Recent Findings,
Current Trends, &
Future Directions
in Outdoor Education Research

James Neill
Last updated: 09 March, 2003


To be presented at the National Outdoor Education Conference, Adelaide, Australia, April 14-16, 2003



This session will provide an overview of recent findings, current trends and future directions in outdoor education research.  Recent findings include better-than-ever knowledge about the effects of outdoor education.  Currents trends are towards developing better understandings about the causal, underlying processes in outdoor education, as well as towards broadening our conceptions about what outdoor education really is and the multiple ways in which it can be used.  Future directions include the need for creative collaboration between outdoor education organizations, peak bodies, and academic institutions.

Recent Findings

Current Trends

Future Directions