Experiencing the Outdoors

Enhancing Strategies for Wellbeing

  • Margaret Robertson
  • Ruth Lawrence
  • Gregory Heath

Part of the Researching Environmental Learning book series (RELE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Margaret Robertson
    Pages 1-12
  3. Genny Blades
    Pages 13-24
  4. Gregory Lowan-Trudeau
    Pages 37-47
  5. Barbara Humberstone
    Pages 61-72
  6. Gregory Heath
    Pages 73-81
  7. Paul Beedie
    Pages 101-111
  8. Lesley Hodgson
    Pages 123-134
  9. Irene Nga-Yee Cheng, John Chi-Kin Lee
    Pages 135-146
  10. Colin Hoad
    Pages 147-163
  11. Glyn Thomas, Brendon Munge
    Pages 165-176
  12. Lucas Bester
    Pages 177-191
  13. Peter Holmes
    Pages 207-221
  14. Eric Po Keung Tsang
    Pages 223-232
  15. Noel Gough
    Pages 233-244
  16. Ruth Lawrence, Margaret Robertson, Gregory Heath
    Pages 245-247
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 249-256

About this book


The space is outdoors. The experience is personal and the journey can be solitary or take place in groups. Informal or formal the places visited are sites of learning. Locked in memory our experiences in the outdoors are a constant source of wonderment and food to replenish our sense of wellbeing. Our experiences in the outdoors can endure in the abstract as ideas for developing a sense of a well lived life. They can also draw us back to places and reenergise the body. Physical and emotional wellbeing collides in the unexpected events that flourish in the outdoors. Our readiness for enjoyment and personal development are subjective states which this book challenges. Traversing the landscape of the outdoors the collection of chapters contained range from the theoretical to the practical including strategies for teaching and learning that are transdisciplinary. With ideas for practitioners as well as thoughtful reading for readers of diverse ages and interests this book includes contributions from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Canada.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Margaret Robertson
    • 1
  • Ruth Lawrence
    • 2
  • Gregory Heath
    • 3
  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.La Trobe UniversityAustralia
  3. 3.La Trobe UniversityAustralia

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