with a comparative cultural perspective to Friluftsliv in Denmark and the Nordic Countries
The article draws on a doctoral study of young peoples’ participation in organised friluftsliv and outdoor education in Denmark and New Zealand. The research questions concentrate on views of nature, values and general characteristics in friluftsliv and outdoor education. The results are based on a qualitative approach using case study design with interviews and observations. For the analysis, ethnological cultural analysis was employed combined with configuration analysis to conceptualise the data. Theories and concepts of space and place in outdoor education in New Zealand are discussed. Results from the empirical studies on outdoor education in New Zealand are discussed and compared to the cultural perspective of friluftsliv in Denmark.
New Zealand Journal of Outdoor Education, 2010, Vol 2, Issue 4, p. 7-25
outdoor education, friluftsliv, space and place, cultural analysis