Environmental concerns and outdoor studies

Nature as fosterer

Authored by: Johan Öhman , Klas Sandell

Routledge International Handbook of Outdoor Studies

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138782884
eBook ISBN: 9781315768465
Adobe ISBN: 9781317666523


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Outdoor studies has long been regarded as an important tool for public environmental concern (e.g. Hammerman, Hammerman & Hammerman, 2001; Place, 2004; Sandell & Öhman, 2010). In the last decade several studies have been conducted on the relationship between outdoor experiences and environmentalism, with an emphasis on the effect that participation in outdoor education has on environmental knowledge, pro-environmental attitudes and behaviour, and their interconnection (see Sandell & Öhman, 2013).

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