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The Freedom Writer's Way

Summer School of Social Work, Social Education and Teaching, 2 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution University College South Denmark
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 6 days
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 600 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 600 EUR
The Freedeom Writers' Way: A practical way to deal with at-risk children and young people

The goal of the Freedom Writer summer school is for the participants to get acquainted with the pedagogical methods of the Freedom Writers to a degree where they themselves can practice the methods.
Learning by doing!
The summer school will teach the Freedom Writers methodology by doing it. We will establish subjective valuable counter-experiences to the everyday-culture that surrounds the human being of today. Through a set of unusual learning processes we offer those experiences that give rise to thoughtfulness and social learning – putting one’s own life into perspective. By the end of the course the participants will have written a Freedom Writer-inspired book – and will themselves become Freedom Writers! As part of the curriculum we will also read diaries and personal narratives of other like Anne Frank and Zlata Filipovic. And we will watch movies telling stories about lived lives.

About the course
Through three daily sessions – morning, afternoon and evening - we work our way from Engage, via Enlight to Empower The process includes: Socializing exercises, Exercises from the Freedom Writer-methodology, Writing and editing sessions, Reading third person’s diaries and poems, Watching relevant movies, Teaching and Instruction by an Original Freedom Writer – one of the students from Room 203.

Target groups
Undergraduate students studying to become teachers, social workers or undertaking similar studies focusing on upbringing of children and young people, often at-risk. 
Others with an interest in social work and the Freedom Writers' methodology.

Career opportunities
This summer school is intended to be part of an education as social educators, teachers or social workers. 

Students must have sufficient oral and written English language skills. Students and professionals are admitted.  

The Summer School takes place from 14-20 August, 2016. The adress is: UC SYD - Degnevej 16, 6705 Esbjerg Ø, Denmark.

Euro 600,00. This includes teaching and teaching materials, ECTS-documentation, food and lodging from arrival to departure.

Further information
More information on the Summer School here

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

Summer 2016

Application date
May 15
Start date
Aug 14


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