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 19, Number 1, 2019


  • The role of ‘pracademics’ in education and development of adventure sport professionals
    Loel Collins & Dave Collins

  • Efficacy of online training for improving camp staff competency
    Barry A. Garst, Ryan J. Gagnon & Alice M. Brawley

  • Physical activity and sedentary behaviour during outdoor learning and traditional indoor school days among Finnish primary school students
    Jan-Erik Romar, Ida Enqvist, Janne Kulmala, Jouni Kallio & Tuija Tammelin

  • Parents’ beliefs about young children’s play and nature experiences in Danish and US contexts
    Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, Caroline Dean, Maja Sbahi Biehl & Anna Mellman

  • Outdoor adventures and adolescents’ mental health: daily screen time as a moderator of changes
    Michael Mutz, Johannes Müller & Arne Göring

  • The impact of short-term adventure-based outdoor programs on college students’ stress reduction
    Yun Chang, Curt Davidson, Seann Conklin & Alan Ewert

  • Bayesian reasoning in avalanche terrain: a theoretical investigation
    Philip A. Ebert

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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
Sandro Carnicelli - University of the West of Scotland
Heather Prince - University of Cumbria, UK

Book Reviews Editor
Chris North - University of Canterbury, New Zealand

IOL Liaison Officer
Graham French - Bangor University

Editorial Board:

Linda Allin - Northumbria University, UK

Colin Beard - Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Eric Brymer - Leeds Beckett University, UK

Beth Christie - University of Edinburgh, UK

Mark Hickman - University of Central Lancashire, UK

Robbie Nicol - University of Edinburgh, UK

Kaye Richards - Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Sue Waite - Plymouth University, UK

International Advisory Board:

Peter Becker - Philipps University, Marburg, Germany

Mike Brown - Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Janet Dyment - University of Tasmania, Australia

Kirsti Gurholt - Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway

Alison Lugg - La Trobe University, Australia

Susan Houge Mackenzie - University of Otago, New Zealand

Pat Maher - Cape Breton University, Canada

Alcyane Marinho - Santa Catarina State University, Brazil

Peter Martin - Federation University, Australia

Johan Öhman - Örebo University, Sweden

Takako Takano - Waseda University, Japan




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