Student perspectives of a place-responsive outdoor education programme
Brown, M. (2012). Student perspectives of a place-responsive outdoor education programme. New Zealand Journal of Outdoor Education, 3(1), 64-83.
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There is a growing recognition of the role that places have in influencing learning In outdoor education. Being aware of the importance of place encourages the development of outdoor programmes that respond to the uniqueness of the locality and the community. This article investigates student perspectives of a place-responsive outdoor education programme. The findings indicate that this approach is a viable form of outdoor education practice that has the potential to foster positive interpersonal relationships and strengthen participants’ appreciation of and attachment to place(s). These findings contribute to a growing body of literature demonstrating that place-responsive outdoor education has the potential to enrich participants' understanding and enjoyment of places In addition to providing a challenging and enjoyable outdoor experience.
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This article has been published in the journal: New Zealand Journal of Outdoor Education. Used with permission.
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