Out of all 195 countries in the world, the Netherlands is ranked 9th place for best education according to the OECD (Auwera, 2015). Quite impressive for a small country [...]
Two years ago, I shared five medicines in the form of candy when I presented my personal interests during the so-called ‘Performatory Talks’. These pills represented my values: happiness, [...]
Stepping out a process is hard and difficult. This is because we can go on for years when dealing with complex societal challenges, there are always new things to discover and change. Nevertheless, stepping out is also necessary and important.
My journey I started my research journey in wanting to shape the education system to allow it to become a more positive learning environment for third culture kids. I [...]
Throughout my research process I have conducted quantitative research on the educational system, nieuwkomersgroepen, culture and integration within the Netherlands. From my own experiences and the research, I have [...]
In my previous blog I talked about doughnut education and the regulations of traditional education. The situation at the moment has meant that all students have to stay at [...]
Doughnut Economics: The Doughnut, or Doughnut economics, is a visual framework for sustainable development – shaped like a doughnut – combining the concept of planetary boundaries with the complementary [...]
Holistic education; is a relatively new movement in education that seeks to engage all aspects of the learner, including mind, body and spirit. (Wikipedia, n.d.) The holistic approach is [...]
‘Beschermjassen’ bring you back to the strengths of your family your culture and your history. It is the safe disclosures that help one get through a difficult phase. Everyone needs ‘beschermjassen’ in times of difficulty and vulnerability.
Migration to another country, to a different culture, is a major change in someone's life. It is not just a move, you leave part of your family, your language, your environment and your culture. Migration is a complex transition because many changes are occurring at the same time.
Time for a pitstop. In this last blog I will temporarily stop my car and take a look at the path that I left behind me. As I mentioned in my previous blog, I have been constructing my own story over the last couple of weeks, months and years. Approaching the end of my beginning, my Bachelor in Social Innovation, I will check my rear-view mirror to look back on which route I travelled [...]
This is a blog where I want to share my insights with everything I have learned over the past few months and which has helped me expand my professional view. Hereby I share my vision and my opinion on the topic of social media, youth, and mental health. But I also want young people to start sharing. Share how they feel and what they are experiencing in terms of mental health complaints. Share the different pressures they are feeling. Share what kind of impact the pandemic is having on them. Share it all, with each other.
Have you ever experienced walking into a room; being overdressed, everyone seeming to know one another and there are no available seats? That feeling that you undergo walking into that room is the same feeling third culture kids have every time they walk into a new education system.
My parents always taught me to keep myself up to date with what is happening in the world. I value this greatly because I think it helps me to also create my own perspective on important matters. So, to gather food-for-perspective-thought, I check my NOS app to check up on the daily news. Last week, I did the same. I came across an article that stated that the Documentary of Michael Moore: Planet of the Humans, got deleted from YouTube since it violated author rights (NOS, 2020). Planet of the Humans… Sound familiar? [...]
Right or wrong, left or right, win or lose - is it really this simple? If you feel that we tend to see things as less complex than they truly are, you might consider watching this talk. If you think I am talking nonsense, then you MUST watch!
Liminal Thinking, a theory that explains people see their personal truths as reality. I believe if we want to grow, and focus on self-development, we need others and their [...]
The complexity of transformation, individualism, collectivism and our societal playfield. Complex concepts but closely connected in current society.
Two years ago, I was convinced organizations should use creativity to cope with a certain challenge. Creativity would help them to find better ways and more suitable solutions that [...]
22 years old. Often I hear people say: ‘count your blessings’. Honestly, I think I could go on forever. Looking back at my life, I have more than a thousand things to be grateful for. Up until now, I have had the best life that I can imagine. One of these things that I am extremely grateful for are my friends. Growing up, I’ve always had two groups of friends. One group of friends I met at dance practice[...]
In my previous blog post, I wrote about momentarily escapes, meaning moments we have time to breathe and to escape reality and daily patterns. Those moments help us to [...]
As a student, I come across this, and have been coming across this, my entire life: postponing, leaving things up to the last minute, evasiveness. The first time it is a presentation where I am writing my cue cards five minutes before showtime, the next time it is handing in my proposal at 11:59 pm when the deadline is at midnight [...]
If there is not enough ownership and urgency for participants to participate, developing a living system becomes hard. Participants together have to choose a structure, the foundation needs to be clear and sometimes transformation and doing a step back is necessary.
After my previous blog about the life cycle, I was invited to join the corona department of the GGD for a day, which gave me many new insights. That is why I wanted to write an extra blog where I want to reflect back on certain things that were said in blog 5A and where I have now created a new opinion up on.
I am a bit disappointed. Last year, I conducted a study where I found out that, due to all the innovations, changes, and pressure to perform, people's true identities [...]
The circular economy and ownership. Often, whilst interviewing in my project, I heard from respondents that they feel like they are a drop in the ocean when it comes to making change. Everybody that I interviewed shared the opinion that they find the circular economy important. However, when I asked them where the ownership and responsibility lies, the answer was never: ‘with myself’ [...]