Learning through Experience and Sense Perception

Course

The module will focus on how you as a teacher or educator can plan courses where experience and sense perception are essential parts of the pupils’ learning processes, where cultural institutions, local surroundings and the environment are incorporated in learning processes.

Possible Combinations

This module is offered in combination with 2 other modules at Campus Jelling:

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for a full 30 ECTS semester.

Please note: This module has 3 weeks of embedded practice placement in the course period. As well, it is taken concurrently with the module “Cultural Heritage and National Identities”.

UCL University College reserves the right to cancel modules and/or suggest alternatives, if the number of enrolments warrants this.

Target Group

The module is relevant for university or university college students in the following fields: Teacher Education, Social Education, Early Childhood Education, Pedagogy and Outdoor Recreation Studies.

Students from other disciplines are welcome to contact the international coordinator to explore the possibility of enrolment in the module.

Purpose

The module will focus on how you as a teacher or educator can plan courses where experience and sense perception are essential parts of the pupils’ learning processes, where cultural institutions, local surroundings and the environment are incorporated in learning processes.

As the scope of the module is interdisciplinary, students from a wide range of disciplines are welcome. You will have the possibility to work with your subject area in different activities and sequences. In the module, there will be both classroom work and out of classroom work in the local surroundings, which will be used in a constructive and inspiring way.

The module includes visits and activities in the monument area in Jelling, UNESCO’S world heritage, Christiansfeld and Økolariet in Vejle.

Theoretically, we will dig deeper into the phenomenon ’learning through experience’, and you will be introduced to a didactical thinking called ’GLO’, which is suitable for planning, completion and assessment of learning processes, where surroundings, experiences and sense perceptions are essential elements.

Marie Bonde Olesen
Marie Bonde Olesen International Coordinator

Brochure Teacher Education

General Information

Teaching Methods

All teaching and counselling is in oral and written English.

Relevant outdoor facilities and culture disseminating institutions will be used as well as a great amount of student activity, work with theoretical aspects from texts and presentations.

Concrete activities for learning through experience and sense perception will be experienced and developed.

Conditions

In order to complete the module and obtain a certificate, the student has to:

  • Attend classes, group work and field visits (compulsory)
  • Actively participate in classroom and group work
  • Actively participate in activities initiated by fellow students, instructors or cultural professionals on campus – indoors or outdoors – and at historical or cultural sites.

Tuition Fee

Not applicable for EU/EEA-students and exchange students from partner institutions, all other students must pay. In this case, please send an e-mail to international@ucl.dk to learn more.

Course Description

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge objectives, the student:

  • has knowledge about pedagogy and didactics in relation to outdoor learning and teaching.
  • has knowledge about pedagogy and didactics in relation to how children and youth learn and are motivated through experience and sense perception.
  • has knowledge about digital learning materials in order to be able to use these materials outdoors and in order to create experiences for the pupils in their learning process.
  • has knowledge about learning, education and didactising of outdoor culture dissemination.

Proficiency objectives, the student: 

  • can describe, analyse and use pedagogy and didactics in relation to outdoor learning.
  • can describe, analyse and use pedagogy and didactics improving the pupils’ learning by playing.
  • can carry through experimenting teaching that can promote the pupils’ experiences and sense perceptions in learning processes.
  • can plan, carry through, assess and develop outdoor teaching- and learning processes on a reasoned and reflected basis.

Examination

Examination

A project, developed by the student, is to be presented.

There is compulsory attendance throughout the module, including attendance at the final presentation of the students’ projects.

The student will be awarded a pass/fail grade.