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People, place, process: the geographies of outdoor education in the Outward Bound Trust

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posted on 24.01.2019, 12:02 by Joanne L. Hickman Dunne
This original study explores the geographies of outdoor education. In recent years, there has been an unprecedented drive to make use of the outdoors as a learning space in educational practice. This has been coupled with a growing body of research critically examining the geographies of education. Despite the perceived benefits of outdoor education, which have been the focus of much academic literature to-date, the particular spaces through which outdoor education operates have been significantly under-researched. This study therefore contributes to an increased understanding of these spaces, through an empirical focus on the Outward Bound Trust, the UK’s leading provider of bursary-assisted outdoor learning. [Continues.]



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  • Geography and Environment


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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.