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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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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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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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Where are they now? Alumnus Oscar Westra van Holthe Part 2

See Part 1 for the background information on Oscar and his businesses! 5. What do you aspire to do in the future? My hope is to do 10-day processes within the large multinational corporations and grow our pool up to 3000 systemic coaches and consultants....
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Where are they now? Alumnus Oscar Westra van Holthe Part 1

Oscar Westra van Holthe, Tribe 1 alumnus, can walk into a room of people related in different ways: colleagues, families, departments; and instantly read the underlying social currents that run their interactions. From that newfound awareness, the group...
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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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19 Things Knowmads Taught Me at 19 by Emily Vierthaler

Since some guy already did 19 Things I learned Before I was 19 and I feel I’ve had more than a lifetime of learning thrown my way during just nine months of being 19 itself (and especially during 6 months at Knowmads), I decided in his honor to do 19...
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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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