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Learning Across the Curriculum: On Foot through Edinburgh

Experience how outdoor learning can enhance education


 

Subject area

 

Education

 

Credit/Non-credit

 

Credit

 

Credit level

 

10

 

Credits available

 

10 credits/5 ETCS/2 US

 

Dates

 

06 July - 24 July 2020

 

Length

 

3 weeks

 

Contact hours

 

54

 

Course pre-requisites

 

2 years of undergraduate study and aged 18 or above

 

Language requirements

 

Evidence of language ability equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or above

 

Location

 

Edinburgh

 

Accommodation inc.

 

No

 

Fee

 

£2367

 

Application deadline

 

30 April 2020

 

 

Summary

Learning across the curriculum offers aspiring educators of all kinds the tools with which they can incorporate outdoor learning into their teaching and curriculum planning.

Description

Learning across the curriculum offers aspiring educators of all kinds the tools with which they can incorporate outdoor learning into their teaching and curriculum planning. Despite the increasing bodies of research and policy that highlight the educational, social and health benefits of outdoor learning in the development of young people, many educators are not well placed to support this form of learning. Learning across the curriculum is offered as an initial step towards assisting aspirant educators to incorporate outdoor learning into their teaching and curriculum planning. It does not aim to train students as outdoor specialists, but aims to provide them with some understanding of the benefits, processes and skills related to learning in the outdoors. This interdisciplinary course is designed to give students the basic competencies with which to teach and learn across the curriculum in an outdoor context. In terms of educational policy, the course reflects the recommendations of Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning (Education Scotland, 2010)

  • Rationales for learning outdoors  
  • Learning across the curriculum  
  • Experiential learning in outdoor contexts  
  • Place and community based education  
  • Sustainability education  
  • Safety and group management in the outdoors    

For more detailed information on course content please see the Learning Across the Curriculum Syllabus.

Before applying for Learning Across the Curriculum, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

 

Academic Requirements
  • A minimum of 2 years undergraduate study.
Language Requirements
  • Non-native English speakers must be able to demonstrate an English level of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component).

 

Age Requirements
  • Applicants must be age 18 or over. 

 

Credit Courses

These courses are certified by the University of Edinburgh and are worth up to 20 credits depending on the course length.

Credits awarded by the University of Edinburgh are part of the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF). 20 SCQF credits are the equivalent to 10 ECTS credits or 4 credits for U.S. students.

Credits are offered at two levels:

  •  Level 8 - for those in the first year of university or above
  •  Level 10 - require two years of university study, and may have other entry requirements depending on the course

The fee for this course is £2,367.

This fee includes:

  • Tuition fees for the three-week course
  • Course materials and equipment
  • Academic trips and excursions
  • Social programme 

Additional fees may apply for visa applications. These are not included in your course fee.

The course fee does not include accommodation. To find out more about available accommodation options on our Accommodation page.

As part of your application process, you will be required to pay a £500 deposit. The deposit payment will be redeemable against your course fee. After a 14 day cooling off period, the deposit is non-refundable. You will receive information on how to pay your deposit during your application process.