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Cooperative Learning in Outdoor Education
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, National Centre for Outdoor Education (NCU). Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Interpersonal growth is one part of the definition of outdoor education. Collaboration and common purpose are key phrases in cooperation learning. Both those two teaching methods are including students’ social development. To find out the effects of teachers’ and students’ attitude toward cooperative learning in outdoor education, this study explores the benefits and limitations of group work in outdoor education theoretically. Also, this study explores the attitudes of teachers and students regarding group work in outdoor learning. Questionnaires were used to find the students’ opinion of group work in outdoor education, during the analysis of data, thematic analysis was conducted with interview data to find out teachers’ attitudes. The participates of this study mainly had a very positive attitude towards group work in outdoor education, although some limitations were identified, such as students sometimes lost focus, were absent or were less involved.

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2013. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Cooperative, Outdoor Education, Learning, Group
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104699ISRN: LIU-IKK-MOE-D--13/019--SEOAI: diva2:698636
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Master in Outdoor Environmental Education and Outdoor Life
Available from: 2014-02-27 Created: 2014-02-24 Last updated: 2014-02-27Bibliographically approved

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