Core Source #2: Teaching as a Design Science

April 5, 2018 / 0 comments

My statement on┬áLaurillard, 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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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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Iteration #6: Participants

February 23, 2018 / 0 comments

Today we had the opportunity to extract knowledge from an anthropologist. I used this opportunity to reflect on my probe I like to do with teachers. I printed out all pages from the probe to collect feedback from my peers and teachers (including an expert, this time an anthropologist) Downloads: Version 1.1 Version 2 I…

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New probe: teachers making mistakes v1

February 20, 2018 / 0 comments

I want to know what teachers see as mistakes and what they do with them. Therefore I design a new probe: redesigned from the one I did with makers. In earlier interventions I discovered that asking for mistakes is not opening up the conversation with teachers. (This is different than my experience with makers). In…

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Telling the (innovative) story with an overhead projector

February 19, 2018 / 0 comments

To set my storyline right, I tried drawing while talking to others about my research. I am not that amazing painter that amazes people with my sketches, but I discovered it worked very well. My drawing is like ‘on the back of a napkin’ as described by Dan Roam. And he was right: “There is…

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Conversation piece: the update

February 14, 2018 / 0 comments

For the research days in September I designed a conversation piece next to my poster essay. Eleven visitors shared their thoughts on innovation in education. The results of this first ‘conversation’ about innovation are delivering some interesting insights.   Image 1: Conversation piece in the making   Image 2: Photo of results of the first…

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Iteration #5: The context of the question

February 13, 2018 / 0 comments

Education often feels like puzzling all knowledge in the certificate, when you ask me. I imagine the current education like a puzzle of knowledge. The edges of the certificate / diploma are already defined. Image 1: defined knowledge before earning a diploma Teachers have the ‘freedom’ to give this knowledge to their students. Often by…

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