Introduction and health
Welcome to the civic education course; a course for you who have newly arrived in Sweden and who wish to learn more about Swedish history, democracy and the social system. This course will be given in your native language and is 72 hours long, taking between 2 and 6 weeks.
In this course, you will have the opportunity in discussions, lectures and practical exercises to reflect on your own experiences and on how you can become a part of the Swedish society.
The course is led by a communicator with a good knowledge and experience of pedagogics and social science, and who speaks your native language.
Health: At the beginning of the course, you will be given the opportunity of talking about health and the factors which influence health. Here, practical information will also be given about what you yourself can do to improve your health. The health instruction is given by a health communicator with a qualification within the field of health care.
The democratic room: This part of the course builds on dialogue and reflection. The basis of development and change in a democratic society is dialogue, but for a dialogue to take place, people must find a place where they can meet and discuss without fear. The course in social studies is such a place.
• What factors influence my health?
• How can I contribute with my experience and my voice?
• What are my responsibilities and rights in my new country?