By Margaret Robertson, Ruth Lawrence, Gregory Heath

The gap is outside. The adventure is own and the adventure could be solitary or ensue in teams. casual or formal the areas visited are websites of studying. Locked in reminiscence our reviews within the outside are a relentless resource of wonderment and meals to refill our experience of health. Our reports within the outdoor can undergo within the summary as principles for constructing a feeling of a good lived lifestyles. they could additionally draw us again to areas and reenergise the physique. actual and emotional well being collides within the unforeseen occasions that flourish within the outside. Our readiness for entertainment and private improvement are subjective states which this e-book demanding situations. Traversing the panorama of the outside the gathering of chapters contained variety from the theoretical to the sensible together with concepts for instructing and studying which are transdisciplinary. With principles for practitioners in addition to considerate studying for readers of numerous a while and pursuits this publication contains contributions from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, uk and Canada.

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We have to learn to see again, learn to walk, to feel all these things again. So if there’s a process where we can be guided through to learn to get to the stage of making contact with the land again, we get some calling of responsibility our self. (Roe & Hoogland, 1999, p. 11) To learn to ‘see and feel again’ invites us to consider how we might walk through places. Along this Trail there was an unfolding narrative of walking, of pausing and listening to Dreamtime stories that are deeply embedded in this place and 18 WALKING THE GROUND brought alive on this walk.

From Nose Lake, where we took the first paddle strokes, we gradually adapted to the environment and the changes between running water, rapids, and calm water including lakes, the variations in currents, the eddies, the head and tailwinds, the rain, thunderstorm, and sun, the lining of the canoe where damage by gear and the risk to capsize was high, portaging of gear and canoe, fishing trout, and watching birds and other animals. Day after day the sense of knowing this specific river increased from low water levels and stony parts upstream to an increasing amount of water and stronger currents in the end of the wilderness expedition.

It was a hope that this type of conference would influence participants’ future teaching and also inspire future international research collaboration and add to the body of related literature, which it has. CONTRASTING ASPECTS I found this conference of significant interest for several reasons. First, a conference concept where researchers replaced powerpoints and indoor presentations with outdoor teaching, reflections about Outdoor Education M. Robertson et al. ), Experiencing the Outdoors, 25–35.

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