Outdoor Education Australia has made available for public viewing a select number of presentations given at NOEC 2018 in Hobart, in April 2018.
OEA announces new OEA Digital Library and publishing partnership with Springer
From April 2018 Australian Outdoor Educators will have digital access to a number of highly beneficial library resources as a result of a new partnership with Springer, one of the world’s largest academic publishing houses.
Special Issue focusses on early years of outdoor education
The March 2018 Issue of the Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education (JOEE) — the first to be published via OEA’s partnership with Springer International — focuses on Forest School; the brand and approach to outdoor and environmental education in the early childhood years.
This bumper issue has a broad international focus with contributors from around the English speaking outdoor education world: Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Outdoor Ed study with 60 schools tracks benefits post course and over time
Those working in Outdoor Education often lament the lack of concrete evidence that attests to the benefits of outdoor educational programs.
This Outdoor Ed Study by Learning Away, released in 2015, may go some way to providing you with the outcomes you need to champion outdoor education.
The Institute for Outdoor Learning, based in Cumbria, United Kingdom, has launched a new website dedicated to research showing the benefits of outdoor learning to individuals and society.
The new website which can be found here features:
Research Reports – evolving research and practice development in outdoor learning.
Research Hubs – a network of academics and practitioners discussing and evaluating research in outdoor learning.
Article Archives from Horizons Magazine – FREE access to search, view and download articles on outdoor learning and related topics from this key outdoor practitioners magazine, going back nearly 15 years. That’s over 500 articles – and counting….!
Student Outcomes & Natural Schooling – a Pathways from Evidence to Impact Report 2016 looks at 21 inter/national school-based outdoor learning case studies from 11 countries – highlighting challenges and opportunities, and making recommendations for improving delivery and evaluation of programmes. Executive summary is below. Full report can be downloaded here.
Outdoor Education & School Curriculum Distinctiveness: More than Content, More than Process.
For many years, those of us engaged with outdoor education curriculum development in Australia have been debating questions which orbit around the issue of defining outdoor education.
NOEC 2016, held at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, the week after Easter was a huge success according to OEA Chaiperson, James McIntosh.
Many delegates were forthcoming in thanking the organisers, OEAQ, for the collective effort that had gone into making it a substantial event.
A research study aimed at identifying the knowledge, skill and practical experience required of outdoor education leaders in Australia is currently underway.
Doctoral researcher, David Marsden from Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, is calling on outdoor professionals from organisations that provide services to schools to participate in the Australian Outdoor Education Leadership Survey. If you are an outdoor leader, educator, guide, instructor, coordinator or manager working in any context from residential camping to international expeditions then the survey is targeted at you.
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