Progress, Change the education system into a system that enables people to be world citizens, with the belief that they can be the change they want to see in this world. This idea is finished, check out the end result.
Maarten, posted On January 6, 2013
Changed the education system!!
Ehm... well, let's say for now I finished trying to do so (changing systems is apparently a little bit difficult sometimes :-) You can check the action page here.
- Maarten, posted On December 31, 2012
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Maarten, posted On December 28, 2012
Today - Resting day!
Or actually, I am busy working today, so tomorrow another update!!
Maarten, posted On December 27, 2012
Day 4 - Playing
I bought Marieke's 'playing rules' (http://www.bureauplay.nl/speelregels/), they are extremely funny and inspiring. Actually, I follow some of those rules already. Like being tourist in my own town, or giving a present to a stranger. And I really had to laugh about the rule: 'Have a workmeeting at an unusual space, between the goats at the urban farm, for instance'. Because that's exactly the place where I work... Doesn't matter, still a lot of rules I didn't carry out yet...
- Maarten, posted On December 26, 2012
Maarten, posted On December 25, 2012
Day 2 - Self Knowledge
Last month some followers of this site recommended the book 'The Element'. I'm reading it right now, and it's exactly about this subject!
'The Element' is the space where passion and talent meet eachother. The book is about how we (re)discover that space. May of us lost it, for at traditional schools only one or two forms of intelligence dominate, and those are the only ways of learning we're thought. That's why lots of adults still think they don't have any talent at all. What a waste. Yes, we should play more, fail more, think out of the box more!
Maarten, posted On December 24, 2012
Day 1 - We should FAIL more!!
Each day the coming 7 days I will point out one topic which is currently lacking in the education system... Today FAILING!!!
Maarten, posted On December 17, 2012
Had a very interesting conversation today with Jeroen Boschma about education, one of the things missing he says is improvisation... He said it and I realized 'Yes, that's true!!'...
This guy explains it so much better then I ever could:
Shouldn't you have said: "Yes AND .... " ;)!
Thanx for sharing this, I soooo enjoyed watching (and sharing) it ♥!
And now I know why I love teaching so much!
It is so much fun to do exactly this :) To go out, follow the rules, but play with them. Play with the students, interact, be in the moment and see what you can create together.
I always end up having more energy after then before, when this happens.
Deze is helemaal geweldig:
Work less! Play more!
Maarten, posted On December 12, 2012
What needs to change
Last week my parents gave me an idea, not directly by telling me, but by inspiring and surprising me. They are both teachers, with many many years of experience. So I figured it wouldn't be strange to talk to them and get their opinion of what should change in the education system.
In the beginning I didn't get a clear vision of what it was, I think they assumed that I knew what their ideas were about education and how it's supossed to be. But when I asked them to explain it to me, slowly a wave of knowledge and experience came flowing towards me and all I could think was 'wow, I wish I had a camera now, because this is worth sharing'.
So I will! Hopefully the camera doesn't make them nervous (nee toch vader? :-)
Then I thought, maybe that's what I can do this month, share visions from all different kind of people here in the Netherlands. Teachers, strategists, students etc. And see if there is a common goal or dream, a clear idea of where we should go to and how. In a sense documenting my own travel, because since this is such a broad topic, I noticed I myself need to learn more before I can perform any practical action. The problem, dream and how we can get there needs to become clear first.
As a start I contacted Karim Amrani, Yoram Mekking, Toine Andernach and Jeroen Boschma. They are all very different with very different backgrounds. I'm curious.
Heee, I like that one :)
I was also thinking about just interviewing kids and asking them: if you could choose, what would you like to learn? And HOW would you like to learn this??
Maybe for one hour in the week they could get to choose something
Why not try and make this a project at the PABO or something, that they interview kids and then try to implement some of what they hear..
Something like that ...
And more ideas, but I see you have a lot of inspiration already :)
This is good! I hear soooo many people around me talking about the educational system. I'm not exactly sure what you are looking for yet, but I would definitely like to contribute some ideas. I am both a teacher trainer and a parent with a network in secondary eduction, Waldorf primary eductation and child care. Verena has some very good ideas. I think you should definitely involve children and try to involve teacher training too.