Leave No One Behind: Using Flow Learning to Increase Outdoor Recreation Opportunities for People of All Abilities

Authors

  • Jennifer Leo UNESCO Chair, Institute of Technology Tralee in Ireland
  • Niamh-Elizabeth Mourton UNESCO Chair, Institute of Technology Tralee in Ireland
  • Hamid Mustafa UNESCO Chair, Institute of Technology Tralee in Ireland
  • Ann O'Connor Institute of Technology Tralee in Ireland

Keywords:

accessibility, disability, flow learning, outdoor recreation, sustainable development goals

Abstract

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promote sustainable development, including access to nature. Despite benefits associated with outdoor engagement, people with disabilities are less likely to have access. The Flow Learning framework has potential to promote outdoor engagement for people with disabilities. Flow Learning involves a sequence of activities to introduce and engage learners with nature. This paper uses a case example to present a potential applications of Flow Learning to develop meaningful outdoor activities for adults with disabilities (aged 18 to 25 years) within the context of the SDGs. Discussion focuses on how Flow Learning is useful to develop structured programming that stimulates outdoor appreciation among people with disabilities.Subscribe to Palaestra

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Published

2018-05-24

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Feature Articles