Da Vinci Vibes

As a performance coach of students I like the time we are in. For me it’s an interesting and at the same time challenging time where learning and education is developing fast. In an increasingly interconnected world, young minds can act on innovation much faster than before. It can be scary sometimes for students to experience their impact and possibilities. This blog is about my idea of creating a learning experience for students where they feel challenged to discover their potential to develop meaningful ideas with impact. (meer…)

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DT to Improve the Academic Experience

In education we do not typically engage our users — our students — to tackle some of the problems in education. But with a fast growing interest in user experience design we can’t neglect our students anymore. Design thinking can be very useful to provide insights for curriculum development and learning culture. User-centered design can make students feel valued and help them build the communication and self-regulation skills they need. It can be a great way find some answers to the question: how to improve the academic experience. (meer…)

DIY Mindset in Learning

It’s about diving in head first, a DIY approach, looking at things from different angles. This is what the world’s greatest minds do naturally. It’s from this method that we gain higher order knowledge and understanding. (meer…)

Realizing the Entrepreneur-shift

To be successful in the world of today and in the future you need to have an open, curious mindset ready to make things happen. It’s all about the shift from a predict and control mentality towards the entrepreneurs mentality (also called intrepreneurship). There are several ways to support the process of becoming an entrepreneur at work (entrepreneur-shift). (meer…)

Play, Passion and Purpose

There are many initiatives around the globe to change education. Operation Education, MindShift and Disruptors are all pasionated about reinventing the educational system. The change needed can be discribed as learning that is more future-proof and supports innovation and entrepreneurship. More than ever lifelong learning becomes key. (meer…)

Empowerment is Ruled Out by the Educational System 

Education is all about empower other people and supporting people to change their behavior. Getting kids to pay attention in class, getting teens to understand they need to look at their future and getting students to share their talents to move the world. At the center of all this persuasion is selling: educators are sellers of ideas. (meer…)

Innovative Learning: 7 Essential Principles

Every educator wants to create an environment that will foster students’ love of learning. Because the criteria are intangible, it’s difficult to define exactly what they are. But one group of researchers is giving it a try. They launched the Innovative Learning Environments Project to identify practical interventions that mark innovative learning environments. Their is a growing need of designing future proof learning environments. (meer…)