Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning

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 18, Number 3, 2018


  • It depends on the priorities: the presence and profile of outdoor education on school websites
    Margie Campbell-Price

  • Maintaining mastery but feeling professionally isolated: experienced teachers’ perceptions of teaching outside the classroom
    Karen S. Barfod

  • Learning opportunities in the outdoor school–empirical findings on outdoor school in Germany from the children’s perspective
    Sarah Sahrakhiz, Marius Harring and Matthias D. Witte

  • An exploration of the perceived health, life skill and academic benefits of dinghy sailing for 9–13-year-old school children
    Stewart T. Cotterill and Hazel Brown

  • Developing creativity through outdoor physical activities: a qualitative exploration of contrasting school equipment provisions
    Brendon Hyndman and Linda Mahony

  • ‘Exploring the “Construction” strand in the Irish Primary School Visual Arts Curriculum through the Forest School approach’
    Marie Claire Murphy

  • Triggers of emotional highs in experiential learning
    Sandris Zeivots

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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 Editor - Beth Christie
University of Edinburgh, UK

Convenor - Heather Prince
University of Cumbria, UK

Book Reviews Editor - Chris Hodgson
University of Chichester, UK

Editorial Board:

Linda Allin - Northumbria University, UK

Colin Beard - Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Eric Brymer - Leeds Beckett University, UK

Sandro Carnicelli - University of the West of Scotland, 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 - University of Waikato, New Zealand

Kirsti Pedersen Gurholt - Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway

Peter Martin - University of Ballarat, Australia

Alcyane Marinho - Santa Catarina State University, Brazil

Carol Cutler Riddick - Gallaudet University, USA

Jayson Seaman - University of New Hampshire, USA

Takako Takano - Waseda University, Japan

Robyn Zink - Monash University, Australia




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