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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.

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  • 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
  • The ICO Office will be closed until August 18 The ICO Office is taking a summer break, and will be closed until August 18. If you do have any questions, or information you want to share with us, do not hesitate to send us an email at We will respond to your message upon our return.
    Posted 9 Jul 2014 02:39 by ICO Education
  • ICO Alumni We have created a closed LinkedIn group for our ICO Alumni. Do you know any former ICO PhDs that would like to stay in touch with ICO, or with their former colleagues? Let them send an email to or go to the group page to be added to this LinkedIn-group. New alumni will also be registered as ICO Alumni with ICO, and receive the ICO Newsletter and information in invitations to ICO Events, such as the ICO National Fall School.
    Posted 9 Jul 2014 03:17 by ICO Education
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  • 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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