Founder of Steve Jobs Schools in The Netherlands, author of A Different View on Learning.
Gertjan works as an independent educational entrepreneur. He combines knowledge regarding organisational design with education and learning. In his point of view children are the owners of their learning process. In the Netherlands he writes blogs on a regular bases concerning the issue of learning and education and he published a book in 2012: “A different View on Learning”.
In the Netherlands and Italy he’s often asked to give a speech or lecture and to help schools to redesign their educational system. He’s an experts on “personalised learning”, inclusive education and introducing ICT and iPads in the learning process. In 2014 he was one of the people introducing the “Steve Jobs Schools”. At this moment he isn’t participating in this schools anymore.
His keynote in June is titled: “How to balance empathy, ICT and nature”