Ulrich Dettweiler

Ulrich Dettweiler
University of Stavanger (UiS) · Faculty of Arts and Education

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Ulrich Dettweiler is a professor of pedagogy at the Faculty of Arts and Education, University of Stavanger (UiS) and currently heads the faculty‘s doctoral programs. His research mainly focuses on cognitive and motivational aspects of Education Outside the Classroom and their biophysiological substrates. He is also interested in epistemological, methodological and ethical aspects of research.
Additional affiliations
October 2012 - August 2016
Technische Universität München
Position
  • Senior Researcher
April 2010 - September 2012
Technische Universität München
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  • Researcher
January 1996 - August 1999
University of Tuebingen
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  • Research Assistant

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Publications (49)
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Background: Participants in Outdoor Education Programmes (OEPs) presumably benefit from these programmes in terms of their social and personal development, academic achievement and physical activity (PA). The aim of this systematic review was to identify studies about regular compulsory school- and curriculum-based OEPs, to categorise and evaluate...
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Research has shown that outdoor educational interventions can lead to students' increased self-regulated motivational behavior. In this study, we searched into the satisfaction of basic psychological needs (BPN), i.e., autonomy support, the learners' experience of competence, and relatedness, both within the peer group and with their teachers, thro...
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The worldwide prevalence of mental disorders in children and adolescents increased constantly. Additionally, the recommended amount of physical activity (PA) is not achieved by this age group. These circumstances are associated with negative impacts on their health status in later life and can lead to public health issues. The exposure to natural g...
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In this study we investigate the effect of manipulating intrinsic goals, relative to extrinsic goals, in a mobile learning tool and traditional textbook for biology students. Using Self- Determination Theory, we hypothesized that framing intrinsic goals in a need-supportive mobile learning app would enhance motivation, intentions, effort, and achie...
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Background: Education outside the classroom (EOtC) is considered beneficial to children's physical and mental health. Especially, stress resilience has been linked to nature experience. Aims: This study experimentally explored the effects of pupils' autonomy support (AUT) and physical activity (PA) on their biological stress responses and brain...
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The development of 21st century skills in or rather through science teaching is on the agenda of many national and international school reforms aiming at creating so-called 21st century classrooms. In this context autonomous learning and practical relevance of science classes have been identified as important features, and education outside the cla...
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Background: Ongoing changes in academic publishing require periodic updates to research reporting standards in outdoor, experiential, environmental, and adventure education and recreation fields, to maintain quality and relevance. Purpose: This essay interprets recent statements by major educational and psychological associations and applies their...
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This Research Topic focuses on the questions “behind” empirical research in the social sciences,especially in psychology, sociology and education, and presents various ideas about the nature ofempirical knowledge and the values knowledge is or should be based on.The questions raised in the contributions are central for empirical research, especiall...
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Recent advances in mixed methods research propose crossover analyses, where techniques from one tradition (e.g. qualitative) are used to analyze data with the other tradition (quantitative). However, this approach is still missing an epistemological frame that integrates both traditions with respect to the respective epistemic beliefs as well as an...
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The combination of physical activity and being in nature is recognized as providing a range of significant benefits. The objective of this literature review was to compile an overview of the social benefits and costs associated with outdoor sports within the academic literature and to reflect on the quality of underlying evidence that supports the...
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Education outside the classroom (EOtC) can be beneficial for students. The relationship between biological stress markers and sedentary behavior (SB) plus physical activity (PA) is insufficiently evaluated in school settings. This exploratory study aims to evaluate the association between students' cortisol, plus circulating cell-free deoxyribonucl...
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This prospective longitudinal survey compared the stress levels of students taught using an outdoor curriculum in a forest, with children in a normal school setting. We were especially interested in the effect outdoor teaching might have on the children's normal diurnal cortisol rhythm. 48 children (mean age = 11.23; standard deviation (SD) = 0.46)...
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Introducing first thoughts on hierarchical mixed methods research.
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-Self-determination theory, as proposed by Deci and Ryan, postulated different types of motivation regulation. As to the introjected and identified regulation of extrinsic motivation, their internalizations were described as "somewhat external" and "somewhat internal" and remained undetermined in the theory. This paper introduces a constrained regr...
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We will present a method to test reliability and validity of measures from a reduced SRQ-A questionnaire with quantifications of qualitative data in a study comparing two teaching settings with two different schools. We tested Cronbach’s alpha for both, the inventory as a whole and separately for the four different motivational domains Intrinsic R...
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Introduction: In recent years, there is an increasing number of expeditions with educational aims for young people, and some of those address the specific goal of environmental education or "global learning". Those expditions usually lead to spectacular places, such as the Arctic or the Galapagos-Islands, and produce high environmental costs. In th...
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Introduction: Global climate change influences ecosystems across the world. Especially Alpine plant communities have already experienced serious impacts, and will continue to do so as climate change continues. From a didactic point of view, specifically phenophases of plants, i.e. their seasonal developmental status in relation to weather and micro...
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In this dissertation, I examine theoretical, epistemological, and empirical aspects of mixed method approaches in outdoor education. After discussing the ontological presumptions of so-called quantitative and so-called qualitative epistemologies, I present an argument how to blend quantitative and qualitative methodologies in one research design. I...
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This paper presents data from a mixed-method pilot study (n=84) searching into learning psychological aspects of an outdoor science teaching programme. We use data from qualitative explorations into the pupils’ learning motivation during field observation, a group interview, and open questionnaires, in order to understand quantitative measures from...
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A methodology based on convex optimization is proposed operating on the constructs and variables of the Self-Determination Theory (SDT) by Deci and Ryan [(2000). The \what" and \why" of goal pursuits: Human needs and the selfdetermination of behavior. Psychological Inquiry, 11, 227-268]. The vaguely expressed degrees of internalization for the Intr...
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Einleitung Outdoor-Education-Programme (OEP) nutzen für die Umsetzung ihrer pädagogischen Ziele Natursportarten als Medium. Und obwohl TeilnehmerInnen solcher Bildungsmaßnahmen körperlich häufig sehr stark beansprucht werden, wird die Bedeutung der körperlichen und sportlichen Aktivität in diesem Feld bisher kaum reflektiert und das Ausmaß der phys...
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Recent political developments and disclosures of serious adverse events in human gene therapy (HGT) with the death of 18-year old Jesse Gelsinger in the USA have shown that the clinical application of HGT raises some severe ethical issues. These have either been neglected or not yet been discussed to a satisfactory extent. In this paper, we will ad...

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BOSS bridges a gap in the knowledge base at a European level to support investment in health enhancing physical activity (HEPA) in the outdoors. The project is being delivered through a 4 stage sequential and logical approach focused on 1) collation of benefits associated with outdoor sports; 2) methodology development for monetising the value of the social benefits, 3) testing the model in existing outdoor sport projects and 4) dissemination. Further information: outdoor-sports-network.eu outdoorsportsbenefits.eu