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Thanks for Being Our First: Knowmads Cape Town Through Sorrel’s Eyes

What happened, Knowmads Cape Town. By Sorrel Carmichael. Project closed. It ended, we gave up; abort mission. It felt a bit like that at least, 15 months of hard work, sleepless nights; learning and putting ourselves on the line only to leave it all behind....
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Knowmads: An Accelerator of Change – Britt’s Account of Springschool Lisbon

Britt speaks from the heart, even though she doesn’t know the person who’s interviewing her. Several days have passed since the end of the Knowmads Springschool in Lisbon. And it’s not hard to tell from her voice and the intensity of her speech...
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Design Thinking in Practice

Knowmads Hanoi is Knowmads Amsterdam’s Vietnam-based sister school. There, Teams of students (the Hanoi equivalent of our Tribes) embark on a 6-weekend learning journey through the 5 main questions. This is the experience of Megan, Knowmads Hanoi Team...
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I hated pineapples. Now I eat 1 box per day.

Knowmads Hanoi is Knowmads Amsterdam’s Vietnam-based sister school. There, Teams of students (the Hanoi equivalent of our Tribes) embark on a 6-weekend learning journey through the 5 main questions. This is the experience of Kani, Knowmads Hanoi...
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What Alumni Really Think

Recently we asked our alumni to give us their unfiltered thoughts in an anonymous survey. It allows us to both improve the program and to shed light on what they thought of their journey. Here is what they told us: How Knowmads is used Knowmads is used...
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Amsterdam Startups: The Boost You Didn’t Know You Needed

Learning by Doing A thriving ecosystem of Amsterdam startups is quickly putting the city on the map as one of the world’s capitals of entrepreneurship. In the business world, startups are a phenom on the fringes of the mainstream. Like an organism,...
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Playing Life in Hard Mode by Max

I started 2017 with a full-time job at one of the main actors in the automotive industry, probably not the most glamorous one, but definitely one of the most advanced in my predilection field: production, logistics, and lean manufacturing. This job came...
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Millennials: A Generation of Changemakers

Millennials (usually defined as those born between 1983 and the late 1990s) are in a unique position. They are on track to be the most highly-educated generation to date. Technology is second-nature to them. They have all of these advantages, and in addition,...
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Tales from Klein Jasedow Part 2

If you haven’t yet, go here for Part 1! This August, half of Tribe 15 and several Tribe 14 alumni embarked on a journey to Klein Jasedow, where they partook in a gathering of learning communities from all over rural Europe. To crystallize participants’...
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Tales from Klein Jasedow (and Other Learning Communities in Rural Europe) Part 1

This August, half of Tribe 15 and several Tribe 14 alumni embarked on a journey to Klein Jasedow, where they partook in a gathering of learning communities from all over rural Europe. To crystallize participants’ insights, the Erasmus+ Project “Learning...
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Post-Knowmadic Insights by Kurt

Two month since we graduated ourselves from Knowmads. Yet, my Knowmadic journey hasn’t stopped yet; it probably just started. I am noticing I am still in the process, in a phase called the “post Knowmadic dip”. Before I explain what that means for...
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Where are they now? Alumna Johanne Mellergaard

Johanne (Tribe 14, Denmark) is on an adventure, somewhere she would have never expected. A journey to design learning journeys, and to implement what she learned during the program at Knowmads Amsterdam last year. Where? Hanoi, Vietnam, where she is a...
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Open Atelier by Joana: Creativity and Connection Come Together

Joana of Tribe 16 (Switzerland) is a talented artist and a deep thinker. During her time at Knowmads, she discovered that art can be used as a powerful gateway to connect to one’s self and then to others. Creativity sweeps aside small talk, offering...
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Where are they now? Alumna Q van Willigenburg

Quirine van Willigenburg, or Q for short, is nothing less than a success. Since graduating Tribe 14 with a clear sense of where she wants to go, Q has been gradually building up to her own business. Here’s what she has to say about what she loves,...
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My Experience at Knowmads by Josephine Meijer

Knowmads is an alternative business school. More than that it’s an experience, one that’s different for each individual. For me, it brought out what was already present but needed to be believed in more. It gave me trust and confidence. A kick in...
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Intuition – A story of personal learning by Rolph Tribe 14

My story at Knowmads is one that is very different than the ones of all the studies I did before joining tribe 14. We’ve all been through it. Studying the normal way. Learning from books and lectures. It can speak to the heart but let’s be honest,...
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Quirine: a recap of our first month and a half at Knowmads

As I already wrote in my first blog; the first month flew by, at such a high speed that I didn’t find the time to write about the other weeks. But Autumn break arrived and now I finally have the time to catch my breath and overthink the last weeks....
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OYA: How is it going with Carola von Szemerey of Tribe 6?

In March 2013 the German magazine Oya put out a call to hear from self-directed learning centres. Carola von Szemerey from Tribe 6 got in touch. In edition 40 that came out earlier this month the magazine features a follow-up article on what Carola is...
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Every quarter is the best time of the year!

Every 3 months we have presentations at knowmads. When tribe members are half way, we have half-term presentations, at the end we have the final presentations. These are the moments we share what is happening. This is where we share lessons, show projects,...
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Why we want to change the educational system

By: Pieter Spinder, Founder Knowmads We shape the world through the paradigms we use to describe it. Only when we observe with new consciousness can we find different answers and fresh solutions to problems. Columbus couldn’t go and discover the Americas...
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10 seconds – a reflection from NVC Trainer Loes Berkhout

10 seconds I was invited at Knowmads for a second round of Non Violent Communication ‘shizzle’. Again I wanted to learn how to fully be available for the present moment, to fiercely show myself and to deeply connect to these students. I felt more...
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Interview with Johannes: “There is a reason why you came.”

When I asked Johannes about what he learned at Knowmads, and what he ended up doing. This was the story he told me: “Without Knowmads I would not have such a huge toolbox, so richly equipped with strategies and ways to deal with challenging situations,...
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