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.

Study methods

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.

This course requires some specific clothes and equipment

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