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    2018
    by Till Jaspert

    “How can we use design thinking to change schools from within?” This was the topic of a collective maxi-workshop that brought together 120 principals, teachers and education innovators in Vienna for one day on March 16th, 2018. The workshop was organized by “Schule im Aufbruch” (http://www.schule-im-aufbruch.at), a wonderful initiative that promotes change from within schools through inspiration, exchange and networking – already 10% of […]

  • 2016
    by Till Jaspert

    The project week at Oak House School was a big success: 90 pupils from 5th, 6th and 7th grade, supported by three teachers and two Creator Street facilitators, created their own comics in teams. The first day they took the role of screenwriters to come up with a captivating story, meaning they had to select a genre, invent characters and imagine a plot. Then […]

  • 2015
    by Till Jaspert

    Recently, I visited a makers’ festival in Barcelona, WeMake. There were some really inspiring things, especially some nice activities for children like this “bionic hand” workshop that my kids loved. The festival was composed by a bunch of stands on a Barcelona Eixample street, however, it felt a bit “marginal”, attracting mostly people who are already into it (and debated on the pros […]

  • 2015
    by Till Jaspert

    Osmo by tangible play is an impressive “product system”: through a camera mirror and a plastic stand, it allows to interact with physical elements; it comes with 5 different apps to train drawing skills, words, numbers, tangram plus a creative game, and three boxes with tangible letters, numbers and tangram elements. The whole beautifully presented in a set of boxes that magically “stick” together […]

  • 2015
    by Till Jaspert

    Today I met with a good friend and mother of two primary schoolers, a girl and a boy. She described to me vividly the challenges you face when you have “special” children (…which in one way or the other is the case for most parents). Her daughter, aged 8, and studying in an international school in Barcelona, started showing the typical symptoms of a […]

  • 2015
    by Till Jaspert

    The need to preserve and nurture children’s natural curiosity, imagination and creativity is high on the agendas of education innovation. Education “Gurus” talk about it (like Ken Robinson in his latest book “Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education”), new schools talk about it, even national education reforms put it as a top priority (like recently the Catalan education agency, we will […]

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