London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Identity, culture, and pedagogical thinking in the 1. semester courses at the Institute of Social Education, Slagelse-Denmark.

Author(s) Kirsten Scheel Nielsen, Jesper Froda  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2002  
Editor Future Citizens in Europe Ed. Alistair Ross  
Language English  
Age group -  
As is apparent from the material forwarded before the conference, teaching democracy and citizenry in Europe is only an indirect part of the program. In the following we will describe how themes in our course programs contribute to teaching our students about being a citizen in and a member of the European community. As a starting point, it is necessary to clarify the contents of the Social Educator program in Denmark. There is not a mandatory curriculum, only subject themes. The rules regulating the education only broadly describe the requirements of each subject theme. Further, it is a requirement to involve the students in the process of teaching. The Social Education Institutes have the opportunity to specialize their study programs within the broad regulations set by the State. Even within a relatively small school such as Slagelse, it is possible to teach the courses variedly in form and content. Therefore the following is a description of our approach

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