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FRI-2583 Value-based Guiding and Teaching in Arctic Nature - 20 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Health Sciences

Type of course

The course can't be taken as a single course.

To enrol course the student must have passed the first year of the Bachelor programme of Arctic Friluftsliv.

Course contents

Value-Based Guiding and Teaching Arctic Nature will be taught throughout the whole of the academic year. The course includes a theoretical approach and a practical focus through field trips, practical work and leadership assignments. The course content is related to the content of the first year in the bachelor program. In this second year of the program, there is a special focus on developing the student's nature guide role competence. The course aims to gradually build-up the candidate's expertise and competence in nature guiding in the Arctic nature. The course is divided into 3 main themes:  

Obligatory prerequisites

FRI-1440 Arctic friluftsliv and outdoor leadership 1, FRI-1441 Arctic friluftsliv and outdoor leadership 2

Objective of the course




General competence

Language of instruction

English is the language of teaching and exam.

Teaching methods

Each student is expected to work 500 hours to achieve the learning outcomes of the subject.


Nature Guide Role

This theme will be taught throughout the year with a focus on individual development. The teaching will include a combination of theoretical lectures, joint reflection discussions, guide and management assignments on all the trips, systematic self-evaluation and student evaluation; and supervisor discussions and case work. Guide role experience will be obtained through a practical training period. This period will be carried out as interval sessions in the autumn semester and in a longer period in the spring semester. The period should consist of about 150 hours in total. The candidate will formulate a plan for the period, which must be approved by the teacher. The criteria for the period are given in a separate document, which candidates will receive at the start of the studies.

Experience Production and Value-Based Guiding This theme will begin with an intensive period of instruction during the study period UiT in Alta. The course will consist of seminars, workshops, group work, joint reflection and project work. After completing the period of study in Alta, students will start on their project in experience production. This will culminate with polar night products on Svalbard, which students will perform with guests at the beginning of the spring semester.  

Nature in the Arctic This theme emphasises knowledge of the Arctic nature. Instruction includes practical activities in the field, theoretical lectures and self study. The practical part of the course will be taught during  excursions mentioned under the course Safe Guiding in the Arctic. The content of the course will naturally follow the rhythm of the Arctic nature throughout the year.



The following course requirements must be approved before the candidate may be allowed to take the exam:



An individual written home exam over five days in the spring semester on the course Value-Based Guiding and Teaching Arctic Nature.

The grade will be given by letters from A-F, F is fail.


Re-sit examination

Re-sit examination will be in arranged.

Date for examination

Home exam hand out date 17.03.2020 hand in date 07.04.2020

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Course overlap

FRI-1701 Nature Guiding in Coastal Landscape 15 stp