Change – as envisioned by the teachers at DNS

Since the beginnings of DNS – Det Nødvendige Seminarium –  The Necessary Teacher Training College in 1972, its students and teachers have been promoters of change. The idea started with a handful of teachers who sought the change in the world through education.

Teachers are role models who can inspire and influence a society to grow and evolve. Unfortunately, plain repetition and rote learning that we still (!) witness in our school systems today, do not promote critical thinking and problem solving which are fundamental skills necessary to create change. Hence the name: The NECESSARY Teacher Training College. Change is NECESSARY , and can be brought by visionary teachers who have the tools and experience of community and their feet planted firmly in solidarity with the unprivileged people on this planet.

 

“Together we change the world”

Nowadays our world is facing enormous issues that cannot be tackled by individuals, but requires the power of community in order to be resolved. One of our mottos is “Alone the world changes you, together we change the world”.  Therefore, the students at DNS, as individuals, are trained together with a team, to carry out the DNS education and take ownership of their own learning process. The programme aims to train teachers who are well equipped when it comes to solving problems, working together, taking initiatives, knowing their own potential and brining about change.

 

Solutionaries

The teachers at DNS regard the future for the generations to come as “open” – anything is possible – because we believe in the power of community and the ingenuity and resilience of humans.  As teachers we strive to be promoters of change or “solutionaries”.

During the 70’s, for example, the fight against nuclear power in Denmark was confronted by the community of Tvind through the project of Tvindkraft – the first wind turbine of its kind in the world, which showed to the Danish government and its population an alternative to nuclear and fossil energies. Today Denmark is in the forefront of renewable energies and wind turbine industry.

 

Change yourself, your surroundings and the world

Following our principles and traditions we educate teachers which are first and foremost able to change themselves, challenge their ideas and beliefs. This kind of teachers will be promoters of change in their surroundings and the people they meet along their path.

The DNS programme is centred around the idea of reforming the way we look at and interact with the world via a holistic approach. We try to watch over the big issues of our time and create sustainable universal solutions.

 

 

Together we change the world, brick by brick.

Be the change you wish to see in the world

Together we change the world, by being a role model

Becoming another kind of teacher, a role model for change

Tvindkraft

pioneer wind turbine
built by the power of community
provider of green electricity since 1978
over 21.000.000 kWh generated and counting

The DNS programme is centred around the idea of reforming the way we look at and interact with the world via a holistic approach. We try to watch over the big issues of our time and create sustainable universal solutions.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Mahātmā Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
non-violence guru, empire breaker and world changer

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