth, Therapy, Education, and Leadership Development:
an Annotation and Evaluation [158 page pdf file]
by Troy Moore and Keith Russell (2002) University of Idaho
Wilderness Research Center [update of 1995 review of the same title]
to Advance Learning Skills and Character Development: A Report,
Annotated Bibliography, and Research Guide (pdf)
The North American
Association for Environmental Education, The National Environmental
Education & Training Foundation (2001).
Adventure? The Role and Value of Outdoor Adventure in young
people's personal and social development: A Review of Research
by Jon Barrett and Roger Greenaway, commissioned by the Foundation for
Outdoor Adventure (1995)
- Wild Adventure Space:
its role in teenagers’ lives (literature review and project review)
investigates the hypothesis that the "wild environment" can play an
important role in meeting the developmental needs of young people.
by Catharine Ward Thompson, Penny Travlou, Simon Bell, Alicia
Montarzino and Jenny Roe at OPENSpace: the research centre for
inclusive access to outdoor environments (2006)
interaction with natural heritage through outdoor learning
(126 pages, 998kb)
Mannion, G., Sankey, K., Doyle, L., Mattu, L. University of Stirling
Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 225 (ROAME No.
Voices in Experiential Education Abstract
from Academia | Request
Warren, Karen, Ed. (1996) which includes an annotated bibliography
of Association for Experiential Education publications.
Other Bibliographies of Research in Outdoor Education
Research Articles, Reports, Abstracts and Dissertations
Individual Outdoor Education Research Articles on the
Challenges Facing Providers of Outdoor Management Development in
Hong Kong [MSc. dissertation]
by Andrew Brown (2003)
- The Children's Fund: An evaluation of an Outdoor Education
Intervention in Birmingham [pdf file, 92 pages] "an evaluation of an
outdoor education programme aimed not only at the short-term goal of
personal and social development, but also at the longer term aim of
addressing social exclusion and reducing problematic behaviour both in
and out of school".
by Dave Hardy, Duncan Martin & Oliver Sampson, (2004)
[was listed at http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/ECL_OldSite/sdo/81901.htm and was
available at http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/ECL/ECL_docs/CF_Report.pdf]
- Climbing to communicate: An investigation into the experiences
of congenitally deafblind adults who have participated in outdoor
by Dr. Joseph Gibson (2005) Unpublished PhD Thesis. University of
Common Adventure Model of Outdoor Programming: Philosophical
Foundations, Definition and the Effect of Filtering
''A common adventure trip is two or more individuals working
cooperatively for common goals, and sharing expenses, decision
making, and responsibilities as equitably as possible.''
by Ron Watters, Adjunct Faculty, Idaho State University (1999).
- Connections and
Disconnections: Examining the reality and rhetoric. International
perspectives on outdoor education theory and practice.
Conference Papers from the International Outdoor Education Research
Conference La Trobe University Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, July 6-9
For papers from this conference
see this treasure trove of papers by La Trobe University outdoor and
environmental education faculty
in outdoor education
by Andy Martin, Australian Journal of Outdoor Education (2010)
Excellence through Outdoor Learning (2010)
The core values of Curriculum for Excellence echo the key concepts of
outdoor learning: challenge, enjoyment, relevance, depth, development
of the whole person and an adventurous approach to learning. A report
published by Learning and Teaching Scotland
- Defining the Outdoors. Smulders, H. (2010) Defining the
Outdoors. Unpublished document. België, 12/01/2010
a tall ship sail training experience on adolescents’ self-concept
by Michele Capurso and Simone Borsci in International Journal of
Educational Research 2013
- Ethical issues in
contemporary human resource development [abstract]
"Outdoor Management Development (OMD) is one of a number of
definitions used to describe developmental activities..."
by Jean Woodall, Danielle Douglas, Business Ethics: A European Review
8(4) (1999: 249-)
Learning - The Oddsey School - an Expeditionary
- Expeditionary Learning Schools
Outward Bound (ELS) (formerly ELOB: 'Expeditionary Learning
- Experiencing ‘Awe’ in Nature Can
Bring Healing (2018)
Amanda Machado reports on a UC Berkeley Study by Craig Anderson. In
addition to the main (and now predictable) insight about the immediate
and long-term healing effects of "Awe" in nature, this study gives
what I found to be a shocking insight about PTSD: "Anderson admitted
that when comparing PTSD symptoms among the youth and veterans in his
study, he was surprised to find that the students actually had higher
symptoms of PTSD than the veterans did." These students were
relatively deprived, but even so it is alarming that students'
everyday life experiences appear to inflict more damage than military
service. Please refer to the study or to Machado's article rather than
to this brief interpretation of an interpretation (Machado's) of an
- The Foxfire Approach to
Teaching and Learning: John Dewey, Experiential Learning, and the
by Bobby Ann Starnes, ERIC Digest (1999)
Bound to Inward Bound’: the Prophetic Voices and Discursive
Practices of Spiritual Management Development
by Bell E. and Taylor S. in Human Relations, vol. 57, no. 4,
great outdoors: how a green exercise environment can benefit all
by Valerie F Gladwell, corresponding author Daniel K Brown, Carly
Wood, Gavin R Sandercock, and Jo L Barton, Extrem Physiol Med. 2013;
great outdoors and management development: a framework for analysing
the learning and transfer of management skills
[abstract at ingentaconnect.com]
by Veronica Burke, David Collins Managing Leisure (Routledge) Volume
3, Number 3 / July 1, (1998: 136-148)
Adventure-Based Training on Team Cohesion & Psychological Skills
Development in Elite Sporting Teams
by Ian Boyle
Outcomes of Outdoor Management Development: Of Design, Dogma and
Dissonance [can be slow to load]
by Philip J. Jones, Cliff Oswick, British Journal of Management,
Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 327–341, December 2007
Ship Afloat - Risk Management for Organizations
by Preston Cline
and Rick Curtis (2001), 29th Annual AEE International Conference.
