Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning in Schools and Kindergartens
Vestfold - Full time
- Progression: Full time
- Campus: Vestfold
- Teaching model: Campus
- Charge: No tuition fee.
- Study level: Exchange programmes, bachelor level
- Credits: 30
- Closing dates: 15.10.2020
- Start up: Spring 2020
- Teaching Language: English
- Semesters: 1
Why study Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning?
Do you want to learn more about how to use the local environment of schools and kindergartens in education? Would you like to participate in learning activities connected to our local history and craftsmanship, learn methods of experiential-based learning? Would you like to experience basic Nordic outdoor traditions, develop ways of teaching outdoors together with students from different cultural backgrounds? Are you interested in learning for sustainable development, ecology and ecophilosophy in an educational context? Come to Norway and study our course in Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning!
In the two modules of the course, outdoor activities and experiential learning are intertwined with theoretical aspects on outdoor education and place-based learning. Active participation individually and in groups in outdoor activities are essential. We work with practical skills and activities, storytelling and environmental learning. A variation of informal assessments and documentation of learning processes includes projects, individual written texts, oral presentations, storytelling, You will work with photography and graphics, video, animation and hypertexts.
In both modules there will be a focus on multimodal presentations and documentation. Through project work, students will, in addition to verbal text, be using various (digital) media forms to inform and to describe. On excursions and in classroom, activities will include photography and graphics, video, animation and hypertext.
The course consists of two modules of 15 ECTS each.
For the spring term of 2020 we will be offering these two modules:
- Sense of place
- Experiential learning; field biology, ecology and nature philosophy
A study plan describes the content, structure and organization of a study programme. To each study plan there is a set of subject plans that describes the different subjects. In the subject plan you will also find a reading list. Below you will find a study model that shows you which subjects that are taught each term. In the study model you'll also find links to each subject plan.Link to the latest published study plan