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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.

Thank you all!

By the TEDxAmsED Content Creators - Aug 20th, 2017

It has been over 2 months since our last event and we're looking back with fond memories. As you know TEDxAmsterdamED 2017 was put together by a huge team, and we really want to thank all involved.

A warm, big, THANK YOU

So here we go. This is not a short message, however it is very important as all was made possible by volunteers and generous partners.

Event and Interactive Program Impressions

By the TEDxAmsED Content Creators - Jun 28th, 2017

I only decided to join the TEDxAmsterdamED team as a blogging partner on the evening before the event on the 31st of May, a spontaneous choice that my friend Jessika Lynch made possible. This was certainly the first event for Quirk Heaven and looking at the program I immediately saw a connection - the state of the education nowadays seen from the different perspectives of the speakers. The location was also a first for me, I was curious about Theater Amsterdam ever since I was working in the Houthaven area and I saw it raising up from it’s first brick. But seeing it from the outside is nothing compared to what it looks like from within.

Wat kan het onderwijs leren van het nieuwe ‘Agile’ werken?; een interview met Feikje Dunnewijk, van ING

By the TEDxAmsED Content Creators - Apr 11th, 2017

Het bedrijfsleven is, in tegenstelling tot het klassieke onderwijs, constant onderhevig aan veranderingen, nieuwe methodes en trends. De nieuwste trend (ooit ontstaan in de ICT- branche), is het werken volgens de ‘ Agile-’ filosofie. Deze methode gooit de klassieke werkwijzen overboord en richt zich veel meer op het sneller inspelen op veranderingen, het nauw samenwerken van medewerkers met verschillende expertises, het opknippen van complexe projecten en te handzame stukjes, dichtbij de klant het vergroten van de zichtbaarheid en taakverdeling van werkzaamheden door het gebruik van ‘Scrum’ borden. Deze revolutionaire methode wordt niet alleen gebruikt in new-age bedrijven als Spotify, Google en Netflix, maar sinds 2015 heeft ook ING, als eerste bank, deze filosofie op de organisatie toegepast. Een ingrijpende verandering voor de bank en haar werknemers, maar zeker een succesvolle.

Maar zou deze methode ook toegepast kunnen worden op het onderwijs? Feikje Dunnewijk,
Verantwoordelijk voor HR beleid en ‘tooling’ op o.a. het gebied van organisatieontwikkeling (agile werken) bij de ING, denkt van wel. We spraken Feikje hierover en stelde haar de vraag: wat kan het onderwijs leren van jullie (nieuwe) manier van werken?

How can education learn and benefit from ING and their new ‘Agile’ way of working?

By the TEDxAmsED Content Creators - Apr 11th, 2017

Business is, unlike classical education, constantly undergoing change with new methods and trends. The newest trend (originally developed in the Information and Communication Technology sector, or ICT) is working according to the philosophy of ‘agile working.’ This method gets rid of the classical way of working and has, instead, a much stronger focus on rapid change. Some characteristics of agile working are: the close collaboration of employees with different expertise, cutting complex projects into manageable pieces that are close to the customer, and the use of ‘Scrum’ boards that enhance the visibility of the workload and the division of tasks. This revolutionary method has not just been adopted by new- age businesses such as Spotify, Google and Netflix, but ING has also implemented this philosophy in its organization since 2015, and is the first bank to do so. This change has had great impact on the bank and its employees, but it has definitely been a successful one.