Odder Højskole i et dannelsesperspektiv

Nikolaj Hattens Glemø, Thore Birkkjær Alrø, Agnete Bach Sørensen & Lisa Ruotsalainen Lønkjær

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


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.

UddannelserPædagogik og Uddannelsesstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato5 jun. 2016
Antal sider61


  • Højskole