Introduction to Macat

Introduction to Macat
22/01/2016 Wim

About Macat

Macat International was founded in 2011. The company works in the fields of education and education technology. Focusing on HASS—the humanities, arts, and social sciences—it develops learning materials aimed at university students, advanced school students, faculty, teachers / professors, and lifelong learners.

Macat has two core aims. The first is to make the ideas of the world’s greatest thinkers accessible and comprehensible to everybody, everywhere, at the best value for money proposition—thus helping to improve educational standards not only in countries well served by university systems, but also in places where quality resources are much harder to access.

The second is to enable the development of higher-order thinking skills. At the heart of the company’s philosophy is a commitment to critical thinking, both as a tool for the study of the HASS disciplines and as a transferable life skill. Macat believes that the humanities, arts, and social sciences are uniquely well suited to the development of key higher-order thinking skills and that these skills, in turn, are increasingly important in building, improving, and safeguarding the societies we live in.


  • Vijftigste verjaardag van de Noordwijk


  • Pleidooi voor een kunstinclusief curriculum

  • Pestalozzi Ecuador, Educaciòn Activa

  • NICHE HUB – A+ Architecture in Belgium

  • Les Trois Ourses

  • What To Draw and How To Draw It

  • The Children of Fogo Island

  • Rekto:verso – Tijdschrift voor Cultuur en Kritiek

  • Alexander Calder – Cirque Calder

  • Oskar Schlemmer – Triadisches Ballet

  • The architecture of early childhood

  • Introduction to Macat


  • Nanook of the North

  • TEDeDlessons Worth Sharing

  • How to Draw a Perfect Circle Freehand

  • How birds camouflage their nests

  • Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Benefit for Mindful Schools

  • Diébédo Francis Kéré: How to build with clay … and community

  • Diane Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes

  • ClipArt ETC: free educational illustrations

  • The Guardian – Children’s books

  • Bookshelf Porn

  • Big Thinkers on Education

  • Cultural Equity

  • Takaharu Tezuka: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen

  • Art for Art’s Sake ?

  • Architecture and Education

  • Open Culture – The best free cultural & educational media on the web

  • TRIK SHOW: Making Of Daisy Jacobs The Bigger Picture

  • The Joy of Books

  • Future Classroom Lab Interview

  • Freehand Arch Demonstration by Michael Grab

  • OK Go – This Too Shall Pass – Rube Goldberg Machine

  • Dustin Hoffman on TOOTSIE and his character Dorothy Michaels

  • Context is everything – symbolic interaction

  • Battle at Kruger

  • Dezeen magazine

  • Brain Pickings

  • Bembo’s Zoo

  • De Alfabetcode

  • The Genius Of Design – Ghosts In The Machine

  • Die for Japan: Wartime Propaganda Kamishibai

  • Children in old Japan 1959 kamishibai

  • Ron Finley: Een guerilla-tuinier in South Central L.A.

  • Caine’s Arcade 2

  • Caine’s Arcade 1

  • Arvind Gupta: Toys from trash for learning

  • Bev Bos – What Every Preschool COULD BE…

  • Kamishibai KFDA