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This research aimed to compare the learning achievements of lower secondary students in the communication skills before and after implementing the outdoor learning activities and to explore the students’ satisfaction with the outdoor learning activities. The sample group of this study consisted of 74 students in lower secondary school at Ban Sala School in Tambon Donkaew, Amphur Maerim, Chiang Mai province. The research instruments were composed of 8 lesson plans using the outdoor learning activities, an English communicative skill test and the satisfaction questionnaire with a five-level rating scale measuring the students’satisfaction with the outdoor learning activities. The data were statistically analyzed by mean, standard deviation and t-test dependent. The results revealed that the learning achievement in English communicative skills after using the outdoor learning activities was statistically higher than before learning at the significance of 0.01 level and the students’ satisfaction was at the high level.
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