2.4d Review of OL Research

This paper summarises the document “ A Review of Research on Outdoor Learning” published by the National Foundation for Educational Research and King’s College London (2004).
There is substantial research evidence to suggest outdoor adventure programmes can impact positively on young people:
1. Attitudes, beliefs and self-perceptions – examples of outcomes include independence, confidence, self esteem. locus of control, self efficacy, personal effectiveness and coping strategies
2. Interpersonal and social skills – such as social effectiveness, communication skills, group cohesion and teamwork

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