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Teacher Seminar

Humanity in Action Denmark and Action Aid Denmark invite you to the Teacher Seminar : "The School, the Mosque, and the Synagogue - Challenges in the Diverse Classroom"


When: November 25, 2020 from 9.00-17.00
Where: Action Aid Denmark, Fælledvej 12, 2200 København N  

Humanity in Action Denmark and Action in Aid Denmark offer the Teacher Seminar opportunity to student teachers, new teachers as well as experienced teachers. The aim is give teachers tools and knowledge to bring Human Rights and inclusive values into the classroom.

In classrooms across Denmark, students and teachers are facing the same challenges: schools and classrooms have over the years become more diverse – in terms of religion, ethnicity, and language. It places crucial demands on both students and us as teachers when we have to recognize and respond to each other’s difference.

This seminar is for all teachers and student teachers who, together with their colleagues, wish to seek knowledge and engage with the challenges of the multicultural and diverse classroom.

In a one-day seminar on November 25, 2020 we will delve into questions like: How do you as a teacher facilitate the demands of a diverse classroom? What challenges and dilemmas can occur? Are there, for example, specific topics that can lead to conflict? Which preconceived understandings and beliefs do you bring into the classroom, and do they influence your teaching?

Together with experts we will examine our own points-of-view in the encounter with the students and ask what it means – and what the difference is – wether the student is part of a diverse group or a minority. How do our language as teachers mediate our encounter with the students? And what consequences do names like ‘bilinguals’ (Danish: ‘to-sprogede’) and ‘scarf girls’ (Danish: ‘tørklædepiger’) have for the classroom environment?

How do I sign up?

The Teacher Seminar is for educators working in primary schools and post-secondary education, as well as students studying education. The Seminar will be in Danish.

Price 300,- DKK
50% discount for students.

The fee include a full day seminar and lunch.

Sign up here.

“We were eight teacher students who did not hesitate to become part of the Humanity in Action’s four-day Teachers’ Academy during the autumn holidays. I see myself as an embracing and inclusive person trying to meet others where they are but I found out that I had hidden and forgotten some shadows of prejudice. It was amazing liberating to bring them up and realize they were there. Because only then can they disappear. As future teachers, it is also important that we take care of the prejudices we might unconsciously carry around in order to meet and strengthen the diverse classroom. Our journey into diversity took us on tour with the Institute for Human Rights, Sabaah, Danish Institute for Study Abroad, DareGender, KPH Projects and the Border Association’s cultural ambassadors. One thing is certain, if all teachers came by a Humanity in Actions Teaching Academy, then I have no doubt that the knowledge of human rights in schools would greatly increased because teachers would be ready to teach using the principles and discoveries of human rights.”

Charlotte Adams (2017 Teacher Seminar)
Teacher Student at UCC Bornholm [/perfectpullquote]

During our one day Teacher Seminar we will visit a synagogue and a mosque and be introduced to the conditions of minority children in Denmark. We will furthermore discuss cases from a student- and a teacher perspective, share knowledge, meet skilled facilitators and educators, listen to concrete experiences and get inspiration and educational material that can be used in the classroom.

The Program

  • Woensdag, November 25


    • Event Time:9.00

      Welcome by Anders Jerichow, Journalist at Dagbladet Politiken & Solvej Berlau, teacher at Slagelse gymnasium

      • Location:We will meet at the Mosque in Copenhagen

    • Event Time:9.30

      Conversation with imam Naweed Baig 'Children, the Mosque and the school'

    • Event Time:10.30

      Transport to the Copenhagen synagogue

    • Event Time:11.00

      Conversation with rabbi Yair Melchior 'The Children, the synagogue and the School'

    • Event Time:12.00

      Transport to Mellemfolkelig Samvirke

      • Location:Nørrebro

    • Event Time:12.30


    • Event Time:13.15

      The Diverse School: What Are the Challenges?

      • University College Denmark

        Tekla Canger

    • Event Time:14.15

      Co-Citizen Education in Practice

      • Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke

        Stine Thuge

    • Event Time:15.15

      Coffee Break

    • Event Time:15.30

      The School, Diversity and the Remaining Society

      • Principal at Tingbjerg School

        Marco Damgaard

    • Event Time:16.30 - 17.00

      Closing Discussion and Goodbye!

How do I sign up?

The Seminar is for educators working in primary schools and post-secondary education, as well as students studying education. The Seminar will be in Danish.

Price 300,- DKK
50% discount for students.

Sign up here.