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Outdoor Environmental Education Research Blog

Outdoor Environmental Education Research Blog

A compilation of research from students and staff in Outdoor Environmental Education at Moray House School of Education and Sport.

Fibers of Reflection I forgot to pack a hat to go canoeing down the river Spey on our first residential. So, in the spirit of Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education (OESE), I learned how to make one. My experiences during this two-week residential influenced the way I lived through and learned from the rest of […]

My personal life experiences inform the vast majority of my academic interests. I can’t deny that they are occasionally a quest for how other people’s life experiences are similar to or different from mine. As an Indian heterosexual cis-gender middle-class backward caste woman, it should come as no surprise that all of my research projects […]

My curiosity was originally piqued by the climate activist clergy members I kept meeting on marches: those who talked about activism as an integral expression of Christian faith; those whose spirituality seemed political, embodied, gritty and serene all at the same time. So how was it that I ended up describing the one experience I […]

In 2021 six women came together to explore the intersections of their research and lived experiences. Heidi Smith, Morgan Ludington, Anouska Duffy, Denise Mitten, Justina Burks, Mary Breunig. A research question was formulated to guide the collaborative work: In what ways do women experience their places in the outdoors? Ethical approval has been approved through […]

Disconnection with place I was fortunate enough to attend residential outdoor education field trips when I was in school. Perhaps that was what laid the foundations for a career of 15 years (and counting) that I am truly passionate about. Having spent 5 years working in the sister centre of the one I visited as […]

  For my dissertation, I decided to explore a topic (menstruation) that I have previously researched in a new (for me) context.  I explored the experiences of people who menstruate and outdoor leaders who have supported menstruators.  To do this, I invited participants to complete an online questionnaire which allowed them to share stories of […]

A teen without their phone. This almost seems like a rarity these days as society has accepted personal technology as an integral part of young people’s identity. In Outdoor Environmental Education (OEE), this is a divisive topic. While some educators seek to embrace the technological revolution to better connect with young participants, others shun it […]

An autoethnography uncovering unconscious biases through gender and sexuality. I invite you to begin by engaging with this visualisation… (https://youtu.be/fxEhPeGCxwU). I identify as a white, cis-gendered, able-bodied, lesbian, woman.  In the outdoor western world, an English speaking, white, able-bodied dominant environment I have privilege and power – I can physically access and be welcomed to […]

The Outdoor Environmental Education Section Research Blog finds its purpose to showcase the wide ranging research of students and staff within the Outdoor Environmental Education Section within Moray House School of Education and Sport.  We are in the process of compiling blog posts from current and alumni students and staff. This is a soft launch […]

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