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DIS: Denmark: Child Diversity & Development
Copenhagen, Denmark (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Year
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 15-OCT-2018
**
Rolling Admission 11-JAN-2019 12-MAY-2019
NOTE: Accepted students must commit by October 30th.
Year 2019-2020 15-MAR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 17-AUG-2019 09-MAY-2020
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 25.
Fall Semester 2019 15-MAR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 17-AUG-2019 14-DEC-2019
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 25.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
none
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No
Housing: Apartment, Homestay, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Yes
Subject Area:
Education, Global Studies, Psychology, Sociology
Program Description:
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’
  • In your weekly practicum, develop interpersonal competencies by actively engaging at a Danish childcare institution or school
  • 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
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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Child Development
  • Education/Educational Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Human 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 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.
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) 
Based on research and student experiences at practicum sites, the course examines practices around the terms 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.
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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