Dear Transition Maker,
Since the launch, we haven’t been sitting on our hands. A few updates from our side:
We’ve added the In Practice page to transitionmakers.nl, an overview where you can read about successful implementation of the tools and learn from the pros. It's a great resource for ideas for using Transition Makers Tools in higher education.
The Dutch version of the Transition Makers card deck is available now! Contact us if you’re interested in receiving a set, free of charge.
Meet us at UNLimited Festival, a gathering about transcending boundaries for everyone who works at, with and for universities in the Netherlands, on 28 September in Den Bosch. You can find us at the Education Innovation Café.
During the global IDG Summit in October, we’re hosting two community events: one in Amsterdam and one in Stockholm.
And there’s more exciting news to share: we are hosting a workshop during the Dutch National Interdisciplinary Education Conference on 15 November in Wageningen.
Scroll down for more info & registration links!
With Placemaking, UvA lecturers and students contribute to a sustainable relationship between the university, the city and society, tackling - often complex - issues that exist among local users and organisations, and developing skills that matter to realise change, such as presence, connectedness, co-creation skills, mobilisation skills and creativity. Watch the video below to learn more:
Meet ups during the Summit
During the global IDG Summit, which takes place from 11 until 13 October, we are organising two get-togethers for the Transition Makers community:
On Thursday, October 12 in Amsterdam from 12.30 to 5 PM, Jasper and Guido of the Toolbox team welcome you at the Teaching and Learning Centre of the University of Amsterdam. Together, we will screen parts of the second day of the IDG Summit, dive into topics, discuss and share our experiences in transition-focused education, covering common challenges and successes.
Put your name on the list to join
For all Transition Makers who will attend the IDG Summit in Stockholm, we’re hosting an after-breakfast session on Friday, 13 October to explore the potential of the Transition Makers Toolbox and engage in a playful activity together at the Epicenter, the Terrace in Stockholm from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Please note: you can join us by walk-in, registration is not necessary
With Educators: Transition Makers Toolbox
on 19 October from 3 to 5 PM
An interactive session for teachers, education developers, tutors and trainers, presented by Jasper ter Schegget (educational developer) and Guido Knibbe (teacher) at the University of Amsterdam.
In this workshop, you’ll dive into the Inner Development Goals framework and discover the features of the Transition Makers Toolbox, so you can find out how to use the tools in your teaching, and can start putting the educational materials into practice.
National Interdisciplinary Education Conference
on 15 November from 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM in Wageningen
The theme of the 5th NIE conference, hosted by alliance TU/e, WUR, UU, UMC Utrecht (EWUU), is Boundary Crossing: Transdisciplinary teaching and learning.
We cordially invite you to our workshop Empower Tomorrow's Changemakers: Fostering Inner Development Goals for Sustainable Education to engage in meaningful dialogues, explore practical strategies and collaborate in fostering a sustainable education for the next generation.
Join our LinkedIn community to become a member of the IDG Dutch Higher Education Hub and learn, innovate, practice and share the application of tools or share stories, recordings of lectures, event designs and presentations with other Transition Makers.
Meet the Transition Makers
Jasper ter Schegget
“I am an educational developer at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) and a STQ trainer and coach for the Teaching & Learning Centre at the University of Amsterdam. With a background in Cognitive Science and 10 years of experience as the programme director of the Bachelor's programme in Natural and Social Sciences (Bèta-gamma), I'm passionate about change making and
I firmly believe in creating more room for experiential learning and interdisciplinary collaboration. I am particularly excited about how the IDGs can contribute significantly in this regard. As the newest member of the Transition Makers team, I am looking forward to expanding the Toolbox and implementing the tools in education across various settings.”
“As an assistant professor in International Business at the Amsterdam Business School, I enjoy teaching students to reframe their thoughts into positive feelings. Optimism is something they can learn and gain. They’ll soon realise how nice it is to think optimistically about the future.
Optimism is an important frame of mind to have for anyone, and for students that learn about societal transitions in particular. By doing the Positive Reframing exercise, they’ll learn reframing is not that difficult! It is a matter of practice, and we benefit greatly from optimistic thinking. It is good to start practicing this as we can transform our basic interpretational habits into more optimistic ones.”
Do you have questions about the Transition Makers Toolbox? You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to hearing from you!