If you are curious about what it is like to live in a community, here are 10 elements of community life that you might find surprising – drawn from the collective experience of our 50-year-old Community in Denmark.
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.
Community Frames We call them "Frames" – not rules Rules imply prohibition and often do not promote the understanding of the issue. At DNS, and the Tvind campus in general, we call them "FRAMES" – like the frames around an empty canvas. Within the frames, our goals...
Community Lifestyle DNS is a non-traditional boarding school with an international student body. At DNS, students and teachers study, travel, work, cook and share their lives together for the duration of the programme. DNS can thus be described as an...
DNS since 1972 · History of DNS The story of DNS begins in the small country of Denmark in Northern Europe, where 100 young adults met on a farming property called Tvind on a fresh, windy autumn day in the far western part of Jutland. That day, they started on a...
I learned that there is a lot of inequality in the world, I found out that I want to do something about it, and I decided that I want to be part of changing that. Villas is a place where I can learn and teach.
Tuesdays evening is always special at the campus in Tvind. It is the evening of the Tuesday café, where everybody at Tvind are together, enjoying a nice program with all kinds of activities.
Students at DNS take a great interest in food and sustainable lifestyles and diets. Thus, having a vegan lifestyle has gained momentum at our college during the last years. Tvind is a vegan friendly campus.
Something happened at DNS during the spring of 2017. There was a sense of wanting to break up the ordinary routine, work across the teams and to “lift up” the college – to “go radical”
DNS is not just a school, but a program that becomes your life for 4 years and stays with you 4 ever. The demands are high and the programme challenges the students to abandon their comfort zones.
Sometimes it happens that a Czech boy must go hiking to Scotland to find out that he wants to study in Denmark. And this is exactly my case and my story of how I searched for a way and ended up in DNS.
Growing our own food means freedom: freedom to know what we eat, freedom from big markets, freedom from pesticides and freedom to know that our agricultural practices are not harming the environment.