Beyond Wilderness: Outdoor Education And The Transfer Of Environmental Ethics

Show simple item record Mazze, Sarah, 1977- en_US 2008-02-10T02:03:02Z 2008-02-10T02:03:02Z 2006-06 en_US
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dc.description 140 p. Committee in Charge: Dr. Greg Bothun, Chair; Dr. Ellen Scott en_US
dc.description A print copy of this title is available through the UO Libraries under the call number: KNIGHT LC1038.5 .M39 2006 en_US
dc.description.abstract With growing awareness of environmental issues, few outdoor educators would deny that the environment deserves greater attention in our daily lives. Most adventure education programs focus on treading lightly on the land for the duration of the program, yet may not discuss skill transference to students’ daily lives. Through interviews with 9 students and 10 alumnae of an adventure-education program, this qualitative study examines how the local example of leaving no trace can inform living a less resource consumptive lifestyle on a more global scale. Behavior change models and prior research guided the interviews with the goal of exploring: does the environment end at wilderness boundaries for students, or to what extent do they carry home and expand their knowledge of living lightly? As predicted, all subjects achieved some degree of transfer, with contributing factors including time spent in remote wilderness, explicit discussion of transference, and increased knowledge and skills. en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Oregon, Environmental Studies Program, Theses and Dissertations, 2006, M.S.
dc.subject Environmental ethics en_US
dc.subject Adventure education en_US
dc.subject Behavior en_US
dc.subject Attitudes en_US
dc.title Beyond Wilderness: Outdoor Education And The Transfer Of Environmental Ethics en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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