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Dock20 Academie

6 maanden
15 gedreven onderwijsprofessionals
1 uitdaging

De uitdaging

Geloof jij dat het anders kan in het onderwijs? Wil jij je lespraktijk echt veranderen? Wil je je horizon over onderwijs en leren verbreden? Doe dan mee met de Dock20 Academie en vergroot de veranderkracht van jou en je onderwijsorganisatie!

In de Dock20 Academie kom je onder professionele begeleiding los van je dagelijkse werk, routines en structuren. Samen met 15 gedreven onderwijsprofessionals ontwikkel je jezelf in onderwijsvernieuwing. Dat doe je door te leren, te ontwerpen, te experimenteren, te falen en te delen. Na 6 maanden heb je jouw ideale leeromgeving gebouwd én heb je energie om een blijvend verschil te maken in het onderwijs.

De opbrengst

Je leert in de Dock20 Academie over innovatieve onderwijsmethodes, ontwerpt nieuwe programma’s én experimenteert daarmee in je eigen klaslokaal. De kracht van de academie is dat de cirkel van kennis, ontwerp, experiment en reflectie zich elke maand herhaalt. Hierdoor wordt jouw onderwijspraktijk steeds beter en creëer je meer impact.

Na 6 maanden heeft de onderwijsprofessional

  • een groter repertoire aan onderwijskundige methodieken, ontwerpmethodes en innovatieve toetsvormen
  • de eigen onderwijspraktijk verbeterd door 2 tot 5 vernieuwingen aan te brengen
  • een netwerk opgebouwd van gelijkgestemden (learning community)
  • een visie ontwikkeld over hoe je op je eigen werkplek onderwijsvernieuwing kan stimuleren
  • tijd genomen om dingen goed te doen en een gave tijd gehad met gedreven collega’s

Na 6 maanden heeft de onderwijsinstelling

  • geïnspireerde en betrokken docenten (change makers).
  • nieuwe kennis over onderwijsvernieuwing, methoden en ontwerp.
  • met zorg ontworpen en uitgeteste onderwijsinnovaties.

De noodzaak

Wij zien een groeiende vraag binnen het onderwijs om het curriculum anders in te richten. Om het meer aan te laten sluiten op het werkveld, de wensen van de studenten en de kracht van docenten. Het ontbreekt aan gedeeld platform, buiten de muren van onderwijsinstellingen, waar geleerd, ontwikkeld en geëxperimenteerd wordt.

Het programma

  • Het programma start met een intensieve tweedaagse masterclass, waarin de benodigde kennis en bouwstenen voor vernieuwend onderwijs worden verzameld.
  • er zijn vijf maandelijkse leerlabs, waar nieuwe projecten en prototypes ontwikkeld worden en de deelnemers worden geprikkeld door onderwijsinnovatoren uit de hele wereld.
  • In de periodes tussen de leerlabs worden de nieuwe ideeën en prototypes uitgetest in het klaslokaal van de deelnemer.
  • Het programma wordt afgesloten met een spetterend onderwijsevenement, waar alle leeropbrengsten en onderwijsontwerpen worden gedeeld met de rest van de wereld.
  • De deelnemers ontmoeten elkaar gedurende het programma tevens in een online omgeving.

De data

Masterclass
29 en 30 november 2017

Leerlabs
17 januari 2018, 14 februari 2018, 21 maart 2018, 18 april 2018, 16 mei 2018

 Afsluitend evenement
7 juni 2018

Voor wie

  • Dit programma is open voor iedereen die een verschil wil maken binnen het onderwijs (WO, HBO, MBO): docenten, teamleiders, onderwijskundigen, onderwijsinnovatoren.
  • Er wordt geen onderscheid gemaakt in opleidingen, we verwelkomen diversiteit.
  • Het is een selectief gezelschap van 12-15 personen.
  • De deelnemer brengt een casus in, waar 6 maanden mee gewerkt kan worden.

Principes

  • We leren met en van elkaar: we werken met de wensen, wijsheid en expertise van de deelnemers.
  • In het programma wordt een balans gezocht tussen leren (hoofd), passie en reflectie (hart) en experimenteren (handen).
  • We gaan een langdurige relatie aan met elkaar en ontwikkelen zo een duurzame leergemeenschap.
  • We maken gebruik van state-of-the-art methodieken en theorieën.
  • We gaan naar buiten: we (be)zoeken inspirerende voorbeelden en plekken als voeding voor ons werk.

Kosten

€ 3.900,00 per deelnemer

Inclusief
8 trainingsdagen, overnachting 29-30 november, maaltijden, studiemateriaal, gastsprekers en excursies.

Exclusief
BTW

Inschrijving

Neem contact op met Diederik Bosscha: 06-28533481 of diederik@dock20.org

 

Movemakers

What is it?

Movemakers is a European Project on Innovation in Education (Erasmus+). It is a lab for learning and experimenting for higher education. Together with four other European countries — Estonia, Lithuania, Denmark and Germany — we explore the frontrunners in education in these countries. The project, sponsored by Erasmus+, takes from 2014-2016. The project will result in a book and a documentary.

For whom:

For educators who wants to get inspired and enrich their education practice. But also for managers in education who need bright ideas to bring their program a step ahead.

For more information, visit the Movemakers website

Host Your Hub

What is it?

Host your Hub is a yearly training, which is organised together with the Klein Haarlem foundation. Its objective is to support incubators in order to effectively harness the potential of its users.

