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Sandell, K. & Öhman, J. (2013). An educational tool for outdoor education and environmental concern. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 13(1), 36-55
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2013 (English)In: Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, ISSN 1472-9679, E-ISSN 1754-0402, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 36-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to suggest an outdoor education model that respects the need to critically discuss the general belief in a causal relationship between experiences of nature, environmentally-friendly attitudes and behavioural change, but that at the same time respects the legitimate claims on the part of outdoor education practice for concretisation and clarity. The foundation of this model consists of a combination of theoretical perspectives and models that have been generated through a number of Swedish interdisciplinary research projects concerning human interrelationships with the landscape during the last decade. The paper first focuses on the subtleties of environmental concern with the aid of an environmentally historic model of how care for nature and environmental protection successively developed during the last century. It then addresses different aspects of outdoor education by presenting two specific models: a model of two principally diverse motives for this education, and a model of three different approaches to the landscape when executing outdoor education. In the final section these models are assembled in a suggested model for outdoor education and environmental concern, and identify a handful of main educational paths. The paper concludes with a brief discussion about continued research and examples of what can be regarded as particularly important developments and additions to the suggested model.

Keywords
Conservation, nature experience, sustainable development, landscape approaches, conceptual framework
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education; Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-26590 (URN)10.1080/14729679.2012.675146 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-12-05 Created: 2012-12-05 Last updated: 2018-05-17Bibliographically approved
Öhman, J., Wolf-Watz, D., Sandell, K. & Beery, T. (2013). Friluftsliv och miljöengagemang. In: Peter Fredman, Marie Stenseke, Klas Sandell, Anders Mossing (Ed.), Friluftsliv i förändring: resultat från ett forskningsprogram: slutrapport (pp. 145-159). Stockhom: Naturvårdsverket
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Friluftsliv och miljöengagemang
2013 (Swedish)In: Friluftsliv i förändring: resultat från ett forskningsprogram: slutrapport / [ed] Peter Fredman, Marie Stenseke, Klas Sandell, Anders Mossing, Stockhom: Naturvårdsverket , 2013, p. 145-159Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockhom: Naturvårdsverket, 2013
Series
Naturvårdverkets rapporter, ISSN 0282-7298 ; 6547
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-28773 (URN)
Available from: 2013-04-23 Created: 2013-04-23 Last updated: 2018-05-17Bibliographically approved
Sandell, K. & Öhman, J. (2010). Educational potentials of encounters with nature: reflections from a Swedish outdoor perspective. Environmental Education Research, 16(1), 113-132
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2010 (English)In: Environmental Education Research, ISSN 1350-4622, E-ISSN 1469-5871, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 113-132Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Direct encounters with the natural environment have a long tradition in environmental education. Given that the role and character of these encounters are shaped by the approach taken to environmental or sustainability education, there is a risk that a shift towards pluralistic and political approaches will lead to a neglect of nature encounters. On the basis of an analysis of Swedish/Scandinavian outdoor and environmental history and current Swedish outdoor education practice, we suggest six potentials of encounters with nature: (1) an experience-based meaning of nature; (2) a relational ethical perspective; (3) the addition of a fourth perspective to sustainable development; (4) human ecology in practice; (5) sensing the quality of a simple life; and (6) democracy, identity and dwelling. We argue that these potentials widen the scope of environmental and sustainability education, while highlighting the need for a situated, dynamic and process-oriented concept of nature, rather than a static one in which nature is understood as a particular place or specific organisms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2010
Keywords
Environmental education, sustainability education, outdoor education, friluftsliv, environmental history, nature experience
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-9912 (URN)10.1080/13504620903504065 (DOI)000276343900007 ()2-s2.0-77956252595 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2010-03-04 Created: 2010-03-04 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
Sandell, K. & Öhman, J. (2008). Educational potentials of encounters with nature: reflections from a Swedish outdoor perspective. In: : . Paper presented at Friluftsforskning 2008, Karlstad, 12–13 november, 2008.
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2008 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-3373 (URN)
Conference
Friluftsforskning 2008, Karlstad, 12–13 november, 2008
Note

Paper presenterat på konferensen Friluftsforskning 2008, Karlstad, 12–13 november, 2008.

Available from: 2008-12-11 Created: 2008-12-11 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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