publication . Bachelor thesis . 2013

Developing Place Attachment to the Natural Surroundings of the School: The Role of Outdoor Education

Katsamagka, Argyro;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för kultur och kommunikation
  • Country: Sweden
Place is highly connected with outdoor education; it is defined by the location of the learning process and it designates both practically and theoretically ways to foster to students a strong bond with natural places. Place attachment refers to this bond or, in other words, the love relationship, one can develop with a place. This research tries to investigate if there is a causal relationship between outdoor education and development of place attachment. A quasi-experimental design research was conducted to 31 teenagers, 12-13 years old. A questionnaire, for measuring the level of place attachment to the natural surroundings of their school, was distributed at...
free text keywords: Place Attachment, Place, Outdoor Education, Teenagers, Quasi-Experimental Design
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4.3 Summary of Results

Chapter 5: Discussion

5.1 Discussion of the Results

5.2 Limitations

5.3 Suggestions for Future Studies

Chapter 6: Conclusion

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