Playful Learning in Higher Education

The traditional paradigm holds that learning needs to be serious. If you’re having fun, you’re doing something wrong. Learning is meant to be hard work. It needs to be done in an orderly, disciplined fashion – the students silent as the lecturer speaks. Lees verder “Playful Learning in Higher Education”

Empowering Students to Shape the Emerging Future?

What kind of future do you envision? What are the competences that a student of the present should master in order to be able to shape a sustainable future? As an educator, how can you support your students in such a way that they will be able to find their own answers? Asking these questions is about empowerment. If you want to know what an empowered learner is: check my other blogpost. Lees verder “Empowering Students to Shape the Emerging Future?”

Now We Are Online, What Should We Do Next?

Never in the past decade, since I’ve been professionally engaged with it, have I seen so much written about online learning on a daily basis. It has certainly become a fashionable topic. Many different opinions being debated, thankfully also a lot of useful tips on how to move courses online in an effective manner. But while the corona crisis brought online learning to the front page, we should by no means take it for granted. This forced sudden boost in popularity will not have (only) positive consequences for teaching and learning in the virtual environment. Lees verder “Now We Are Online, What Should We Do Next?”

Teaching in Times of the Corona Crisis is about Hope

Many posts are offering tips, do’s and don’t’s or teaching strategies to support students and help them continue to learn during this time of uncertainty. Lees verder “Teaching in Times of the Corona Crisis is about Hope”

Learning Experience Design (LXD)

To be a designer you have to think like a designer. Good design, in my opinion, means having the ability to empathise with the person you are designing for. It doesn’t matter whether that is a user, and we are talking user experience design (UX), a customer, meaning customer experience design (CX) or a learner, and we are therefore talking about learning design or even more on trend…’learning experience design'(LXD). Lees verder “Learning Experience Design (LXD)”

Stop Giving Grades in Higher Education

Grades define the contours of our higher educational system. Our society is even structurally dependent on grading performance. Just look at how the best jobs go to the students with the best grades. At first glance, the large-scale implementation of grades seems like a textbook example of efficiency improvement. Grades function as a simple and immediate feedback mechanism. They allow differences between students to be quantified and permit teachers to process more students in a shorter period of time. However, upon closer inspection, essential questions arise: Lees verder “Stop Giving Grades in Higher Education”

How Could We Design A Learning Space That Matters?

The current higher education system is out of date. It needs to go beyond just measuring academic performance. What could be the best way forward to prepare students for the real world? Lees verder “How Could We Design A Learning Space That Matters?”

Education Is A Practice Of Freedom

I want to create learning spaces that introduces perspectives that are different from the normative ways of looking at the world. In this learning space the need for social change through formal and informal educational strategies for empowering the self and building community is addressed. Lees verder “Education Is A Practice Of Freedom”

Ambassador of Pilots in Chaos

Chaos, complexity and failing forward is something start-ups do. Order, structure and measured learning is what educational institutions do. That sounds contradictory, and what can we learn from it. Lees verder “Ambassador of Pilots in Chaos”

Facilitation is Key in Learning Now

As new ways of working are popping up all over the world, so does learning. Agile, scrum, appriciated inquiry and start-up methods are challenging the status quo. This shift is driven out of the perspective to collaborate more. Making space for better, more innovative work and learning! Silos are breaking, networks are forming and co-creation is booming with the purpose to stay. So why is facilitation now more crucial than ever and why are facilitators in such high demand at the moment? Let’s break it down. Lees verder “Facilitation is Key in Learning Now”