Preschool Teacher Education Students from the Nordic Countries Exchange Experiences
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Digitalisation within preschool is what's happening, and this fact has led to collaboration between students in teacher education programmes (preschool) from the Nordic countries. As part of that collaboration, Dalarna University students recently travelled to Denmark.
Students from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland discuss the differences and similarities between preschool education syllabi of their different countries.
Students from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland discuss the differences and similarities between preschool education syllabi of their different countries.

The aim of setting up courses for preschool teacher education students from the Nordic countries is to raise the quality of programmes and to gain a Nordic perspective of areas of interest. Recently, Københavns Professionshøjskole hosted the meeting with the theme "children as fellow researchers in the digital, multi-facetted everyday". Seven students from Dalarna University travelled to Copenhagen in Denmark to attend - two of them were Kajsa Lahti and Emma Westman.

"Our feeling is that the collaboration between the Nordic countries is very productive and interesting," stated Kajsa Lahti.

"Getting to travel to Copenhagen made the course more interesting, since we spent the evenings together too," added Emma Westman.

The course week is an annual intensive course for preschool teacher education students from universities that are members of the network called Nordplusnätverket Resursstarka barn i Norden. This recent course was very much focussed on digitalisation with one day spent making field trips to preschools within Copenhagen.

"Getting to see how Danish preschools work with digitalisation gave me new perspectives and experiences," stated Kajsa Lahti.

Read more about the Preschool Teacher Education Programme (Förskollärarprogrammet) (Swedish webpage).