Educating for the Future

How will our future be if change is the only constant factor? Which academic competences will be necessary for jobs we do not know yet? How to educate/prepare for the unexpected? The Wageningen University BSc Honours Programme proudly presents “Educating for the Future” with Rutger Bregman and others.

Organised by Wageningen University

Tue 24 June 2014 16:00 to 17:30

Venue Orion, gebouwnummer 103
Room C 1005

Rutger Bregman, historian and writer, will take us on a quest to a potential future for our rapidly changing society. He will inspire us on how to educate/prepare for a future that we do not yet know. Linda Luchtman gives us an update on educational formats that appeal to the current students and could help them prepare for a century that increasingly demands for intellectual mobility. Celeste van Kastel, Hans Dekker, Maria-Franca Dekkers and Wietse Wiersma (students BSc Honours Programme) will share their dreams on their own educational path with us.

16:00 Welcome and Inauguration of the BSc Honours Programme by Prof Dr Martin Kropff
16:10 Wietse Wiersma and Celeste van Kastel
16:15 Linda Luchtman: Brains for the Future
16:35 Maria-Franca Dekkers and Hans Dekker
16:45 Rutger Bregman: The Future of Progress
17:30 Drinks
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Short biography of Rutger Bregman

Rutger Bregman (1988) is a historian and writer. He studied at Utrecht University and in Los Angeles and taught at Utrecht University. Last February an entire issue of the future affairs television programme Tegenlicht was dedicated to his thoughts on our future society. Bregman writes for Vrij Nederland, Knack en De Groene Amsterdammer. In February 2012 he made his debut with a book, Met de kennis van toen. Actuele problemen in het licht van de geschiedenis. In March 2013 his second book was published: De geschiedenis van de vooruitgang. Since last April he has been writing a biweekly column in one of the Dutch major newspapers (de Volkskrant.)

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Short biography of Linda Luchtman

Linda Luchtman is trainer and consultant at Educational Staff Development at Wageningen University. She also owns a business - Love2Learn - where she trains people and advices schools and companies on learning and educational issues. She graduated cum laude in Educational Science at Utrecht University. Since the last decade she has specialized in learning and teaching strategies that are based on neuroscientific knowledge on brain functioning. With new ways of teaching like brain-based teaching and gamification she hopes to inspire lecturers to make their teaching an engaging and inspiring learning experience.

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