Year 1: The International Practice Field

The aim of The International Practice Field is for the students to acquire an extensive knowledge and insight into global, international, and national realities. The first year is divided into 4 periods, each with their own headlines, aims and content.

The 1st year has four periods in total:

 

 

GETTING READY  · 2 months of preparations

The international field of practice starts with a two-month preparation period where the students prepare themselves as a team to travel overland from Denmark to Western Africa.

Courses and individual studies focus on social science about the African Continent, cultural geography, international relations, study techniques, economy, development, research methods, languages, science, and world religions.

Buying and rebuilding a bus into a rolling dorm / classroom / kitchen / library is a major part of the programme.

Some students take a driver’s license to be able to drive the bus. All students learn about defensive driving and bus mechanics.

1. GETTING READY  · 2 months of preparations

The international field of practice starts with a two-month preparation period where the students prepare themselves as a team to travel overland from Denmark to Western Africa.

Courses and individual studies focus on social science about the African Continent, cultural geography, international relations, study techniques, economy, development, research methods, languages, science, and world religions.

Buying and rebuilding a bus into a rolling dorm / classroom / kitchen / library is a major part of the programme.

Some students take a driver’s license to be able to drive the bus. All students learn about defensive driving and bus mechanics.

ON THE ROAD · 4 months of travelling

Bus travel through Europe, North Africa and the Sahara Desert and further to Western Africa.

In the past years the route in Africa has been: Morocco – Western Sahara – Mauritania – Senegal – Gambia – Sengeal – Guinea Bissau.

On the study trip the students carry out field investigations and learn about the living conditions of the people they meet on their journey. In Guinea Bissau they participate in local projects in cooperation with a teacher training college in Bissau.

The purpose of the study trip is  to establish an authentic understanding of the Global Reality.

 

2. ON THE ROAD · 4 months of travelling

Bus travel through Europe, North Africa and the Sahara Desert and further to Western Africa.

In the past years the route in Africa has been: Morocco – Western Sahara – Mauritania – Senegal – Gambia – Sengeal – Guinea Bissau.

On the study trip the students carry out field investigations and learn about the living conditions of the people they meet on their journey. In Guinea Bissau they participate in local projects in cooperation with a teacher training college in Bissau.

The purpose of the study trip is  to establish an authentic understanding of the Global Reality.

BRINGING IT TO THE PUBLIC · 4 months of sharing

The International Field of Practice is concluded with a three-month evaluation, production and sharing period, where the students use the extensive materials they have gathered on the study trip to write reports, edit videos, make educational materials, teach and give presentations about the lives of the people in Africa.

The students also organise a Peace Justice Conference on the campus, with other partners.

 

 

 

 

3. BRINGING IT TO THE PUBLIC · 4 months of sharing

The International Field of Practice is concluded with a three-month evaluation, production and sharing period, where the students use the extensive materials they have gathered on the study trip to write reports, edit videos, make educational materials, teach and give presentations about the lives of the people in Africa.

The students also organise a Peace Justice Conference on the campus, with other partners.

SAVING UP · 3 months of work

The first year of the DNS education ends with a three-month period where the students do pedagogical or other work to generate funds for the forthcoming year.

In this way they also gain valuable work experience and contacts.

 

 

 

 

 

4. SAVING UP · 3 months of work

The first year of the DNS education ends with a three-month period where the students do pedagogical or other work to generate funds for the forthcoming year.

In this way they also gain valuable work experience and contacts.

 

The World is Our Classroom and the bus is our home on our journey to Western Africa.

Investigating the Moroccan reality in our own bus

Education Overview

 

Yr 1: The International Field of Practice

… where your team travels to Africa in your own bus.

  • Travel overland to Guinea Bissau
  • Do field investigations
  • Learn about globalization and capitalism
  • Share your experiences back in Europe

 

Yr 2: The European Field of Practice

… where you 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

 

Yr 3: The School Practice Field

… wherer you learn the trade of a Teacher.

  • Teach in a school
  • Create projects with your students
  • Learn about pedagogical theories
  • Hone your skills to become Another Kind of Teacher

Exams at the end of the 1st Year:

Exams at the end of the 1st Year:

DNS offers a non-traditional bachelor of pedagogical science
DNS offers a non-traditional bachelor of pedagogical science
DNS offers a non-traditional bachelor of pedagogical science

Students will also complete the first exam (of two in total) in the following subjects:

DNS offers a non-traditional bachelor of pedagogical science
DNS offers a non-traditional bachelor of pedagogical science

“IMAGES” · Experiences from the 1st Year at DNS

Zero dirham journey

On our way back to Europe after more than 3 months in Western Africa, Simona and I decided to hitch-hike from Agadir to Tangier. Just to squeeze the last bit of adventure of our precious time.

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