Are you qualified to join Pedagogy For Change?
To be accepted into the programme you need to meet the following criteria:
- You are an EU citizen – with a few exceptions.
- You are 18 years or older.
- You have finished 12 years of school.
- You speak English well enough to communicate well with teachers and students at the training centres and projects.
- You have good social and people skills.
- You have a driving license. (90% of the training positions require this.)
- You have previous experience with some kind of youth work, sports clubs, youth camps, drama groups or similar.
- You have decided not to drink alcohol or take drugs for the entirety of the program.
- You are eager to experience a multidisciplinary and collective training programme, which includes theoretical and practical activities.
- You are ready to immerse yourself in a multicultural and diverse community.
Do I need to be a citizen of the European Union to join?
Yes – with a few exceptions.
To do the Pedagogy for Change programme, you need to have residency and work permit in Denmark. This is only possible if:
- You are a citizen of the European Union.
- You come from a country that has a “Working Holiday Visa” agreement with Denmark, that is:
Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.
- You come from Norway or Switzerland.
Blog and pedagogy resources
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.
Astrid Lindgren’s thoughts about children were provocative in the 1940s, and her approach to childhood as a phenomenon is progressive, even today.
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.
Interaction with peers, imitation, collaborative learning and other social interaction is key to how the human mind develops, according to Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky.
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.