Symposium 2014

 

Start: 9.00 A.M.                               

Closing: 17.00 P.M

 

The Symposium

  • will have an interactive character and will use music, group dialogue and reflection.
  • present an overview of latest insights of science: emotional intelligence, neuro-science, psychology, business & society and whole person inspired education
  • present inspiring and successful best practices from Netherlands and abroad from schools, universities and the business world
  • provide reflections by a ‘Wisdom Panel’ with key note by H.H. the Dalai Lama
  • include a co-creative marketplace for development, application and support of best practices
  • lead to the acceptance and activation of the Charter Education of the Heart.

 

Start: 9.00 A.M.                               

Closing: 17.00 P.M

 

The Symposium

  • will have an interactive character and will use music, group dialogue and reflection.
  • present an overview of latest insights of science: emotional intelligence, neuro-science, psychology, business & society and whole person inspired education
  • present inspiring and successful best practices from Netherlands and abroad from schools, universities and the business world
  • provide reflections by a ‘Wisdom Panel’ with key note by H.H. the Dalai Lama
  • include a co-creative marketplace for development, application and support of best practices
  • lead to the acceptance and activation of the Charter Education of the Heart.

 

Speakers 2014

 

Z.H. de Dalai Lama
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. He is the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935 in Amdo, northeastern Tibet. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He has consistently advocated policies of non-violence, even in the face of extreme aggression. He also became the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems. He has received over 150 awards, honorary doctorates, prizes, etc., in recognition of his message of peace, non-violence, inter-religious understanding, universal responsibility and compassion.  He has also authored or co-authored more than 110 book. 

Since the mid-1980’s, His Holiness has begun a dialogue with modern scientists, mainly in the fields of psychology, neurobiology, quantum physics and cosmology. This has led to a historic collaboration between Buddhist monks and world-renowned scientists in trying to help individuals achieve peace of mind.

 

Prof. Dr. Geert ten Dam
Geert ten Dam is a full professor of education at the Department of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences, Faculty of Social and Behaviour Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. She completed her master's degree in 1984 (Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam) and her doctorate in 1989 (Social Sciences, University of Groningen). Her research interests center on social inequality in education in relation to learning and instruction processes. Many of her research projects have been on instructional designs for citizenship education in both vocational education and general secondary education. She supervises scientific research as well as policy-oriented commissioned research.
Geert ten Dam is also the Chairman of the Education Council of the Netherlands.

Dan Siegel
Daniel Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative. Dr. Siegel is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture and Brain and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center.
Dr. Dan Siegel is author of books such as The Mindful Brain, Mindsight and Mindful Therapy. Dan Siegel, who is progenitor of “Interpersonal Neurobiology,” has convincingly argued that our minds are partly defined by their intersections with other minds. Said another way, we are wired to “sync” with others, and the more we sync (the more psycho-emotionally we connect), the less our brains acknowledge self-other distinctions. In his most recent book, Brainstorm – The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, he provides strategies that promote the growth of neural circuits in children's brains to support well-being, kindness and resilience.

 

Richard Gerver
Author van Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today, Richard Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation. He argues, however, that great leadership is about serving the needs of the people that work for you and rely upon you. Gerver began his working life as an actor who worked as an advertising copywriter to make ends meet. He began a teaching career in 1992 and rose through the ranks fast being identified by the school's inspectorate in 1997 as one of the most outstanding teachers in the country. By 2005, he had won the prestigious School Head Teacher of the Year Award at the British National Teaching Awards for his work in leading a school on the brink of closure to becoming one of the most innovative in the world. Gerver developed his organisational philosophy of living, learning and laughing which reached his full development during his time as Head Teacher.

 

Ian Gilbert, award winning author of Why Do I Need a Teacher When I Have Got Google? and Founder of Independent Thinking. Ian Gilbert is one of the UK's leading educational innovators, speakers and writers with twenty years experience working with young people and educationalists around the world. He is the founder of Independent Thinking Ltd, the editor of the Independent Thinking Series of books and the author of a number of titles including Why Do I Need a Teacher When I have Got Google?. His book The Little Book of Thunks won the first education book award from the Society of Authors for 'an outstanding example of traditionally published non-fiction that enhances teaching and learning'.

 

Prof. Rob van Tulder, Business in Society, professor of international business-society management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Professor van Tulder has published extensively on the topics of European business, multinationals, high-tech industries, corporate social responsibility, issues management, skills, network strategies, smaller industrial countries (welfare states) and European Community/Union policies. He has received numerous accolades for his intellectual and societal contributions.

His latest books include Corporate Responsibilities in Turbulent Times (also in Chinese), Tipping point sustainability, International Business-Society Management: Linking Corporate Responsibilities, and Globalization and Skill Sheets: An Integrated Approach to Research, Study and Management. Professor van Tulder is co-founder of RSM's Department of Business-Society Management, a world-leading department on the issues surrounding sustainability. The department offers a highly successful master's specialising in sustainability. He holds a PhD Cum Laude in social sciences from the University of Amsterdam.

