Schools

S2 Ep 01 - Teaching as a form of art. Studio Ankori, Israel

S2 Ep 01 - Teaching as a form of art.  Studio Ankori, Israel

Osnat Haber Koton is a professional artist and the visionary CEO of Ankori Educational Network in Israel. She holds 2 degrees in Art and has taught Visual Art and Art History and Theory at the State University of New-York for 3 years, before moving back to Israel. There Osnat transformed an old educational network and launched a visionary new school, inspired by arts - the Studio Ankori, followed by another bold move - Media Ankori.

Discover the story of education underdogs in Israel and how one fights the government, in the Supreme Court, for the right to open a new type of school. This episode is packed with wisdom, pragmatic approaches to running an educational institution and fun stories.

Ep 16 - Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius - Kaospilot and entrepreneurial leaders

Ep 16 - Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius - Kaospilot and entrepreneurial leaders

Christer windeløv-Lidzélius was a former student and now the director at Kaospilot in Denmark - a hybrid design and business school, shaking the higher education landscape in Europe and across the oceans. Kaospilot was launched in 1991 as a project management school for the cultural sector. Created during deep cultural and political changes in Europe, the school had a rebellious view of how leadership and changes should take place within a newly shaped world. The school evolved into a holistic change agency that sits at a forefront of education and youth entrepreneurship, inspiring new pedagogy initiatives and questioning what an elite education should be.

Ep 12 - Cesar Marques - Teacher transformation

Ep 12 - Cesar Marques - Teacher transformation

César Marques, a physics and chemistry teacher, turned innovator at Almada Professional School in Portugal. We discovered Cesar via the HundrED.org ambassadorship program and he inspired us to shed some light on the vocational schools and the innovators from within the system. A student of a vocational school himself, and later on a physics and chemistry teacher, Cesar got tired of classical lecturing and social stereotypes towards professional school.

Ep 09 - Lucian Cosinschi - Minerva. The Intentional University

Ep 09 - Lucian Cosinschi - Minerva. The Intentional University

Show guest - Lucian Cosinschi - the regional director at Minerva Schools Europe. In this episode we focused on a recent book published by Minerva Schools which is called “Building the Intentional University” - the story and the philosophy behind the initiative to completely rethink elite higher education. 

Show notes: bit.ly/eq-09
Music credit: My-Sleeping-Karma

Ep 05 - Nergis El Berria - Freedom Cake

Ep 05 - Nergis El Berria - Freedom Cake

Nergis El Berria is a founding staff member at Ecole Dynamique Paris - a democratic School based on Sudbury Valley School model. After graduating from a business school in France and venturing into corporate HR, Nergis turned her attention towards education, first as a teacher in the public sector and later on the democratic school network.  

Ep 04 - Francois Taddei - Learning Evolvability

Ep 04 - Francois Taddei - Learning Evolvability

Over the last twelve years, François Taddei served as the co-founder and director of CRI Paris (Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity) which experiments and spreads new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing collective intelligence in life, learning and digital sciences. We cover a wide range of subjects, from the story of CRI to collective intelligence, the future of work and the needs to question our society. 

Ep 03 - Corinna & Greta Thierhoff - Generations of ASK

Ep 03 - Corinna & Greta Thierhoff - Generations of ASK

When like-minded people join their passion and resources there is serendipity. Thanks to my old friend Dirk van Haag, I was introduced to Kai Thierhoff of Thierhoff Consulting and Cologne Headquarters who in turn told me the story of Aktive Schule Köln, the alternative school his wife, Corinna Thierhoff, co-founded. I was extremely interested in how two business people and parents approach the challenges within our current education system, so I immediately showed my interest in recording an interview with them.