5 - 6 October 2022 - RAI Amsterdam

Meet Our Keynotes


Rob Houben speaking at EDUtech Europe

Rob Houben
Educational Leader, Change-Maker, Change Creator & Manager
Agora Schools

With over 20 years in teaching, Rob specialises in using technology within and personalising education and believes learning should start with building motivation, self-esteem, and becoming a social networker. He and his colleagues run Agora Schools without timetables, courses, or age groups. They teach students to manage their learning process, starting with a simple question: What do you want to make, do or learn? And whatever the answer was, they go from there. Today, there are 20 Agora schools in The Netherlands and Belgium.



Everybody deserves to be treated unequally!

If our educational system wants to live up to what the zeitgeist asks of us now and in the future, we must learn to respectfully treat people unequally. Our commendable quest for equality in education has taken us too far. Students, staff members and everybody involved deserves to be treated unequally - because they are unequal. That’s what makes them happy and unique. That’s what makes them special!

In his keynote, Rob will challenge you to:

• Why the twenty-first century ‘learner’ demands new approaches to ‘learning’ 

•  Treat learners unequally to lead to equal opportunities and learn why the opposite is true

•  Forget what you know about teaching, start with what you really know about learning

•  Question the real basis of learning – to create spaces where children can play, be happy and amazed

•  Think of your staff and colleagues as learners too and treat them in the same way as you want them to treat their students



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