 

Prof Dr Gert Biesta
Professor of Educational Theory and Policy & Head of the Institute of Education and Society, University of Luxembourg.

After having worked in the UK for 14 years, Gert Biesta is currently Professor of Educational Theory and Policy at the University of Luxembourg, with visiting professorships in Norway and England. His work focuses on the theory and philosophy of education, with a particular interest in the relationship between education and democracy. A prolific writer, his work has been published in 17 languages, and has won several prizes, including the 2014 Outstanding Book Award of the American Educational Research Association (Division B B) for his most recent book, The Beautiful Risk of Education (2014). Having consistently criticised the rise of the language of learning in education (for example in his 2006 book Beyond Learning: Democratic Education for a Human Future and his 2010 book Good Education in an Age of Measurement), his current work focuses on the need to give teaching a meaningful place in education again, and on the development of a ‘world-centred’ conception of education that focuses on how children can be educationally supported to exist in the world – with what and who is other – rather than just with and for themselves.

 

Luc Stevens
Emeritus professor of (special) education, Utrecht University (NL), and currently professor of education at the Dutch Open University and director and founding-father of NIVOZ - Dutch Institute of Educational Matters. Luc is also connected to the European Mind and Life Institute.

Stevens is well known for his pedagogical (in the European tradition) view on education. He is committed to the emancipation of children and to his belief that all work with children is value driven, by definition. Currently his main topics of research and training are Pedagogical Tact (the Tact of Teaching) and Pedagogical Leadership. Domains that are essential to create environments in which children can display what they are capable of and develop into what they are.

 

Welcome Committee

 

Dr. Ruud Lubbers
From 1982 to 1994 he was Prime Minister of the Netherlands. He previously served as Minister of Economic Affairs, Member of the House of Representatives and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Today he is a committed activist for the preservation of the environment, multiculturalism, the reduction of nuclear weapons, and a positive approach to immigrants and refugees.

 

Prinses Irene van Lippe, Princess of the Netherlands
Princess Irene is co-founder and Chairman of the Lippe-Biesterfeld NatureCollege Foundation. Princess Irene has written several books and gives lectures regularly throughout the country. She is a 'honorary member' of the Club van Boedapest since 2005. Furthermore, since 2009 Princess Irene serves as a patron for the Foundation Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema Price.

 

Sander Tideman
After a career in international law and banking, Sander Tideman has specialized in creating sustainable organizations through leadership and strategy. Author of several books, including Mind over Matter – Towards a New Paradigm for Business and Economics, he is affiliated to Nyenrode Business University and Windesheim Honours College.

 

Ger Rombouts
After a career as a teacher and school principal at educational institutions in the Netherlands, Ger Rombouts currently serves as Head of School of the International School in Breda.


 

 

 

Program details

Setting the stage

Opening:
Music by Theatergroup Plezant

Science:
Prof. Dr. Dan Siegel, author of bestselling books such as Brainstorm – The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, will use his unique ability is to make complicated scientific concepts accessible and exciting. He will provide us with an integrated view of human potential and development, which shows us the essential role of education in creating vibrant lives, healthy minds and a sustainable society.

Dialogue:
What kind of education is needed for future citizens to create a more compassionate society and a sustainable economy?

All participants:
children, students, teachers, professors and organizational and business leaders

Best Practices from abroad

Reflection:
Music by Theater Group Plezant

Key notes:        
Richard Gerver was awarded with the “School Head Teacher of the Year Award” at the British National Teaching Awards for his work in leading a school on the brink of closure to becoming one of the most innovative in the world. Richard developed his organizational philosophy of living, learning and laughing which reached his full development during his time as Head Teacher. Richard’s global best-selling book is Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today (2009).

Ian Gilbert is the creator of widely used tools such as Thunks ™ and 8Way Thinking, author of several best-selling books including the ‘classic’ Essential Motivation in the Classroom, The Book of Thunks –and his latest Why Do I Need a Teacher When I’ve Got Google? From motivation, neuroscience and enterprise skills to creativity, learning and thinking, he has developed tools and ideas that genuinely make a difference to bring out the best in young people and staff alike.

Dialogue:
What does inspire me, what does these examples mean to me?

All participants:
children, students, teachers, academics and organizational and business leaders

Best Practices Netherlands

Reflection:
Music by Theater Group Plezant

Key notes:
Prof. Dr. Geert ten Dam, chairman Onderwijsraad (Dutch Educational Council) and professor educational science University of Amsterdam. She will comment on the recommendation of the Council: “Society needs skills such as creativity, capacity for collective resolution, cultural and moral sensitivity, compassion and craftmanship. To promote the self-esteem of all young potentials and provide everybody with optimal life opportunities, we need more appreciation for this skills”.

