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Epistemology

Epistemology

Epistemology is one of the subject our students come across at our Teacher Training College. Why should a teacher learn about Epistemology, and what is the connection between this discipline and education?

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Why was planet protection left to activism?

Why was planet protection left to activism?

The Earth is changing; our environment is dying. If one of the primary roles of education is to equip people with the knowledge to make a positive difference in society, why is Planet Protection most often not included in schools’ curricula? Why is it regarded as something individual activists need to take care of?

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An education for the 21st century: what is the role of education today?

An education for the 21st century: what is the role of education today?

As teachers living in outstandingly fast paced times, it is legitimate to ask ourselves: how can we imagine and design an appropriate education for the 21st century? In other words, what should schools look like, to prepare the students of today for the challenges of tomorrow? In this article, we would like to argue why the current educational system needs to be radically rethought, and to inspire with a few elements that would help us achieve this successful change.

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Learning crucial teaching skills

Learning crucial teaching skills

Learning crucial teaching skillsFor the past 10 months of Teaching Practice as a part of my education at DNS Tvind, I have had the pleasure of working as a teacher-assistant with learning-apprehensive students at Friskolen Helios. The time spend at the school will...

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The concept and practice of integration in Tvind

The concept and practice of integration in Tvind

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.

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The footprints of Teaching Practice

The footprints of Teaching Practice

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”.

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European Reality from the eyes of a DNS student

European Reality from the eyes of a DNS student

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!

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