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ECEC for Sustainability

Autumn

Social entrepreneurship is about innovation and developing solutions to complex problems that run across sectors and disciplines. In this course we will focus on how early childhood educators can engage in co-creation by inviting different partners in to equal collaborative partnerships to define, design, implement and drive solutions together. You will experience professional development in project management, co-creation, social entrepreneurship and new ways to work with sustainability.

ECEC for Sustainability

Course content

Social entrepreneurship is about innovation and developing solutions to complex problems that run across sectors and disciplines. In this course we will focus on how early childhood educators can engage in co-creation by inviting different partners in to equal collaborative partnerships to define, design, implement and drive solutions together. You will experience professional development in project management, co-creation, social entrepreneurship and new ways to work with sustainability

This course is for  the following students:

  • students on exchange semester abroad, but where the host institution does not offer studies for credits.
  • students in the in-depth study ECEC for Sustainability who do not travel abroad.
  • international students at Queen Maud University of Early Childhood Education 

The course consists of a social entrepreneurship project connected to how ECEC institutions can work with the sustainable development goals. The course is internationally oriented, and will include virtual exchange and collaboration between local and international students. 

The course contains elements from the following subjects:

  • Pedagogics (6 ECTS)
  • Social Sciences (6 ECTS)
  • Natural Sciences (3 ECTS)

In order to get diverse perspectives, the course will draw on both local and international guest lecturers.

International students have to take the course "ECEC for Sustainability" together with the course "NECEC2300 Norwegian Early Childhood Education and Care".

Working and Learning Activities

Social entrepreneurship project, group work, international collaboration through interaction with international students, virtual exchange and guest lecturers. Oral and written presentations in group and individually. Various methods of supervision and group work will be emphasized. Independent work with learning material and learning processes.

Study Period 2021/2022

The semester starts August 10th 2021 and lasts until approx. mid-December

Study Plan

BHFOR3561 ECEC for Sustainability

Visa and Insurance

Residence permit
There are different rules about what to document, how to apply for residence permit and how to register with the police depending on which country you are from. Choose the right category below, to find information that applies to you.

EU/EEA citizens:
As an EU/EEA citizen you do not need a residence permit since they have the right of residence in Norway. If you are planning to stay longer than 90 days you have to register with the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration online at the Application Portal Norway and schedule an appointment with the police to receive your residence card. Please book this appointment as early as possible after arrival date.

You must have applied prior to your arrival in Trondheim to be granted permission of residence more than 3 months (one day more than 90 days is more than 3 months). You need to bring your passport and other relevant documents to show that you are an EU citizen.

Non-EU/EEA citizens:
Citizens from outside the Schengen area have to apply for a Tourist Visa/Visitor’s visa (up to 90 days) or a Residence Permit (more than 90 days) from their country of residence. List of Norwegian embassies/consulates.

All non-EU/EEA students must submit documentation that they have sufficient funds to cover living expenses, approximately NOK 61 760 NOK for one semester (2020 rate). We refer you to Norwegian Directorate of Immigration’s webpage for required documents. UDI charges an application fee of NOK 4 900 (2020 rate). Attached to the application, you should also include the Letter of Admission from QMUC to your application. International exchange students have housing guarantee, and this information is included in the Letter of Admission.

 
Passport
Remember to make sure that you have a passport and that it is valid during the time of your stay. If you have to apply for a new one or make changes or updates, do it as soon as possible.
 
Health insurance

EU/EEA citizens: 
If you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country, you must bring either the European Health Insurance Card (ec.europa.eu) or documentation of private health insurance when you enter Norway.

If you have private health insurance, please clarify with your insurance office whether your coverage applies to Norway. We strongly recommend a travel insurance in addition. 

Non-EU citizens:
Students staying in Norway for more than 3 months can become members of the National Insurance Scheme (nav.no).

All students from countries outside the EU/EEA should have private or public health insurance to cover their stay in Norway or until they have become a member of the National insurance Scheme. 

Please note that this membership means "coverage under the health section". If you should get ill and need medical treatment, the insurance will cover this within Norway, but not in another European country. 

During your stay in Norway you will get free medical treatment, apart from a minor fee. The Norwegian National Health Scheme does not cover dentists' fees or opticians.

Other insurances
It is the student's own responsibility to make private insurance arrangements for any accident, illness, injury, loss or damage to persons or property (cameras, stereo, personal computer etc) resulting from, or in any way connected with, the study period in Norway. You should therefore consider whether you need a private/group travel/accident insurance policy. Check with your insurance office that your policy gives 24 hour cover and is valid for trips outside Norway during your stay (even for a few days).

Questions about the course?

Gjertrud Stordal
Førstelektor Gjertrud Stordal gjs@dmmh.notlf: 73 56 83 07
Siri E. Haug
Internasjonal koordinator Siri E. Haug international@dmmh.notlf: 73 80 52 19
Rasmus Kolseth Rian
Førstekonsulent Rasmus Kolseth Rian rkr@dmmh.notlf: 73 80 52 20