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Video online about Scrum in Schools with eduScrum by Klaus Leopold and Willy Wijnands. https://www.leanability.com/en/video-blog-en/2019/07/lean-business-agility-e036-scrum-in-schools/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J_Lro1dKXQ.

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Agile in Education eduScrum talk and workshop at Scrum Impulz Conference in Bratislava, Slowakia by Willy Wijnands, Founder of eduScrum. Interactive workshop full of real-life case studies and examples of how to apply Scrum in the education. More info of the conference also on Facebook

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In the twenty-seventh episode of the exemplary school podcast, I interviewed Kristina Fritsch. She is a certified eduScrum coach and responsible for the implementation of eduScrum in Germany. You can find more about eduScrum on the website www.eduscrum.de. With this agile learning method, she is passionate about schools, teacher training and various cultural and educational projects. In this…

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In Japan, National curriculum have been revised, so active learning for students becomes increasingly important. On February 20th Masahiro Nakada, Mr. Ted Sakata, Mr. Yano Hiroshi from the Teikyo University, Graduate School of Teacher Education, Tokyo JAPAN and intertpreter Ms. Iuliana Ikogure visit me, Willy Wijnands at the Ashram College to talk about the book they are writing with the title…

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Teacher–student negotiations during context-based chemistry reform: A case study Abstract Teachers participating in curricular reforms, especially reforms based on constructivism, are expected to bring about change in their teaching approach. This is often a difficult, complex and intensive process, and demands a radical recul- turing of the classroom. This is also the case for social…

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I'd like to say a big thank you again for your kindness and for sharing your passion towards teaching and eduScrum. You asked us to write our thoughts about eduScrum..... I have been extremely busy since I came back from Holland (I work for two schools and I am a single mother of two kids) but finally I can sit for a moment to write. Before having found you Willy, for a long time I had been…

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This the story of a day of deep immersion in eduScrum. I flew 2000 km and drove 277 km to visit three schools in the Netherlands. My student Eric Herzog, a High School chemistry teacher, had conducted an experiment using eduScrum and we already had travelled from California to Geneva to present our experiment using eduScrum at the EARLI special interest group of INTERACTION, LEARNING AND…

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No eduScrum without retro! But what does retro mean for eduScrummer? Every sprint, i.e. every learning unit, ends with a retrospective: with an improvement-oriented review of the team's interaction. It is about the implementation of the technical content on the one hand and the personal development of the team members on the other. It is important to reflect on your own and teamwork, but also on…

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Reflections about using eduScrum in a doctoral program for Educational Leadership at California State University, Fresno, USA Learning in a Changing World In a changing world, the ability to think critically, innovate, learn independently, collaborate, and lead are crucial. The expectation is that schools and universities prepare students for changing careers and a changing world. Best practices…

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Learning in a Changing World In a changing world, the ability to think critically, innovate, learn independently, collaborate, and lead are crucial. The expectation is that schools and universities prepare students for changing careers and a changing world. Best practices to reach these aspirations are student-centered instruction, collaborative learning, learning communities, project based…

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With the goal of laying out the foundation for the international expansion of eduScrum, a framework for coaching students where the responsibility for the learning process is delegated from the teacher to the students, last February 23–25, 2017, Willy Wijnands, the initiator and founder of eduScrum, together with Alisa Stolze as his co-trainer, invited 14 Education pioneers with different…

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Transforming Education with eduScrum In the 21st century society, a mere diploma does not suffice for our students: as change is fast, they must also be equipped with increasingly needed skills such as creativity, communication, reliability, critical thinking and teamwork capacity. Background Willy Wijnands, the founder of eduScrum, believes Scrum suits the needs of the fast changing society we…

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enabling students and teachers to work together in an energetic, effective and efficient way With 1800 students aged 11-18, Ashram College looks like most other Dutch secondary schools. The exceptional part comes in the classes of Willy Wijnands. The desks are not set up in rows, they face each other. The students learn together in teams: eduScrum Teams. ‘Scrum’ derives from the ‘Agile…

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Day 1. Quarter to six I arrived at Willy’s front door, Denise was yet to come so he invited me in the house to shelter from the heavy rainfall. It had been five minutes before the doorbell rang. Denise had appeared with her entire family to wave her of. As we made our way to the car with our weighty luggage the sky boomed with rage and it began to rain even harder. Short after lightning struck…

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Interview: Willy Wijnands, July 2017 Development of personality is the number one point to work on and with. In my opinion, development of personality is the number one point to work on and with. The effect is that students are more engaged, more productive and their results are better. They discover who they are and what their abilities are. It is a wonderful experience to see them developing…

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But I also learned, that it is worth practicing! When I was visiting an eduScrum training in Alphen aan den Rijn in november 2016, me and the participating dutch teachers had the opportunity to talk to eduScrum students between 14 and 17 years to ask them about their experiences with eduScrum. We were sitting together on the cosy carpet of a hotel hallway with three groups of eduScrum classes and…

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How can students become owners of their own learning process? "By working in small groups in small groups, they discover in their own way what they are good at and what they can learn. When a project is completed, students will not only receive a grade, but will also reflect on their qualities and on what they have learned from themselves, from others and what others have learned from them. In…

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The mix of nationalities and backgrounds that meet in Alphen aan den Rijn in the Netherlands at the end of February 2017 to lay the foundation for the international eduScrum "family" is colorful. Willy Wijnands, founder of eduScrum, invited to the first international eduScrum training. Chris from Berlin, Manfred, Christian, Günther and Patrick from Austria, Filip and Maria from Belgium, Kristina…

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Agile in education Within the IT world, 'agile' has been the basis for various working methods for years. Agile literally means agile. In the work it becomes visible in a flexible setup and in the ability to quickly adapt to the situation or changing needs of customers Scrum is one of the possible methods for organizing your work 'agile'. Since 2012 we, Claudia Struijlaart, chemistry teacher at…

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