Nel Noddings' Care Theory and Outdoor Education


  • Jamie Burke University of New Hampshire
  • Carrie Nolan University of New Hampshire
  • Alison Rheingold University of New Hampshire


care theory, Nel Noddings, outdoor leadership, outdoor education


This article offers a comprehensive introduction to Nel Noddings' care theory, examining specific examples of when care theory can be useful for both analyzing current practices and establishing a way forward to strengthen the presence of Noddings'™ care theory in Outdoor education (OE). A broad-based approach was taken as a means to initiate further discussion and promote research of Nodding's care theory in OE, including its potential and implications.



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