future of Education & Learning
future of Education & Learning
February 18, 2004, 18:30-22:15
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Where: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prins
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Want to keep your company on the knowledge forefront? Want to advance
your career? Or just interested in how the worlds of education and
business meet? Then be sure to join us.
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The conference language is English.
You can download the presentation "Future of Education & Learning"
by Prof. Dr. Wim Gijselaers (Maastricht University), Associate Prof.
Frank Lekanne Deprez (Director Zero Space) & Prof. Dr. Mien Segers
(Leiden University) as a *.pdf file (1.68 MB): CLICK
should you attend?
Today's knowledge economy requires life long learning. Companies
that want to be competitive must keep their skilled workers current.
And that means continuous learning. Institutes of higher learning
are not meeting this challenge. How is your company coping?
Are you staying ahead of this challenge? Or falling behind?
What should the role of our educational institutions be in the knowledge
economy? How should education adapt to better serve a fast changing
world? Is education meeting the challenges of the knowledge society?
Recently, these questions were discussed in the OECD report titled
"Knowledge Management in the Learning Society". It argued that the
transitions between teaching and learning, schools and work, and knowledge
creation and knowledge distribution, are under scrutiny for several
reasons. The most apparent one is the discontinuity between the worlds
of education and work. There is a gap between the demands of jobs
in terms of teamwork and decision making and the way higher education
prepares graduates for the workplace.
It is unclear whether education can meet the changing demands of the
knowledge society. Changes in the workplace demand preparation for
intensive on-the-job learning and knowledge creation. This requires
re-thinking of the roles education plays in our society. Moreover,
it assumes that education can be reformed based on a clear vision
about the future of education. Last but not least, it means we can
define what knowledge is needed in our knowledge economy.
Where does vision end and dreams become a nightmare? The Dutch experience
has shown how difficult it is to achieve education reform. At the
same time, profound changes can be observed in the way higher education
operates and how corporate world is organizing its learning opportunities.
This conference provides a platform for exchange of ideas between
educators, the corporate world, students, teachers, and those who
seek new ideas about education and learning. The presenters will question
the basic assumptions underlying the creation of current and future
education and learning systems. This conference will provide educators,
practitioners and corporate leaders an opportunity to
share knowledge and experiences with each other in an informal, convenient
and collaborative way.
17:30 - 19:00
18:30 - 19:30
snacks, networking & great music featuring Russian singer Marynka
Nicolai and her band 'Some Lovely Girls'
Welcome by our Host Thomas
Thijssen, Chief Learning Officer, Club of Amsterdam
Part I: The Speakers are:
Mien Segers, Professor of Education
and Training, Department of Educational Sciences, Leiden University
Frank Lekanne Deprez, Director, ZeroSpace
Wim H. Gijselaers, Professor of education,
Mary White Kennedy, Sr. Learning Advisor
and Leader of the Shell Open University
Eric Koenen, NVO2 / GTI
Part III: Panel with the
Speakers hosted by Thomas
The panel is followed by an open discussion.
Professor of Education and Training,
Department of Educational Sciences, Leiden University
Prof. Dr. Mien Segers (1960) received her B.A. Degree and M.A. Degree
in Educational Sciences at the University of Gent (Belgium). In 1993
she received her PhD in Educational Sciences at the University of
Maastricht. Her thesis was entitled " Quality Assurance in Higher
Education. An explorative study of quality indicators in theory and
Since September 2003 she is full
Professor of Education and Training at the department of Educational
Sciences at Leiden University and chair of the Centre for Learning
in Organisations. Her major research interests are the evaluation
and optimisation of learning in learner-centred learning environments
(such as problem-based learning environments) and quality aspects
of new modes of assessment. In this respect, her research is part
of the research program on cognitive, social and motivational aspects
of self-regulated learning led by Monique Boekaerts.
Professor Segers has been a member and principal investigator of the
Technical Working Group on Quality indicators in Higher Education,
initiated and coordinated by the Ministery of Education (1987-1988).
She has been the editor of many research reports for the OECD/CERI
project on Quality Indicators in Education (1988-1989). On the basis
of her research on learning and assessment in higher education, she
has been and still is an external advisor for many (inter-)national
educational institutions. In 1998, she has been elected as the coordinator
of the Special Interest Group on Assessment and Evaluation of the
European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
(1998-2003) Since 2003, she is the coordinator of the Special Interest
Group on Higher Education of the European Association for Research
on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). She is active in the Editorial
Board of the EDINEB (Educational Innovation in Economics and Business
Administration) Book Series (Kluwer Academic Publishers) and a member
of the Editorial Board of the international journal Studies in
Frank Lekanne Deprez
Director, ZeroSpace Advies
Frank Lekanne Deprez is part-time associate professor "Knowledge Organizations
and Knowledge Management" at the Universities of Professional Education
Zuyd, Heerlen, The Netherlands and is director of ZeroSpace Advies,
Amstelveen, The Netherlands. He advises national and international
organizations on human resources management, operational and strategic
knowledge management, knowledge economy, knowledge innovation, ICT
and ZeroSpace organizations. His passion is helping organizations
target and apply knowledge when and where it is really needed.
