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Early childhood, primary and secondary school education

Experts from VIA's Faculty of Education & Social Sciences provide skills training and consultancy in countries such as Romania and China. We offer standard training modules, but tailor our courses to partners’ specific needs.

Our consultancy services

  • Background

    Training that transforms lives.

    At VIA, we believe that education and training impacts and transforms lives and that investing in children and young people is fundamental to the future of any society. 

    Through our international partnerships, we increasingly experience how our knowhow makes a difference outside of Denmark. 

    The aim of our state-of-the-art courses is to provide educators with the skills necessary to help children and young people get the best opportunities in life. 

    We never seek to transfer Danish pedagogical knowhow to other countries. On the contrary, we modify our training to best support the development in the country and organisation with which we work.

  • Methods and values

    We build on century-old methods and values.

    The methods and values underlying Danish social education (pedagogy) and education have been developed over more than a century within the framework of the Danish welfare state. 

    Our consultancy and skills training build on Danish traditions, professionalism and knowhow. The strength of these methods is that they bring about positive change for children, parents and professionals – in various social and cultural settings. 

    This is why we named our courses LIFT (Learning, Impact, Future & Transformation). 

    "The Danish experts introduced a broad and very inspiring palette of innovative methodologies that really increased the impact of our projects. Through training and competence development, a very large number of Romanian teachers have now implemented new ways of teaching that have raised the quality of Romanian pupils' school life".

    - Professor Dr. Laurentiu Soitu, Project Manager, Cuza University

  • What we offer

    We offer skills training and consultancy.

    We offer specialised services in two interdependent areas: skills training and consultancy. 

    Our services include:

    • Skills training by VIA's pedagogical and education faculty
    • Assistance in carrying out organisational change in learning environments
    • Assistance developing staff performance in professional work with children and young people
    • Assistance developing institutional management for pedagogical practice and learning
    • Assistance developing indoor and outdoor institutional design to support pedagogical and educational processes 
    Our subject-specific and general courses are based on Danish didactics and educational themes and build on our flagship bachelor degree programmes in education and social studies. 

    We call our courses LIFT (Learning, Impact, Future & Transformation), because we believe they make a difference. 

    We developed a list of modules for professionals working in two areas: early childhood education as well as primary and secondary school education. 

    The modules can be combined depending on the specific needs.

  • Our flexible modules

    Basic and specialised modules tailored to specific needs.

    Our LIFT (Learning, Impact, Future & Transformation) modules can be combined in various ways depending on specific needs for training and education of staff. 

    Modules last from three to five days, after which participants will be able to implement their newly-acquired skills to help bring about positive change. 

    Participants gain access to the latest methodologies in early childhood development and education. 

    In addition to the subject-specific modules, we offer basic introduction courses to Danish early childhood education. 

    Modules in early childhood education: 

    These courses cover subjects such as language, psychology, digital media, outdoor learning, creative thinking and drama. 

    Download a list of modules in early childhood education (pdf)

    Modules in primary and secondary education: 

    These courses cover subjects such as didactics and learning theory, social competencies and inclusion in schools, outdoor education as well as sustainability and innovation. 

    Download a list of modules in primary and secondary school education (pdf)

  • Contact

    We look forward to assisting you.

    For further information on our skills training and consultancy services, please write to the Project Development Office: edusoc@via.dk 

    Or contact: 

    Erik Hygum, PhD, Dean
    VIA Faculty of Education & Social Sciences
    T: +45 87 55 35 25
    E: eh@via.dk