Location
  • Denmark
Term
Academic Year
Subject Areas
African Studies African-American Studies Agriculture Arts Astronomy Biology Communications Conflict Studies Ecology Education English European Studies Food Science and Nutrition Geography Global Studies History Hospitality Humanities Journalism Life Sciences Literature Mathematics Natural Sciences Peace Studies Physics Political Science Psychology Public Relations Social Sciences Sociology Sustainable Development Women's Studies +22

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level
Bachelors
Housing
Dormitory
Language
English

Pricing

Starting Price
1100
Price Details
The enrollment fee is 1000 euros. To cover the program costs students join the saving-up team. It means that to cover for example Africa trip costs students join the saving-up team and reach their goal by working in a university provided job or elsewhere. All students share a common budget and everybody receives pocket money each month.
What's Included
Accommodation Classes Meals Travel Insurance Wifi
Sep 19, 2019
Apr 23, 2023
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About Program

DNS Teacher Training College located in Denmark is a leading school training future educational activists, conscious citizens of the world, another kind of teachers, and is walking this path since it opened its doors in 1972. Here we work with such ideas like equity, diversity, creativity, peace, and sustainability. Students are engaged to question, to participate and, to increase their potential. The main teaching method is called learning by doing. Our curriculum is very diverse, and include such subjects as: history of the world, pedagogy, social sciences, languages, epistemology, horticulture, sustainability, African continent, poverty, political science, arts, etc.

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Program Highlights

  • democratic learning

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Program Reviews

4.83 Rating
based on 30 reviews
  • 5 rating 86.67%
  • 4 rating 10%
  • 3 rating 3.33%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.65
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.75
  • Housing 4.75
  • Safety 4.9
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Bente
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Teachers for change, peace and justice at DNS Denmark Necessary Teacher Training

DNS Tvind teachers learn why it is important that the world gets more Teachers dedicated to create Change and Development, Peace and Juistes. ? DNS 4-years program is another kind of education full of practical and theoretical learning that enables each student to be the driver in his/her learning process, put the children in the center and make the global reality relevant for the children. Courage is the most important tool to understand the language of the world today, and you will learn to follow your enthusiasm as the biggest power to win the final fight.

Pros
  • you become a part of a strong collective team
  • opens up possibilities for uniting with serious people
  • giving you a deep understanding of the big main issues and challenges of the world today
Cons
  • hard work if that is a problem?
  • very challenging
  • brings you out of your comfort zone
53 people found this review helpful.
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Karin
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great learning experience - getting ready to become a teacher or leader

The training include Global experience - from the 4 months travel by bus
The European reality and the studies.
Great that you end up without a study debt and with experiences that makes you capable of teaching, organizing people, cooperation skills and knowledge about many different cultures and countries.
As it is an international college and the campus is an international place - the students get to know many other nationalities and learn about many other countries om their travel.
The students are part of planning their studies anmd the whole programme - in this way they take responsibility for the plans, learn from the mistakes they do and take the concequences - this is a great learning process.

Pros
  • You get teaching experience
  • End up without a study debt
  • learn cooperation skills
Cons
  • You have to pay a fee but can get help and advice for that
  • Challenging and life changing
  • Ready to cook and clean as a part of your daily life - is an off course
48 people found this review helpful.
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Elmer
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

DNS IS A GAMECHANGER

In this Institute learning is a collective process operating in reality.

For instance we travel the world together in an old bus meet people and stay and live with them.

It changed me forever.

After graduating I have been working in the Danish public school system for 19 years.
In 1996 I went to Angola where I worked in a development project.
It was a challenge as I was there during the civil war.
In 2002 I went to India where I have been working for 17 years with building up a teacher training program inspired by DNS DENMARK.
The students go through a task based education system which has lots of practical elements also.

56 people found this review helpful.
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Bente
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Development Instructors with Humana People to People

Yes, my experience was unique and brought me toward living a meaningful full life in a big collective of like-minded people. It made me an international person and gave me 100 close friends and allies both in Africa and Europe.
It was very interesting and uplifting to be able to get close to and work with people in Africa.
It made me understand that the main contradiction in the world is that few have too much and many many have too little. It has given me a permanent interest in studying more about history, pedagogy, economy and the world we live in.

