Emneplan forBLH3340 Play, movement, nature and outdoor education – Nordic Childhoods

Innledning

The Nordic countries have a long tradition for outdoor education. This course have focus on

play – movement, and experimental work related to a variety of environments in educational

contexts. The course will treat the topics both theoretically and practically. Central in the

course is self-experiences from acting, moving and living in nature. Field trips and hiking

tours are embedded.

The course content is based on the two disciplines Natural science and Physical education.

With kindergartens and schools as the target area, the course seeks to give insight in and

competency in out-door education, play and movement and how to organize didactic courses

and activities for children. Furthermore, the students will have to compare the achieved

knowledge to the pedagogical traditions in their own country. The focus for the pedagogical

project is problem based regarding play, movement, nature and/or outdoor education.

Joint events with the other Nordic Childhoods courses are integrated, as overnight trips and

outdoor excursions. The courses focus on play, learning by doing, experience and workshops

and also visit schools, kindergartens and other institutions.

Anbefalte forkunnskaper

The language of all teaching and supervision is English, and the students should therefore

have a working knowledge of both spoken and written English.

Læringsutbytte

 

Knowledge

The student has developed knowledge about

• outdoor activities and environmental ethics in different aspects of pedagogical work

• physical literacy

• motor development and learning

• different approaches to outdoor didactics

• sustainable development

• food-literacy

• a deeper study about the topics presented

 

Skills

The student has developed

• basic skills in friluftsliv

• practical skills in (working with different approaches to) outdoor didactics

• skills in working with play and bodily movement in different environments

 

General competence

The student has developed

• consciousness and reflections on education and child welfare – values and practices in

in a Nordic and comparative perspective

• competencies to analyze and communicate gender-related professional issues related

to outdoor education

• knowledge about cultural and comparative pedagogical approaches in different

educational programs

• knowledge about writing an academic paper

Innhold

The topics of study are:

Play, movement, nature and outdoor education.

• Outdoor education in different natural environments

• Play and movement in nature and outdoor environments

• Practical work with natural science, food literacy and physical education

• Practical work in selected biotopes

• Motor behavior, physical activity play and risk-taking

• Role model and gender awareness in pedagogical work outdoors

• The Nordic concept of “friluftsliv”

• A deeper study of a chosen topic

Childhood in a Nordic welfare system

• Education, cultural formation and childhood

• Critical reflective work with play, movement and outdoor education

• Physical literacy and motor development

• Different cultural traditions and pedagogical approaches to outdoor activities

• Focus on the target group actual to the educational system of the student

Field experience, reflective practice and didactic regarding play, movement, nature, food and

outdoor education

• Different approaches to outdoor didactics and sustainable development

• Development work connected to institutional work

• Comparative approaches on cultural and pedagogical traditions

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Different study methods will be used, such as lecture dialogue in the classroom, activities, and

hands -on training, reflective practice, self-directed work in groups, individual work, text

reading, field study, paper writing and presentations. English is the language of instruction in

lectures.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter

The following coursework requirements must be met before the examination may be sat:

• Carry out a one-day hike or overnight stay in the forest and an oral presentation of

experiences from the hike.

• Group work (4- 6 people): A written paper based on a subjects treated in the course in

agreement with teacher. (1500- 1900 words)

• Make a poster in groups (four to six participants) within a selected topic in agreement

with teacher. The poster is then to be presented at a presentation day with the class. Each

group have to give a presentation of the poster to the class (approximately 10 minutes).

 

Coursework requirements shall be met within fixed deadlines. Coursework requirements are

evaluated Passed/Not Passed. Valid absence documented by such as a medical certificate is

not an excuse from not meeting the coursework requirements. Students who, due to illness or

other valid and documented reasons, do not meet the coursework requirements within the

fixed deadlines, may be given a postponed deadline. A new deadline for meeting the

coursework requirements is in each case agreed upon with the relevant teacher.

 

Coursework requirements are evaluated Passed/Not Passed. Students who meet the

coursework requirements within the fixed deadline, but are evaluated as Not Passed, shall be

given the possibility to meet the coursework requirements one more time. A new deadline for

meeting the coursework requirements is in each case agreed upon with the relevant teacher.

Vurdering og eksamen

Final assessment is based on two parts.

1. Individual oral examination (approximately 30 minutes). Each student has to prepare an

individually presentation from one of the contents points (maximum 12 minutes). The

assessment is evaluated by two internal examiners.

2. The second assessment consists of an individual paper on a chosen subject treated in the

course in agreement with teacher (2500- 3000 words).

The individual paper should

• have an individually chosen theme from the subject areas presented in the course

• be a deeper study of this individually chosen subject

• focus on the target group actual to the educational system of the student.

The paper can

• be a purely theoretic study/analysis

• include practice studies

• be a tryout of educational ideas connected to the subject

The topic must be approved by the students’ supervisor.

Hjelpemidler ved eksamen

Part two: All examination suppert materials are permitted. However, Sources musts be stated in accordance with

applicable rules for source References.

Vurderingsuttrykk

Part 1 Grading scale will be according to the ECTS grading scale, with A – E as pass grades

and F as fail grade.

Part 2 Grading scale will be according to pass/fail

Sensorordning

Part one: The assessment is evaluated by two internal examiners. Overall examination

procedures will be reviewed and approved by external examiner.

Part two: The assessment is evaluated by two internal examiners.

Opptakskrav

Target groups are:

• Students in the third year of the full time/seventh semester of the part time Bachelor

Programme in Early Childhood Education at Oslo Metropolitan University.

• International exchange students at Faculty of Education and International Studies from

preschool and primary school teacher education institutions. Students from other

academic areas may also be accepted.

Students must be prepared to participate in various outdoor activities.

The course is designed to offer a full-time study-program in English for students of Early

Childhood and Primary School Teacher Education. The period of study will be for 4 months.

The course may be taken as an elective in-depth study program by students in their final year

of the Early Childhood Bachelor Education program at Oslo Metropolitan University.

Admission

For students at Department of Early Childhood Education:

• Admission to Bachelor Programme in Early Childhood Education. Special

requirements applies, please see “Programplan for bachelorstudium i

barnehagelærerutdanning, heltid/deltid”. Students in their third or fourth year of the Primary School Teacher Education program at Oslo Metroplitan University may also

apply.

For international exchange students:

• Admission as an international student at Faculty of Education and International

Studies. Students from other academic areas may also be accepted. Students must have

completed at least two year of their undergraduate degree studies at their home

institution in order to be accepted.

Om emnet

Engelsk emnenavn
Play, movement, nature and outdoor education – Nordic Childhoods
Studieprogram
Høst: Bachelorstudium i barnehagelærerutdanning, arbeidsplassbasert / Bachelorstudium i barnehagelærerutdanning, heltid
Omfang
30 stp.
Studieår
2020
Timeplan
HØST 2020
Programplan
Høst 2020: Bachelorstudium i barnehagelærerutdanning, arbeidsplassbasert / Bachelorstudium i barnehagelærerutdanning, heltid
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