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

Effects of Wilderness Expeditions on Creative Problem Solving Skills (2014) 549
Fostering Experiential Self-Regulation Through Outdoor Adventure Education (2013) 679
Learning Styles on Adventure Courses (2010) 993
Backcountry Nutrition (2013) 1004
Wilderness-Based Semester Learning (2012) 934
Peer Effects on Noncognitive Ability (2008) 976
Physiological Adaptations in Extended Technical Mountaineering (1985) 1041
Nurturing The Heart And Soul Of Education: (Secular) Spirituality (2008) 1583
Instructor Influence of Student Learning at NOLS (2009) 1931
Awakening Place Awareness During A 30-day Wilderness Leadership Program (2008) 1599
Stove Efficiency Experiment: VIDEO (2009) 3660
Does participation on a NOLS course increase responsible environmental behavior? (1995) 1627
Do increases in self-efficacy on NOLS courses persist after one year? (1998) 1647
What characteristics influence NOLS course participants' perception of achievement? (2007) 1494
Does supporting student autonomy on NOLS courses help achieve educational objectives? (2007) 1536
Using retrospective pretests for assessing student growth (2007) 1611
How do students on NOLS courses learn? (2008) 2014
Which NOLS learning objectives transfer to participants lives and how long do they last? (2008) 3604
Do NOLS courses influence participants' perception of their achievement? (2008) 1804
NOLS & Univ. of Utah Research: Transfer of Learning Survey (2008) 2354
NOLS & Univ. of Utah Research: Long-term Impacts of Wilderness Education (2008) 4877
Perspectives on the Integration of Wilderness Research and Education (1994) 1774
Factors Influencing Leadership Development in Wilderness Education (1994) 2202
A National Study of Outdoor Wilderness Experience (1998) 3036
NOLS Research Program 1999 Annual Report and Completed Papers (1999) 1785
Organizational Collaboration in Outdoor Adventure Education (2007) 1782
Student Learning in Outdoor Education: A Case Study From NOLS (2008) 2276
Exploring Participant Development Through Adventure-Based Programming: A Model from NOLS (2007) 2177
Addressing Response-shift Bias: Retrospective Pretests in Recreation Research and Evaluation (2007) 1809
A Means-End Investigation of Outcomes Associated with Outward Bound and NOLS Programs (2007) 1920
  • 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  ( 14 items )
    These studies look at impacts and their mitigation related to backcountry recreation.

  • Research Reports: Risk Management  ( 13 items )
    These studies look at outdoor program incident, accident, and illness epidemiology, various aspects of accident and illness prevention, and other topics related management of risks in wilderness.

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