Natural Playscapes and Outdoor Education
Today the need for outdoor spaces where children can play and learn has become even more important. This issue focuses on how nature or natural elements have been incorporated into playgrounds and playscapes, and how other, virtual, artiﬁ cial or ‘smart’ elements of play are competing, complementing or otherwise inﬂ uencing the way children and young adults are experiencing the outdoors and how and what they are learning there. The contributions include examples of outdoor play and learning in Europe, the United States and Mexico and, importantly, they give voice to practitioners as well as academics.
Mobile Augmented Reality and Outdoor Education
This paper describes a research project that explored the use of mobile augmented reality combined with outdoor education in a Swedish primary school. Special attention was paid to mobile augmented reality (AR). Project documentation and communication were reviewed, three iterations of design
and usability evaluations of the Minnesmark mobile AR platform was made.
Effects of an outdoor education intervention on the mental health of schoolchildren
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
This study aimed at examining the effects of an outdoor educational intervention on the mental
health of schoolchildren. Two elementary schools participated (N =230); one experimental school
where the intervention was implemented, and the other a reference school.
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