Non-traditional teachers are trained at DNS in Denmark.

Not just a school

At our teacher training college theoretical knowledge
is blended with hands-on experiences.

We emphasise a learning by doing approach
and practice community living.

Our aim is to train progressive teachers who can
respond to the challenges of our time.

Non-traditional teachers travel to use the world as their classroom.
Non-traditional teachers study with a hands-on approach.
Non-traditional teachers just do it.
Non-traditional teachers learn to act with others.

Outline of the DNS Bachelor of Pedagogy programme:

Another Kind of Education – travelling overland through Sahara in your own bus.

1st Year

· The Global Reality ·

  • Travel overland to Western Africa in your own bus
  • Do field investigations
  • Learn about globalisation and capitalism
  • Share your experiences back in Europe
Another Kind of Education – experiencing and influencing the European reality.

2nd Year

· The European Reality ·

  • Experience & influence a local community
  • Live in a European city with your team
  • Learn from the working class
  • Create campaigns to promote sustainability, peace & education in your local community
Another Kind of Education – honing your skills as a progressive educator

3rd Year

· The School Reality ·

  • Learn the trade of a teacher
  • Teach in a school in Denmark
  • Create projects with your students
  • Learn about pedagogical theories
  • Hone your skills to become a non-traditional teacher
Another Kind of Education – honing your skills as a progressive educator

4th Year

· Specialisation ·

  • Develop social and educational projects with your team mates
  • Become an expert within your chosen field
  • Put your skills and knowledge into practice, somewhere in Europe

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Alumni · Eszter · DNS 2011

“I think I got used to unknown things…. and I now have the power to survive in any kind of situation, to figure out some kind of solution… I am kind of prepared for everything. But I miss my team!”

Alumni · Elo · DNS 2012

“People are different and have different boundaries. DNS helped me to realize that everybody has different limits, and we cannot ask everybody to do the same. This is what I use also a lot when I’m teaching.”

DNS · The Necessary Teacher Training College

– an adventurous alternative to mainstream university degrees
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