Conclusion: Emerging Trends in Outdoor Environmental Education in the Post-COVID World

Jan Činčera, Daphne Goldman, Iris Alkaher, Bruce Johnson, Michal Medek

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter summarizes and critically reflects on the emerging trends discussed in the preceding chapters, tracing the developments in the OEE field that have occurred in response to the changing world. The chapter highlights certain tendencies, such as reviving the importance of place, empowering teachers, students, and other stakeholders to actively plan and conduct OEE, blurring the boundaries between indoor, outdoor, and cyberspace learning and promoting a post-human, non-anthropocentric perspective in OEE. At the same time, the chapter deals with some of the more traditional OEE approaches and their virtues that are still pertinent for the future. The evolution of the OEE field needs to be shaped by a pluralistic discussion of a variety of approaches. This calls for mutual openness and consideration of both theory and practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Explorations in Outdoor and Environmental Education
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NameInternational Explorations in Outdoor and Environmental Education
ISSN (Print)2214-4218
ISSN (Electronic)2214-4226


  • Cyberspace learning
  • Empowerment
  • Non-anthropocentric perspective
  • Outdoor environmental education
  • Post-human perspective

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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