April 30, 2016

Tools for the 21st Century skills

This subject will be a part of my lecture during the

International Dalton Conference in Brno.

April 29, 2016

April 21, 2016

20th International Dalton Conference in Brno


It's an old one.
An action guide to train how to work independently.

April 19, 2016

Creative schools

For me one of the most inspiring books of the last months is the latest book of Ken Robinson. He also wrote 'The Element'.

Today 'Creative Schools' came out as paperback.

From the cover:

"Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human potential focuses on one of the most critical issues of our time: how to transform the nation’s troubled educational system. At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Robinson points the way forward. He argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system and proposes a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on today’s unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students, develop their love of learning, and enable them to face the real challenges of the twenty-first century. Filled with anecdotes, observations and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking research—and written with Robinson’s trademark wit and engaging style—Creative Schools will inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education".

April 18, 2016

Four books of Helen Parkhurst

        1924                1951                  1962                  1963

April 16, 2016

International Dalton Conference May 5.2016

Of course this is a strange title for my lecture at the 20th Dalton Conference in Brno. We are already more than 15 years creating the future. The problem is that we decorated the schools with modern equipment, but still use the old methods of teaching.
The focus has to shift from teaching to learning, to motivate students to take responsibility for their own learning process.
With Marc Prenski I ask if it possible that digital immigrants can teach digital natives?

April 14, 2016

Claire Boonstra, keynote-speaker at Dutch Dalton Conference

"Do understand me very clearly – the education I had, including the good and the bad sides of it, is what shaped me, is what made me become me. But looking ahead at all the changes we are going to and the challenges we are facing as a society, as humanity and with our planet – I feel it is more than worthwhile for all future generations to seriously assess and change the

system we have created, and change it on a very fundamental level". (From 'The purpose of education')

April 12, 2016

Dalton congres in the Netherlands

The conference organized by the Dutch Dalton Association.

April 11, 2016

April 9, 2016

Ask the children to give content to the four sections.
They can use it as a tool for goal setting.
But also as a reflection instrument.

April 8, 2016

Children are natural learners

Klick here
for a short introduction of
Sugata Mitra's experiment in India.

See also
"Hole in the wall"
on TED.

FACEBOOK sites, contact between schools

Many schools give information about their activities on FaceBook.

Interesting to follow which schools are active in using it to promote the school.

Here are only a few I follow with much interest.

April 6, 2016

School4Child in Lodz - Poland

Poster to inform the guests in the school.

See the website of the school

Thursday 5. May 2016 Brno - Czech Republic


20th Brno International Dalton Conference

City Hall

With participants  from

Austria,  China, Czech Republic, Germany, Holland, Poland, Slovakia and Spain.


9.00 Opening/Zahájení konfence

Vladimír Moškvan and Roman Tlustoš,             Czech Dalton

 Roel Röhner, President Dalton International

Klára Liptáková, Vice-mayor of the City of Brno


Roel Röhner, President of  Dalton International

Is Dalton ready for 21st century?

Hans Wenke, Educational philosopher

Why Dalton ?


Short speeches of the heads of foreign delegations

Krátké zdravice zahraničních hostů

Re-certification of Czech Dalton Schools

12.00 End of the morning programme

Lunch/Oběd in Husova School

13.30  - 14.45  First round of workshops/První kolo seminářů

15.00 -  16.15  Second round of workshops/Druhé kolo seminářů

16.30 Final Evaluation and Farewell Drink

April 5, 2016

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The Dutch Dalton Association is organizing every two years a conference for their members.

Date:        13 april 2016
Time:       9.30 - 16.00 uur
Location: Deventer Schouwburg (morning) en Saxion (afternoon)


From 17 - 25 March 2016 Hans Wenke was in China on invitation of   'Basic Education Research and Development Center of Senior Professors’ Association of Peking University'.

This new association is cooperating with Dalton International from the start of this year.

A project started in Shenzhen where  a new Dalton School is in the phase of developping.
Hans Wenke also gave a lecture in Tangshan at the
'Golden Bridge Dalton School'.

New activities in this blog.

It was long ago that I wrote about new activities and developments in my Dalton environment.
It doesn't mean that nothing happened.
From now on I try to follow the most important activities and developments with a higher frequency.

The last book I wrote together with Hans Wenke is still available in three languages.

The Dutch and the German version can be ordered HERE

The Polish version can be ordered at : HERE