Embodied life-long learning in nature, narratives and older bodies -‘quit or crash’

Humberstone, Barbara (2018) Embodied life-long learning in nature, narratives and older bodies -‘quit or crash’. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning. pp. 1-10. ISSN 1754-0402

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This paper considers the significance of exploring the experiences and perspectives of older people who choose to participate in nature-based physical activities in evocative and imaginative ways. It highlights the need for research in outdoor studies to take seriously the turn to the body and the senses that is occurring in much social science and physical culture research, together with recognising the changing demographics in Western cultures which show a significant increase in the proportion of older people. The body has been separated from mind, emotions and feelings in much research in outdoor studies, and ageing studies and physical activity. For the most part, ageing studies have tended toward physiological perspectives with the dominance of medical research promoting biological empirical approaches to investigations. This paper considers theoretical perspectives which are embodied and emplaced and how such frameworks might contribute to the advancement of research on ageing and the outdoors. Sensory lived experiences are considered.

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Keywords: Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, Education
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Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2022 13:46
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2022 13:46
URI: https://bnu.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17611

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