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Research Reports: Wilderness Education
These studies primarily look at various aspects of student outcomes and programming effects in wilderness education.

Exploring complex relationships on extended wilderness courses (ROE 2014) 564
Importance of trust in outdoor education (ROE 2010) 495
Mechanisms of learning transfer in adventure education (JEE 2011) 508
Developing lifelong learners (CEO Symposium 2012) 502
The multi-dimensionality of group cohesion (AORE Symposium 2012) 497
Measurement of challenge type and intensity in wilderness education students (CEO Symposium 2012) 479
Black and white thinkers and colorful problems (JOREL 2012) 557
The importance of program quality in youth development (ROE & CEO Symposium 2012) 519
Wilderness-based experiences and creation of an environmental ethic (ROE 2013) 540
Understanding groups in outdoor adventure education through social network analysis (AJOE 2013) 512
Considering students’ experiences in diverse groups (JLR 2014) 514
Social system in outdoor adventure education programs (JEE 2014) 545
Development of prosocial behavior in adolescents (JEE 2014) 534
An examination of wilderness first aid knowledge, self-efficacy and skill retention (WEMJ 2012) 502
Wilderness-based semester learning (JOREL 2012) 511
Effects of wilderness expedition experience on ill-structured problem-solving skills (2015) 1280
Fostering experiential self-regulation through outdoor adventure education (JEE 2015) 1537
Backcountry nutrition (ROE 2014) 1779
Peer effects on non-cognitive ability (2008) 1745
Nurturing the heart and soul of education: (secular) spirituality (2008) 2169
Instructor influence on student learning at NOLS (JOREL 2009) 2622
Awakening place awareness during a 30-day wilderness leadership program (IJW 2008) 2166
Stove Efficiency Experiment: VIDEO (2009) 4560
Responsible environmental behavior: Metaphoric transference of minimum-impact ideology (1995) 2323
Role of self-efficacy in the outdoor leadership development process (1998) 2349
The pedagogic value of student autonomy in adventure education (2008) 2210
Student learning in outdoor education (JEE 2008) 2676
Predictors of participant development through adventure education (ROE 2008) 2494
Long-term impacts attributed to participation in wilderness education (PowerPoint) 3097
Long-term impacts of wilderness education (ROE 2008) 5748
Perspectives on the integration of wilderness research, education and management (1994) 2441
Factors influencing leadership development in wilderness education (1994) 2844
A national study of outdoor wilderness experience (Kellert and Derr 1998) 4040
NOLS Research Program 1999 Annual Report and Completed Papers (1999) 2438
Organizational collaboration in outdoor adventure education (2007) 2486
Exploring participant development through adventure-based programming (Leisure Sciences 2007) 2917
Addressing response-shift bias: retrospective pretests in recreation research and eval (JLR 2007) 2567
A means-end investigation of outcomes associated with Outward Bound and NOLS programs (JEE 2007) 2620
  • About NOLS Research  ( 3 items )
    Learn more about the NOLS research mission as well as how to submit a research proposal and FAQ.

  • Research Reports: Recreational Ecology  ( 10 items )
    These studies look at impacts and their mitigation related to backcountry recreation.

  • Research Reports: Health and Risk  ( 17 items )
    These studies look at outdoor program incident, accident, and illness epidemiology, energy balance (expenditure and consumption), lightning risks, avalanche risks, and safety equipment for camping in bear country.
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