Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning


The Journal is a peer reviewed journal based in the UK with an international review board. It was first published in 2000.

The Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning is an official publication of the Institute for Outdoor Learning. The main purpose of the Journal is to provide a central point and place of reference for the publication and dissemination of research and scholarship on adventure and the outdoors as media for learning, as well as recreation.

JAEOL aims to promote dialogue, research, thinking, teaching and practice from critical perspectives in the fields of adventure education and outdoor learning. It intends to publish papers concerned with social, cultural, political, ethical and environmental issues in the outdoor studies field.

Barbara Humberstone - Editor


Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning


Latest Issue - Volume 22, Issue 1 (2022)


  • Letting them go - outdoor education with/without the teacher educator
    Maureen Legge

  • How experiences transform over time: A retrospective study on place-based education in Micronesia and the Philippines
    Takako Takano

  • A demographic analysis of UK adventure sports coaches
    Ed Christian, John S. Kelly, Lucy V. Piggott & James Hoare

  • Impact of an experiential learning curriculum on youth developmental assets in alternative high schools
    Micah Hahn, Rebecca Van Wyck, Mariah A. Seater & Alicia F. Marvin

  • The effect of the waste management themed summer program on gifted students’ environmental attitude, creative thinking skills and critical thinking dispositions
    Özge Ceylan

  • Unsafe safety: the essence of challenge and experiential education as implicit religion
    Ivo Jirásek

  • Exploring the development of judgement and decision making in ‘competent’ outdoor instructors
    Alice Mees, Tynke Toering & Loel Collins

  • Navigating procedural ethics and ethics in practice in outdoor studies: an example from sail training
    Eric Fletcher

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PDF Copies of Past Papers

In addition to increased frequency of publication IOL has agreed with Routledge that we will make available pdf copies of past papers from the Journal. The offer is limited to 5 past papers per annual subscription. If you would like to take advantage of this offer please send details of the paper’s title and journal reference along with your IOL membership number by email.


Call for JAEOL Papers

Ageing, adventure and the outdoors: issues, contexts, perspectives and learning

Mark Hickmana and Peter Stokesb

aSchool Sport and Wellbeing, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK; bLeicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

The special issue welcomes studies from a range of methodological approaches including innovative and developmental stances, both theoretical and empirical. The initial submission deadline is 15 August 2017. The proposed publication release is the end of 2018. If you wish to discuss your submission further please contact: Dr Mark Hickman or Prof. Peter Stokes


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Editorial Board

Managing Editor
Barbara Humberstone - Buckinghamshire New University, UK

Associate Editors
Jelena Farkic - Academy of Applied Studies, Belgrade, Serbia
Chris North - University of Canterbury, UK


Social Media Editor
Jack Reed - University of Edinburgh, UK


IOL Liaison Officer
Graham French - Bangor University, UK


Editorial Board:

Linda Allin - Northumbria University, UK

Colin Beard - Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Peter Becker - Philipps University, Marburg, Germany

Judy Blaine - Rhodes University, South Africa

Mike Brown - Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Eric Brymer - Leeds Beckett University, UK

Sandro Carnicelli - University of the West of Scotland, UK

Beth Christie - University of Edinburgh, UK

Janet Dyment - University of Tasmania, Australia

Kirsti Gurholt - Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway

Mark Hickman - University of Central Lancashire, UK

Alison Lugg - La Trobe University, Australia

Susan Houge Mackenzie - University of Otago, New Zealand

Sarah MacQuarrie - University of Manchester, UK

Pat Maher - Cape Breton University, Canada

Alcyane Marinho - Santa Catarina State University, Brazil

Peter Martin - Federation University, Australia

Robbie Nicol - University of Edinburgh, UK

Hellen Nkatha Muthomi - Kenyatta University, Kenya

Johan Öhman - Örebo University, Sweden

Heather Prince - University of Cumbria, UK

Kaye Richards - Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Carol Riddick - Gallaudet University, USA

Takako Takano - Waseda University, Japan

Sue Waite - Plymouth University, UK

Vinicius Zeilmann Brasil - Santa Catarina State University, Brazil




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