This study examines the Grundtvigian practices of the Danish folk high schools and
specifically Odder Højskole. Odder Højskole focuses heavily on the fundamentals that
Nikolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig established, which includes a higher form of education,
than what is usually provided in the ordinary school system. It is an institution that instead of
educating learned scholars, focuses on educating students to take part in their community,
society and popular life. In order to define these thoughts of higher education, we
supplemented N.F.S. Grundtvig with Wolfgang Klafki and Theodor W. Adorno. In order to
exam how these thoughts are translated into everyday life at Odder Højskole, we chose the
methods of participating observation and qualitative interviews.
The laws around the Danish folk high schools were also essential to examine, as it plays a key
role in how much freedom the school has, and as such plays a role in how the Grundtvigian
practices are able to be implemented into the school, while still operating within the law.
What we found is that Odder Højskole is indeed Grundtvigian in its core and practices, and
that the school actively tries to implement the thoughts of Grundtvig. The pedagogical
practices used during lessons focuses heavily on the students, wishing to fulfill their needs for
knowledge through student-participation. The students and their wants and wishes are at the
forefront of the lessons, to varying degrees depending on each subject.
|Uddannelser||Pædagogik og Uddannelsesstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||5 jun. 2016|