A Need for Disruption in Higher Education

On the surface, higher education is a nice idea. You go in, pick a subject you like, learn from the experts, and leave being job- and future-ready. This is why so many people decide to go to college. Yet just because so many people are doing it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a good thing to do. Lees verder “A Need for Disruption in Higher Education”

What Is Curriculum Development

This blog will explain what curriculum development is. Why is it important for teachers? I also will explain three types of curriculum design. Lees verder “What Is Curriculum Development”

Changing Models of Higher Education

The traditional college experience is changing, just like the demand for DIY degrees and life long learning. Some personal thoughts about it.
Below are three directions that may emerge based on working, reading, experience and reflective thinking. Lees verder “Changing Models of Higher Education”

Competencies for Education in the Future 

The rate of change in the world today is greater than our ability to respond. In a world that is often described as VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous), there are major shifts that demand a new mindset in higher education. A new set of conpetencies are needed to be succesful in the world, now and in the future. Lees verder “Competencies for Education in the Future “

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. Lees verder “How to Live An Empowered Life”

Should Student Success Include Happiness?

If we want our students to become happy, research suggests that universities should focus more on students’ well-being than academic success. Lees verder “Should Student Success Include Happiness?”

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. Lees verder “Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset”

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. Lees verder “Student Centered Learning”

Changing a Mindset for Behavioral Change

Changing people’s behavior is most effective through changing the mindset. Changing the mindsets of people to ensure their thinking results in new desired behaviours. This is sustainable but takes time and effort to influence a change in mindset. But if the necessary time and effort is invested, a person’s mindset can lead them to take actions necessary to create momentum and a critical mass of commitment throughout the organization. There are some fundamental aspects to take into account if you want to accelerate the change of mindset or change your own mindset. Lees verder “Changing a Mindset for Behavioral Change”

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. Lees verder “Da Vinci Vibes”