Before starting his own company in 2003, Frank Lekanne Deprez was
a research associate at Tilburg University and held management and
functional positions at Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM). From 1995 to 1997,
he was manager of market and product development at Galileo Nederland,
Ltd. During the period 1997 -2003, he was manager at KPMG Knowledge
Advisory Services where he consulted with and provided executive training
and education for a number of organizations. He was one of the three
founding members of KPMG's Knowledge Management Consulting unit.
His current research interests include
strategic human resources management, knowledge management, knowledge
economy, intellectual capital and implementing the ZeroSpace mindset
Frank Lekanne Deprez is co-author of Value-Based Knowledge Management
(1998) and The Knowledge Dividend (2000) and Zero
Space. Moving Beyond Organizational Limits (2002). www.zerospaceadvies.nl
provides an overview of recent publications.
Wim H. Gijselaers
Professor of education, Maastricht University
Wim H. Gijselaers (born 1959) is full professor of education at Maastricht
University, the Netherlands. He is interested in various aspects of
problem-based learning, cognition and instruction, and educational
measurement. His current research focuses on the instructional design
of powerful learning environments, expertise development in management
education, and shared cognition in teams. He received several grants
from the Dutch Government and the Dutch Science Foundation for innovation
and research projects. His professional career started at the problem-based
Medical School of Maastricht University. Over the past 15 years, he
was involved with the implementation and further development of problem-based
learning in the economics and international business programs at this
University. As consultant he was involved with the implementation
of curriculum reform at several institutions in higher education adopting
problem-based learning as leading educational principle. He chaired
the executive board of EDiNEB, an international network of innovative
educators, for a period of eight years. He has presented workshops
and directed conferences on curriculum reform across the US, Austria,
Scotland, Sweden, and Norway. He received his Ph.D. (1988) in education
from Maastricht University. Currently he serves the positions of Director
of the Graduate Program of International Business, and chair of the
department of Educational Development and Educational Research at
the Faculty of Economics and Business (Maastricht University).
Mary White Kennedy
Sr. Learning Advisor and Leader of the Shell Open University
For twenty-five years, Mary White Kennedy has been driving change
in corporations and academia through leading edge learning design
and development. During her four years as Director of Accelerated
Learning Programs at the University of Houston, Mary led a multinational,
cross-disciplinary team that was able to deliver on corporate and
academic learning requirements. Mary has also led learning departments
in Halliburton, Kellogg Brown and Root, Bechtel, and EXXON. Considered
a leader in Learning Design Techniques and Accelerated Learning.
As a recognized International Leader of Accelerated Learning Design
Technology, Mary was asked to join Shell in 1997 to collaborate with
a unique organization called LEAP, Leadership and Performance in Change,
which was set up to transform Shell into a major competitor in today's
fast-paced, challenging industry. Mary led a team in designing a dynamic
learning event in which new professionals where challenged to be leaders
for today and tomorrow, change agents to challenge the status quo,
innovators for new technologies to solve today's complex problems,
and entrepreneurs to lead for tomorrow's wins.
Mary joined Shell International Exploration and Production (SIEP)
Shell Open University where she helped find alternatives to e-learning
by introducing a blended approach. Always with a focus on learning
transfer and ensuring witnessable performance outcomes, she promoted
the use of a more flexible delivery environment by incorporating collaborative
blended learning approaches.
Mary, Senior Learning Advisor, for SIEP Learning and Leadership Development
team joins in implementing a global learning strategy that will address
the new needs for the learner of the 21st century, virtual working,
sharing and teaming, the aging workforce (the crew change), and the
demand for technical competence and innovation.
NVO2 / GTI
Drs Eric V. Koenen is member of the Managementboard of GTI, a technical
industrial installations company of more than 12.000 people in the
Netherlands. He is responsible for Organization development & innovation
and HR. GTI belongs to the Suezgroup.He joined GTI in 1999 as Director
Corporate HR with the assignment to innovate every aspect of HR. Innovation
and change are the keywords in his carreer. He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers
as a businessconsultant and was projectmanager of large international
innovation- and rightsizing projects. Before that he worked for Philips
Semiconductors and was as a member of the managementteam responsible
for knowledgetransfer from Japan to the European productionfacilities.
He studied social sciences and businessadministration.
Chief Learning Officer, Club of Amsterdam
Thomas Thijssen is Chief Learning Officer of the Club of Amsterdam
and Managing Director of Hamilton International. A company focused
on supporting Business and Governments in process of innovation, learning
and entrepreneurship. EMIM stands for Executive Master in Information
Management, a Master degree from the University of Amsterdam. Thijssen
also holds a degree in Marketing. The first 25 years of his career
Thijssen fulfilled all relevant positions in the international hospitality
industry, working in Australia, England, United States and the Netherlands.
For Holiday Inns he was a Food & Beverage Manager and General Manager.
In the Netherlands Thijssen was Commercial Director on group level
for Postiljon Hotels (currently Mercure). Since 1998 as Managing Director
of Hamilton International, Thijssen worked in the fields of international
tourism & hospitality, the health sector and in the field of education.
His focus is entrepreneurship and innovation. He is an author of 3
books and a series of articles on innovation, demand driven design
and education and other topics concerning entrepreneurship. As a speaker
he was invited at several conferences in places like Hong Kong, Los
Angeles (US), Nice (France), Guadalajara (Mexico), Bergen (Norway),
Trinidad & Tobago (West Indies) and Seoul (South Korea). His main
aim is to help people grow and to create value, both for themselves,
their closest relations and the business they work for.
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