Motivated by the inquiry about what we can learn in nature and how do we apply it in our daily lives, I recently defended the thesis “Between two natures: contributions of outdoor adventure education in managers formation” at Santa Catarina State University (Udesc).
I enter the world of Outdoor Adventure Education with field research tools, practical experience, questionnaires, and experiential activities. It has been 4 and a half years dedicated to understanding humility, prudence, strength, justice, friendship, and transcendence in adventure activities such as mountaineering, climbing, sailing, rafting, outrigger canoeing, canyoning, hiking, and trekking.
I explored how the learnings gained in these environments are incorporated and applied in different aspects of our lives. From the ability to deal with uncertain and complex decision-making situations, to the duty, vocation, and meaning of life.
I will share in a simple but in-depth way the key insights from the research in a series of posts:
– Outdoor adventure education in a nutshell – what I learned by reading
– Flow in adventure activities – what I learned by experiencing
– Leaders teaching (and learning) in adventure activities – what I learned by observing
– Vocation, purpose and legacy – what I learned by reflectingLooking forward to the next theme post!