Children with Special NeedsSummer Course

Major Discipline(s)
Child Development, Education / Educational Studies, Psychology
Location: Copenhagen
Session 1

This class challenges your ideas about ‘special needs.’ You are situated within the concept of Nordic pedagogy in order to examine the topics of inclusion and quality of life within the Danish social welfare system. For example: How does the school or the child contribute to educational challenges? With your class, you will discuss, research, and try hands-on specialized pedagogical approaches and training methods. From a Nordic perspective, the concept of ‘special needs’ is examined through issues of inclusion, quality of life, and outside relationships. While this course focuses on ‘special needs’ in a broad sense, it does not look at various diagnoses, or educational/psychological techniques employed for specific disorders.


Jonatan Kolding Karnøe

DIS Summer 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