Emdrup, Denmark

Capabilities Approach, Education and Pedagogy

when 3 July 2023 - 21 July 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 830

The purpose of the course is to enable students to analyse educational and/or pedagogical problems or challenges related to welfare by means of the Capabilities Approach. Among those problems, the content will present and discuss social and educational inequality, unemployment and ‘NEET traps (“Not in Education, Employment, or Training”), and furthermore marginalization, discrimination, and exclusion. Though, the course is offered by the Danish School of Education the European and global dimension is not neglected. The course draws on European research as an empirical basis. Three distinguished colleagues from Europe have accepted to make at least one lecture.

The course intends providing students skills in demand of the labor market as well as civil society. The basic idea is emphasizing (1) why and how policy understandings of for example youth disadvantage are in need of socially innovative policy solutions, and (2) how to move from a policy perspective and institutional analysis to understand the voices and aspirations of young people in the context of policy development and in the context of their daily lives (Capability Approach in nuce).

Course leader

Niels Rosendahl Jensen and Christian Christrup Kjeldsen

Target group

Master's level

Fee info

EUR 830: EU/EEA citizens
EUR 1373: NON-EU/EEA citizens


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