Discipline: Education / Educational Studies

Education Policy in Scandinavia

Education is always a hot topic in political debate. This is because education and pedagogy are a central societal issue. A society’s education reflects its ideas about the present and the future. What should children learn…

Education Policy in Scandinavia, Summer Course

Social Change and Active Citizenship

Democracy depends on citizens to actively engage in society. In this course, we discuss social change and cohesion, civic responsibility, and the importance of active citizenship. How can we engage responsibly with others? How can we…

DIS Summer, Copenhagen, Active Citizenship

Positive Psychology

This course combines a study of theory, research, and application in the rapidly growing field of positive psychology. You critically examine the psychology of well-being with both its possibilities and limitations, focusing on topics such as…

Positive Psychology, Summer Course

Children with Special Needs

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…

Children in a Multicultural Context

This course explores multicultural contexts for childhood in the Nordic countries. Based on readings and your experiences on Field Studies, the class investigates practices around ethnic diversity, childhood discourse, and multiculturalism in Danish education and social…