Changemaker Educations has been running educations for over 25 years and educated several thousand people within the games, tech and creative industries. We started our journey in Stockholm, Sweden, and today have five hubs in Sweden (Stockholm, Gothenburg, Boden, Skellefteå, Karlstad) and one hub in Norway (Nordreisa). Futuregames is the brand name for our game educations, and we have been named the second best game school in the world by The Rookies.
We identify the future needs of competences and skills on the job market, and designs innovative and effective educational programs and courses thereafter. We develop the competence of today’s and tomorrow’s professionals, self-employed, and entrepreneurs, and give them the tools to shape the future.
Our previous students are current professionals in the games industry, communication, computer/IT, web development, e-commerce, and organization/leadership, in among other places Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Great Britain, France, Australia, and Malaysia. More than 250 teach- ers and guest teachers have worked at our educations over the years. More than 300 companies are tied to our educations through former students, teachers, and collaborative projects.
Learning is everything
We believe education is the solution to everything – and that if we keep learning, we can continue to develop the world
in a sustainable direction. We’re driven by helping people find their dedication and their context, to be able to develop themselves, their surroundings, and society at large, together.
In Sweden, we work with higher vocational educations (YH educations), folk high school educations, and single-subject courses for individuals and organizations. In Norway, we are now happy to be able to offer a wide range of single-subject courses for organizations to help them better navigate in the digitalized society. We also aim to open a Fagskole within short.
To provide each individual with the competence and the context they need to be able to contribute to sustainable change, for themselves and for society.
To be a school that provides innovative educations that gives people updated skills and tools to solve today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.
Futuregames is one of the world’s leading game schools, offering different training programs on different levels, for professionals as well as for wanna be game developers and artists. Futuregames is the game bransch of Changemaker Educations.
Futuregames works closely together with the Swedish Games Industry both on a national and regional levels. The companies are part of the Boards of the different educations which gives accurate and updated content and programs.
In Sweden we work with Higher Vocational Educations including Game Programmer, Game Designer, Game & UX Designer, Game Tester, Project Manager, 2D Artist and 3D Artist. Since 2008 we have educated more than 2000 individuals for the Swedish and International gaming industry (from Indie to AAA).
In Norway, starting in 2021, we will establish a new presence and hub for the Norwegian games industry in Nordreisa.
ii. Per Myrén
iii. Harry Arne Haugen, rektor Fagskolen i Troms
iv. Erling Ellingsen, markedsdirektør Funcom
v. Siv Elin Hansen, avdelingsleder Nord-Troms videregående
vi. Henriette Myrlund, spillutvikler, Tromsø
vii. Sebastian Henriksen, styreleder studentsamskipnaden Tromsø
viii. Anja Johnsen Thonhaugen, representant for Halti Næringshage
ix. Vara for Erling Ellingsen og Henriette Myrlund er Viktor Enoksen
x. Vara for Harry Arne Haugen, Per Myrén, Tom Løyche og Siv Elin Hansen er Olaug Bergset
The central pedagogical idea of education is learning through application and subsequent reflection on the application process. We focus on learning through application to create maximum experience accumulation already in training process but also to create awareness about their own learning process. The pedagogy is an adaptation of the Dewey activity pedagogy, designed to fit the industry’s recruitment needs. Simulation of production under realistic conditions is the pedagogy that we argue is needed to educate skilled employees.
This pedagogy and its associated methods ensures that the training initiative and change-resistant people are given the educational process is governed by clear rigid frames. Too much regimentation with too little space for creativity and initiative in education creates passive people. Too much creativity and simulation without security and frameworks, coaching and support staff creates insecurity.
We have identified a number of critical factors during the various training courses we have conducted, which strenghtens the success of this pedagogy. If we do not take full account of these factors there is a risk that the education does a ”crash landing”, meaning that students and teachers and other staff are worn out and thus destroying the learning process.
These critical factors are: