Welcome to Tänkarnätverket
- Thinking Schools Network

for Curious Minds about Thinking, Learning, and Visualization.

The whole thing started from a desire to make material from The 13th International Conference on Thinking, ICOT, in Norrköping June 2007, available to participants and others interested. From all over the world, there have been visitors to access the video recordings of speakers as Howard Gardner, Hans Rosling, Jean-Pierre Changeux, Peter Gärdenfors, Martha Nussbaum, Bodil Jönsson. Bill Martin, David Perkins, Marlys Witte, James Nottingham, Art Costa, etc.

Later we have added material from other events, initially in particular those occurring as direct follow ups after our ICOT or activities related to its main speakers. Today there is an ICOT section with links to material from later ICOTs. For two of our ICOT speakers, James Nottingham and Bill Martin, the conference introduced them to the Swedish audience and enabled them to establish school development activities in Sweden based on Visible Learning and OUR Educational Network, respectively.

2011 we started our TEDxNorrköping activity, and the aims and terms are very similar to those of the ICOTs. No fee to speakers or organizers, and the motto for TED/TEDx Spreading Ideas worth Spreading is appropriate for ICOT as well. Early 2014 a section TEDxNorrköping has been added to this web site, and a related Facebook group  Tänkarnätverket-Thinking Schools Network has been set up  It will be used for advertising upcoming events and  new items at Tänkarnätverket, etc.

The material here is available thanks to support from Linköping University Electronic Press and Teknomedia.





NOW: TEDxNorrköpingSalons, Oct. 19th & Nov2nd

TEDxNorrköping Nov. 23rd

Acting to Empower.
Live Speakers: Carin Jämtin, Vero
nica Brodén Gyberg, Johan Karlsson, and Shanga Aziz.

TEDxNorrköping - Future Speakers?

Suggest and Discuss Future TEDxNorrköping Speakers and Themes:

ICSEI 2918 Singapore Jan 8-12

International Congress for School Effectiveness and Imprtovement

Next ICOT, May 16th-20th, 2018, in Miami, FL

TEDxNorrköping Sponsors: Norrköping City, Linköping Uuniversity

Thanks to support from Linköping University and Norrköping City, will we now be able to plan for two to four full TEDxNorrköping events per year, and also for one TEDxNorrköpingSalon event per month (except for summer and christmas months). These Salon events will normally be located to Thursday evenings.
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NT klandras av Pressens Opinionsnämnd (In Swedish)

Publiceringen i NT
Beslutet i sin helhet på
Vad som inte framgår där är att "NTs journalist Z", som upprepat skrivit osakligt och nedsättande om tjänstemannen X i kommun Y, vid flera tillfällen erbjöds att ta del av material med annan vinkling än hennes egen, men hon förklarade då att hon inte hade något intresse av det.
Kommentarer på Tänkarnätverket strax efter den klandrade publiceringen: Synpunkter på pressetik och orsakssammanhang.

Halvt förlåtet efter bytet av ansvarig utgivare och bra artikel i både NT och ÖC om en pigg och aktiv 65-åring:-)

Swedish experience from Visible Learning plus

Gustav Vasa skola, Stockholm, was among the first in Europe,. Principal Lena Arkéus about their objective and experience. (in Swedish with English subtitles). International experience from Gustav Vasa and 15 other schools in a book (Oct.2015); Swedish translation may come.

Carol Dweck's Mindset

Carol Dweck's Mindset - Man blir vad man tänker
now available in Swedish. Today 215 SEK from The video from her TEDxNorrköping Talk, with subtitles in 36 languages, has gained over 3 million visits on the Internet.