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
Humana People to People remains committed to shouldering the task of training teachers of another kind who are ready to teach, inspire and lead the new generations for many years to come.
Integration is an important aspect, or rather one of the goals, of the “Tvind Pedagogy”. In Tvind, deliberate effort is regularly put into reflecting about how to make it better, into adjusting our knowledge of it to each student and into constantly finding out new ways to make them feel like they belong. These concepts and reflections later materialise in the many ways in which we actually exercise integration.
DNS 2017, the senior team, is now finalising one of the last periods of DNS programme: Teaching Practice. Teaching Practice lets us experiment in the reality of the classroom, apply teaching methodologies and most importantly, make mistakes and learn from them. However, teaching practice doesn’t end after the lessons. We also contribute to the teaching practice place by being in charge of the programme in the school and initiating a chosen project, our “Footprint”.
European Reality is a 6-months period, part of the second year of the DNS programme, during which the team moves to a bigger European City with the goal to find jobs, a House, learn about the European working class’ way of living, and get involved in the city’s cultural life. In this article, you can hear Laura from DNS17 expressing her view on the educational value of experiencing such a period!
To choose the path of teaching took me some time, I must say. It started on my very first 1st of September, this is the day when the school year starts in Lithuania. I simply loved it. And I am not talking about the lessons and tests, but about all the kinds of people I got to interact with and about the learning process that was happening there, somehow in between lessons most of the time. Though I was in love with the school and Summer holidays always seemed too long of a break, I never thought I will become a teacher. It is now, when I reflect, I see lots of sense in my actions and choices that led me to choose this profession.
Imagine you had to make a list, a catalogue, of all that exists. Where would you start?
You would probably look around, and start to name or to write down everything that you see or that comes to your mind. Soon, you would come across some dilemmas, and start to notice that it is not always so easy to establish what exists and what doesn’t.