Togetherness, motivation and democracy in schools


Course for professionals, teachers and student teachers from April 3-7 2017

at the Independent Academy for Free School Teaching in Ollerup (Denmark).


The course will explore core concepts of Danish educational theory and practice that are foreign to many outsiders such as togetherness, the cultivation of character (Bildung) and of democratic values, enlightenment for life and the living word. The course will also aim to assess how these core concepts might be applied in other contexts. It will also include visits to local free schools.


The course will be held in English. Course fee is DKK 7995 or € 1075 (board and lodging included).

Applications should be received electronically using the Ollerup course homepage no later than February 2nd, 2017.


For further information contact the course leader John Mason

or else please see



Vom 25. bis 27.11.2016 findet an der Freien Schule Leipzig das EUDEC
Deutschlandtreffen statt. 


Ziel des Treffens ist, Netzwerke auf- und auszubauen, sich
kennenzulernen, auszutauschen, sich weiterzubilden und sich gegenseitig
zu stärken, um  die Bildungslandschaft gemeinsam Richtung
Bildungspluralismus zu verändern.



at The Independent Academy for Free School Teaching in Denmark


November 23 - November 25


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