Higher Education Future Forward

Forecasting the future is always a difficult affair, especially in this age of rapidly changing technology and times. So this ‘forecast’ is based on experience, reading, watching and personal meaning. I’m working hard to make learning awesome and significant. That’s why I want to share this and interact on it. (meer…)

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Dealing With Uncertainty

When we talk about innovation in higher education, what we are talking about is how to manage uncertainty and complexity. Complex systems share many of the attributes of biological systems. In these kind of systems the environment is constantly in flux and the ways forward are not clear, rather emerge as agents interact with their environment. (meer…)

How to Live An Empowered Life

How can you live an empowered life? By working hard! Work to make a significant difference in this world. Put your focus on what you can control. You can control your hope, your attitude, your drive, your willingness and your commitment to keeping an empowered mindset. If you’re individual life is empowered, it can have an impact on others. Let’s have impact. (meer…)

Is This the Art of Teaching? 

The traditional paradigm of teaching is under pressure. Many proposals to professionalize teaching are common today. But many people avoid the dialoque about a new paradigm. There is a need to translate new insights about cognitive science related to how students learn. In this post I try to apply some of those insights to the art of teaching. (meer…)

Discover the WIEL

Work Integrated Experimental Learning (WIEL) provides the opportunity to develop new understandings and perspectives while engaging in challenging, creative and intellectually stimulating work based scenarios. Where a lot of competence-based learning environments have difficulties with engaging with the mindset and skills of labour, WIEL indentified the sorts of skills and abilities students should develop during the learning. These are: (meer…)

Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Entrepreneurship is often associated with people who assume the risk of starting a business venture for financial gain. However, entrepreneurs exist in many forms: they may be writers, carpenters, computer programmers, school principals or fundraisers, to name just a few examples. It’s more about the mindset and the behavior than earning money. (meer…)

Student Centered Learning

When it comes to learning, we all know who should be in the driver’s seat: the learner. Ofcourse we need to build the capacity of our students to take the steering wheel and drive. Compared to learning to drive this metaphor is even more true. (meer…)