Department of Social Education Copenhagen West is an Institute for Social Educators and preschool teachers in Copenhagen, and a part of University College UCC.
If you arrive as a foreign student to spend some time at Department of Social Education Copenhagen West, we are ready to help you put together a course according to your wishes. This applies to the teaching at the college as well as the range of opportunities for practical work experience.
An education at Department of Social Education Copenhagen West will equip students with skills in dealing with the pedagogical and social challenges of today's modern society. The education builds on a long Danish pedagogical tradition. Modern day social educators and preschool teachers need to be capable of cooperation, leadership and independent practice in an environment of creativity, innovation and care. They also need to have an aptitude for setting challenges and inspiring, for giving joy and confidence. We at Department of Social Education Copenhagen West have organized an education that makes certain demands of the students. Participation in this type of education requires that the student has an ability to work both independently and in groups.
The educational programme requires the ability of working on a theoretical level, and also an ability of opening oneself for personal development. In order to let interest and curiosity be the driving forces behind the studies, the framework opens for the possibility that students may individually choose: the educational content, working partners and study methods.