2.4c Research Supporting Outdoor Learning

There is substantial research evidence to suggest that outdoor adventure programmes can impact positively on young people’s:

  • Attitudes, beliefs and self-perceptions – examples of outcomes include independence, confidence, self-esteem, locus of control, self-efficacy, personal effectiveness and coping strategies.
  • Interpersonal and social skills – such as social effectiveness, communication skills, group cohesion and skills in working with others.
  • Attainment – an outcome of enjoyment in learning leading to higher achievement and improved knowledge, skills and understanding.

This document provides a summary of key findings from reviews of research and major studies in outdoor learning.

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