- Hans Weber
- November 29, 2023
Embassy of Denmark in the Czech Republic
What is the recipe for supporting democratic citizens and critical thinkers?
The list would be long, but it would probably include essential mention of Danish public schools. For more than 170 years, these schools have been focusing on educating Danish students in the areas of life, civic knowledge and democratic participation.
Yesterday at the FutureEDU conference in Prague, Lisbeth Trinskjær, head of the Association of Public Schools in Denmark, spoke on this very topic and approximated their positive impact on lifelong learning.
Thanks to Bob Kartous and Marketa Beková for inviting us to this conference. It was a great opportunity to listen to inspirational thoughts of Czech experts on the education system, including the Minister of Education Mikuláš Bek. Ambassador Søren Kelstrup also hosted a dinner at his residence, where discussions with experts on the future of education in the Czech Republic continued
The philosophy of voluntary schools for adults reaches back to the Danish philosopher N. F. S. Basic squares. He considered community, freedom and education as the cornerstones that form democratic individuals and the foundation of democratic society.
In today’s globalized world, where democracy and trust are under pressure, public schools have become even more topical and appeal to young students and seniors.
If your public schools are interested, take a look at Højskolerne
What’s the recipe for strengthening democratic and critical thinking?
The list would be long, but it should contain a portion of the Danish folk high schools. For more than 170 years, these schools have aimed to support the development of active and constructive participants in a democratic society.
Yesterday, Lisbeth Trinskjær, Head of Association of Folk high schools in Denmark, spoke about this exact topic and gave her insight on the positive effects on life-long education at the FutureEDU conference in Prague.
Thank you to Bob Kartous and Markéta Beková for inviting us to join. It was a great chance to listen to the inspiring ideas of Czech experts on education system including the Minister of Education Mikuláš Bek. The Ambassador Søren Kelstrup was also happy to host a dinner at his residence where the discussion about the future of eduction in Czechia continued
The philosophy behind the voluntary schools for adults goes back to the Danish philosopher N.F.S. Grundtvig. He regarded community, freedom and education as the cornerstones that would form democratic individuals and the foundation of a democratic society.
The schools have over the last years become even more popular for both young students and people over 60. In this globalised world, where democracy and trust is under pressure, the folk high school have become even more relevant.