DIS Copenhagen - Child Development & Diversity

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DIS Copenhagen - Child Development & Diversity

Child Development & Diversity 
The Scandinavian approach to childhood is progressive, sparking discussion about parenting, childcare, and culture. Through your practicum experience and reflection on current issues, gain new perspectives on child development and education. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Delve into a cross-cultural approach to childhood and adolescence and reflect on the unique Nordic pedagogy of ‘the good childhood’ 
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to explore cross-cultural European educational methods by visiting practitioners, researchers, and childcare and youth institutions 
  • In your weekly practicum, develop interpersonal competencies by actively engaging at a Danish childcare institution or school 

STUDENT PROFILE 
This program is right for you if you study child development, education, human development, or family studies, and want to gain knowledge of international theories and practices within the discipline of child and adolescent development.

CORE COURSE OPTIONS

Child Development in Scandinavia + Practicum
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Practicum) 
Within the framework of Nordic pedagogy, investigate early education and analyze the discourse surrounding quality of life for children. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Finland 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Corequisite: Child Development in Scandinavia Practicum 

Children in a Multicultural Context + Practicum 
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Practicum) 
Examine the practices and perspectives on multiculturalism, K-12 education, and innovative ways of working with children and youth in Danish culture, pedagogy, and social policy. 
Week-Long Study Tour: England
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Corequisite: Children in a Multicultural Context Practicum 

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Subjects

  • Education
  • Sociology

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