Experiential learning and adventure education 15 ECTS

The study module addresses the theories, methodologies, and implementation of experiential learning and adventure education. Students learn to develop, reflect and evaluate experiential learning and adventure education in the context of working life.

The module (15 ECTS) consist of three courses:

  • Experiential learning and society (5 ECTS) (EAE03-ELS-3002)
  • Experiential learning and adventure education in pedagogical development (5 ECTS) (EAE03-AEP-3001)
  • Experience design and experiential learning (5 ECTS) (EAE03-EDE-3001)

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.

Experiential learning and adventure education in pedagogical development 5 ECTS provides the learners with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the possibilities 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.

Experience design and experiential learning 5 ECTS sheds light on experience design and experiential learning in the fields of wellness, experience- and nature-based services and tourism. The participants of the course learn about human behaviour from the perspectives of experiencing and meaningful experiences. Special attention will be given to development work applying the knowledge base and methods of experiential learning and adventure education.

Target group

The module suits well 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. It also suits for the students and professionals within the fields of business, tourism, and sports, leisure and recreation.

Prerequisites

The module will be organized in English; the participants should be willing to listen, read, write and speak English. A bachelor’s degree or previous bachelor level studies are recommended. The module does not require a community educator/adventure education degree or study modules, however, these might prove useful.

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.
Method of instruction Online study module
Language of instruction English
Study period 17.1.2023 – 31.5.2023
Schedule and mode of delivery Webinars, independent studying, individual and group assignments, learning and/or development tasks.

Attending the webinars is strongly recommended.

Webinars (Finnish time):

Experiential learning and society:

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

Experiential learning and adventure education in pedagogical development:

  • 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

Experience design and experiential learning:

  • 12.04.2023 13.00 – 16.00
  • 26.04.2023 13.00 – 16.00
  • 10.05.2023 13.00 – 16.00
Registration period 26.9.2022-8.1.2023 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:
avoinamk@humak.fi
tel. +358 29 451 9230

After completing the module, students will be able to

  • understand the key perspectives of the theoretical frame of reference of experiential learning and adventure education
  • examine critically on current discussions and research on experiential learning and adventure education
  • understand the possibilities and potential of experiential learning and adventure education in pedagogical development work and experience design
  • evaluate on the relevance and applicability of experiential learning and adventure education in different professional fields, environments, and communities

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Experiential learning and society 5 ECTS (Master´s level), spring 2023

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

Experience design and experiential learning 5 ECTS (Master´s level), spring 2023

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