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Programmes

Nature, Health, and Democracy

Short-term programme of Nature, Health, and Democracy, 30 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Aarhus C
Duration 4 months
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3200 EUR
Website http://www.viauc.com/schools-faculties/faculty-of-education-and-social-studies/exchange-programmes/Pages/nature-health-democracy.aspx

Description

This international course focuses on how children, youth and adults can benefit from exploring and experiencing nature and the physical surroundings and heighten their body awareness, pleasure in activity, performance and health, as well as acquire skills for democratic participation and understanding.

The four months course will include:
  • Danish pedagogy and democracy in theory and practice
  • Outdoor approach to the pedagogical practice
  • Health, body and movement in pedagogical practice
  • Practical placement
  • Assessment

Career Opportunities  

Through the course you will develop new techniques:
  • Analytical and critical reflections on pedagogy and pedagogical work
  • Carrying out different kinds of pedagogical activities in nature with children and youth
  • Substantiating and expressing health; the potentials of educational movement, experience, culture and health
  • Developing practical and theoretical know-how about pedagogical work

About the Degree

This course will provide students with relevant knowledge, competencies and skills in order to understand and work with nature, health, body and physical activity.

The course is conducted in English with the following learning situations:
  • Theories and methodology focusing on pedagogy in an outdoor and democratic context
  • Theories and methodology focusing on health, body and life quality in a pedagogic perspective
  • Individual practical placement in a professional setting

Admission  

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, optagelse.dk with all relevant documentation.
Read more about applying via optagelse.dk

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 http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

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

Tuition

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 http://ufm.dk/en   

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



Autumn 2015 - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Nov 15
Start date
Feb 01

Campus Aarhus C

Description

This campus is divided between various addresses in the centre of Aarhus city. However, a new united campus is currently being constructed. The new Campus Aarhus C is expected to be ready in the spring of 2015. Campus Aarhus C offers multiple programmes in Danish within the fields of teaching, social education, social work, construction, engineering, business and management. Our schools and faculties also offer several programmes taught in English.

  • Students: 5,000
  • International students: 370
  • Employees: 340

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