Learning through learning: Making a shutter with reused wood

June 12, 2018 / 0 comments

To gain more insights on learning I decided to learn some new things myself, as a form of action research. I defined two new tasks: working with wood and working with metal. (I choose very physical challenges to stay close to my case in maker education) I noted all my mistakes along the way and…

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The forced learning through mistakes: writing an abstract for the RTD conference

June 10, 2018 / 0 comments

My research is getting more and more merged with my activities as professional. And that is lovely. But it is also bringing me new (and sometimes ugly) tasks. In my inbox, I received the call for proposals for the Research through design conference 2019. And yes, that would be a great place to share my findings….

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English (international) probe

May 18, 2018 / 0 comments

Created for the Fablearn conference where I will try to find 16 people to join the probe all over Europe. (18th June, Trondheim. Demo stand)  

Demo accepted on Fablearn 2018

April 23, 2018 / 0 comments

Hooray! I am getting the opportunity to share my work with peers at the Fablearn conference 2018 in Trondheim. Titled: “Hey teachers, find your inner designer –   stimulating reflection with a cultural probe approach” When the proceedings are online I can share my contribution on this platform as well. To be continued! Posters and Demos

Core Source #2: Teaching as a Design Science

April 5, 2018 / 0 comments

My statement on Laurillard, D. (2012). Teaching as a Design Science (3rd Revised ed.). New York, NY: Routledge. Diana Laurillard, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at the London Knowledge Lab, describes several pedagogical patterns for learning what makes it possible to teach in a world of diverse learners and messy realities. Her work is creating…

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Landscape of Education Session #2

March 29, 2018 / 0 comments

At the Maakplaats conference, I was invited to host two workshop sessions. This gave me the opportunity to create the landscape of education not only with teachers but also with designers, makers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers. [results are still under construction]

Guided ride #4 Arjan van der Meij

March 27, 2018 / 0 comments

Hotshot in the world of MakerEducation is Arjan van der Meij, although he does not prefer this introduction. Arjan is one of the first teachers who started with MakerEducation in the Netherlands. He is now already 15 years (!) active with making in all sorts of ways in education. Thanks to the test week at…

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Landscape of Education Session #1

March 14, 2018 / 0 comments

Last week I organised the first group intervention on my trail ‘Landscape of Education’. I planned for 8 teachers to join the session, eventually 21 teachers joined. That made me change the (game)plan into a big group session. Instead of room for discussion and questions, there was more one-on-one time between participants, but less interaction…

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Guided Ride #3 Tom van Doveren

March 7, 2018 / 0 comments

To gain more insights on teachers making mistakes I try to find teachers who are active in maker education. In Rotterdam, Tom is one of the makers of/in education. A few years back he started HET LAB, a social enterprise which helps kids to learn through making. Tom is one of the organizers of a…

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Guided ride #2 Edgar de Wit & Renee Prins

February 28, 2018 / 0 comments

Today I talked with Edgar & Renee, both working for the Betasteunpunt Zuid-Holland. During a guided ride session (combination between explaining insights and research and reflecting on the topic: landscape of education) we discovered a common ground in the mission to innovate education by creating connections. Research institute Common Eye researched the networks of schools….

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