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Outdoor Education:

Similar and Related Terms

James Neill
Last updated:
15 Feb 2004

 
  • This table lists 45 terms which are similar or closely related to outdoor education

  • The main categories of keywords used in the terms were then tabulated:

    • 38% of the terms refer to education or learning

    • 27% of the terms refer to outdoor(s)

    • 22% of the terms refer to environment, nature, or wilderness

    • 18% of the terms refer to adventure

    • 76% of the terms refer to other, minor keywords, the most common of which were experiential (7%), recreation (7%), camping (5%), challenge (5%), survival (5%), therapy (5%), and tourism (5%).

Terms which are similar or closely related to outdoor education (N = 44)

[square brackets indicate synonymous terms]

Major Keywords
x = indicates a term's use of a keyword
Minor Keywords

Adventure

Education / learning

Environment / nature / wilderness

Outdoor

n of terms using keywords

8 17 10 12 34

% of items using keywords =

18% 38% 22% 27% 76%

adventure experience

x       experience

adventure therapy

x

 

 

 

therapy

adventure tourism

x

 

 

 

tourism

adventure-based counseling

x

 

 

 

counseling

adventure[-based] education

x

x

 

 

 

adventure[-based] learning

x

x

 

 

 

adventure[-based] program[ming]

x

 

 

 

 

boot camps

 

 

 

 

boot camps

camping [summer camp]

 

 

 

 

camping

camping education

 

x

 

 

camping

challenge education

 

x

 

 

challenge

character education

 

x

 

 

character

common adventure

x

 

 

 

common

conservation education

 

x

x

 

 

environmental education

 

x

x

 

 

environmental interpretation

 

 

x

 

interpretation

experiential education

 

x

 

 

experiential

experiential learning

 

x

 

 

experiential

extended stay outdoor education

 

x

 

x

extended stay

leisure education

 

x

 

 

leisure

nature education

 

x

x

 

 

nature recreation

 

 

x

 

recreation

nature tourism

 

 

x

 

tourism

outdoor activity

 

 

 

x

activity

outdoor education

 

x

 

x

 

outdoor learning

 

x

 

x

 

outdoor[-based] experiential education

 

x

 

x

experiential

outdoor[-based] program[ming]

 

 

 

x

 

outdoor pursuits

 

 

 

x

pursuits

outdoor recreation

 

 

 

x

recreation

outdoor behavioral healthcare

 

 

 

x

behavioral health-care

outdoor environmental education

 

x

x

x

 

outdoor survival

 

 

 

x

survival

Outward Bound

 

 

 

 

Outward Bound

residential camping

        residential camping

resident[ial] outdoor programs

 

 

 

x

resident

[ropes] [challenge] courses

 

 

 

 

ropes challenge

service learning

 

x

 

 

service

survival programs

 

 

 

 

survival

stress camping

 

 

 

 

stress camping

wilderness experience

 

 

x

 

experience

wilderness recreation program[ming]

 

 

x

 

recreation

vision quests

 

 

 

 

vision quests

wilderness therapy

 

 

x

 

therapy