Child Development and Education in ScandinaviaSemester Course

Child Development & Diversity
Week-Long Study Tour
Core Course Week Study Tour
Corequisite Course(s)
Major Discipline(s)
Child Development, Education / Educational Studies, Human Development
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

Within the framework of Nordic pedagogy, investigate education and care, analyzing the discourse surrounding quality of life for children. Explore the pros and cons of free play, relationships to caregivers and peers in the welfare state, school readiness versus social pedagogy, and children’s exploration of nature in practicum, Study Tour, and on Field Studies.

Related Discipline(s)

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


Nanna Duchene

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master of Arts (Cand.) in Philosophy of Education 2012 from Aarhus University Denmark.   Associate Professor at University College South within disciplines: Philosophy of Education, Teaching Theory and Children with special needs. Several years of experience as Editor of Journals on Education. With DIS since 2021. 

Child Development and Diversity, Nanna Duchene

Jonatan Kolding Karnøe

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A. Project Management and Change Management (MPF, Roskilde University, 2018).  Cand. psych. (Psychologist, University of Copenhagen, 2014). Associate professor at University College Absalon with teaching, research, and training responsibilities within the fields: children with special needs and organizational psychology. Author of several publications about psychology. Experience as a pedagogue from psychiatry, schools for children with special needs, and family-support institutions. With DIS in 2015, and again since 2021.  

Child Development Jonatan Kolding Karnøe