Pros
  • life changing experience
  • opens up possibilities for uniting with serious people
  • giving me a deep understanding of the big main issues and challenges of the world today
Cons
  • I were able to solve all problems together with the people
52 people found this review helpful.
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Åsa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Another kind of education

If you want to do another kind of education to become a teacher were you learn so many more things then just the accedemic subjects come to DNS.
Working in a team is essencial in this education and in todays society this is not common and needs a lot of effort to get it to work.
You will learn to take responsabilities and people .
You will learn about the world by experience it travelling in a bus and also live in a city and meet people and interact with these people.
Come to one of the events and see for yourself. Next is the Peace and Justice Conference first week of May that is organized by two 4th year students. Imagine that could be you !

Pros
  • You will learn to work in a team
  • You will learn its not dangerous to go outside your comfort zone
Cons
  • none
54 people found this review helpful.
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Fernanda
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Starting The Program: The First Experience

After having lived in Tvind for almost a year, I think I can say with confidence that this place is a great place to visit & learn more about. Do I recommend it ? Absolutely. It's a great place to test your boundaries, to push yourself to become the person you want to be, & to be the change you want to see in the world. It's only been a month since I've started the official program, but already, even with just the saving up pre-course ( a pre program where DNS helps you find work in order to gather money to use throughout the travels & the program ), I've already learned & been through more experiences than I have in the last couple years. Heck, they're experience & events I probably would've never had a chance to learn or do on my own, but could only do here, with teammates that support me & with a community that is as excited for the events as me. It's a thing I'm grateful for, & I'm so excited to see what else I can learn or what other experiences I can gain. Not to mention that it's so nice to be able to study in a campus surrounded by nature, to be able to look out the window and see a vast scenery of green <3

Does this program work for everyone ? It depends on you. It's a demanding program where you have to manage your studies & experiences while living as part of a community-- when they say that it's a lifestyle, they mean it. You have to be able to manage your time, & to be flexible, because every day is different & things could change just like that... so there's no doubt that for some people it might be too much. But if you're able to do these things, then there's no doubt in my mind that you'll find this program to be an incomparable experience.

Even if you feel like the program might be too much for you, or you are undecided about whether to join or not, or are simply just looking for chances for the sake of looking for them-- I still very much recommend coming to check the place out. Not only is the campus extremely beautiful, and a very scenic place to visit, but it also holds a lot of historical value. You could come check out the windmill, to surround yourself with nature, while having a chance to talk to us face to face, for no amount of well-written reviews can do this place justice as seeing it in person does.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would have joined earlier. For sure. I joined my team in December, when the saving up pre-course started in September. There's no real penalty for coming late to the saving up, but it's very much recommended to do so ! I constantly hear stories from my teammates of how it was like when they first started, & it really makes me sad I didn't join earlier-- if only to just meet my team earlier than I actually did in order to spend more time with them in general ( even if I'm going to spend the next four years with them too, it feels like it's not enough time <3 )
82 people found this review helpful.
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Lukrecija
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My experience so far

I've started the program a month ago. Now as we are getting more and more into the studies my excitement just keeps growing. I never before experienced studying together with a team, where we can support and teach each other. Another exciting thing about studies is that we choose how we want to learn. Even today we were brainstorming ideas of what kind of alternative studying methods (documentaries, games, museums) we would like to try besides just doing the written study tasks. For the first time in my life, I approached studying by 'what I want to do' and not by 'what I have to do'

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't be afraid and never say no to any experience. You would be surprised at how much you can learn. And learn danish!
78 people found this review helpful.
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Beatrice
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

After five months in DNS: checkpoint!

Expectations don't always meet reality... luckily! I had to let go of many aspects I expected about DNS and about myself living in a community. I am facing many more challenges than I thought I would and I am learning on a great variety of levels and directions. For example, I didn't know I could be such a good facilitator among group dynamics and at the same time struggle to open up myself to others. DNS is not only a university of pedagogy, it's a school for Life! The people I live with - who come from a great variety of places and backgrounds - are sincere mirrors of the different shades of me, and recognizing myself is not an easy task. I find that the program I'm building together with the other students and the teachers is a powerful fuel for my soul: I still get amazed by the number of things I get to do in just one week, by the power of community, and by the ways in which I'm developing myself. I'm curious to see who I'm going to be at the end of this four-year program.

What would you improve about this program?
I want to improve the way we make decisions altogether. Once a week we gather to make decisions in the matter of how we run our school on a social and practical level. The theory behind decision making is the democracy of consensus, but what often happens is that shy people don't have the chance to express themselves or that disagreement come up afterward. So, my plan is to experiment with other ways of decision making and gain tools to make a change, to have common discussions in a more inclusive environment.
92 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Yes, they do and they can adapt to whatever is your diet, whether it's vegan, gluten-free, lactose intolerant... Because it's a community, we all live together and we cook together.