Positions

Overview

  • Jayson's research focuses on two areas: (1) youth learning and development in nonformal educational settings, and (2) historical foundations of outdoor experiential education. Recent prior work has examined links between social capital, outdoor activities, and youth outcomes in rural communities, how youth involved in an experiential ‘diversity education’ program developed more sophisticated understandings of race and schooling, and how a collaborative, real-world project in an urban middle school shaped children’s appropriation of school-related goals and identities. His historical research concerns how ideas and practices form the human potential movement, a late-20th century program of social reforms, were incorporated into outdoor experiential education. (You can read about some of his recent work here, here, here, and here.)

    Jayson is currently the Editor in chief of the Journal of Experiential Education. He teaches undergraduate courses in theories of adventure education and field-based leadership (water-based settings), and masters and PhD courses in the historical foundations of education, qualitative research, and theories of learning and development.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 Outdoor activity involvement and postsecondary status among rural adolescents: Results from a longitudinal analysisJournal of Leisure Research.  50:18-27. 2019
    2017 The Evolution of Experiential Learning Theory: Tracing Lines of Research in the JEEJournal of Experiential Education.  40:NP1-NP21. 2017
    2017 A dialectical approach to theoretical integration in developmental-contextual identity research.Developmental Psychology.  53:2023-2035. 2017
    2017 Examining teacher and student disability sporting experiences in physical educationJournal of Physical Education Research.  4:31-47. 2017
    2017 Assessing the Value of a College Degree in Outdoor Education or Recreation: Institutional Comparisons Using the College Scorecard and Surveys of Faculty and EmployersJournal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership.  9:26-41. 2017
    2017 Outdoor education academic programs in the United StatesJournal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership.  9:250-253. 2017
    2017 The Use-Value of Real-World Projects: Children and Local Experts Connecting Through School WorkDialogic Pedagogy: An International Online Journal.  5. 2017
    2015 The educational situation in Utopia: why what is, isCultural Studies of Science Education.  10:239-245. 2015
    2014 Review of The Quest for Mastery: Positive Youth Development Through Out of School Programs 2014
    2014 Participant profiles, antecedent predictors, and developmental outcomes of rural youth involvement in outdoor activities throughout adolescence: A longitudinal study 2014
    2014 A Longitudinal Study of Rural Youth Involvement in Outdoor Activities throughout Adolescence: Exploring Social Capital as a Factor in Community-Level OutcomesKinesiology Scholarship2014
    2013 Circle Talks As Situated Experiential LearningJournal of Experiential Education.  36:155-174. 2013
    2011 Resistance and disidentification in reflective practice with preservice teaching internsNew Directions for Teaching and Learning.  2011:67-75. 2011
    2010 An Interdisciplinary View and Analysis of "Constructivism" in KinesiologyQuest.  62:202-217. 2010
    2010 Contact Theory as a Framework for Experiential Activities as Diversity Education: An Exploratory StudyJournal of Experiential Education.  32:207-225. 2010
    2006 Repertoire of practice: Reconceptualizing instructor competency in contemporary adventure educationJournal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning.  6:25-37. 2006
    2004 Service-Learning and Outdoor Education: Promising Reform Movements or Future Relics?Journal of Experiential Education.  27:67-86. 2004
    2004 Service-learning and outdoor education: Promising reforms or future relics?Journal of Experiential Education.  27:67-86. 2004

    Article

    Year Title
    2014 The importance of outdoor activity and place attachment to adolescent development in Coös County, New HampshireThe Carsey Institute at the Scholars' Repository2014

    Book

    Year Title
    2017 The Backcountry Play Book 2017
    2013 John Dewey and education outdoors: Making sense of the ‘educational situation’ through more than a century of progressive reforms 2013

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2018 Activity settings as contexts for motivation: Reframing classroom motivation as dilemmas within and between activities.  231-266. 2018
    2017 Experiential Education.  1-6. 2017
    2012 Programming the transfer of learning in adventure education: An update.  31-38. 2012
    2011 Lev Vygotsky Experiential Education-A View From the Future.  157-165. 2011

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2018 Outdoor experiential education as whiteness education 2018
    2017 Outdoor activity involvement in adolescence as a predictor of postsecondary educational status among rural youth: Results from a longitudinal study 2017

    Teaching Activities

  • Adventur Prog/Water Based Exp Taught course 2019
  • Teaching Assistantship Taught course 2019
  • Teaching Practicum Taught course 2019
  • Theory of Adventure Education Taught course 2019
  • History of Outdoor Education Taught course 2018
  • White Water Canoeing Taught course 2018
  • Contemp Issues Human Developmt Taught course 2018
  • Theory of Adventure Education Taught course 2018
  • History of Outdoor Education Taught course 2017
  • Adventur Prog/Water Based Exp Taught course 2017
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Kinesiology Taught course 2017
  • Teaching Assistantship Taught course 2017
  • Theory of Adventure Education Taught course 2017
  • Theory of Adventure Education Taught course 2017
  • Adventr Prog/Backcountry Exper Taught course 2016
  • Adventur Prog/Water Based Exp Taught course 2016
  • Theory of Adventure Education Taught course 2016
  • Adventr Prog/Backcountry Exper Taught course 2015
  • Contemp Issues Human Developmt Taught course 2015
  • Experience in Education Taught course 2015
  • Teaching Assistantship Taught course 2015
  • Adventur Prog/Water Based Exp Taught course 2015
  • Theory of Adventure Education Taught course 2015
  • Adventr Prog/Backcountry Exper Taught course 2014
  • Rsrch Exp/Kinesiology Taught course 2014
  • Adventur Prog/Water Based Exp Taught course 2014
  • Qualitative Inquiry in Educatn Taught course 2014
  • Theory of Adventure Education Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. English, Secondary Education, New England College
  • M.S. Kinesiology: Outdoor Education, University of New Hampshire
  • Ph.D. Education, University of New Hampshire
  • Full Name

  • Jayson Seaman
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Kinesiology

    124 Main St

    Durham, NH  03824

    United States