Kursnamn Experiential learning and society (Master’s level)
Kursdatum 24.01.2024 - 31.03.2024
Yrkeshögskolan Humanistinen ammattikorkeakoulu
Kursens språk Engelska
Studiepoäng 5 SP

Bransch HUBBEN för alla, Humanistisk och pedagogisk HUB, Turism och kosthåll HUB
Lärare Anita Saaranen-Kauppinen
För öppna YH studenter Avgiftsbelagd
Nivå Högre YH

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Anmälningstid 21.11.2022 - 03.01.2023

Experiential learning and society (Master’s level)

24.01.2024 - 31.03.2024


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.

Key contents

  • The history, philosophy, traditions, and essential theoretical concepts of experiential education and learning and adventure education
  • The rationale, principles and processes of instruction
  • Current discussions and research.

Target group

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.



  • Understand the key perspectives of the theoretical frame of reference of experiential education and learning and adventure education
  • Examine current discussions and research on experiential learning and adventure education
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the practical and theoretical aspects of experiential learning and adventure education
  • Critically evaluate 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.


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

Arbetsformer och schemaläggning

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):

  • 29.01.2024 at 15.00-17.00
  • 12.02.2024 at 15.00-18.00
  • 29.02.2024 at 15.00-18.00
  • 11.03.2024 at 15.00-18.00


Student feedback

“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.

  • The enrolment forms are valid only during the registration period.
  • After you have filled out the form, you will get a confirmation email to the email address you provided. Please make sure that the email address is correct.
  • If you do not receive a message, check your email’s junk mail folder. If you did not receive the email, contact avoinamk@humak.fi.
  • Please enrol on time, since no new registrations are processed after the enrolment period ends.