WHERE CLASSES ARE MOSTLY HELD IN THE FOREST!

Posted in: Allmän on 4 December, 2019 by Musa

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Moving from my homeland- the Gambia to this beautiful country called Sweden is the best decision i had made in my life. For one thing is certain, that is for any lover of nature, this place will be a perfect place to explore or even relocate for an academic degree. I am a masters student on Outdoor and Sustainability Education, meaning that i will have a lot to do with the wilderness in Linkoping. Coming from a country with dwindling natural ecosystem and an endangered forest was far from what i found here in Linkoping. And for some reason this was destined for my Outdoor masters, and guess what i made no mistake in choosing the course and the university, because of the nature of the course and the lectures. Although i am born and brought up in the countryside, but of recent my experience with nature had diminished until i came here.
Most of our classes are conducted in the outdoors, at the forest near campus valla, known as the valla forest. For those whoo are not familiar with outdoor education they might be tempted to ask, can we learn all the subjects in the outdoors, the answer is YES! This is because nature have it all and we can use the outdoors to teach all subjects. When i started the course in August, i was equally not sure of how to lear subjects like maths in the outdoors but soon i realized that it is just possible but even some concepts like p; is now very clear to me. We have majority of our lessons in the outdoors, sometimes aways from Linkoping where we hike while observing the topography, ecosystem, the flora and fauna which are teaching us subjects like Biology and Geography. We also during our lessons outdoors collect objects like branches of trees, flowers, seeds etc and then tell their names in both Swedish, English and Biology which teach us languages also. A lot can be done in the outdoors and if you want to know more about my outdoor experience, do follow my blog as more are coming soon.
Below are some of the random pictures we took outdoors. enjoy!

Student trying to measure the size of the tree.

Student activity

Outdoor students on an activity

Musa’s visit to the cave on an outdoor lesson.

NOTE: All the pictures are mine.

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Musa Baldeh
My name is Musa Baldeh from the smiling coast of West Africa – The Gambia.
I am an educationist by profession who is curious about how to improve education in the world, so I am always keen in exploring education systems in different parts of the world, hence choosing to study my Masters in Outdoor and Sustainability Education in Sweden.
Join me in the adventure of this beautiful country!!

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