Why study Outdoor Education and Experimental Learning in Schools and Kindergartens?
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 Experimental Learning in Schools and Kindergartens!
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.
For the spring term of 2020 we will be offering these two modules (click for subject plan):
The Target Groups
Preschool teacher students, teacher students, other students with interest in Norwegian culture and nature and experience- based learning.