Module 2: Professional work with children and youth at risk

Module programme:

10 ECTS-credits

The module's placement:

International module at ABSALON, Campus Roskilde.

  • An interdisciplinary international module with students from e.g. Europe, North America and Asia studying various areas related to pedagogy, teaching and social work.
  • The module is an integrated part of the international program Children at Risk.
  • The teaching and working language on this course is English.


In module 2, you work with a focus on knowledge, skills, independence and multi-perspectives, that are central to professional work. You will learn about the history of social and special pedagogy in Denmark, radicalization, violence against children, attachment theory and the Marte Meo method. There will also be a week with aesthetic activities and methods and field visits to different Danish institutions. E.g., CaR students have chosen to work with sexual abuse, violence against children, differentiated teaching, criminals, and unaccompanied refugee children, children with various impairments, inclusion, anxiety and juveniles at risk".  

Competence goals:

  • You can identify and reflect professionally about professional efforts and activities aimed at promoting well-being and quality of life, supporting the target group’s development, learning processes and participation in communities.

Learning goals:

  • You have knowledge about changes in the view of children and youth at risk - and you can explain, analyze and deal with social and special pedagogical practice from a historical perspective.
  • You can identify challenges and support opportunities in social and special education work with a specific target group
  • You can act professionally in terms of opportunities and prerequisites to counteract marginalization and stigma
  • You can design and evaluate professional efforts and processes that promote well-being, development, quality of life and participation

Module evaluation:

The module content, organization and your own learning process are assessed at the end of the module. Your learning outcomes are assessed at the subsequent examination within the area of competence.

Assessment and evaluation:

The module exam consists as a combination of oral and written presentation and discussion based upon a group project. Student assessment is individual according to the ECTS grading scale.

Practical information


August 17, 2020 - January 22, 2021