Introduction to Outdoor Education
05 Nov 2006
What is outdoor education?
Outdoor education engages students in adventurous and environmental activities in the outdoors... - more
What are the goals of outdoor education?
The goals of outdoor education are often understanding of self, others, and the environment... - more
What kinds of outdoor education programs are there?
Outdoor education comes in many forms including:
Fields related to outdoor education
Related fields include:
Outcomes Education Quotes
is a recent phenomenon in the widespread business of teaching and learning.
Its emergence has, ironically, coincided with the decline of the wilderness
resource upon which it depends....”
Outdoor education theory
Outdoor education is based on combination of:
History of outdoor education
Outdoor education is commonly believed to have started with Outward Bound in 1941, but it is really the the original form of human education that we have been using since the beginning of hominid evolution...more history
Future of outdoor education
Outdoor education has become increasingly popular in the second half of the 20th century, particularly in industrialized countries, a trend that looks set to continue (Priest & Gass, 1997). Outdoor education programs have also spread and been adapted in more recent years in an increasingly a wide variety of countries, including many in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Does outdoor education work?
In a nutshell, yes....for example, research on over 10,000 people has found that 4 out of 5 people have more positive views about themselves as a result of participating in outdoor education programs. What's more, these effects seem to last very well over time.