Student Experience: My Week in Sweden and the Surprising Lessons I Learnt

BA Early Childhood Studies student, Rose talks to us about her recent trip to Sweden as part of her undergraduate course.

My travel pals!

I went to Sweden from 22nd to 28th April 2017, and it was an amazing experience where I got to compare how Swedish teaching is different to the United Kingdom and the difference in their way of life.

I spent the week in a log cabin with friends from my course, it was a great opportunity. I learnt about Swedish cuisine and got to understand my classmates better.

I believe we bubble wrap our children a little from taking risks within their settings.

I enjoyed my time in Sweden; I loved the knowledge I learnt in order to understand the Swedish educational system, and determine what aspects of it I liked. This affected my views on the educational system we have in the United Kingdom, and how I believe we bubble wrap our children a little from taking risks within their settings.

The one aspect of the Swedish educational system that I was a little resilient to was the fact that they have an open-door policy, which means none of the doors are locked at any point within the school day. In comparison to the United Kingdom this is very different and I personally felt unsure about it in terms of child safety.

I felt this experience was life changing and provided me with a range of learning opportunities.

Throughout my time in Sweden I participated in a range of activities which included a lot of exploring, cooking, shopping, and most importantly laughing. I even managed to visit the IKEA store which I would recommend!

I felt this experience was life changing and provided me with a range of learning opportunities. If you ever get the opportunity to visit Sweden I would highly recommend it.


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