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The area of expertise includes nature, sustainability, food, movement and health in a broad sense and is mainly based on the teacher education subjects natural sciences, physical education and food and health. Wonder and first-hand experience with the diversity and coherence of nature will be central, as well as children's life skills and education.
Experiences in nature are important. Children are sensual and bodily in their behavior, and this forms the basis for exploration, wonder, conversation, play and learning. Social relationships between children, and between children and adults in kindergarten, are related, among other things, to play, the meals and movement experiences.
An important part of professional competence is to be able to observe, analyze and understand the development and physical play cultures of children, and to use this to inspire and motivate children. The kindergarten teacher must be safe in nature and see and master the opportunities that lie in educational work outdoors. The work within the knowledge area will contribute to giving students a basis for becoming conscious role models. The kindergarten teacher should be aware of public health challenges and should be able to contribute to the well-being of the child's mental and physical health. Meals and cooking should give the children a basis for developing food enjoyment and contribute to an understanding of the food's origin. Furthermore, the knowledge area includes how children through experimentation, wonder and challenging play in different environments can take care of themselves, each other and nature, so that they have a good starting point to be contributors to sustainable development. Norwegian traditions in the field of nature, food culture and physical activity may seem strange to many. Therefore, the education must emphasize how to get good encounters between different cultures. Sami culture is part of the national culture and should be visible in education.
The work on the knowledge area will largely be practical and the teaching is professional-oriented and research-based. Each semester there are practice periods. These are 100% compulsory and are based on the learning outcomes for the knowledge areas that form part of the relevant semester. A more detailed description of the content and progression in the practice periodes, which include NHB, is given under the description of practice for the 1st and 2nd semesters in www.uia.no/praksisblu.
NHB is a knowledge area with a lot of practical work and the following teaching methods are used: lectures, supervision, project work, practical teaching, field and lab work as well as practical work with children. For practical reasons, some of the teaching will be placed outside the university. Digital tools are included as part of the teaching methods.
Compulsory teaching (100% participation) is stated in Canvas / the semester plan.
The estimated student workload is 540 hours over two semesters.
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Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences