If you're not currently teaching, what are you focused on?:
Next to my teaching I am doing research on the influence of Fablabs on (design) education. I design several educational methods for students and facilitate different programs to help teachers with makereducation.
What grade do you teach?:
I am teaching on a university of applied science en design education for secondary and primary education in collaboration with different teachers. I facilitate several (making) workshops for primary and secondary scholars / students.
What subject(s) do you teach?:
MakerEducation (implemented in several subjects)
How many years have you been teaching?:
In 2011 I started, together with some other enthusiastic teachers, a Fablab in Rotterdam (Stadslab Rotterdam). We designed the Fablab mostly for the technical opportunities for our students but we noticed that the way of teaching in this contextual learning environment was completely different than we used to in 'normal' courses. For the past 5 years I designed several courses for students, teachers and professionals in and around the lab. I am conducting practical research (by doing) to gain knowledge on this other (design) methods. In Rotterdam I coach / facilitate several teachers to do so.