Austria

Hochschule für Agrar- und Umweltpädagogik, Master´s Degree Green Care  – pedagogic, consultative and therapeutic interventions with animals and plants, 120 ECTS, http://www.agrarumweltpaedagogik.ac.at/

 

Czech Republic

JABOK – Academy of Social Pedagogy and Theology, Lifelong learning course Introduction to Social Farming with accreditation from the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, 24 hours, Certification course, https://www.jabok.cz/cs/dalsi-vzdelavani/uvod-do-socialniho-zemedelstvi, Certification course taught in Czech

 

Germany

Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde / University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde (HNEE), Soziale Landwirtschaft, Four independent modules, blended learning, each module takes 12-20 weeks. Further information: www.weiterbildung-soziale-landwirtschaft.de, Certification course

 

Hungary

Szent István University, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, MSc course for Agricultural Engineering in Environmental Management, Sustainable Farming course in MSc, 3hours lectures+ 16 hours farm visit

 

Netherlands

There are several opportunities to meet the topic of social farming in the Netherlands. At Wageningen University there are three Master programmes: Health and Society, International Development Studies (minor Rural Development), and Organic Agriculture within which students can accomplish their traineeship or a Master thesis, https://www.wur.nl/en/Education-Programmes/master/MSc-programmes/msc-communication-health-life-sciences.htm, https://www.wur.nl/en/Education-Programmes/master/MSc-programmes/MSc-International-Development-Studies.htm, https://www.wur.nl/en/Education-Programmes/master/MSc-programmes/MSc-Organic-Agriculture.htm. Aeres University offers a Bachelor Programme focused on education with a minor in coaching students with special needs (in Dutch only), https://www.aeres.nl/. Lastly, a professional training course on vocational training level at Groenhorst college (Green social entrepreneur) and at AOC De Groene Welle college (Entrepreneur on a social farm) are offered and taught in Dutch

 

Norway

In collaboration with Høgskulen for Agriculture and Rural Development, Inn på Tunet offers a specially developed vocational course for new – and existing – Inn på tunet providers. The course addresses the subject matter and the need for multidisciplinary knowledge about IPT economics and operations, whether to view and use all available resources (personal and farm resources) and how to, through collaboration with other actors, develop and strengthen the collaboration both with clients and buyers – and also with your own community. More information: http://hlb.no/studietilbod/skreddarsydde-kursmodular/

 

UK-Norway

University College LillehammerMaster in Special Education. Through practice enhanced research and research enhanced practice, this master explores alternative approaches to special education pioneered by Ruskin Mill Trust. It seeks to explore the pedagogic potential of craft, ecology, biodynamic ecology and movement.
The programme provides a unique opportunity for teachers using practical skills to reflect upon, evaluate, research and develop their practice in relation to teaching people with special needs. More information: http://www.rmt.org/master-in-special-education/