Media Play and Learning in Early Childhood Education

20 or 30 ECTS. Language: English.

In this course, the student will use experimental, aesthetical and theoretical learning approaches to digital media in early childhood education. The student will also improve his/her competences in applying digital media in early childhood education with a focus on children’s active participation. Upon completion of the course, the student will have obtained knowledge about digital media in a social and cultural context with a particular emphasis on children’s media play and learning.

This course is designed to offer a full-time study programme for students of Early Childhood and primary school Teacher Education who are interested in using digital media in new ways of relating to children's play and learning. Students from other relevant academic areas are also welcome to apply.

Students must have completed at least one year of their undergraduate degree at their home institution to be accepted onto the course.

Specific themes:

  • Using digital media in education
  • The mediatisation of childhood
  • Media production with theoretical reflection
  • Aesthetic learning processes and media play
  • Digital media in professional practice
  • Citizenship, democracy and digital media in a social and cultural context.


Academic requirements

Students must have completed 2 years at BA level before entering the course and have a high level of English language competence.


Campus Carlsberg, Copenhagen, Denmark.


This is an international course that runs from the beginning of February to either the end of May (20 ECTS) or to the end of June (30 ECTS). Students can choose to return home in the middle of June and complete the written assignment there.

Students must decide whether they wish to follow the course for 20 ECTS or 30 ECTS when they apply for the course.

More about the course

Semester dates, spring 2018

Application deadline