Experiential learning and adventure education in pedagogical development 5 ECTS (Master´s level), spring 2023

The course provides the learners with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the possibilities and relevance of using experiential learning and adventure education in different professional and working life environments. During the course, the participants will develop their competence in pedagogical development work and reflection, and they will learn about current research and discussions on learning, competence, development, and growth.

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

Key contents

  • pedagogical development, agency, leadership
  • experiential learning and adventure education in different communities and environments
  • current discussions and research

Target group

The course is well-suited for students and professionals in the fields or education and schooling, youth work, NGO work, sports and physical education, rehabilitation, and social work. 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.


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

Why Study at Humak Open University of Applied Sciences?

Humak University of Applied Sciences operates in the whole of Finland and is the country’s biggest educator in the following fields: youth work, organizational work, work community development, adventure and outdoor education, cultural management, and interpreting and linguistic accessibility.

Humak has about 2000 degree students and about 160 experts in various positions. Finland’s unique open university of applied sciences system and Humak’s extensive online training make high-quality academic studies available to everyone with affordable costs regardless of students’ background. Thousands of students take advantage of our wide selection of online courses every year.

Studies Open University of Applied Sciences. Master´s level course.
Method of instruction Online course
Language of instruction English
Study period 08.03.2023 – 15.05.2023
Schedule and mode of delivery Online course including webinars, individual and/or group assignments, a learning/development task, and independent studying.

Webinars (4) (Finnish time):

  • 15.03.2023 13.00 – 16.00
  • 29.03.2023 13.00 – 16.00
  • 19.04.2023 13.00 – 16.00
  • 03.05.2023 09.00 – 16.00
Registration period 26.9.2022-26.2.2023 at 23:59:00 (EET)
Contact person Anita Saaranen-Kauppinen (firstname.lastname@humak.fi, tel. +358 400 349 224)
General information Contact Open UAS student administration for matters regarding registration, payment, certificates:
tel. +358 29 451 9230

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to

  • examine professional and working life environments from the pedagogical perspective
  • understand the perspectives of experiential learning and adventure education in pedagogical development work
  • critically examine current research and discussions on learning, competence, development, and growth
  • develop pedagogical expertise, actions, activities, practices and communities in different environments
  • develop competence in reflection

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