Resilience and Outdoor Education


James T. Neill

Keynote presentation to the 1st Singapore Outdoor Education Conference, Dairy Fair Adventure Centre, Singapore, November 5-6, 2004



Developing psychological resilience is one of the most relevant applications of outdoor education in the  increasingly sedentary 21st century Western societies.  Since its early days, outdoor education programs have been used to improve the capacity of individuals to withstand and even thrive in difficult circumstances.  This presentation explores the underlying theories, recommended practices, and evidence-based research about the promising extent to which outdoor education can boost resilience.

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