Outdoor Education and Nordic Friluftsliv
Semester programme, autumn 2019
Do you want to work with people in nature? In this course, you will kayak the World Heritage listed Nærøyfjord, experience the glacier landscape and go camping in the mountains. In both outdoor and indoor environments, you will learn how to lead a group of people in outdoor activities, and learn about the philosophy behind Nordic friluftsliv.
Teaching semester: Autumn
You will learn
- basic knowledge about different friluftsliv activities
- to plan, organize and implement trips with safe outdoor activities for various grous
- about the relationship between man, nature, culture and society and become familiar with academic research and development work in outdoor studies
We will have various excursions, including kayaking, glacier tours and multiday hiking trips. You will be expected to take responsibility for planning and overseeing outdoor hikes.
We have lectures, seminars, group-and-individual work and excursions.
On trips and excursions, operational and methodological considerations will play a central role, together with the mastery of skills in outdoor activities.
The language of instruction is in English.
Where can I travel?
Australia | University of the Sunshine Coast
Canada | Royal Roads University
Denmark | Aarhus University
Denmark | University of Southern Denmark
Denmark | University of Copenhagen
Denmark | University College Absalon
Finland | Åbo Akademi University
Finland | ARCADA Polytechnic
France | University Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne
Iceland | University of Iceland
Spain | University of Mondragón
UK and Northern Ireland | University of the Highlands and Islands
Sweden | University of Gothenburg
Sweden | Kristianstad University College
Germany | Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
USA | Bemidji State University