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.

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  • Register for the ICO Courses 2015-2016 It is now possible to register for new courses we will offer in the period 2015-2016 . Besides the Introductory course we will be organizing four thematical courses and two methodological courses. For the full programme and more information about the courses go to the page Educational Programme. 
    Posted 26 Mar 2015, 05:06 by ICO Education
  • Oproep aan ICO stafleden: Nomineren we jouw PhD voor de KNAW discussiemiddag? Op 1 mei a.s. organiseert de Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen een discussiemiddag voor promovendi over de invloed van het wetenschappelijk beleid op het promotietraject. In het kielzog van de opgewelde discussie over de staat van de wetenschap (denk aan Science in Transition en Science 2.0) wil de KNAW deze discussie aanwakkeren onder de grootste groep wetenschappers: promovendi. De doelstelling van deze middag is om het gesprek over wetenschappelijke waarden aan te slingeren onder promovendi. Deze middag zal bestaan uit twee gedeeltes: rondetafelgesprekken met promovendi uit vergelijkbare vakgebieden en een plenair deel waarin aanbevelingen worden gepresenteerd voor het Nederlandse onderzoeks- en onderwijsbeleid. De gesprekken zijn er op gericht om tot een analyse van de waarde van het promotietraject ...
    Posted 26 Mar 2015, 04:51 by ICO Education
  • Niels Stensen Fellowship 2015 postdoctoral research grantFor 2015 the Niels Stensen Fellowship Committee* is again looking for young postdoctoral researchers who have shown outstanding ability in research and knowledge transfer. Professors in the Netherlands are invited to nominate candidates who are expected to continue to distinguish themselves academically in the future and who could assume prominent positions at Dutch academic institutions.NOMINATIONS Candidates for a Niels Stensen Fellowship must be nominated by two professors from a Dutch university or research institute. We invite you, as a professor, to write a nomination letter of no more than one page, on official letterhead and signed by you personally. Please also mention the candidate’s name, address details and personal email address in your letter. We ...
    Posted 24 Mar 2015, 07:04 by ICO Education
  • Statistical courses at Utrecht Summerschool The M&S (methodology and statistics ) Graduate school of Utrecht University offers various statistical courses at the Utrecht Summerschool. For more information, see the attached flyer,  http://www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/, or contact ms.graduate.program@uu.nl
    Posted 18 Mar 2015, 01:28 by ICO Education
  • Invitation: The Reading Network Symposium Dear PhD-students, post-doctoral researchers, and other junior researchers, We invite you to participate in “The Reading Network Symposium” which takes place on April 10, 2015 at LUMC in Leiden. The purpose of the Reading Network Symposium is to offer junior researchers in the field of reading research (e.g. reading processes, reading comprehension, reading motivation) the possibility to meet other junior researchers, and to present and discuss your research to each other. The key note speaker will be Prof. Dr. Paul van den Broek. Please subscribe before April 1, 2015 for attendance, paper, or poster presentation via: http://fppvu.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cumAbog4Kc5QnWJ The symposium is free of charge, and is funded by the ISED ...
    Posted 4 Mar 2015, 04:01 by ICO Education
  • PhD Defence Ralf van Griethuijsen March 11, 2015, at 16:00 hours exactly, Ralf van Griethuijsen (Eindhoven University of Technology) will defend his thesis entitled Relationships between students' interest in science, views of science and science teaching in upper primary and lower secondary education. All ICO Members are cordially invited to the PhD graduation ceremony.
    Posted 3 Mar 2015, 01:37 by ICO Education
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