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Teaching and Learning

Students learn to analyse, interpret and reflect on problems presented and have hands-on most of the time.

University College Lillebaelt offers high academic standards, an active study environment, project-based interdisciplinary studies and highly professional practice placemen

Our Professional Bachelor Programmes have a longstanding academic tradition combining theoretic excellence with a practical, dynamic and innovative culture of learning, which enables students to gain a unique understanding of how to apply theory in professional practice.

To guarantee academic standards, all Professional Bachelor’s Programmes are subject to internal quality assurance procedures as well as external evaluation at national and international levels. Ultimately, every programme must measure up to standards set by the Danish Ministry of Education, which approves all programmes.

Campus Community

All of our campuses have excellent facilities and each student becomes a valued member of the campus community. Our campuses are small and close contact among students and staff is encouraged. Cooperation with institutions in the region is facilitated by the relationships between campuses and the communities they are part of. Students may choose to be part of the student council, the social-events committee or one of many other student organisations.

Study Environment

A combination of lectures, seminars, project work and group activities make up the learning activities for students. In class, students are expected and encouraged to contribute actively to discussions, and many assignments require students to work together in small groups and present the results of their work to the class as a whole.

Central to the learning process at University College Lillebaelt is that students learn to analyse, interpret and reflect on problems presented in case studies or from the students’ own experiences during practice placements. At University College Lillebaelt teachers are coaches and students take responsibility for their own learning process.

In Denmark, Professional Bachelor’s Degrees are labour marked oriented, and theory and practice are combined to ensure graduates are ready for work immediately after graduation.

During practice placements, students are assigned to a practice supervisor who works closely with the student and has a joint responsibility with the student for the achievement of learning goals during the placement. In addition, an academic supervisor follows each student during placements to ensure the maximum learning outcome.

Take Responsibility

Students in practice placements at Danish institutions are expected to take responsibility for reaching their academic goals, and must act independently.

During the first practice placement, students are asked to analyse and observe the professional practice, and gradually the students are given more responsibility and hands-on learning opportunities. For example nursing students are assigned responsibility for a small group of patients and teaching students must plan, teach and evaluate lessons – in both cases with their practice supervisor as a coach and mentor.

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about the Danish way of teaching, please visit the National Student Guide and take a closer look at the pdf on The Danish Way of Teaching.

About this page

This page is updated by Stephanie Sørensen May 22, 2015.