The effects of outdoor journeys on self awareness

Douglas, Justin (2013) The effects of outdoor journeys on self awareness. Masters dissertation, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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This study examined the effect of journeying on self awareness. Three Sea Kayakers took part in a two day journey on the sea around the Isle of Wight with an overnight camp. The participants were briefed and given journals to fill in before during and after the journey, they were also given waterproof digital cameras and briefed to take pictures of interest which would form the bases of two interviews. The method of research used was of an ethnographic nature allowing for a fully immersed experience. The results of the study showed that each of the three participants became more aware of themselves, the environment and the people they were with; however the need for reflection was the transient theme across all three participants. Implications for future investigations into whether journeys can aid a person’s ability to be more self aware are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis/Dissertation (Masters)
Departments: Academic Departments > Science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies (SNROS) > Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Dissertation presented in part fulfilment of the requirements of the Degree of Master of Arts in Outdoor and Experiential Learning, University of Cumbria, 2013.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 13:26
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 11:16
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