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”

Higher Education Has to Adapt Fast to the Corona Crisis.

With a close down of buildings and even complete lockdowns higher education suddenly shifted to online teaching. A forced experiment of enormous scale. What can we learn from it? Lees verder “Higher Education Has to Adapt Fast to the Corona Crisis.”

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”

Why Company Goals Don’t Turn Into Employee Goals

Key performance indicators (KPI), objectives and key results (OKR) , and big hairy audacious goals (bhag’s) aren’t that great at motivating or evaluating people. Lees verder “Why Company Goals Don’t Turn Into Employee Goals”

Limitations of Competencies in Higher Education

Higher education is undergoing a significant transformation that is leading towards a new teaching and learning paradigm. The competencies approach has a key role in this process. But I believe that the competence approach has a number of limitations and weaknesses. Time for a critical analysis of the concept of competence as it is being used in higher education. Lees verder “Limitations of Competencies in Higher Education”

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”

Responsibility Of Higher Education

What is the responsibility of higher education? Higher education is preparing for work in the long term. Working in different jobs and, quite possibly, in different sectors. This means preparation for work in a different world. Work that requires learning over a lifetime, not just the first few weeks of that first job after graduation. Lees verder “Responsibility Of Higher Education”

Reverse Outcome Oriented Education

Our students need to be content creators, not memorisers. We diagnose college students as ‘excellent sheep’ who are ‘spoon-fed by Google and parents that they can no longer cope with difficulty or perform complex mental operations. Lees verder “Reverse Outcome Oriented Education”

Teacher Leadership

A naive teacher might think that they know best. They might think that they have all the right answers and that everyone should follow.
I know, because when I first started teaching I tought that was true, but that is so wrong. Why, I will illustrate it with sports. Lees verder “Teacher Leadership”

Give Up and Be Successful

At certain moments in life I need to reflect. I need to step out to do some deep reflection, some soul searching. Not because I lost my soul but because I want to reconnect to deepen myself, my love, my work. It’s because I want to become more successful and get closer to the person I can be. An important lesson for me is that I don’t need to add more things — I need to leave some behind. Lees verder “Give Up and Be Successful”