About the course

Outdoor Education in schools.

The aim of the course is to explore outdoor education and its use in relation to different school subjects and sustainability. The course combines theory and practice, including outdoor settings for teaching and learning activities in nearby environment, nature and city context. Interrelations of nature and culture, how to work with inquiry-based learning and different perspectives of nature-based experiences are in focus. The course includes outdoor workshops, lectures and seminars of actual research. The course will also give opportunities to share experiences and knowledge from a cross-cultural perspective.

Course content

The aim of the course is to develop students’ competence and knowledge about outdoor pedagogy, how it can be used pedagogically in different subjects with focus on sustainability issues.

The course covers theory and practice of outdoor education. During the course, students will experience, explore, plan and organize various kinds of outdoor learning activities. The course offers the students the possibility to develop their skills in planning outdoor education. Further, students will become acquainted with and learn to evaluate research in outdoor education. The course requires active participation in seminars and outdoor activities.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English 6


66% Upper Secondary Grades - 34% Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT)

Course literature

Course evaluation

Malmö University provides students who participate in, or who have completed a course, with the opportunity to express their opinions and describe their experiences of the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarise the results of course evaluations. The University will also inform participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures taken in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).