2018: Dutch DNA-Based Education

Sjef Drummen

Educational Artist and principal Agora Roermond

Drummen is thought leader of the national and international eye-catching ‘not-a-school school’ Agora. He proves that giving confidence, freedom and structure stimulates eagerness to learn. Is this an example of Dutch DNA-based Education?

Marcia Goddard

Neuroscientist with a growth mindset

A clever, young and – moreover – pregnant neuroscientist with great thoughts about child development. Every child has multiple talents as long as you create conditions for growth. We should design education to enable this. How do we do that?

Jan Rotmans

Professor in transition studies and sustainable development

Jan Rotmans is professor in transition studies, but also goes by the title of ‘scientivist’. He will elaborate on why hierarchy in our society and educational system prevents us from moving forward. A transitional shift is important to our DNA, and luckily we are also ready for it!

Susanne Baars

Exponential tech innovator and genetic expert

Susanne is a true entrepreneur, exponential tech innovator and genetic expert with a great spirit, thrust and energy. She will scientifically substantiate a daring statement: An educational system that demotivates students has a negative effect on structure of ‘Dutch DNA’. As a consequence entrepreneurship, creativity, flexibility etc. is negatively affected.