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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Core source #1: The Promise of the Maker Movement for Education

February 8, 2018 / 0 comments

My statement on Martin, L. (2015). The Promise of the Maker Movement for Education. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER), 5(1). In the article “the promise of the Maker Movement for Education” author Lee Martin describes the opportunities of the Maker Movement for Education. According to the author Lee Martin, who is an associate…

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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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Entering the library

February 2, 2018 / 0 comments

I hadn’t seen a physical library in years. But if there is one thing teachers in training still use, than it is the (media) library. There is a lot written about education. A quick scan through all books gave me new insights on the current existing knowledge what is shared with teachers in education. (And…

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