The environment, physical activity, recreation and the outdoors

Humberstone, Barbara, Prince, Heather and Mansfield, Lois (2017) The environment, physical activity, recreation and the outdoors. In: Piggin, Joe, Mansfield, Louise and Weed, Mike, (eds.) Routledge handbook of physical activity policy and practice. Routledge International Handbooks . Routledge, Abingdon, UK. Full text not available from this repository.

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The 'outdoors' and the natural environment are significant and arguably, in physical activity research, under-acknowledged spaces/places and ideological contexts in which physical activity recreation and learning take place. These diverse spaces and spaces co-construct formal, non-formal and informal education and learning arenas with a variety of young and older people and with a variety of aims. Over the last two decades there has been increased interest in the study of outdoor activities which include the study of outdoor education, outdoor recreation, leisure and sport, particularly from social, cultural, educational and environmental perspectives (Humberstone, Prince and Henderson, 2016).

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138943087
Departments: Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Chapter 14 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 11:32
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2018 15:20

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