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Heart - Head - Hands

Short-term programme of Heart - Head - Hands , 30 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services Teacher's training

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Aarhus C
Duration 0,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3500 EUR


Inclusive and participatory work with children, youths and adults focusing on creative subjects.

The philosophical approach and training is based on a holistic approach. The social pedagogical approach will be reflected in the teaching and learning methods. This means that the teaching will be based on dialogue and participation.

The teaching methods in Head Heart Hands alternates between creative subjects: drama, music, movement, arts and craft; theoretical subjects: theories and methodologies of pedagogy, sociology and psychology; and practical work: field work and field studies.

The learning activities will be a variation of teaching, instructing, guidance, monitoring and training in the class and in the pedagogical work field and will be organized as individual work or group work. The learning processes will be based mainly on problem orientated project work. The module requires student commitment and student participation in reflections and discussions as well as in written and oral presentations.

Career Opportunities

The learning outcomes:
  • Gained theoretical understanding and practical skills in working with social pedagogy in a Danish and an international context
  • Gained theoretical understanding of exclusion and inclusion and the significance of participation as an approach in care work and social pedagogy.
  • Improved their understanding of society and cultural values and their influence on social pedagogical work and care work
  • Developed competencies in planning and carrying out, documenting, analyzing and evaluating social pedagogical processes.
  • Developed competencies in using creative subjects as a method in pedagogical work with children, youths and adults.
  • Developed their professional and personal competencies and identities as reflective practitioners

About the Degree

The aims of the module are to enhance the students competencies in reflecting and carrying out social pedagogical work with an emphasis in using creative subjects as a method in pedagogical work while focusing on inclusion and development of qualified participation and democratic competencies of the children and young people at stake.


All Danish students must complete English at a B-level according to the level system in Danish secondary schools or equivalent proof of English skills.

General requirements in English language (corresponding to Danish B-level):
IELTS - 6.0
TOEFL Internet-based - 80
TOEFL Computer-based - 213
TOEFL Paper-based - 550
Cambridge test - CAE
TOEIC test - 700

Apply through the national electronic admission system, with all relevant documentation.
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If you need further assistance with the application procedure please contact the academy.
Note that you can also apply through one of the institute's agents and representatives

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact your institution directly. 
A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland. 

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at   

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Spring 2015 - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Jun 01
Start date
Aug 01

Campus Aarhus C


This new united campus is the biggest Campus in Denmark within University Colleges. The Campus is 46,000 squaremeters divided in 5 buildings, each with 4-6 floors.
The architecture is breathtaking and has been awarded with an architecturally prize as being one of the 3 most beautiful and best new constructions in Aarhus.
The Campus is situated in the centre of Aarhus, close to everything.

Campus Aarhus C offers 10 different programmes in Danish within the fields of teaching, social education, social work, construction, engineering, business and management and 3 programmes taught and conducted in English within architecture, engineering, business and management. 

  • Students: 6.300
  • International students: 450
  • Employees: 430
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