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…)
When I was young there was not so much guidance at school. Luckely my mother had some sort of an idea to keep me happy. I felt misunderstood, many times. Not that I was a bad kid or anything but I needed to be on the water to understand life. I needed to question education to understand learning. Inspired by Dennis Stehr (Mr. Probz) I wrote this post. (meer…)
Teaching is about more than just having a bunch of information to disseminate to the empty vessels- students- in front of you.
The concept behind reality pedagogy is that before teachers can teach anything, they must understand the realities of their students. (meer…)
I call myself a gentle disruptor. Sometimes it is a real struggle for me. Work as an educational disruptor mostly doesn’t pay. It’s against the main stream. Many of you might think I am, at least a bit, crazy. Why am I doing it? ‘A better education for students so we can build a better world’ might feel vague and unreal to you. With expressing deeply held convictions you could loose friends and image. Yet having chosen this path I find it very enriching too. For me fulfillment and meaning are the best drugs there is. That is why I’m working hard to make learning awesome and significant. (meer…)
During my work as a lecturer, performance coach and blogger I invested in empowering people around me. As a teacher/coach I coached students to take the extra mile. I listened, I lecturered, I coached on mindset and confidence. I supported students, I worked with them. I am proud of them. I am grateful to work with young people who have a passion for teaching and learning or a passion to make a difference. (meer…)
Jobs of the future will require creativity, imagination and experience. We have to prepare young people to live in that future.
So far we can distinguish 3 major waves of technological development: steam power and locomotive, electricity and automobile, and high tech. We are about to enter a fourth wave. A wave of nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. This wave will drive the economy, our future. This will have a huge impact on learning. But will it have an impact on education? (meer…)
The world has changed. Being a learner is more important than being learned. To have the best chance of happiness and success in the world students have to be able to flourish in freedom. Can you agree? Intellectually, you may be able to make sense of the arguments but the biggest barrier to rethinking education is our own experience. (meer…)