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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 06/10/2020
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Rolling Admission 08/15/2020 05/15/2021
Fall 2020 06/10/2020
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Rolling Admission 08/15/2020 12/12/2020
Spring 2021 11/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 01/16/2021 05/15/2021

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Megan Hull Program Type: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Education, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language of Instruction: English
Open to non-U of A students?: No Open to Graduate Students?: No
Housing Options: Dorm, Homestay
Program Description:
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 the pros and cons of free play, school readiness versus social pedagogy, and gender stereotypes in childhood serve as the foundation for class discussions. Through your Practicum, Field Study, and Study Tour hands-on experiences and reflection, gain new perspectives on child development and education.

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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 COURSES

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: Helsinki
Core Course Week: Denmark 
Corequisite: Child Development and Education 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: London
Core Course Week: Denmark
Corequisite: Children in a Multicultural Context Practicum 

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