Recognition of DNS

DNS – The Necessary Teacher Training College (Det Nødvendige Seminarium) is a private institution in Denmark which – together with the One World University – offers a 4 – year teacher training programme ending with the “Licentiate of Pedagogy” degree that is equivalent to a Bachelor of Pedagogy..

DNS was founded in Denmark in 1972 and has educated hundreds of teachers and activist educators ever since.  They work all over our globe in different capacities such as teachers, project leaders, aid coordinators and social educators.

 

One World University

One World University (OWU) was created in 1998 in Mozambique. In 2001 the course at the OWU was recognised by the Pedagogical University in Maputo with a bachelor degree. In 2004 a Memorandum was signed by OWU and the Pedagogical University of Mozambique, thus assuring a certificate for the graduates and the cooperation continued.

The institution was finally approved by the Council of Ministers of Mozambique with the Decreto nº 33/2005, Boletim da República número 33, I Série, under the name of Instituto Superior de Educação e Tecnologia (ISET).

Today OWU has three faculties:

  1. Pedagogy
  2. Fighting with the Poor
  3. Polyhistory

Cooperation between DNS and One World University (OWU)

DNS started cooperating with One World University in 2011. OWU is approved by the Ministry of Education in Mozambique for offering a full-time licentiate degree as well as distance education.

In 2011, DNS joined One World University on a distance learning regime. As a partner school of OWU the students at DNS study within the faculties of Polyhistory and Pedagogy.

It was an exciting prospect for the DNS 2011 team as they were the pioneers of this type of education. Although the basic principles of DNS remained the same, OWU offers a whole new curriculum, after which the students will acquire a Bachelor’s degree in Pedagogical Science; while still maintaining the DNS “learning by doing” approach.

 

ECTS accreditation

All subjects are awarded ECTS points. The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study. Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken by mobile students through the transfer of credits.

Read more about the subjects of the bachelor curriculum and their ECTS points here.

Read more about the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) here.

 

New developments

As from September 2019, the DNS programme will follow new demands from the Ministry of Education in Mozambique. This means that the teacher training course at DNS will be extended with one year, so as to last for 4 years. New subjects are being developed, and the ECTS credits distributed in a slightly different way than described on this page.

DNS and OWU are in a process of developing the specific details. As soon as these are ready, thy will be presented on this website.

DNS The Necessary Teacher Training College - non-traditional university - recognition DNS

The campus of DNS in Western Denmark

DNS The Necessary Teacher Training College - still a non-traditional university - recognition DNS

One World University in Maputo, Mozambique

Det Nødvendige Seminarium (DNS) started in 1972 and have trained another kind of teachers ever since.

One World University (OWU) started in 1998 and has three faculties: Pedagogy, Fighting with the Poor and Polyhistory

ECTS accreditation

All subjects are awarded ECTS points. The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study. Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken by mobile students through the transfer of credits.

WordPress Lightbox