Maaike de Jong

play researcher

The Driving Philosopher / Denkontwerp, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

I am a philosopher, turned teacher, turned researcher, turned philosopher again. Dizzy? Yeah, me too! So, I call myself play scholar and designer of playful learning experiences. I have a special interest in alternative and counter-intuitive approaches to learning. In my free time, I enjoy playing saxophone and tap dancing.

How does Play raise the Quality of your Life?
It doesn’t raise it, it’s constitutive 🙂

Two truths and a lie:
I may like thinking and reading about productivity more than I like being productive. I dream of becoming a kite-surfer.

MMdeJong - Maaike de Jong