Experiential learning and society (5 ECTS, Master’s level) aims to develop students’ understanding of the theoretical framework, foundations and principles of experiential learning and experiential and adventure education. The course focuses on current discussions and research, examining the meaning of and opportunities for experiential learning and adventure education. Course participants 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.
The course is intended for both 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. Prior studies in community education or adventure education are not required, however degree studies in these fields are recommended and will provide useful background for the course.
The participants should be willing to listen, read, write and speak English. This Master’s level (EQF 7) course equals 5 ECTS (1 ECTS credit point equals about 27 study hours).
Assessment: approved – not completed
Online course which includes webinars, independent study, individual and group assignments, a learning and/or development task.
It is strongly recommended to attend the webinars, which are held as follows (Finnish time):
“I liked how the course was based on collaboration, and students were expected to do a pre-assignment before every class.”
“The learning environment was supportive.”
“Conversation with others really supported learning. Challenging was to stay somehow selective and focused with a lot of material.”
“Learning diary was a good idea.”
NB! If you are a student at HAMK, Turku UAS or XAMK, please enrol via Peppi/Pakki. ”RIPA, a cross-institutional study service for higher education institutions, enables higher education students to complete studies at another higher education institution without enrolment through a separate portal. Each student sees the course selection intended for them and can register in the student administration system of their home institution (Peppi/Pakki).”Read more here.
See instructions for CampusOnline students in Humak’s Student’s Guide.