Pre-school and Compulsory School in Sweden and Abroad

7.5 credits

This course focuses on the Swedish school system in relation to the student’s experiences of some other school system. Democracy is a significant aspect when addressing the school system, in this course. Another significant part of the course is the 5 days of internship. The course involves different assignments combined with a major final assignment. The latter is based on the student’s own empirical work involving an analysis of a school phenomenon. This assignment is presented orally and as a paper. The course is given in English and consists of full time studies during period 1. The course is designed for student teachers.

To get access to schools/preschools in Sweden it is required that you present a certificate from the police when you arrive at your placement.

Extra costs for travel to and from the internship placement can occur

Växjö

Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!

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