35 hours independent work (before and after the course week: preparations and final report, reflecting exercises), 20 contact hours (lectures, practices, workshops, seminar), 15 hours study visits and interactions with stakeholders, 10 hours group work (e.g. interviews, preparations for the final seminar). These together provide the basis for course evaluation. Grades: pass or fail.
The course starts on Monday morning and ends Friday afternoon. The course will be held in English and it consists of lectures, practical exercises, and a field visit to a reindeer herder family and to the Arctic Space Centre . We will also organize possibilities to meet and interact with e.g. other traditional livelihood practitioners, and land use planners of the City of Rovaniemi. Social activities and experience sharing among course participants and the course team also constitutes important learning arenas during the course. We thus expect full attendance, days and evenings, throughout the course.
Prices, travel and accommodation:
The course participation (lectures, field trip, social programme,
course dinner) is free of charge. The accommodation, meals and travels
are to be paid by the students. Accomodation in Hotel Aakenus in double rooms, 35e/person/night.,
breakfast and evening sauna included. Rovaniemi is easily accessible
from Helsinki by train or connecting flights. There is a limited
possibility for travel support that can be applied for separately and
will be provided on needs basis. Ask more information if needed.