Emotive outdoor learning experiences in Higher Education: Personal reflections and evidence

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Abstract

Outdoor learning experiences in Higher Education (HE) provide students with the opportunity for emotional development, cognitive development and learning. Despite this, the literature on the impact of emotive outdoor learning experiences on student’s development and learning is scarce. The aim of this paper is to
present an overview of the key factors important for the delivery of outdoor learning experiences in HE. The paper will also incorporate the authors personal experience of delivering emotive outdoor learning in HE (visiting Holocaust sites with undergraduate students). Broad recommendations for the future design and
delivery of emotive outdoor learning experiences is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number25 (1)
Pages (from-to)67-71
Number of pages5
JournalPsychology Teaching Review
Volume25
Issue number1
Early online date25 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2019

Keywords

  • outdoor learning experiences
  • Higher Education
  • emotive
  • adaptability
  • reflection
  • group identity
  • Holocaust

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