Originally published on PeopleRise. A new tribe of Knowmads – the 18th – has been formed this September. The Amsterdam- based alternative business school opened its doors once again to host the new aspiring changemakers who will participate in the 6-month long developmental program. The school’s founder Pieter Spinder explains: “We have created a safe place where people can be themselves […]

Geen categorie

September 19, 2018

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO UNLEARN IN ORDER TO LEARN TO BE YOURSELF? – Founder Pieter Spinder

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 as a time-out from a busy life, a […]

Alumni Stories, Education, Geen categorie, Lifestyle, Students, Tribes

May 8, 2018

What Alumni Really Think

What’s a check-in? What does ‘speak from the I’ mean? Soft skills? Social entrepreneurship? Creating your own education?? We’re happy you’re here because we’ve compiled the most extensive dictionary of Knowmadic terms to date. If you’re thinking about applying for the 6-month program or recently entered the program, this will help you to understand our lingo. […]

Education, Global, Lifestyle, Self-Organization

March 6, 2018

The Knowmads Dictionary

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 Communities in Rural Europe” compiled participants’ journeys into one storybook, Learning Journeys: How to Become Oneself. […]

Education, Global, Inspiration, Students, Tribe 15, Tribes

January 16, 2018

Tales from Klein Jasedow (and Other Learning Communities in Rural Europe) Part 1

Founder Pieter Spinder sparked Knowmads Business School into existence together with a nine-headed team of ex-students and facilitators. His expertise is leadership, entrepreneurship, and marketing. Here he gave us his favorite reads for changemakers. The only thing I have to say is that it is good to read books, books are your best friend, open our eyes […]

Education, Inspiration, Lifestyle

January 9, 2018

A Changemaker's Bookshelf: Founder Pieter Spinder's Fave Reads

Being a student at Knowmads has a lot to do with unlearning: unlearning patterns and behaviors that we picked up from our upbringing and schooling. We learned that knowing something is a good thing, and not knowing something is bad. If we didn’t know the answer to a question it meant that we didn’t do […]

Education, Inspiration, Lifestyle

December 13, 2017

How being stuck might be the best thing that ever happened to you. – Alex Falk

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 Things Knowmads Taught Me at […]

Inspiration, Tribe 15, Tribes

October 19, 2017

19 Things Knowmads Taught Me at 19 by Emily Vierthaler

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