How can practical education in the future look? And how can vocational students take their education into their own hands? Ingrid van Rossum has a vision and a dream to share in this down-to-earth, practical and engaging talk about a new way of learning through doing. Ingrid van Rossum believes that 21st-century skills are not learned sitting behind a desk – they are learned through practicing professional competencies in a real setting. For this reason, Ingrid founded the Team Academy to empower young people to develop their ideas and become entrepreneurial spirits. She uses her background in entrepreneurship, coaching, leadership and innovation to guide Next Generation Entrepreneurs to finding their own path. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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