Dutch DNA-Based Education

Dutch DNA-Based Education

An educational design that matches our national identity 

Do you know why our Dutch DNA is great in leading the future?

The Dutch, on average, don’t care much for hierarchy.
We are entrepreneurial, headstrong, creative, open-minded individuals
and have a long history of bottom-up empowerment.
At the same time we have learned how to cooperate efficiently.
These typically Dutch characteristics, that we call Dutch DNA,
ask for a ‘new educational design’ that allows students and teachers to shape
bottom-up education in a way that motivates them to learn, to innovate,
to create, to take responsibility, to co-create, to trust and to transform.
All highly needed talents to lead the emerging future that is
unknown, uncertain, fast changing, complex and challenging.
Students, teachers and parents in The Netherlands are ready for it,
but the educational system is not. Not yet…


Lets identify those characteristics in education that match our national identity, so we create favorable conditions for national as well as international progress!

Dutch DNA-Based Education:
Future Proof 

The concept of Dutch DNA-Based Education was introduced in 2018 during the yearly TEDxAmsterdamED event – Dutch DNA-Based Education: Future Proof.

Would you like to know more about what it means? Take a look at the content below!

Article: Dutch DNA: a threat or an enormous opportunity?

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TEDx Talks:
Dutch DNA-Based Education

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Aftermovie:
TEDxAmsterdamED event 2018

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