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Fjords and Glaciers - Wild Pedagogies

Semester programme

Fjords and Glaciers - Wild Pedagogies is a course for those of you who love nature and outdoor life. During the course you will learn more about the Norwegian tradition of outdoor life (friluftsliv) in a pedagogical context.

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    Admission and how to apply

    Admission requirements

    Completed 60 ECTS (one-year higher education)

    The didactics of outdoor life, the philosophy of outdoor life and the link between outdoor life and environmental issues are the basic elements of the course. Another aim of the course is to make students realize how humans affect nature and how nature affects culture in terms of past and present development in society.

    Successful completion of the course qualifies for 30 ECTS credits.


    Outdoor activities are the starting point for all methods in use throughout the course. Through excursions, students will experience the typical landscape of western Norway as experiential learning environments. The students will do this by exploring, staying, living, and traveling the mountains, lakes, fjords, and glaciers.

    This course requires some specific clothes and equipment.


    You will have practice in an outdoor school and maybe also some days in kindergarten, primary or secondary school or in other institutions where outdoor activities are utilized.

    Campus Stord

    The campus is located a few kilometers from the town of Leirvik in a beautiful natural setting close to the mountains, fjords and the sea. Find out more about campus Stord

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