The key questions here are: how do we make our incubator a co-creative community with significant impact? How can you best make use of its potential? How can we realise an even more attractive business climate? How can the cooperation amongst users be increased? How can more cross-pollination between tenants and users be reached? Can we increase cooperation with the municipality, educational institutions and other parties? How can we achieve more impact?

For whom:

for incubator developers and hosts. For educational institutions, aiming to strengthen their connection with the outside world, and which seek to woven innovation in education.

Huub Purmer

Do you want to go on a learning journey with me? I travelled through all kinds of educational institutes. First as a student, now as an educator.  And  also as a researcher on leadership, community and sustainability. I discovered that learning takes place everywhere and always. This means that what you encounter in your job, can be as valuable as what you read in your textbook.

Personally, I find it challenging to bring those worlds together. I am passionate about educating the future professionals of the world. Doing this by designing learning adventures that take you out of your comfort zone. By creating meaningful dialogues, meeting interesting people and work on challenging assignments. This all lead to more understanding and a better world. Since 2011 I have been part of the Dock20 network.

Why we should enable students to HACK THEIR EDUCATION

Suppose you are starting a new challenging job. Your first task is to write a report on how your firm can take legal action against one of its competitors. You put a lot of effort into it and when your report is finished you hand it over to your boss. He reads your findings, really likes what you have come up with, and praises you for the work you have done. After you leave his office he picks up the report, throws it in the garbage and continues whatever he is working on.

Sounds ridiculous? Well, it is. When it comes to education however, this is what happens every single day. Students spend a tremendous amount of effort in doing schoolwork. They write essays, compose reports and take exams. They think of projects, make proposals and outline papers. And when their work is done and graded, it mostly ends up being unused.

It is time to turn things around

The study load of a bachelor degree (HBO) is 6.720 hours. That equals 840 working days or 168 workweeks. Many students see the time they spend in school as something they have to do. They regard schoolwork as something that needs to be done in order to get the grade, complete the class, get the credit, and eventually to get the piece of paper. Every teacher that has ever had a student at its desk asking if a certain topic is “part of the exam” recognizes this dynamic.

Because many students focus to meet the demands of the education system, undesirable things happen. Students for example take a very “consuming” attitude, merely paying attention to what they need to know to pass the class. Or they show up being unmotivated, as they know their work is thrown away after it is graded. Although there is a significant group of students that eventually reaches the educational finish line, too many students do not. They drop out, with all the consequences that this entails.

Enable students to hack their education

At Hogeschool Leiden we have decided to turn things around. We do no longer want our students to spend 6.720 hours of work that eventually ends up being unused. No longer do we want our students to solely jump through our educational hoops. And no longer do we want students to drop out because they feel their education is not truly meaningful to them.

You might wonder: how? The answer is shockingly simple: enable students to focus their upcoming schoolwork on their personal goals and interests. Instead of assigning one-size-fits-all projects and assignments, encourage students to meet the objectives of the class by focusing on things that are truly meaningful to them. In that way we help students to see their schoolwork as a resource to build their ideas rather than being a hoop to jump through to get a degree.

When students focus their work on what matters to them on a personal level, school gets a very different perspective. We truly believe that when students align their schoolwork with what is most valuable to them, an untapped source of vitality and passion is ignited. And in this way students can truly become inspired to do what has always been avoided: homework.

By enabling students to hack their education, we are creating a culture of Purpose Driven Education. Instead of passing classes because the education system demands them to, students use that system to build their dreams. And we as teachers can help students to utilize the time they spend in school to make that dream come true.

@ Hogeschool Leiden

These are big words. At Hogeschool Leiden, students and teachers are turning these into reality. In several ways we are enabling students to find purpose through hacking their education.

Program 1 – Current student

Firstly, we have developed a ten-week program for law students who are in their first year of study. In this program students will embark on a journey of self-discovery to become crystal clear on their personal passions, goals and interests. Using those personal insights, students will design a compelling vision for their future career. They discover what drives them, they find mentors by connecting to people they professionally look up to, and students are encouraged to dream big.

Students in the program have a clear short-term goal: hack the “mainstream” project at the end of their block or semester. In presenting a quality project alternative (their education strategy), students try to convince their teacher to do a meaningful project that aligns with their goals and interests on the one hand and meets the requirements of the assigned project on the other. In other words: students persuade their teacher by explaining how they can do a different project and still meet the educational objectives that are set.

The hacked projects of our law students will be very different. A student that highly values animal rights for example, can use its legal knowledge to help strengthen animal protection. Or a student that wants to become a lawyer to defend marginalized people, can approach a law firm and do a project that contributes to a specific case. These very different projects however share one important hack-principle: they are meaningful! Both to students self and the world around them.

Program 2 – Pre-students

Hogeschool Leiden is also piloting a program for those that have applied to become law student, but are finishing their final year of school at an MBO or high school. This gives students the opportunity to experience university life at Leiden. Traditionally, there is a high dropout rate of students that start their first year of study. In this program we therefore guide students to develop their education strategy: a plan on how to hack your upcoming law education and use the education system as a resource to build and fulfill your personal ideas and interests.

Contact us!

Students that hack their education will find purpose in all aspects of their education. Next to getting a degree, they will use their schoolwork to build their network, find their dream job or start their business, build their CV, design their portfolio, and do things that matter. All while they are at school!

Interested in how you can enable students to take ownership and make their school more meaningful? Please contact us!

 

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Read it now: Movemakers on the Move, the Story of our Learning Journey.

The heart of Dock20 lies in creating conditions for great learning to happen. For students, teachers and managers we create free-zones where they learn freely.