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FRI111-1 Outdoor Activities Teaching - Winter- Mountain / Forest - Sea and Coastline
Norwegian. The course is also offered in English to international students.
Knowledge about the law which regulates outdoor life in Norway (public right of access) is required. Furthermore approved life saving certificate (less than one year old) is required. Approved requirements for receiving a life saving certificate are:
- be able to jump fully clothed (trousers/shirt) into water from a height of 3 metres
- be able to swim 50 meters (dive/jump and swim)
- be able to dive to a depth of 2.5 metres to collect an object
- be able to pull (swim) a person for 50 metres and then take him/her ashore
- be able to bring a person to the side of a swimming-pool in order to prepare for resuscitation
- approved CPR test (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
FRI100-1 Outdoor Activities Theory I - Norwegian Outdoor Tradition, Man, Nature and Society
FRI110-1 Outdoor Activities Teaching - Waterways, Forests and Mountains
(Does not apply to international students.)
Furthermore the student must be in good form in order to take part in long canoe and hiking trips in the forest/mountains with a fully packed backpack, in summer as well as in winter. Adequate cross-country skiing skills are also required.
The field trips and practical training require that each student is able to cope with these challenges.
A police certificate of good conduct is required.
After having completed the course, the student will be able to make use of the mountains at winter, the forest, sea and coastline as arenas for learning, development and experience for various categories of users.
This means that the student should:
- be able to recreate and camp in the areas of mountains at winter, the forests, sea and coastline and make appropriate choices concerning equipment and outfit related to environment and activities
- be able to teach, direct and guide in these areas and know about security requirements, be able to give first-aid, be able to handle with precaution at mountain in winter and be able to show common sense at sea
- be able to handle various fishing equipment
- possess knowledge of a selection of species which characterise the areas
- be able to utilise the areas as arenas for recreation, stimulation and learning
- be able to evaluate the areas in a cultural-historical perspective
- possess an understanding of how the nature can be used as a resource for tourism / business development
- know the law, regulations and some of the environmental administration plans
- Movement and camp life in the environments of forest, sea and coastline
- Teaching, direction and guiding
- Safety, first-aid and survival training in the mountains
- Special character of the environment
- Nature as an arena for recreation, stimulation and learning
- Nature in a cultural historical perspective
- Nature as a resource for tourism / business development
- Environmental management
- Security, first-aid, common sense at sea
- Law, regulations and environmental administration plans
Several field courses offered over a certain period of time in decentralised locations. In addition excursions to places near by and to business related to tourism. Lectures at University of Agder.
For more information please refer to current plans for the course and the semester schedule.
Field courses, excursions and preparations/supplementary work related to these are compulsory.
Approved the compulsory parts of the course, which means the student have completed these with approved attendance and participation.
The students must have passed a physical test being equipped with skis and backpack; the girls wearing a 12 kg rucksack and the boys 17 kg. The trip must be carried out within four hours, depending on conditions of weather, snow and ski tracks.
An individual practical oral exam and an individual assignment at the end of term. Each counts 50% of the final grade. The assignment will be based on the log from the field trips. Information about other requirements for design, contents, volume etc. will be given at the introduction to the course. One graded mark is given.
Coordinator: Jørgen E. Berntsen (email@example.com)
Contact person for international students: Johne Westersjø (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The syllabus will be published on the home page of the course when finalised. See link in the upper right hand corner of the page.
- 10 ECTS credits
FRI105- 1 - 10 ECTS credits
Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences