Exploring metaphors, semiotics and symbols in outdoor adventure pedagogy: a reflection on method

Loynes, Christopher (2003) Exploring metaphors, semiotics and symbols in outdoor adventure pedagogy: a reflection on method. In: Humberstone, Barbara, Brown, Heather and Richards, Kaye, (eds.) Whose journeys? The outdoors and adventure as social and cultural phenomena: critical explorations of relations between individuals, 'others' and the environment. Institute for Outdoor Learning, Penrith, UK, pp. 297-310.

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Abstract

This paper explores an ethnographic study using participative enquiry as a method. The purpose of the case study was to consider the role of narrative as a pedagogic devise in outdoor adventure courses. Recent discussions of the use of metaphor, semiotic devises and symbolic devises in outdoor adventure education are reviewed. The case study that set out to explore the role of the hero’s journey meta-narrative as a symbolic pedagogic device is then summarised. The discussion considers the benefits and ethical matters that arose from reflection on the approach.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Institute for Outdoor Learning
ISBN: 9781898555070
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: From the book inside cover: "The individual contributions © the respective authors 2003".
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2013 12:50
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 01:41
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/800

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