Changing Education is a student-led podcast series that connects the globally renowned Finnish education approach to international stakeholders of the global education space. For this episode, Alexandra Biris has reached out to MyMachine Co-Founder Piet Grymonprez.
Alexandra is a full-time student at the University of Helsinki, completing a Master in Changing Education. Her academic interests revolve around the provision of quality education and how the lack thereof can interact with gender, income, and political inequality.
She co-founded One Step Ahead in 2020, the first international student association at the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki. During 2021, she functioned as the association’s elected chair. Alexandra speaks 4 languages and has lived in Romania, Finland, The Netherlands, and most recently South Africa working at the Embassy of Finland in Pretoria, before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where she currently is a Blue Book Trainee at the Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC).
Alexandra and Piet sat down to talk about the future of education, gender bias, project-based learning, Ste(a)m, building creative confidence, and much more:
Thank you so much to Alexandra Biris and all at One Step Ahead!