Prof. dr. Rob van Tulder, Professor of international business-society management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). 
Linking corporate responsibilities, globalization, human skills and learning: an integrated approach to research, study and leadership.

Dialogue:
What does inspire me? What have I learned that I can apply in my world? What new perspectives and questions are opened up?
    
All participants:
children, students, teachers, academics and organizational and business leaders

Inspiring best practices

Inspiring examples from children, students and organizational leaders from the Dutch field
How can we scale up these practices? How can we overcome barriers collectively? What questions do we have for the wisdom panel this afternoon?

All participants:
children, students, teachers, academicians and organizational and business leaders

Wisdom Panel

Welcome:
Ruud Lubbers and Sander Tideman

Speech:
His Holiness Dalai Lama: "My hope and wish is that formal education in the future will give attention to what I call 'education of the heart'. I am optimistic that the time will come that education will generate more awareness for reflection, emotional intelligence, social responsibility and as a result children and leaders will feel a greater degree of responsibility for themselves and for the world around them. Wouldn't that be fantastic?"

Wisdom Panel:
HH Dalai Lama, Geert ten Dam, Dan Siegel, Ian Gilbert, Richard Gerver

Interaction between best practices from schools, universities and business and the wisdom Panel.

What have they learned from these best practices, what do they/we want to achieve and what do they/we need to grow their initiative and apply in the Netherlands and the world?
 
Reflection:
Music by Theater Group Plezant

Co-creative Market Place

Dialogue/open space:
How can we help each other? How can I make a difference based on what I have learned today? What best practice do we want to support?

All participants:
children, students, teachers, academics and organizational and business leaders

Closing

Networking and drinks

 

De samenleving heeft behoefte aan creativiteit, probleemoplossend vermogen, samenwerking, culturele en morele sensitiviteit, zorgzaamheid en vakmanschap. Om de eigenwaarde van álle jongeren te bevorderen en iedereen optimale levenskansen te bieden, is hiervoor meer waardering nodig."   De Nederlandse Onderwijsraad, rapport ‘Een smalle kijk op onderwijs’ (2013)

Education of the Heart is een platform waar wetenschappelijk onderzoek en best-practices uit het Nederlands onderwijs met elkaar worden verbonden.Het heeft tot doel een transformatie van het Nederlands onderwijs naar meer mensgericht onderwijs te ondersteunen. Hierbij maken we van gebruik van de kennis over en ervaringen met emotionele intelligentie, neurowetenschap, psychologie en mindfulness. 

 Z.H. De Dalai Lama     

 Education of the Heart Symposium 2014

Het eerste Education of the Heart Symposium op 12 mei 2014 op de Erasmus Universiteit was een groot succes. Meer dan 600 mensen uit het Nederlandse onderwijsveld brachten de dag door in dialoog, reflectie en co-creatie, samen met internationale experts. Dertien inspirerende voorbeelden van wat er gebeurd t.a.v. onderwijsinnovatie werden getoond op het podium en nog veel meer in de zaal. 
Het hoogtepunt van de dag was de aanwezigheid van Z.H. de Dalai Lama, die twee uur met ons doorbracht en zijn opvatting over educatie met ons deelde. 
 
Het platform Education of the Heart 

Naar aanleiding van de conferentie is er verder onderzoek gedaan naar succesvolle duurzame educatieve programma’s in Nederland en diverse (internationale) charters. Naar aanleiding van deze onderzoeken en de opvattingen over onderwijs van de Dalai Lama, uitgedrukt in zijn boek Beyond Religion (2013), zijn er drie principes van Education of the Heart (Onderwijs van het Hart) geformuleerd.

  • Wholeness (Heelheid): de ontwikkeling van alle menselijke vermogens. Hierbij richten wij ons niet alleen op de cognitieve vaardigheden, maar juist de fysische, emotionele, sociale en spirituele dimensies van de mens.
  • Relational (Relationeel): de behoefte aan waardevolle relaties tussen studenten en docenten en tussen school, ouders, familie, gemeenschap, het bedrijfsleven en de samenleving.
  • Responsibility (Verantwoordelijkheid): het cultiveren van het nemen van de verantwoordelijkheid voor het geluk en welzijn van jezelf, je relaties, gemeenschap, de samenleving en onze natuurlijk omgeving.

Het platform Education of the Heart richt zich op het integreren van deze principes in het Nederlands onderwijs. Dit heeft tot doel onze toekomstige burgers, managers en leiders al hun capaciteiten om een ​​bloeiend leven, een barmhartige samenleving en een duurzame economie te creëren te laten ontdekken en ontwikkelen.

 
     
 

 

News

New seminar: September 17, 2018, Rotterdam

Seminar "Education of the Heart & Mind"

September 17, 2018 from 2-6 pm at Erasmus University Campus (Woudestein) at The Paviljoen, Rotterdam.

Click here for the program and registration details

 

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

-- Nelson Mandela--