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 – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also one of Europe’s greenest cities where you have easy access to nature, forest and lakes.

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Build your own degree

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