The future is female! In Germany this is especially true because the majority of all teachers are women. eduScrum is being a great support in facilitating student-centric, self-organized learning and agilising school environments, making girls and women use and develop their talents. Come and see!
Agile is undeniably entering the world outside of IT.
To my great pleasure, this is not only true for hardware engineering and business in general, but also for areas and professions, which are more associated with the female qualities inside of us.
In this talk I use the concrete example of eduScrum – Scrum in learning environments, especially schools – which has been invented in the Netherlands by Willy Wijnands, a chemistry teacher. Data clearly shows that being a teacher in Germany is a female thing. eduScrum in fact gives access to agile practices to comparatively more women than other work environments or open Scrum trainings. And eduScrum doesn’t only help current teachers to use their soft skills and facilitating qualities, but does also equip future leaders with teamworking and communication skills as well as a growth mindset. Working in self organized teams with their teacher as a coach helps everyone on that team bring in their existing talents and develop new ones in a safe environment. For the team to succeed everybody needs to contribute with his or her qualities. This is especially important in Germany, where we still experience a quite visible gap between socialization of boys and girls in their homes as well as in school. As subtle as this is happening, it is being measured and confirmed by research and it gives the women in our county a disadvantage in self confidence which is noticeable in their workplaces and in their teams. eduScrum for me is the perfect example of using the mechanics of Scrum in an extremely value-centered way in an environment, where women are at work. The iterations of course are fix and there will always be a learning product. This learning product is what teachers, parents and government still need of their students in today’s schools. But within eduScrum, the meetings, iterations and goals are serving the even higher purpose of developing students, developing people to be more self aware, self confident and strong for their future to come.
In this session you will learn about a very special series of Scrum implementations which succeed to really put people first and bring agile practices to a rather female group of practitioners compared to other environments. Come in if you are curious to see a glimpse of the future of education!