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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

  • 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
  • PhD Defence Janine van der Rijt On September 11, 2014, at 12:00 hours exactly, Janine van der Rijt (Maastricht University) will defend her thesis "Instilling thirst for learning. Understanding the role of proactive feedback and help seeking in stimulating workplace learning All ICO Members are cordially invited to the PhD graduation ceremony which will take place at Minderbroedersberg 4-6 in Maastricht.  
    Posted 26 Aug 2014 07:16 by ICO Education
  • Innovations in Higher Education Day (IHED) “Homo Ludens - Man the Player: games and simulations in higher education” October 16, 2014 - MoscowKeynote by Jeroen van MerriënboerWe are pleased to invite you to the Innovations in Higher Education Day (IHED) “Homo Ludens - Man the Player: games and simulations in higher education”, which will take place on the 16 October 2014 in Moscow, as a part of the 5th International Conference «Managing Differentiation in Rapidly Changing Higher Education Systems: Challenges and opportunities» organized by the Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers. This Conference event is aimed at the formation of the “meeting point” for the best practices in research, development and implementation of innovative methods in the field of using games and simulations in higher and further education. According to Johan Huizinga (1949) "play is older than culture ...
    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
  • Postdoc docententeams voor onderwijsvernieuwingen (32 uur p/w) ELAN – Universiteit TwenteBinnen ELAN – het Instituut voor lerarenopleiding en professionele docentontwikkeling van de Universiteit Twente- is er rondom de samenwerking van docenten een vacature voor een Postdoc docententeams voor ...
    Posted 4 Sep 2014 06:29 by ICO Education
  • Universitair docent Universiteit Twente - vakgroep Onderwijskunde  De vakgroep Onderwijskunde (OWK) is internationaal leidend in het onderzoek op het gebied van onderwijskundig ontwerpen en onderzoek naar effectiviteit van school- en trainingsorganisaties. In het ...
    Posted 25 Aug 2014 05:41 by ICO Education
  • Onderzoeker (0,8 – 1,0 fte) voor het project: het meten van groepsprocessen Universiteit TwenteHet begrijpen van de psychologische kant van conflict en risico vraagstukken is essentieel voor het realiseren van veilige samenleving en technologische ontwikkelingen spelen hierbij een steeds grotere rol ...
    Posted 25 Aug 2014 05:40 by ICO Education
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