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Course name Experiential learning and society YAMK
Course date 17.01.2023 - 31.03.2023
Institution HUMAK University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field 4everyone HUB, Humanities and Education HUB, Hospitality Management HUB
Teacher Anita Saaranen-Kauppinen
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Level Master’s level

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Experiential learning and society YAMK

17.01.2023 - 31.03.2023

Course description

Experiential learning and society 5 ECTS aims to increase the understanding of the theoretical framework of experiential learning and experiential and adventure education as well as their practical starting points and principles. The course focuses on current discussions and research, and the relevance, meaning and opportunities of experiential learning and adventure education. The participants of the course explore the relevance of experiential learning and adventure education in contemporary societies.

The online course will be organized in English which enables an international learning environment.

Key contents in Experiential learning and society 5 ECTS:
  • History, philosophy, traditions, and essential theoretical concepts of experiential education and learning and adventure education
  • Pragmatic premises, principles and processes of instruction
  • Current discussions and research
Target group

The course is well-suited for students and professionals in youth work, NGO work, education and schooling, rehabilitation, social work, and sports and physical education who wish to strengthen their theoretical and research and development competence in experiential learning and adventure education. The master’s level course don’t require a community educator degree or studies of adventure education, even though this background might prove useful. A bachelor’s degree from one of the aforementioned fields is recommended but not obligatory.

Intended learning objectives

Students: 

  • understand the key perspectives of the theoretical frame of reference of experiential education and learning and adventure education
  • examine on current discussions and research on experiential learning and adventure education
  • demonstrate knowledge on the pragmatic basis and principles of experiential learning and adventure education
  • critically evaluate on the potential, relevance, and applicability of experiential learning and adventure education in different professional fields, environments, and communities
  • reflect on developing expertise in the context of experiential learning and adventure education

Prerequisites

The participants should be willing to listen, read, write and speak English.

Assessment criteria

Assessment: approved – not completed

Course way of working and time table

Mode of delivery

Online course including webinars, individual and group assignments, a learning diary, and independent studying. Attending the webinars is strongly recommended.

Webinars (4) (Finnish time)

  • 24.01.2023 at 14.00 – 16.00
  • 07.02.2023 at 13.00 – 16.00
  • 21.02.2023 at 13.00 – 16.00
  • 07.03.2023 at 13.00 – 16.00

This master’s level (EQF 7) course equals 5 ECTS (1 ECTS credit point equals about 27 study hours).

Course enrolment info

See instructions for CampusOnline students in Humak’s Student’s Guide.