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DIS Copenhagen - Child Development & Diversity
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Full Academic Year,
Spring Semester
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Knox applicants only
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Host Family, Residence Hall Areas of Study: Anthropology and Sociology, Educational Studies, Psychology, Social Service
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Child Development & Diversity
 
Find out why Scandinavia is known as one of the most progressive places for raising children to be competent, independent, democratic, and social beings. Cross-cultural approaches to current practices when working with children and youth in educational and social contexts serve as the foundation for class discussions. Coursework threads academic topics with hands-on practicum experiences in Danish nurseries, preschools, and public schools, as well as reflections during Field Studies and Study Tours, to provide new perspectives on child development and education.

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Is this program right for you?

It is a good fit if you study:

  • Child Development
  • Education/Educational Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Human Development
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Core Courses

Child Development and Education in Scandinavia + Practicum
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Practicum) 

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.


Children in a Multicultural Context + Practicum
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Practicum) 

Based on research and student experiences at practicum sites, the course examines practices around ethnic diversity and multiculturalism in Danish education and social policy. Educational issues such as teaching practices, intercultural communication and learning, multilingualism, and the influence of culture on education and child development are studied.


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Core Course Study Tours

This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:

Child Development and Education in Scandinavia:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Helsinki
  • Core Course Week: Denmark

Children in a Multicultural Context:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: London
  • Core Course Week: Denmark

Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Denmark or a neighboring country, combined with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.

While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access to.


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Elective Courses

Add elective courses to complement your Core Course at DIS Copenhagen. You decide how to build your course load based on your needs and interests!

Electives range across disciplines and include research, workshops, studios, and even Exploration Electives, which come with a travel component.

Visit our website to view the full list of over 250 additional elective courses! 
 

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2023 02/01/2023 12/02/2023 TBA TBA
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