Outdoor Education Climbing and friluftsliv in the local environment (UDR110)

Students will use the near-environment to experience the joy of stay in nature. Students should be able to plan and lead activities for pupils from a local school in the forest. Climbing inside and outside will be a core element.

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


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  • Friluftsliv activities in the local natural environment 
  • Plan, lead and assess friluftsliv activities to pupils from a local school.
  • Prevention of accidents and first aid 
  • Student led excursion. Minimum two nights.

Learning outcome

Following completion of the course, the student shall be able to:


*  climbing terminology

* plan for outdoor teaching

* plan for student-led excursion


  • Be able to analyze the terrain, plan and lead various friluftsliv activities to pupils in the local environment.
  • Be able to secure climbers inside and outside
  • CPR and basic First Aid


  • Lead groups in local activities and on trips in the local nature environment.
  • Ensure the safety of various forms of activity.
  • Be able to perform CPR and life-saving.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Practical-methodological exam 1/1 Letter grades

A practical-methodological exam with pupils from primary school. A planning document, conducting the planned activity. Graded on the scale A-F. The students will be graded individually.

Coursework requirements

Video of how to make "bow and arrow" and "selje-flute", Student lead trip

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher:

Bjørnar Kjellstadli

Course coordinator:

Åge Vigane

Study Adviser:

Ivar Bjørnsen

Method of work

Teaching alternates between practical and theoretical teaching, excursions, group and self-studies.

Open for

Norsk friluftsliv - Norwegian Outdoor Life Exchange Students at Faculty of Arts and Education

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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