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Højskolen Snoghoj

(Højskolen Snoghøj)

description of organisation

The Folk High School Snoghøj is an international Folk Hight School for people who are above 17.5 years old. Students come from both Denmark and abroad, and during the period of the course they live at the school. There are about 16 staff members, including teachers and technical personal. Generally the staff members have extensive experience in intercultural work. The school is one of the many Danish Folk High Schools which base their work on the teachings of N.F.S Grundtvig and contemporary educators, who believed that valuable lessons about life could be learned through dialogue, teaching and social interaction.
A course of study in what Grundtvig called the 'school for life' will help students grow as a person, and the integrity and self- confidence they gain will support them in their professional life.
The Danish Folk High Schools have no tests or exams- they emphasise the importance of culture, creativity and the people to people aspects in life. This is conducted through open discussions and by openly answering questions to uncover the magnitude of cultural differences in order to learn how to accept and respect these differences.
The overall humanitarian purpose of the Danish Folk High Schools is to strenghten the students' ability to form his or her own opinion and to respect different views as expressed by their fellow students. In our opinion this is the most important characteristic, and the strenght- of the Danish Folk High Schools. In a globalized world these ways and means of education are especially important in order to prepare the students to consider the entire world as their future workplace.