Child Development and Education in Scandinavia PracticumSemester Course

Child Development in Scandinavia Practicum, Semester Course
Corequisite Course(s)
Major Discipline(s)
Child Development, Education / Educational Studies, Human Development
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

This course emphasizes and integrates application of research, critical reflection, and hands-on experience in Danish pedagogy in order to explore the connection between pedagogical approaches and professional practices with young children. You are placed in a Danish childcare or school setting one day a week for a total of 45-55 hours per semester. This course builds the bridge between the theories you explore in your Core Course and the experiences you have in practice.

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Note: As part of this course, you are expected to plan and implement activities to do with the children during your visits.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Anthropology, Sociology


Jennifer Duncan-Bendix

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Masters of Education for Daycare and Primary School (Aarhus University, 2014). BA (Human Development and Family Studies – Early Childhood Development and Education, University of Connecticut, 2006). Assistant Program Director of Child Development and Diversity, DIS  (2014-present). Pedagogue in the International and Danish communities in Copenhagen (2008-2010). I am specifically interested in  the cross-cultural practices, discourses, and research related to how we create active and caring environments for young children.  With DIS since 2007.

Child Diversity & Development, Jennifer Duncan-Bendix