Recent research in the field of environmental and sustainability education is the frame work for the course. Focus is on how learning environment outside the classroom can be a relevant alternative in environmental and sustainability education. The theoretical background of outdoor education as well as contemporary research and praxis is discussed and problematized. Human relationship with nature is one dimension in outdoor as well as sustainability education, and the course considers perspectives on human-place relations. The course includes central concepts in environmental and sustainability education such as planetary boundaries and ecosystem services. The students practice planning, conducting and evaluating outdoor teaching.
The course is based upon a combination of field work, with the local natural and cultural landscape as a point of departure, and lectures and literature seminars. The students are supposed to work individually as well as in groups.