Encyclopedia of Teacher Education

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Adventure Expeditions as Innovative Educational Practice

  • Morten AsfeldtEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1179-6_357-1


Adventurous learning; Experiential education; High-impact educational practices; Outdoor education

In many educational settings, there is a trend toward enhancing student learning by adopting new and innovative educational practices. Commonly, these innovative practices encourage more active, engaged learning and compel students to participate in a variety of “hands-on” experiences such as Kuh’s (2008) “high-impact educational practices.” This move to innovate is partly motivated by the shortcomings of the mass delivery of education that evolved as a result of industrialization when parents began working in the wage economy and schooling was formalized and organized into what today is often known as primary, secondary, and tertiary (post-secondary) education. This shift changed what and how children learn. Rather than learning being a natural outcome of the process of living in family or community groups, learning, too, was industrialized: buildings were built, students were...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Augustana FacultyUniversity of AlbertaCamroseCanada

Section editors and affiliations

  • John Quay
    • 1
  • Tonia Gray
    • 2
  • Peter Higgins
    • 3
  1. 1.Melbourne Graduate School of EducationThe University of MelbourneUniversity of MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Educational Research, School of EducationWestern Sydney UniversityPenrithAustralia
  3. 3.Moray House School of EducationThe University of EdinburghEdinburghUK