Theory Put Into Practise
From the beginning of the studies the theoretical framework of adventure and outdoor education will be put into practise through different kinds of activities and excursions, e.g. hikes and treks, kayak tours, summer and winter camps, and Nordic winter activities. Through experiential and activity-based processes the students will learn how to plan, organise, implement and evaluate safe adventure and outdoor activities for different target groups in different environments and under various circumstances.
During the studies the students will learn multiple new skills, especially pedagogical, leadership, social, environmental, technical and safety skills. The studies for community educators will also cover areas such as the Nordic welfare system, preventive work, equality, diversity, and entrepreneurship.
Dialogue between theory and practise will be emphasised through the whole curriculum. The students’ knowledge and skills will develop from factual knowledge, supported by practical experience, towards more abstract and analytical knowledge and skills.
The studies are full-time day studies, including summer semesters. At least 30 ECTS will be conducted as supervised internships either in Finland or abroad. The students’ study and work history will be taken into account in their individual study plans.
The workload of the degree programme equals 210 ECTS credits
The degree programme covers the following core contents:
General studies 10 ECTS
Professional studies 125 ECTS
- Professional language studies 15 ECTS
- Basic studies in community education 10 ECTS
- Pedagogic skills in adventure education 40 ECTS
- Technical skills in adventure education 30 ECTS
- Social studies 30 ECTS
Advanced professional studies 30 ECTS
Professionalism in adventure education:
- Partnerships and networking 15 ECTS
- Adventure educational programming 15 ECTS
Studies in applied research and development, including final project (bachelor’s thesis) 30 ECTS
Optional studies 15 ECTS
The final project (bachelor’s thesis) is a working life oriented development project. Through the final project, students demonstrate their capabilities to develop working life in a concrete manner. The final project can be conducted individually or as a group. The eventual outcome of the project may be e.g. a product or an event.
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