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

  • This fall, join the course “Adaptivity in learning and instruction” After the success of the workshop Adaptivity in learning and instruction during our last International Fall School in 2014, where it was rated highest on usefulness for current and future research, ICO is now offering it as a regular ICO course. The course focuses on research and design of adaptive support in learning and instruction. Adaptivity promotes learning, but in order to effectively adapt instructional materials to learners’ needs, insight in a learner’s behavior is necessary. Instructional designers have long since relied on ‘traditional’ measures to gain this insight; examples include interviews, questionnaires, or observations. As most of these measures are taken ‘after the fact’, they cannot be used to adapt the learning and instruction process in real time ...
    Posted 18 Jul 2016, 01:56 by ICO Education
  • Call for Applications: Winter School "Randomized Controlled Field Trials" Winter School: "Randomized Controlled Field Trials”December 5-9, 2016, University of Tübingen -Randomized controlled field trials (RCFTs) aim at evaluating educational interventions under realistic conditions and have gained increasing importance in education sciences over the last years. RCFTs in the school context present a number of challenges regarding their standardized implementation and the consideration of the multilevel structure of the school context in design and analysis.The Winter School provides in-depth insights into the design, implementation, and analysis of RCFTs for up to 25 junior researchers. Internationally renowned scientists will share their expertise on the most relevant methodological aspects of RCFTs.The program will include five six-hour workshops with subsequent meet-the-expert sessions, in which participants ...
    Posted 14 Jul 2016, 04:05 by ICO Education
  • Changes within ICO In September 2016 ICO will move to a new host university, from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam to Maastricht University. This also involves changes in the daily management of ICO: Diana Dolmans (Maastricht University) will take over the role of Scientific Director of ICO from Jos Beishuizen, who has vividly fulfilled this role the past 4 years. Our new Educational Director will be Liesbeth Kester (Utrecht University). This also means the ICO office will move. The financial administration will be taken over by Maastricht University, while the overall coordination of ICO will be organized from Utrecht University. New addresses per 1 September 2016: Postal address: Utrecht University, Research school ICO T.a.v. Caroline Vonk Martinus J. Langeveldgebouw Heidelberglaan 1 3584 ...
    Posted 14 Jul 2016, 02:03 by ICO Education
  • Meet ICO's Educational Committee ICO's Education Committee (EC) consists of at least one, but preferably two PhD members from each of the ICO universities. The EC members are concerned with the quality of the education program: They discuss the evaluations of the courses and master classes, and make suggestions for improvement. Furthermore, the EC has an advisory role with regard to the aims and components of the educational programme. If you have any questions or requests concerning ICO's educational programme, you can always contact your local representative; ICO can always use your input!Do you want to fill in one of the vacancies?Because of the finalisation of their PhD project, the members representing the OU, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the University ...
    Posted 18 Jul 2016, 01:49 by ICO Education
  • The ICO Office will be closed for the summer until August 16 The ICO Office is taking a summer break, and will be closed from July 19 until August 16. If you do have any questions, or information you want to share with us, do not hesitate to send an email to c.vonk@vu.nl. We will respond to your message upon our return.
    Posted 18 Jul 2016, 03:27 by ICO Education
  • Join our new course on Workplace Learning! Are you as a PhD candidate involved in a research in which you need to conceptualize your thinking on learning in the workplace and development of professional expertise and broaden your perspective on accompanying relevant research questions, research methods and discussions, than you should join the course on Workplace Learning. This course takes place in the fall of 2016! To cover this theme, the following topics will be discussed:I) the genesis of workplace learning, II) how does initial vocational and professional education prepare for professional expertise of (future) professionals; III) which mechanisms and strategies facilitate the syntheses between what is learned in the various contexts (i.e., in particular school and workplace)?, IV) what can organizations do to support ...
    Posted 12 Jul 2016, 02:58 by ICO Education
  • New ICO PhD members - June 2016 ICO welcomes the following new PhD members:
    Posted 6 Jul 2016, 03:25 by ICO Education
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  • To see all vacancies go to the page Vacancies
  • LECTOR ONDERWIJSEXCELLENTIE VOORTGEZET ONDERWIJS Het Roosevelt Center for Excellence in Education (RCEE) - Het Roosevelt Center for Excellence in Education (RCEE) biedt samenmet het Zeeuws Bestuurdersoverleg en met steun van FontysHogescholen een vacature ...
    Posted 14 Jul 2016, 00:08 by ICO Education
  • Assistant professor in Education Erasmus University Rotterdam - 1 fteSpecifications -LocationBurgemeester Oudlaan, RotterdamFunction typesProfessors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers, EducationScientific fieldsBehaviour and SocietyHours40.0 hours per ...
    Posted 13 Jul 2016, 00:38 by ICO Education
  • MaGW is op zoek naar promovendi voor de functie van junior beleidsmedewerker De Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) biedt meerdere plaatsen aan in het kader van het Professional PhD Program (PPP) -Het promovendi Netwerk Nederland (PNN) is in 2013 gestart met ...
    Posted 6 Jul 2016, 02:49 by ICO Education
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