The Board Game Factory
Unleash your inner geek and join us when we pull out our cardboards. Whether you want to try out new board games, create your own, paint miniatures, design the coolest Dungeons and Dragons campaign or simply want to be better at chess you’ve come to the right place!
When you create your own board game, you have to consider things like theme, number of players, whether the game is meant to be played casually or competitive, mechanics, etc. In the board game factory we will be playing a series of different games together and explore what makes a board game a fun experience.
Once we have gotten over these basics together, the board game factory turns into a creative workshop where you can work on the projects you find most interesting. You will receive the feedback you need, whether you need help on designing your board, how to publish your game, how to make your pen & paper campaigns more interesting, or how you make the correct opening moves in competitive games.
Teacher: Jeppe Kirkegaard
From the last supper to superfood and paleo diets, food has always been an essential part of culture and human expression. Certain dishes are often linked directly to national identity and food is perhaps one of the most important parts in creating a sense of community. In this class we will discuss, taste, create and prepare food of various cultures, nationalities and traditions.
What dish captures your own national or cultural identity – and why? Before and while cooking we will discuss how cooking work as a signifier of identity, status and believes. We will talk about political disputes of food and nationality, historical examples where food played the leading role and the future of food – what will the dish of tomorrow look like and how will we be able to feed future generations?
Get ready to discover a new world of meaning on your dinnerplate and gain new perspectives on how we continuously keep expressing ourselves, our believes and traditions through cooking. While doing so you will get to taste the world, challenge your cooking skills and learn more about the traditions of your fellow changemakers.
Teacher: Drude Bill
Making an Impact as Civil Society
Civil Society rests on the interests of citizens and their engagement in special matters of concern. This can lead to organizations with a small or large group of people involved in creating focus on subjects of interest with information and common activities. What could be interesting to engage in promoting and how?
In Denmark we have a long tradition of communities and organizational life of this kind. Tools for creating new initiatives to make an impact in society will be employed in creating our own imaginary civil society groups: From articles of association, to recruiting volunteers, fundraising and influencing decisionmakers.
The most recent example of the possibility of a huge impact citizens can make in EU is The Minority Safepack Initiative. What is the background for this and what are the results?
Teacher: Maria Strøm
Art - minor class
During this arts course, you will learn how to sketch drawings, paint images on canvas and sculpt. Art involves different practical crafts and techniques, but is also about experimentation, expressing yourself and communicating with the outside world. In art lessons, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in your work, a process that is both challenging and confrontational.
You are welcome to join this arts class no matter your choice in Subject A.
Teacher: Ole Præstkær Jørgensen
Piano – Mozart or hidden inner pianist?
All basic music theory can be explained and learned from the piano. It's chord and melodic options allows you to accompany all kinds of music at any point. This subject will develop your musicality whether you are trained or a beginner, to understand and master the piano at a level that is right for you.
Teacher: Rigmor Eybye
In this subject, you will have the opportunity to participate and lead different parts of a practical project, as well as solving different practical tasks in collaboration with others. In this subject, the results of your work, and the work of your team, will be visible to everyone visiting the school.
The subject will consist of a combination of theory and practice in the form of planning and execution of a project. We are currently working on making a green and sustainable area east of the lake next to the school, and as part of this project, you will assist in building a shelter in this area, which can be used by you and future Minority Changemaker Programme students. The project aims to contribute to the UN’s 17 development goals, and you will be part of the first team in 2020 to work on this sustainable project. Furthermore, this subject compliments the other subject ’personal development and leadership’ well.
You can consider this subject as well as your entire stay at Jaruplund Højskole, as a platform for inspiration and shaping of your future – in an unforgettable community, where the voices of minorities are heard and respected in all of Europe.
Teacher: Kay Boysen