Sonja Olsen

Sonja Olsen

Teaching Lecturer, Master of Arts in Educational Sociology, Bchelor as a preeschool teacher and social worker

  • Frælsið 20, FO-100 Tórshavn

    Faroe Islands

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She started teaching in pedagogical sociology in 2017 and in the transition from pre-school to primary-school in 2018. Since 2020 Sonja has been responsible for the forth year of practical training on the pedagogues education.   

Teaching

The individual, institution and society - Basis course on the Pedagogical Education (pedagogical sociology):

  • The pedagogic field of laws and policy aims
  • Globalizaton
  • Culture and multi culture
  • Family life and institutional life
  • Power in social relations
  • Professional identity
  • Individualization
  • The welfare state
  • The contemporary society

The change from preschool to primary school/time-leisure centers - elective course on the pedagogical education, both for pedagogue- and teacherstudents:

  • Preparation for school
  • The schoolstart
  • The transition from pre-school to primary-school and time-lesure centers 
  • The learning environment
  • The child in the transition
  • Litteracy 
  • Play and learning
  • "Bildung"
  • The creative and active child in the learning development  

Independant practical training on the pedagogues education - forth year 

  • Organizing and facilitating the preparation of the practical training
  • See through, complete, and evaluating the practical training

Research interests

ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care)

Transitional pedagogy

Pedagogical sociology

The socialization process among children and young people - the impact of technology and social media - the concept of hybrid identities

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Bchelor as a preeschool teacher and social worker. Setrið, The university of the Faroe Islands, University of the Faroe Islands

Master, Master of Arts in Educational Sociology, Århus University, The Danish School of education, Århus University, The Danish School of education

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