Ferre Laevers (Prof. Dr.) is director of the Centre for Experiential Education based at the University of Leuven (Belgium). He was co-founder of EECERA and its president from 2005 until 2007.
Most of his work is linked to the innovative project ‘Experiential Education’ (EXE) from which he was the founding father, more than 40 years ago. Both at the conceptual and at the level of practice this project generated a framework for quality assessment, in which well-being and involvement are seen as the key indicators for powerful learning environments – with deep-level-learning as the goal. This expertise covers a wide range of settings, from babies and toddlers in childcare up to higher education.