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Dutch DNA-based Education

By the TEDxAmsED Content Creators - Dec 10th, 2017

The Dutch, on average, don’t care much for hierarchy. We are entrepreneurial, headstrong, creative 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, are hindered by the by the way our educational system is organised.

Catching up with: Anthony Heidweiller

By Laura Koenders - Nov 5th, 2017

Anthony Heidweiller, a baritone, opera maker, creator, inspirer and promoter of innovative opera concepts, is a man with a mission: he wants to improve the world through art. Like no one before him, he bridges the gap between generations, and makes opera relevant for all​. Anthony explained on our stage this year why sharing your own personal story is so important to make a connection with your audience.

Watch Anthony's talk here.

We're looking for new colleagues!

By the TEDxAmsED Content Creators - Oct 22nd, 2017

Every day, all over the world,10 unique TED(x) events are being organized. So far over 100.000 TEDx talks have been published online. All of this has been made possible by volunteers who are passionate about sharing ideas worth spreading with the world.

Previous Talks

Kleine Mo

How a Little Man Can Change the World

"I thought all Moroccans grew up to be criminals," little Mohammed said when he was ten. Little of stature and big of mind, this boy challenged himself to find out whether there is a future for Moroccans in the Netherlands. He started a search for successful Dutch Moroccans with a viral video that garnered over one million views. He interviewed rapper and producer Ali B, Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb and TV reporter Mustafa Marghadi. Together with Mo and some students, Robin van Duin produced a documentary about Mohammed's journey, which will be shown at the upcoming CineKid film festival. Noted documentary maker Frans Bromet has advised the makers during the process. The resulting film is a true story about how a young boy can make a big difference.

Jelle Jolles

The Teenage Brain: guide or inspire?

Jelle Jolles, a neuropsychologist with the Centre for Brain and Learning and author of 'The Adolescent Brain. He speaks about the teenager as "work in progress" and shows how the development of the brain and cognitive abilities are dependent on the active support of teachers and parents.

Iliass El Hadioui

Equality in a super diverse class

Iliass El Hadioui, professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, studies the relationship between street and school culture. Thereby distinguishing feminine from masculine values. In this talk he will share the most important insights from his research on social exclusion of youngsters from various ethnic backgrounds.