Journal of Education
The Outward Bound Canada Journal of Education (JoE), has been published semi-tri-annually since 1985. Each volume has a distinct topic relevant to Outward Bound at the time of publication, and has a distinct personality driven by it’s editor at the time.
Although each article is written about Outward Bound, or is of significant interest to Outward Bound, they are generally of interest to the wider educational and outdoor community.
There have been many subjects that JoE has focused on in the past – some still relevant, some not as relevant – and some that, although relevant, were written in a strikingly different time. Topics like Community, Gender differences in the Outdoor Industry, and Historical pieces based on programming areas have been touched on.
The most recent volume – Volume 12 – that is strikingly relevant to our work today, is the topic of mental health. Mental health is connected to almost any conversation had at the moment, both at OBC and Outward Bound as a whole Internationally. These are conversations that improve risk management, student programming, staff training, staff retention, and staff welfare – but also connected with all departments of the support team – those of the Fund-raising, Marketing, Programming, Education, or Admissions teams – and for that reason, it is timely that this subject is front and centre to this volume of the Outward Bound Canada Journal of Education.