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.
The course consists of two modules of 15 ECTS each.
In both modules there will a focus on mulitmodal 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 classrom, activities will include photography and graphics, video, animation and hypertext.
Norwegian Outdoors and ecophilosophy, mountains, forests and coastline -15 ECTS
- learn more about Norwegian outdoor culture and practical skills of outdoor life
- experience outdoor life in a variety of environments in the local area of Vestfold and its surroundings: the coastline, the forests and the lakes
Norwegian outdoors, nature, culture and experience based learning in the outdoors -15 ECTS.
In this module students acquire knowledge and understanding of Norwegian outdoors and outdoor activities in a historical and contemporary perspective. It will focus on practical skills and experience-based learning of outdoor activities. The course also aims to establish contrasting perspectives on the topics raised and to increase the students' competence in comparing the practice of outdoor activities of Norway with the cultures of their home countries. This will make it possible to discuss similarities and dissimilarities between the known and the unknown, and to arrange professional encounters between the different cultures that the students represent.
The Target Groups
Preschool teacher students, teacher students, other students with interest in Norwegian culture and nature and experience- based learning.