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Outdoor Learning Research in other Journals

Some other refereed journals that publish Outdoor Learning research

Academy of Management Learning and Education
Example: 2(4) 352-263. Meyer, J. P. (2003) Four territories of experience: A developmental action inquiry approach to outdoor-adventure experiential learning.
Educational Researcher
Example: 32(4) 3-12. Gruenewald, D. (2003) The Best of Both Worlds: A Critical Pedagogy of Place 
Human Resource Management
Example: 36(2) 235-250. McEvoy, G. (1997) Organizational change and outdoor management education
History of Education
Example: 28, 157-172. Cook, L. (1999) The 1944 Education Act and outdoor education: from policy to practice
International Journal of Sport Psychology
Example: 29, 243-266. Meyer, B. & Wenger, M. (1998). Athletes and adventure education: An empirical investigation.
International Review for the Sociology of Sport
Example: 33(4) 393-402. Pedersen, K (1998) Doing Feminist Ethnography in the Wilderness around my Hometown

Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning

Journal of American Indian Education
Example: 35(2) Zwick, T. and Miller, K. (1996) A comparison of integrated outdoor education activities and traditional science learning with American Indian students.
Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy
Example: 30(1) 33-60. Hans, T. (2000) A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Adventure Programming on Locus of Control
Journal of Curriculum Studies
Example: 34(4) 405-425. Brookes, A. (2002)  Lost in the Australian bush: outdoor education as curriculum
Journal of Management Development
Example: 13(9) 14-24. Burnett, D. and James, K. (1994) Using the Outdoors to Facilitate Personal Change in Managers
Journal of Park and Recreation Administration
Example: 23 (3) 82-98. Astbury, R., Knight, B., and Nichols, G. (2005) The contribution of sport related interventions to the long-term development of disaffected young people: an evaluation of the Fairbridge Program.  
Journal of Risk Research
Example: 3(2) 121-134. Nichols G. (2000) Risk and adventure education.
Review of Educational Research
Example: 67(1) 43-87. Hattie, Marsh, Neill, and Richards (1997) Adventure Education and Outward Bound: Out-of-Class Experiences That Make a Lasting Difference
Science Education
Example: 81(2) 161 - 171. Orion, N. et al (1998) Development and validation of an instrument for assessing the learning environment of outdoor science activities
Sport, Education and Society
Example: 11(2) 135-153. Allin, L. and Humberstone, B. (2006) Exploring 'careership' in outdoor education and the lives of women outdoor educators.
Team Performance Management
Example: 3(2) 97-115. Mazany, P. et al (1997) Evaluating the effectiveness of an outdoor workshop for team building in an MBA programme.

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The “What is Outdoor Learning?” research was undertaken by Dr. Roger Greenaway, author of publications such as 'Playback'. The idea for the research project came from the English Outdoor Council, and has been funded by IOL. It is potentially a key resource for the field.

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