Willy Wijnands

Willy Wijnands is a passionate Science teacher on the Ashram College in Alphen aan de Rijn and Aikido teacher. He is the initiator and founder of eduScrum and co-founder of the worldwide initiave “Agile in Education”. Co-author of the eduScrum guide and co-author of “Scrum in Actie” and co-author of ”Agile and Lean Concepts for Teaching and Learning”.

‘I give the students ownership of their own learning process, but most important trust. The students take the responsibility for what they do because I give them the freedom and the space they need. The effect is that students are more engaged, more productive and their results are better. They discover who they are and what their abilities are. It is such a wonderful experience to see them developing themselves!’

Since 2011 Willy has trained more then 800 teachers all over the world and worked with 2000 students, by himself, using eduScrum in all classes.

By using eduScrum, students work together in an energetic, effective and focus way.

In small teams the self-organize their work and thereby learn engagement, commitment and taking responsibility. They train to self-reflect and give feedback to themselves as well and to their classmates and to continuously their own and team working process.

Classes using eduScrum finish weeks early and their results are in the same test significantly higher then in other classes. And most important: eduScrum students go through a strong and positive personal development. They get to know their own qualities and find out how to use their own resources.

Tracking the learning process and progress is hereby always easy by using the eduScrum meetings and tools.

Talks to be announced.


Keynote—Transforming education with eduScrum

Workshop—eduScrum: an opportunity to close the gap between the educational offer and the market requirements?