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Teaching Style in Denmark

Danish higher education features innovative teaching methods and an informal learning environment designed to promote creativity, self-expression, analytical and critical thinking

Teaching style - characteristics:

  • Student-centered learning and and open debate during class
  • Close collaboration between students and teachers
  • Traditonal lectures combined with project work with the teacher as a consultant
  • Active participation and problem solving rather than passive listening
  • Focus on turning new knowledge and learning into innovative solutions

    You gain:

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • The ability to work analytically and creatively in a problem-solving environment
    • The ability to work independently as well as effectively as a team member
    • An internationally recognised qualification
    • An international profile - and an excellent foundation for your future career

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    Students in Denmark are expected to play an active role in their own learning process. Apart from attending traditional lectures, students engage in  project work and are encouraged to participate in open discussions with their teachers and fellow students.

    Project work & problem based learning

    As a student in Denmark you will attend lectures, study independently and undertake projects – on your own and in groups of students. These projects will challenge you to think  freely, to use your initiative and be creative. They will also give you experience in using new knowledge to solve complex real-world problems.

    students around table

    In addition to project work, Danish professors often have experience as working professionals, offering students an invaluable practical perspective. Moreover, many Danish educational institutions are partnered with local companies and public organisations for research purposes, and many programmes offer students internships and thus work experience.

    What a typical week look like

    A typical week of classes will consist of 10 hours of tuition and around 30 hours of preparation, self-study and project work. This, however, varies depending on the type of higher education institution.

    The on-going evaluation of your progress will take place through oral and written exams.