IKF207 Nature Guiding as a Profession

Varighet: 
1 semester
Emnekode: 
IKF207
Studiepoeng: 
15
Studienivå: 
Bachelor (fordjupingsnivå)
Rapporteringsprogram: 
Bachelorstudium i friluftsliv og naturguide
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Haust
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Haust
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
Forkunnskapskrav, emneliste
IKF106 Friluftsliv 1
IKF107 Friluftsliv 2
Krav til forkunnskapar

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Om emnet

The course will provide a theoretical foundation for the role of a guide, for guiding activities as a sustainable travel and tourism product, using theories from experience design. The course aims to offer students an insight into guiding as a profession and the skills required to reflect on and execute good guiding practice.

Læringsutbytte

In compliance with the National Qualifications Framework, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes after successfully completing the course:

Kunnskapar

The student

  • will acquire knowledge about the place of the guide in travel and tourism and about various aspects of the Norwegian travel and tourism.
  • will acquire knowledge of terms such as «nature-based tourism», «value-based guiding», «slow experiences» – also in a natural-philosophical context
  • will have an awareness of what «nature experience» involves in general well-being and as a tourism product
  • will be acquainted with the roles of a guide / outdoor leader as host and educator
Ferdigheiter

The student

  • is able to organize and manage guests, among other things on the basis of group psychology and by practicing transparent guiding as an overarching approach
  • is able to design good experiences for guests whose different preconditions and needs must be met
  • is able to plan and market integrated nature guide products that have a commercial value, based on good experience design and sustainability.
Generell kompetanse

The student

  • can reflect over and use a nature guide´s and outdoor leader´s overall knowledge and working methods
  • has acquired competence into the art of guiding and outdoor leadership and the skills necessary to work professionally
  • can contribute to a responsible and sustainable practice in the field of nature guiding and outdoor leadership
  • can demonstrate professional behavior and a professional presence
Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåtar

The course of study will alternate between lectures, study of literature from the field, digital studies, discussions and seminars, where students will also be expected to participate in academic presentations.   

The teaching presupposes that the students will take responsibility for their own learning and development.

Vilkår for å framstille seg til eksamen

Attendance requirements

Approved attendance at compulsory teaching. The semester plan specifies the scope of the compulsory parts of the programme of study.  

Coursework requirements

  • Approved assignment related to the practice of nature guiding as a profession, approx 1000 words.
Sensorordning

Exam assessment will be implemented in accordance with Forskrift om opptak, studium og eksamen ved Høgskulen i Volda, § 5-11. (Regulations concerning admission, courses of study and examinations at Volda University College, paragraph 5-11)

Maksimumstal: 
25
Emneansvarleg: 
Einar Løken
Emnet inngår i følgande studieprogram
Bachelorstudium i friluftsliv og naturguide
VurderingsformGrupperingVarighetVarighetstypeKarakterskalaAndelKommentarHjelpemidlerOmfang
HeimeeksamenIndividuell4DagarA-F, der A er best og E er siste ståkarakter100Digital eksamen.
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Heimeeksamen
Gruppering:Individuell
Varighet:4
Varighetstype:Dagar
Karakterskala:A-F, der A er best og E er siste ståkarakter
Andel:100
Kommentar:Digital eksamen.
Hjelpemidler:
Omfang:
Godkjent av: 
Unni Hagen