Hans Christian Andersen Kindergarten learning

Education with fairytales.

What can people around the world learn from Hans Christian Andersen?

Today, when e.g. Chinese people, no matter whether old or young, meet with Danes in China, they will naturally speak with one voice: ”I know Denmark because I have heard about the world famous writer Hans Christian Andersen and I have read his stirring tales.” The Chinese people have read Hans Christian’s tales since the first book of Hans Christian Andersen’s tales was translated into Chinese by Chen Jialin and Chen Jiadeng and published in Shanghai in 1918.

Why do hundreds of millions of people get inspired by Hans Christian Andersen? Why have his literary works won universal praise all over the world? As one Chinese professor noted: ”Hans Christian Andersen showed sympathy for the people who encountered misfortunes and enriched the people’s imagination.”

This course is in English and will be translated into Chinese

We will cover these aspects of pedagogical inspiration from Hans Christian Andersen

  • Drama and holistic learning in kindergarten

  • Aesthetical learning processes and emotions, fantasy and curiosity

  • The universe of playing, imagination and wondering

  • Creative inclusion

  • Selected fairy tales in drama with costumes and scenography

  • Story telling

  • The value of being a child and looking at the world from a childish angle


During the course we use much the same methods as used by H C Andersen in his fairy tales: Story telling, playing and imagination, creative activities, seeing and travelling.


Transfer of knowledge and learning from Denmark to China: We will make an implementation plan for the kindergartens of the students: How to change the Chinese style of kindergartens to Danish style of kindergarten? What is the risk? Opportunities for the future?
The programme starts the 10th of august 2017 and includes theory, lectures , Danish cultural lectures and Danish Education System, Danish history and civil society training, excursions around Denmark and parts of Europe.

A special offer

As a special offer for international students, it is possible to attend an introduction to the Danish Language and Study Counselling outside normal school hours for those, who are interested in further studies in Denmark.

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales there is a tremendous amount of learning and social, moral and philosophical pedagogical training in bringing up children and adults.


Double room pr. person2.230 DKK. pr/week
Single room300 DKK./week extra
Case Id (mandatory)2.110 DKK,
Administration1.000 DKK.
(The price covers tuition, food and lodging)


03-01-19 – 26-06-1905-01-20 – 27-06-20
03-01-19 – 03-04-1905-01-20 – 28-03-20
04-04-19 – 26-06-1929-03-20 – 27-06-20
11-08-19 – 21-12-19


After completion of the course students will receive a special Hans Christian Andersen international certificate in kindergarten pedagogics.

Resident Permit

Case ID/ST1 DKK. 2.110,00

If you do not get a residence permit, the fee will be paid back within 3 weeks with a deduction of DKK. 2.110,00 (Case ID) and DKK. 2.500,00 for the administration of all transactions.