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Abenteuer- und Erlebnispädagogik / Adventure and Experiential Education (Master of Arts)

Program: Abenteuer- und Erlebnispädagogik / Adventure and Experiential Education
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)

The objective of the multidisciplinary and international Abenteuer- und Erlebnispädagogik / Adventure and Experiential Education master's program is to teach tried and proven specialized knowledge and methods that relate to the systematic analysis of the phenomena of adventure and experience in their societal framing, their importance for human ontogenesis, their potential for educational and developmental processes and to the European dimension of the educational approach. In addition, students become qualified to organize adventure education and experiential education support processes and interventions, and for competent safety behavior.

Major topics

The major topic of the Abenteuer- und Erlebnispädagogik / Adventure and Experiential Education master's program in Marburg is the scientific examination of the phenomena of adventure and experience and their developmental content. It occurs through theoretical events, such as seminars and lectures, which are supplemented by adventurous practical units.

Objectives

Successful graduates of the Abenteuer- und Erlebnispädagogik / Adventure and Experiential Education master's program can work in the following fields, for example:

Youth support: The diverse domains of youth support services probably represent the broadest field of activity for adventure and experiential education qualification profiles. Particular examples are: public youth work, residential homes, child and adolescent psychiatry, individual educational measures as residential or travel projects, group work, community work, daycare facilities, school social work.

Schools: Teachers with adventure and experiential educational qualification profiles are of great interest for the concept of full-time school. The same applies for school types – such as country school hostels – that also take activity-oriented forms of learning into consideration in their work.

Outdoor trainings: As the human resources development concepts of companies such as the Deutsche Bank or the Deutsche Bahn AG now take outdoor trainings into consideration, fields of work in the companies or consulting agencies that offer and hold corresponding trainings have now opened up.

Universities: It is anticipated that increasingly more universities, universities of applied sciences and technical colleges will develop study and training programs in Adventure and Experiential Education. This will open up another field of work for academically trained Adventure and Experiential educators.

Independent work: The "outdoors" represents a market that will presumably continue to grow over the next several years. On the basis of the acquired qualification profile, successful graduates can also offer their expertise as an independent entrepreneur in a variety of fields, or join an already existing company.

Abroad: With its international study components, the qualification profile also opens up the possibility of applying for corresponding positions abroad.

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