Subject C

Subject C will take place on Thursdays (3 hours pr. week)

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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

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Piano – Mozart or hidden inner pianist?

The piano stands out as one of the most universal instruments in music, regardless of whether we are talking about theory or practice. All basic music theory can be explained and learned from the piano, and its chord and melodic options allows you to accompany all kinds of music at time.

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.

Lectures will take place as individual lectures or in small groups. We will go through the basic music theory behind piano playing, but we will for the most part focus on playing. You will learn to play chords, which work well when accompanying sing-alongs and interplay, as well as melodic music where the piano shines.

The school offers plenty of opportunity to improve your piano playing, as there are several available pianos around the school that you are also allowed to use in your free time.

Teachers: Rigmor Eybye & Simon Møller

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The Future, the Past - and the Infinite Space

If you brought a person from the year 1800 up to present day, that person would be completely blown away by the stuff we have now a days. That is hardly a surprise. Perhaps it is a bit more surprising that a person from the year 1900 would feel the same way? But again, hey, a lot has happened, we have computers, right?

Well, I can tell you, that a person from 1950 would also be blown away. And if this has you curious, try bringing yourself from 10 years ago up to present day: Your 2010-you would be pretty surprised to find Netflix, 3D-printers, functioning electric cars, Yelp, Spotify, re-usable space rockets, ApplePay - and a whole lot more.

Welcome to the exponential era. In another 10 years it is absolutely likely that your “today” will feel as antiquated and outdated as the 1950’s feels for us. It may sound like a fantasy, like something totally unrealistic, like crazy science fiction. But it’s not. It is very likely reality as calculated and pointed out by some of the leading experts in the world.

In this class we will try to understand the so-called exponential acceleration of our society: What is it, why is it happening, how can we be so sure that it is actually happening, and what are the consequences for us? We will be discussing self-driving cars and advanced solar panels; what are the consequences for our society, if transportation is automated or when fossil fuels become obsolete?

And things get strange when computing power eclipses human intelligence and solves unthinkable problems: What do we do, if humans in the future will live to be 150 or 200 years old? And what does all of this tell us about our future as human race.

Prepared to leave this class asking yourself fundamental questions about your own existence. After all, why are you so sure you even exist?

Teacher: Jens Horstmann

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Personal development and leadership

(NB: This class covers both subjects B and C)

In this subject, you will be given various leadership tools for both self-leadership and in professional use for group, and project management. The subject is based on self-leadership as the foundation for being able to lead others. We work with personal development and study different psychological concepts in order to apply these theories in practical use. 

We therefore start by creating a toolbox with psychological theories and view on human nature, which may affect one’s ability to self-lead. For instance, we work with attitudes, settings, internal language, feedback, values, habits and own goals. Once we have mastered these we move onto general leadership tools that will enable you to lead professional meetings, groups and projects. All of which you can use going forward, whether in future studies, jobs or in relation to minority organizations and recreational activities.

We will look at differentiated management styles and get around:

-       The value of clarifying expectations

-       FIRO models

-       The difference between a group and a team

-       Role clarifications

-       Visions, objectives and communication thereof

-       Planning and implementation

-       Presentation techniques

The lectures will alternate between theory, dialogues, practical leadership tasks and feedback. You will learn how to set goals and develop effective plans of action to secure fulfillment. You receive the prerequisites for creating a secure foundation of self-leadership as well as being able to lead others. In conclusion, this subject will help you be able to take on a variety of future leadership tasks.

Teacher: Karsten Dressø

Art

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