University College South Denmark

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University College South Denmark
Degnevej 16
6705 Esbjerg Ø

Contact person

Ida Guldager
Dr. Margrethes Vej 11 – 13
6200 Aabenraa, Denmark

Phone: +45 73227381

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National website containing information about Fibonacci

CSYDK - short overview

University College South Denmark offers a wide range of higher education study programs and courses at all levels, with an emphasis on first-cycle bachelor degrees in the field of Educational Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Communication Sciences. 

Geographically, UC South Denmark covers Southern Jutland and has more than 6,500 students and 700 members of staff. Our study programs take place at five regional locations: two main campuses in the towns of Esbjerg and Haderslev, and three smaller satellite campuses in Kolding, Aabenraa and Soenderborg.

We see this regional dispersion as a source of strength. Embracing diversity for mutual understanding and inspiration is one of our central values: the meeting of different cultures and professional traditions; cross-disciplinary and cross-professional courses; and an overall emphasis on internationalization, research and innovation.

Activities within the Fibonacci project

The Danish Fibonacci strategy can be summarized as follows

1. In spring 2010 the advisers in practical-didactical science/mathematics education from the 16 Centers for Educational Resources in Denmark are gathering for a kick off IBSME workshop, in order to implement a national approach; to form regional networks (one at each of the six University Colleges) and prepare in-service-training courses for the participating teachers.

A group of schools (primary / secondary) will be attached to each of the six regional networks.

2. The school year 2010-2011

At the Centers for Educational Resources the advisers in practical-didactical science/mathematics education will organize in-service-training courses for the participating teachers and they will be developing learning materials further in order to support the creation of stimulating learning environments in and around the participating schools.

The advisers will assist the participating school teachers in developing didactical plans and further more offer local tutoring during the school year in order to ensure ongoing reflections on the teachers own teaching methods, the different methods used by the pupils to record their science and mathematics work and the pupils learning outcome – in others words bridging the gap between the teachers’ skills and IBSME tools/methods.

3. The school year 2011-2012

The participating school teachers will pass their practical experiences on to a local group of teachers at a 2nd round of in-service-training courses assisted by the advisers in order to enable a new group of teachers / schools implement IBSME tools/methods. The advisers from the Centers for Educational Resources will be supporting and tutoring this dissemination during the school year.

Information about this project in Danish

Inquiry-Based naturfags- og matematikundervisning /IBSME i de danske skoler.

Vi vil bygge bro mellem den natur- og matematikfaglige viden, som lærere allerede besidder – og en undersøgelses- baseret tilgang til undervisningen på 1. – 9. klassetrin. vil fremme undervisningsrammer, der giver eleverne mulighed for:

  • større ejerskab til arbejdsspørgsmål, der kan danne udgangspunkt for undervisningen
  • øget bevidsthed om læringsindhold - hvad er det vi vil finde ud af?
  • bedre muligheder for individuelle naturfaglige og matematiske eksperimenter vil i samarbejde med folkeskolelærere sætte fokus på betydningen af:

  • arbejdet med elevernes formulering af centrale arbejdsspørgsmål
  • fastholdelse / dokumentation af elevernes eksperimenter og læring
  • diskussioner af betydningen af elevernes opdagelser, fund, eksperimenter mv. – hvad har andre fundet ud af?

På nationalt plan

CFU- konsulenter indenfor naturfag og matematik fra de 16 Centre for Undervisningsmidler i Danmark (fordelt på regionale netværk) deltager som didaktiske mentorer på de deltagende skoler.

I skoleåret 2010-2011 involveres 25 klasser/ skoler i implementering af IBSME undervisning. Processen igangsættes via regionale workshops, understøttet dannelse af faglige netværk og løbende sparring fra CFU konsulenterne – dette udvides til min. 45 klasser i 2011-2012.

På europæisk plan

Der deltager 24 universiteter fordelt på 21 europæiske lande. organiserer 2 Field visits for 10 af de deltagende universiteter – med mulighed for skolebesøg, besøg på ressourcecenter/ Centre for Undervisningsmidler, besøg hos samarbejdspartnere (science centre m.fl.), deltagelse i workshops mv. er mentorer /sparringspartner for Cienca Viva, Portugal. er arrangør af det europæiske Fibonacci seminar i marts 2011 koordineres af University College Syddanmark

Other related projects

University College South Denmark provides post-graduate diploma studies and Continueing Professional Development (CPD) courses. UC South Denmark is also a regional centre for education, knowledge and innovation within professional fields, providing consultative service to pre-schools, schools, social institutions, as well as to municipalities and the private sector. Peak competences: E-learning, Distance Education, Health Promotion, Special Needs Education and Social Work, Organization and Leadership, and Evaluation.

UC South Denmark has three National Centres of Excellence: the National Centre for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, the National Centre for Social Inclusion and Exclusion, and the National Centre for Learning Ressources.

International Academic Cooperation and Activities

Our aim is to establish an international learning environment. Erasmus bilateral agreements have been signed with more than 130 foreign universities and other institutions. Students and teachers are exchanged for longer or shorter periods, and guest lecturers are always very welcome.

We are involved in many international projects (Comenius, Erasmus, Nordplus, Interreg, etc.) and offer a number of courses in English.