The Danish Education Model
In Denmark, we believe in education. We believe that our future, wealth and prosperity rely on knowledge, expertise and the ability to innovate. The Danish education model is based on the idea of lifelong learning and is founded on the philosophy that options for education and access to new skills and competences should be at hand throughout life.
"Denmark is one of the countries
where most people participate in
education through all phases of life"
Source: Danish Ministry of Education
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
The Danish vocational education and training (VET) builds upon a dual principle where students alternate between school and apprenticeship. The model is the key
to ensure a flexible and skilled workforce that can adapt to changes within the labour market. We teach our students the skills they need to become a part of the workforce of tomorrow, preparing them for employability.
Ten Teaching Principles
In our teaching, we focus on:
Clear teaching structure
Process and content clarity and precise lesson planning
High amount of time-on-task
Effective exploitation of time, no long pauses without activity
Climate condusive to learning
Classroom management, good relations and optimal atmosphere for learning
Clear learning outcome
Clear description of goals to be achieved, visible for the students
Students are motivated through participatory planning and be being part
of vocational discussions
Diversity of teaching methods
Multitude of teaching and learning patterns, individualized, collective,
self-regulated and guided learning
Regarding students’ prerequisites
As much as possible
Ongoing assessment by the teacher, making sure that learning is rooted by the students
Assessment of the degree to which the students are meeting the learning objectives
Adult Education and Continuing Training
A well-educated workforce plays a decisive role in national and global economy, and the competitiveness of businesses largely depend on investment in continuing training and education focussing on new demands for skills and adaptability.
In Denmark, the General Adult Education Programme provides education that enables individuals to improve or supplement their knowledge, skills and competences, improving their ability to participate in the labour market throughout their lives.