Playful Learning and citizenship in education

20 + 30 ECTS.

How can students develop playful learning environments in their professional lives? How can playful learning approaches encourage children to form a sense of citizenship in institutions and schools?

This course encourages the student to explore and discover the values of playful learning and citizenship in education within and arts-based, theoretical, creative and experiential learning approaches.

This full-time course is both theoretical and creative and comprises a variety of academic, didactic and experiential hands-on subjects and study activities with an overall emphasis on developing unique and relevant playful competences and a citizenship mindset in education. Furthermore, the urban setting of the … Campus invites the student to explore and incorporate the neighbourhood in his/her study activities.

Aim of the international course

On completion, the student will have obtained professional competences in and knowledge about:

  • Implementing the playful skills and techniques acquired in his/her professional life.
  • Working with an increased focus on citizenship in education.
  • Ways of combining playful learning and citizenship in education.

Teaching themes

  • Citizenship in education
  • Play theory and culture
  • Drama, media, arts and play
  • Aesthetic learning and flow
  • Creative storytelling
  • Nordic pedagogical practice
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship

Study activities

  • Creative workshops, experiential learning and laboratory study activities
  • Active and practical study group work
  • Playful presentations and productions through arts, theatre, music and media
  • Theoretical approaches and lectures
  • Supervision in groups
  • Peer and group feedback.
  • Practical placements in a unique Danish institution or school.
  • Trips to relevant museums and cultural institutions

Semester dates, spring 2020

Semester dates, autumn 2019

Application deadline - Spring

Application deadline - Autumn