EDU Orienteering, Outdoor Play, Outdoor Education, Research Tool, Edutainment
Loukas, Dr. Moustakas
Ioannis, Dr. Tsakiris
This work approaches theoretically and empirically the outdoor game as an instrument of learning and as a framework of evaluating educational programs in the field of environmental education.
The theoretical part analyses the relationship between education and entertainment. The empirical part examines the implementation of an outdoor activity, based on the sport game Orienteering. For the purposes of the research a questionnaire was addressed to students before and after the game. The conclusions confirm the validity of the hypothesis that such a game entertains but also educates, provides a tool for evaluation, promotes socialisation and helps the development of stances for the environment