- A Longitudinal Assessment of Treatment Outcomes in Outdoor
by Russell, K. C. (2002)
and out of school in diverse environments
by 13 authors: Banks et al (2007) The LIFE Center (The Learning
in Informal and Formal Environments Center), University of Washington,
Stanford University, and SRI International. Center for Multicultural
Education, University of Washington, Seattle
impacts attributed to participation in adventure education:
preliminary findings from NOLS
Sibthorp, Furman, Paisley, Gookin (2008/9)
Strategy to Client Needs (including "The Seven Facilitation
Strategies") part of "Adventure Therapy Best Practices"
by AEE's Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group(TAPG)
Meta-Analysis of Adventure Therapy Outcomes and Moderators
(2013) "Overall, the findings provide the most robust
meta-analysis of the effects of adventure therapy to date."
Bowen, D. J., & Neill, J. T. (2013) The
Open Psychology Journal, 6, 28-53. doi:
in Outdoor Education (pdf)
by Nina S. Roberts and Donald A. Rodriguez (1999) ERIC Digest
- Non-formal youth
development and its impact on young people’s lives: Case study -
Brathay Trust, UK
by Karen Stuart and Lucy Maynard, in the Italian Journal of Sociology
of Education. First published online in 2015.
- Obesity: Research into
the Effect of Participation in Outdoor Activities on Engendering
Lasting Active Lifestyles
Bertie Everard, Martin Hudson, Graham Lodge (2004) English Outdoor
the Boys? doing gender in scouting (pdf,
Nielsen HB (2002)
World Scout Organisation
and outdoor management education
by Glenn M. McEvoy, Human Resource Management, Volume 36, Issue 2,
pages 235–250, Summer 1997
Education and the Development of Civic Responsibility
by Judith A. Boss (1999) ERIC Digest
and Environmental Responsibility
by Rita Yerkes and Kathy Haras (1997) ERIC Digest
- Outdoor education
& the development of self constructs
(self-esteem, self-confidence, self-efficacy and self-concept)
by James T. Neill, University of New Hampshire (2002).
Education and Troubled Youth
Dene Berman and Jennifer Davis-Berman - ERIC digest
for Behaviour Disordered Students
by Edward Lappin (1984)
- Outdoor Management
Development - A House Built on Sand?
by Krouwel, W. G. (2014) EdD, University of the West of England.
development: the mediating effect of the client organisation [can
be slow to load]
by Adrian Ibbetson,Sue Newell, International Journal of Training and
Development, Volume 2, Issue 4, pages 239–258, December 1998
- The Outdoors
Against Drugs: An Evaluation of a Preventive Outdoor Education
Programme in Birmingham
by Dave Hardy and Duncan Martin (2004)
[was at http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/ECL/ECL_docs/TOAD_Report.pdf]
Experiences in Management Learning and Development [PhD Thesis,
by Roger Greenaway (1995)
- The Problem of verbal reports in recreation research: review,
recommendations and new directions
by William T. Borrie and Joseph W. Roggenbuck [this article was
published at http://www.cfc.umt.edu]
authentic wilderness experience? Thinking beyond the wilderness act
of 1964 by William T. Borrie
and Joseph W. Roggenbuck
Adventure, The Wisdom of Pure Adventure, The Spirit of Adventure and
The Spirit of Adventure Foundation
by Colin Mortlock
Competencies for Outdoor Educators
by Michelle Richardson and Deborah Simmons (1996) ERIC Digest
role of outdoor adventure education in facilitating groupwork in
by Sam Cooley, Victoria Burns and Jennifer Cumming (March 2015) in
Higher Education 69:567-582
for Each Other: Community Building Focusing on the Student-Student
'Community, caring and outdoor education. Australian Journal of
Outdoor Education. 5 (1): 4-18.' at http://www.outdoored.com
Place: Perspectives on outdoor teaching and learning (pdf) - full
text (2012) Emilia Fägerstam,
Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences
Improving Mountain Safety, Analysis of Scottish Mountain Incidents
by Dr. Bob Sharp. Summary and link to full report.
