Some challenges seem vast, frightening, beyond our scope; we don’t know where to look to start solving them. These challenges rear their heads when we are least expecting them. They come quietly, like cats in the night, sneaking up on us when we’re working a comfortable job or getting a degree, in a set routine […]

Education, Inspiration, Lifestyle

December 12, 2017

The 5 Challenges Alternative Business Schools Help You Tackle

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 me, I would like to provide an overview of the whole Knowmads […]

Alumni Stories, Education, Lifestyle, Students, Tribe 15, Tribes

December 12, 2017

Post-Knowmadic Insights by Kurt

What exactly is a Knowmad? The definition of Knowmad was first coined by Dr. John Moravic, professor of developmental education: “A [Knowmad is a] nomadic knowledge and innovation worker – that is, a creative, imaginative, and innovative person who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere”. We agree with other supplements to Moravic’s definition; for […]

Education, Inspiration, Lifestyle

December 8, 2017

The Paradox of a Knowmad: Daring Not to Know

Knowmads Cape Town Week 1 Reflection by Kirsten Laurencia Arendse Introspection… The topic of the first week, which held an implication that I may be required to bare my soul to a group of strangers, left me somewhat daunted and simultaneously excited as I made my way to the CCDI for the first session of […]

Education, Global, Inspiration, Students

May 29, 2017

Knowmads Cape Town has started their journey

Amber Grothe is a sparkly and curious world traveler, artist of life and incredibly on fire about alternative education. She’s on a self-led learning journey through alternative education and currently having a look at while being part of the Knowmads family. You can follow her journey and thoughts in these weekly thoughts she’s having about learning at Knowmads. She’s […]

Education, Fly on the wall

May 3, 2017

The curious fly on the wall #2: Community learning  

The world doesn’t need more projects, it needs more you. “I don’t have a project yet. I know that I need a project.” These are some of the first words I hear, checking in with Tribe 15 on my first day working with them. It’s a familiar phrase – not just here, where a project […]

Education, Guest Blog, Inspiration

April 28, 2017

The world doesn’t need more projects, it needs more you – Guestblog by Max St John

Knowmads opened its doors last week to nineteen students from the Irish Ballsbridge College. They began a two week work placement opportunity with five innovative startups, Lemonaid, Over the Moon, Thomas & Charles, Bord & Stift and Logic Locks. The purpose of this program is to expose the students to working life as well as […]

Education, Inspiration, Students

February 22, 2017

Ballsbridge College Dublin at Knowmads for 2 weeks

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 doing now and the value of her time at Knowmads. […]

Alumni Stories, Education, Global, Inspiration, Students, Tribes

October 30, 2016

OYA: How is it going with Carola von Szemerey of Tribe 6?

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 until he could believe the earth was round—and was willing to bet his life […]

Education, Geen categorie, Inspiration, Students, Tribes

July 10, 2016

Why we want to change the educational system

By: Pieter Spinder, Founder Knowmads “The world is facing huge challenges, and they are growing daily in severity, scale, and complexity. It is no exaggeration to say that they are not going to go away. Indeed, they will get worse, unless we start to find solutions, and we find them soon. If we are going to […]

Education, Inspiration, Tribes

June 16, 2016

What are Knowmads and how did we start?


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