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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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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Expert Guided Ride #1

February 7, 2018 / 0 comments

Today I interviewed educational expert (/scientist) Jozefien Bos, core teacher educational science & research at the Rotterdam University of applied sciences. To get a better grip on the field of education I needed an expert who is familiar with working with teachers in secondary education. For this interview / conversation I developed a new method…

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Landscape of Education: First axes

January 31, 2018 / 0 comments

Next week I will start the first conversations with experts on the landscape of education. To get the conversation on the right track I came up with several possible axes to organize education. For the expert conversations I will work with a canvas with two axes and (lasercutted) tools to place existing education in it….

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Let’s FIX education

January 19, 2018 / 0 comments

Summary of my research (view presentation under this post) Context of education Society nowadays is changing rapidly. With the possibility to connect, learn, play and work worldwide the game of live is changed. Surprisingly, our education (the place where we get ready to enter society) is not changing in the same pace. Policy makers are…

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December 18, 2017 / 0 comments

After my last post I conducted several discussions with peers, research professors and coaches on my workplan. I created a handout with my plans for the coming six months. I am hoping to contribute to several congresses and workshops next to these activities and interventions.   I plan on doing the following interventions: Cultural Probe…

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