Child Development and Education in ScandinaviaSemester Course

Program
Child Development & Diversity
Week-Long Study Tour
Helsinki
Core Course Week Study Tour
Denmark
Corequisite Course(s)
Major Discipline(s)
Child Development, Education / Educational Studies, Human Development
Type
Core Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

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, and 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

Faculty

Heidi Vikkelsø Nielsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand. Pæd (DPU, Aarhus University, 2014). BA School Teacher, (Blaagaard Seminarium, 2004). School teacher 2004-2011, union representative 2005-2011. Teaching vulnerable, bilingual teenagers in extracurricular topics at Ungdomsskolen (2011-2013). Volunteer counselor at the children’s phone, Børns Vilkår (2012-2013). Student assistant in a research project on the Danish dagpleje (home care) at Aarhus University (2013). Member of the ad hoc group across researchers and practitioners called “community teachers”, focusing on inventing “the community Didaktik” as a tool to prevent school bullying. With DIS since 2013.

Child Development and Diversity, Heidi Vikkelsø Nielsen

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