Jasper Rijpma

Teacher in history and big thinkers, teacher of the year 2014, top50 global teachers 2016 

About Jasper Rijpma

Jasper Rijpma (1984) is currently working at the ‘Hyperion Lyceum’ in Amsterdam as a history teacher. Besides history he also teaches on the subject ‘Great Thinkers’, that he has collaboratively set-up with some of his colleagues. ‘Great Thinkers’ is a combination between philosophy-of-life, sociology, history and philosophy. It’s education that focuses on the world in which students learn to think big together. On his school Jasper has also established ‘Bureau V’, where students can sign-up who want to deepen, accelerate, enrich or broaden. On october 4th Jasper was chosen ‘Teacher of the Year’ in the sector ‘Secondary Education’.

Why Jasper Rijpma speaks at TEDxEindhoven

Big thinkers in the 18th century kicked off the age of enlightenment, starting revolutions in science, philosophy, politics, art. Their ideas have shaped the world all the way up to the 21st century. But in the century of a hundred and forty characters do we still dare to think so big? Jasper Rijpma teaches the course Big Thinkers, challenging students to critically and creatively engage with societal themes by reflecting on the philosophers of the past.

What will Jasper speak on?

Teaching children to think big, challenging all of us to dare to think.

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