- Summary of Findings of a research project about the WAFFYS program
(Wilderness Adventures For First-Year Students) at
UNC’s Carolina Adventures Outdoor Education Center, Susan
P. Cole (2003) was at
in the Field (pdf)
by Carol Landis (1996) ERIC Digest
Outdoor Training: Experiences From a UK Automotive Plant
[can be slow to load]
by James Lowe (1991) Human Resource Management Journal, Volume 2,
Issue 1, pages 42–59, September 1991
Next Generation of Experiential Education Programmes: A Case Study
of Outward Bound [pdf file: 1.17mb, PhD thesis]
by Andrew Martin (2001) Massey University, Palmerston North, New
- Transfer Problems in
Outdoor Management Development Programs and How to Overcome Them
by Peter McGraw (1992) In: Hanna, Glenda M., Ed. Celebrating Our
Tradition Charting Our Future: Proceedings of the International
Conference of the Association for Experiential Education
Programs for Personal Growth, Therapy, Education, and Leadership
Research Center (1994-2000) University of Idaho
of Journals about outdoor education
- Applied Environmental Education
and Communication is a scholarly, peer-reviewed quarterly for
both academics and practitioners. It presents the latest environmental
developments in the fields of education, communication, social
marketing, journalism, and behavioral science, as well as information
on sustainability education, environmental interpretation, risk
communication, public relations and outreach, environmental health
communication, governmental and corporate public awareness, and
environmental campaigns around the world.
- AJOE: Australian Journal of Outdoor Education in 2016 became JOEE (below)
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning is a peer-reviewed journal
which aims to provide a central point for the publication and
dissemination of research and scholarship on adventure and the
'outdoors' as media for learning as well as recreation. It aims to
promote dialogue, research, thinking, teaching and practice from
critical perspectives in the fields of adventure education and outdoor
learning. It intends to publish papers concerned with social,
cultural, political, ethical and environmental issues in the outdoor
studies field. It is the official journal of the Institute for Outdoor
Learning, published by Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group)
Information about JAEOL
the IOL website. Information about JAEOL
the publisher's website.
- JEE: Journal of Experiential
Education is a peer-reviewed, scholarly
journal presenting a diverse range of articles in subject areas
such as outdoor adventure programming, service learning, environmental
education, therapeutic applications, research and theory, the creative
arts, and much more. JEE is published by the
Association for Experiential Education.
of Outdoor and Environmental Education
The Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education (JOEE) is an
international journal of the outdoor profession owned by the Outdoor
Council of Australia and strongly supported by Outdoor Education
Australia. It continues the Australian Journal of Outdoor Education
(AJOE). The journal is published approximately twice a year.
Zealand Journal of Outdoor Education
The purpose of NZJOE is to publish original refereed contributions on
all aspects of outdoor education, broadly defined, with a New Zealand
context or focus. We are particularly interested in articles that
apply academic insights to practice. The journal will facilitate
the interchange of ideas and information and contribute to the
development of a New Zealand perspective on moving and learning in the
of inaugural issue of NZJOE, Dec. 2002 (pdf 535kb at
archive.org) with articles on A
Narrative Approach to the New Zealand Landscape; Social Integration
Through Integrated Adventure Programming; Outdoor Education and the
Reinforcement of Heterosexuality; The Value of Ecotourism: An
Ecological Perspective; Transfer and Corporate Adventure Training –
Effective or Affective?; Outdoor Education for People with
Disabilities in Aotearoa, New Zealand; Who has the Right to
Recreate? User Conflict in the Outdoors View
list of NZJOE issues 2004-2012
published by the Institute for Outdoor Leadership & Education: A
Resource for Academics and Practitioners in the fields of Adventure
Education and Outdoor
Outdoor Education publishes outdoor education research that
is presented at the annual Coalition for Education in the Outdoors
- Please let Roger know (email:
email@example.com ) of other such journals, or online
journals, or journals in other fields that publish articles about
with expertise in outdoor education research
- The UK-based Outdoor
Research Discussion List ('outres') has members from around the
world. It is a good place to find people who share your research
interests, and to get news of the UK outdoor research forum meetings
and of relevant international conferences.
- James Neill has created a
very useful people page at the Outdoor Research and Evaluation Center.
Take a look
and recommend additions!
- Colin Mortlock's Spirit
of Outdoor Adventure Foundation brings together his own writings
on adventure and adventure education.
- If you want to tell the world about an outdoor research article
that you have found, written, or published, the above links will help
you get that research on the map. You may want to announce this on other outdoor discussion
lists (or get a friend to do this if you are shy). Be sure to
contact Rick Curtis at Outdoored.com
as well as telling the publisher of this page:
and reviews about outdoor education and research
Results from Google Scholar TM (Beta)
Here are some productive search
terms for outdoor education research topics. This is an excellent way of
finding articles and books especially those that have been most
frequently cited. Remember that the latest publications will have had
little chance to get many citations!
know of other indexes of outdoor education research articles not
Tell Roger firstname.lastname@example.org
who will be pleased to
include it in this map of outdoor education research.
Thank you to James Neill
for compiling the original list, and for additions from Steve
Lenartowicz and others.