Blog posts about what we do
Being an active bystander means becoming aware that inappropriate or even threatening behaviour is going on and choosing to challenge it. Collective action is the way forward.
Mónica just finished the Pedagogy for Change programme and we asked her to share some of her considerations and main takeaways from her experience of practising and studying social pedagogy in Denmark.
In this blogpost, we exemplify how the theory of the “Zone of Proximal Development” can be implemented in real life when working in the field of social pedagogy.
Scandinavian social pedagogy is known for its holistic practice which combines “head, heart and hands” – theory, empathy, and practice. A core value is respecting the individual’s rights.
Theatre is an important pedagogical tool which provides an opportunity for us to explore realms and realities outside of the classroom, without having to travel.
Art is a pedagogical tool which provides an opportunity for everyone to work with open-ended solutions rather than striving for conventional error-free essays or science reports.
We are working on an extension of the Pedagogy for Change programme where participants can join sustainable development projects in the Global South, after their 12-month course.
Creating an authentic learning space through a truly interesting, shared activity, is highly beneficial. The Common Third works as an ‘equaliser’ and is an important pedagogical tool.
We are social beings and therefore learning is an intrinsically social process. Learning takes place in many kinds of arenas, some of them arranged, where we interact with others in different contexts.
Inclusive communication means sharing information in a way that everybody can understand for example people on the autism spectrum who need clearness and unambiguity.
Under the theme ‘Recover and Revitalise Education for the COVID-19 Generation,’ we reiterate our commitment to stand alongside national governments in delivering education to all.
Graphic designer Eike Einmann designed 10 posters to represent the main pedagogical principles that lay the foundations of “Another Kind of School”.
Greta was looking for community based opportunities after completing her studies in political science. She gained valuable hands-on experience by encountering Danish & Malawian culture.
A theatre project is an excellent way to bring people together, unleash hidden talents, strengthen self-esteem and build community through a creative process.
Helle works in a care home in Bogense. She has experience with international development as well as social education work. In this blog post she talks about what kind of work the care home does.
After completing the 24 month Pedagogy for Change course, Giampaolo went on to continue a life of teaching in Denmark, taking on new challenges and adventures. Read his story here.
Helios Free School is situated in Holsted in southern Jutland, approx. 100 kilometres from the German border. The teachers at the school take their students on expeditions to experience reality.
Teachers worldwide are doing a fantastic job to provide quality education despite the pandemic. However, over 69 million new teachers are needed in the near future.
A new generation of well-educated, dedicated and unflinching educators are very much in need. Advances in technology may be great, but cannot replace passionate role models.