Agne · DNS 2018
My name is Agnė and I am from Lithuania – a really beautiful country in the eastern Europe. What can I say about myself?
I think I’m open minded, passionate about everything and people say that my smile captures my positive character! I really like arts and nature, especially forests! Also, I am a scout for 7 years and it is a really huge part of life, I consider it even a lifestyle.
Why DNS? I really think that this is the place for me. The whole idea of travelling, opening up, just learning about the world and meeting different people attracted me. Also, being here provides more opportunities to grow as a person and I am really looking for the possibility of personal development and self-conscience about the world that surrounds us.
Maybe I am naive, but I really think that we can make some changes, we just need to start. And of course, if you want to change the world you need to start to change the education. That’s why I am really inspired by the Mahatma Ghandhi words that in a gentle way, we can shake the world. Like this, becoming a teacher represents the opportunity to be part of the community, to teach the future generations in a better way. Furthermore, I like the idea that as a student, you are able to learn from anything in everyday life, not only at school, as long as you are curious and open-minded. The goal that motivates me the most is helping people and learning from them, about their ways of thinking.
I just really want to live my life fully, experience as much as possible and the same time learn how to give this to the world.
More Humans of DNS
I hope DNS will teach me the essential pedagogical skills that I will need in order to become the effective activist that I want to become, who uses education as a tool of mobilisation.
I feel it’s a key point to keep questioning what has been considered a norm. I would like to immerse myself into what we assume about learning and teaching and search for alternatives.
I have decided to join DNS for many reasons – one being that after my many adventures I have come to realise how important education is and that it plays a key role in societal change.
Theresa Link graduated from DNS in 2012. She has worked as a social educator and teacher in Denmark and Germany. Music and performance art are some of her passions.
My passion for learning makes me invest quite some time in finding out new things, new ways and new processes and, of course, my passion for learning made me become a teacher.
“Education must empower us to lead our own life, develop social connections, lift people up and bring them together. It must minimize the chances of being manipulated or becoming actors in someone else’s play.”