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On this website you will find information on ICO, The Interuniversity Center for Educational Sciences. ICO is a Dutch research school in the domain of educational sciences and was established in 1988 as a partnership between the universities of Twente and Groningen, with the aim of offering advanced courses to its PhD candidates. This collaboration was soon expanded to include research. At the moment educational institutes of thirteen Dutch and Belgian universities participate in ICO.

ICO News

  • New ICO Members September 2014 In September, ICO has welcomed the following new PhD Members:
    Posted by ICO Education
  • Postgraduate Methodology & Statistics Course at Utrecht University Please note the following Postgraduate Methodology & Statistics Courses offered at Utrecht University during the fall semester of 2014: Introduction to Meta-Analysis in the Social Sciences; a 3-day course in which you learn to carry out a meta-analytic review from A to Z; November 17 – 19, 2014 Mplus: How to get started; a compact 1-day course to get introduced to Mplus, a software package that allows for structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, mixture modeling and other advanced techniques; Thursday December 4, 2014 Introduction to Analysis of Variance using R; an online course provided through Elevate; starting October 6, for 3 weeks, with a workload of 14 hours per week For more information, registration, and other courses we ...
    Posted by ICO Education
  • Change of dates: ICO Course Sustainable Innovation: Curriculum Design and Teacher Learning Because the VELON conference in 2015 will be overlapping with the ICO Course  Sustainable Innovation: Curriculum Design and Teacher Learning, we have changed the dates of the thirth and fourth meeting day.The new dates are: March 12-13, 2015, April 1-2, 2015 and April 10, 2015.Registration will be possible until February 1st, 2015.
    Posted by ICO Education
  • 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference 2015 We are glad to inform you that the information about INTED2015 (9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference) is already available at: This conference will be held in Madrid (Spain), on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of March, 2015. It would be highly appreciated if you could publish this upcoming event INTED2015 in your institutional or departmental website. We are sure that it will be very interesting for professionals in the area of Education, Research, Innovation and New Learning Technologies. After 9 years, INTED has become an annual meeting point for lecturers, researchers, professors, educational scientists and technologists. Every year, INTED brings together over 700 delegates from 80 different countries. It will provide the ideal opportunity to ...
    Posted 29 Sep 2014 03:23 by ICO Education
  • European Seminar on Extension and Education (ESEE) April 28 - May 1, 2015 - As announced in June this year, followed up by an announcement in the latest issue of the Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, on April 28 - May 1, 2015, the next European Seminar on Extension and Education (ESEE) will take place. The ESEE 2015 will be organized in conjunction with the AIAEE conference, which will take place on the same dates at the same location, the new Campus of Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Related to this conference we will organize various excursions and a partner program. Participants will be free to move from ESEE to AIAEE sessions and the other way around as they like. The theme of the conference is “Competence and Excellence ...
    Posted 29 Sep 2014 03:20 by ICO Education
  • Leerstoelgroep Educatie- en competentiestudies Wageningen UR 50 jaar Zoals u wellicht weet, vindt op 14 november aanstaande, van 12:30 – 18:30 uur, in het volledig vernieuwde viersterrenhotel de Wageningse Berg te Wageningen, een symposium plaats ter gelegenheid van het 50-jarig bestaan van de leerstoelgroep ECS en haar voorgangers. Het thema van het symposium is “Onderwijstheorie, –praktijk en –prestatie in agrifood en groene ruimte”. Het programma bestaat uit een aantal inleidingen binnen het hoofdthema van het symposium door: · Prof. dr. Martin Kropff, Rector Magnificus, Wageningen University · Rien van Tilburg , Voorzitter College van Bestuur, Clusius College · Frederike Praasterink, HAS Den Bosch · Dr. Ab Groen, Voorzitter CvB Helicon, ‘s Hertogenbosch · Drs. Madelon de Beus, directeur Stoas Vilentum, Wageningen · Jan Nieuweboer, innovatiemanager Learning & Development, Rabobank NL, Utrecht · Drs. Eric Verduyn ...
    Posted 29 Sep 2014 02:16 by ICO Education
  • PhD Defence Anne Khaled On October 7, 2014, at 13:30 hours exactly, Anne Khaled (Wageningen University) will defend her thesis Innovations in Hands-on Simulations for Competence Development. Authenticity and ownership of learning and their effects on student learning in secondary and higher vocational education.All ICO Members are cordially invited to the PhD graduation ceremony which will take place in the aula of Wageningen University, Generaal Foulkesweg 1a, 6703BG Wageningen.
    Posted 17 Sep 2014 06:52 by ICO Education
  • Carla van Boxtel appointed professor of Teaching Methodology Prof. C.A.M van Boxtel has been appointed professor of Teaching Methodology, with a focus on history education, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.Carla van Boxtel conducts research into the teaching of history and heritage, with a particular focus on the question of how to build historical thinking and reasoning abilities. She also investigates how history and heritage education can give children and young people insight into the many ways in which past events are significant to today's world. Her research spans the interface between the disciplines of history and the education sciences.Van Boxtel is one of the contributors to the 'Mastery of Teaching Methodology ...
    Posted 9 Sep 2014 00:00 by ICO Education
  • Do not forget to register: ICO IFS 2014 ICO International Fall School, November 10-14, 2014 Blankenberge BelgiumAttending the ICO International Fall School is a memorable experience, for all PhDs in Educational Sciences. Besides workshops on an advanced level, and the keynote speeches of prof. dr. Hans Gruber (Universität Regensburg) and dr. Bert De Smedt (KU Leuven), you get the chance to meet PhDs from other (European) countries. During this week you will exchange experiences about your research, and about being a PhD. Some of the workshops are nearly full, so if you have a specific preference for any of the offered workshops, we advise you not to wait too long before you register. Placement in the workshops will based on the date of registration.The International ...
    Posted 28 Aug 2014 02:54 by ICO Education
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  • Tenure Track Position in Education - University of Oulu There is a tenure track position open at the Faculty of Education and the University of Oulu in the Learning & Educational Technology (LET) Research Unit. The person in tenure track ...
    Posted 11 Sep 2014 05:58 by ICO Education
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