Poster Essay proces

August 7, 2017 / 0 comments

My pregnancy relieve is coming in fast. Only 3 weeks left to finish my poster essay for the research day in september. With the sun in my back I am working on this assignment for 3 days a week (2 – 4 hours per day) in a period of 6 weeks. So far it got…

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The future of learning

August 1, 2017 / 0 comments

I collected my insights on several projects (in making and innovating education from the inside) from the last months. I’ve written a short white paper about this projects. I still consider this document to be a draft, but I dare to share it with you already. Feel free to comment on it! (click on the…

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Roll of mappings, semester 1

July 17, 2017 / 0 comments

During the first semester of my research I kept a diary of findings on a roll of paper. Next to my book of notes which is full of notes, drawings and questions this roll was a way for me to keep track of my ‘red line’. This roll wasn’t ment for sharing but after six…

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The Museum of Failure

June 26, 2017 / 0 comments

We are to afraid to make mistakes, that’s not only a soft conclusion from my cultural probe study on mistakes but also the opinion of Samuel West, director of the Museum of Failure in Sweden. Why are mistakes that important in design and innovation? Mistakes are leading to innovation. And we need to acknowledge the…

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Let’s fix education

June 19, 2017 / 0 comments

A short introduction for my poster essay ‘in the making’.. Let’s fix education How can education be(come) a more flexible environment which is adaptive to change(s) *** Our education seems to be broken. We are still educating mostly like the way we did a hundred years ago. Changes in education take a long time to…

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The hidden freedom to change

June 12, 2017 / 0 comments

The more experts I meet in education the clearer it get’s that there is freedom to change education, but teachers are shouting that there is a lack of freedom. What is happening with that freedom? I wrote a short ‘story’ to summarize my thoughts on this.. The hidden freedom to change   Policy makers are…

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Living Atlas: Foutje bedankt, de foute(n) atlas

May 31, 2017 / 0 comments

[this publication and post is in dutch because of the dutch participants that joined the cultural probe] Ons onderwijs is aan veel verandering onderhevig. Toch lijkt veel van ons huidige onderwijs nog steeds op de oorspronkelijke inrichting. Tijden veranderen, en onze onderwijssystemen moeten bij de veranderende tijden aansluiten. Onderwijs moet voorbereiden op de snel veranderende…

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Insights from three expert sessions

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

This week I joined three (!) different expert sessions on making in education, mainly focussing on monitoring and assessments. In this post I share my first findings / notes on these sessions. Monday: Learning group from teachers in universities of applied sciences. A few years ago I started several learning communities in as well primary as secondary education….

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Cultural Probe started

May 2, 2017 / 0 comments

During the last two weeks I prepared an Cultural Probe to collect more insights on making mistakes (and successes). I bought 14 diaries, 7 for mistakes and 7 for successes which I engraved with FOUTJE, (mistake) and bedankt (thanks). Next to that I choose 7 heavy paper sheets with a pattern for a call to…

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Interview Bas Leurs, Head of learning experiences at Nesta

April 28, 2017 / 0 comments

During my visit in London I arranged an interview with Bas Leurs. Before joining Nesta, Bas spent over a decade as a lecturer, programme leader and researcher for the Multimedia Design course at Rotterdam University. He played a key role in the curriculum development, and also co-authored the course’s national qualification profile. Areas Bas has…

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