We were happy to welcome Mikkel Hoejgaard to UWC Red Cross Nordic as a teaching intern in October as part of the College’s ongoing commitment to supporting teacher training.
Mikkel is currently completing his MA in Social Sciences and History at the University of Aarhus (in Denmark). Mikkel wrote to the College asking if he could gain some teaching experience and contribute to History and Global Politics classes – having first met UWC RCN students and staff at the Ridderrennet ski championships at Beitostølen.
Whilst he was with us, Mikkel observed, and then led lessons. For Global Politics he taught modernization theory and let the students gain first-hand research experience by adapting his own thesis research. Outside the classroom he enthusiastically participated in a wide range of extra-academic activities.
On finishing his time with us he said,
I’d like to thank [the] members of staff and the entire UWC RCN community for a wonderful period here at [the] College. I have learned a lot, and I hope that the students have benefitted from having an intern in the classroom.