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

  • COMPETENCE 2016 WAGENINGEN International conference on competence theory, research and practiceOctober 19-21, 2016The field of competence studies has grown exponentially. It has gained wide interest in all sectors of education, in various types of organizations, in research and in consultancy. Competence-based education, training and development, competence management and core-competence strategy have been blossoming since the 1960s.What has theory, research and practical experience with implementing competence solutions brought us? What progress has been made, and to what extent has competence-based practices resulted in improved sustainable performance?What have competence sceptics said; are their concerns valid? Is competence-based practice an empty shell in the sense that there is a big gap between competence-as-theory and competence ...
    Posted 26 Nov 2015, 07:27 by ICO Education
  • The Higher Education Conference July 13-15th 2016, AmsterdamGiven the multi-level nature of the issues at stake within higher education, representatives of major EU and US networks of higher education researchers decided to combine their expertise and organize this joint conference in the Summer of 2016 at the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. Also a number of national higher education associations are actively involved. Particular purpose of this conference is to unite the macro, meso and micro levels of higher education research, therefore covering the scholarship of learning, teaching and organizing.For more information, visit the conference website: http://www.hec2016.org/ Important datesThe Higher Education ConferenceJuly 13-15th 2016Submission Deadline:January 15th 2016Results reviewMarch 1st ...
    Posted 26 Nov 2015, 07:22 by ICO Education
  • Inaugurele rede Birgit Pepin Prof.dr. Birgit Pepin is op 1 januari 2015 benoemd tot hoogleraar 'Mathematics/STEM Education' aan de Eindhoven School of Education (ESoE) van de TU/e.Op vrijdag 27 november houdt zij haar intreerede.Voorafgaand aan de intreerede van prof. Pepin wordt een minisymposium gehouden. Voor meer informatie zie https://www.tue.nl/universiteit/nieuws-en-pers/agenda/27-11-2015-intreerede-profdr-birgit-pepin/
    Posted 26 Nov 2015, 06:03 by ICO Education
  • PhD Defence Anna van der Want On November 17, 2015, Anna van der Want (Eindhoven University of Technology), defended her thesis entitled “Teachers' Interpersonal Role Identity”.
    Posted 26 Nov 2015, 05:51 by ICO Education
  • 2016 joint Special Interest Group Meeting of EARLI SIG 6 (Instructional Design) and SIG 7 (Learning and Instruction with Computers) FIRST CALL FOR PAPERSAugust 24-26, 2016; University of Burgundy, Dijon, France - We cordially invite you to submit proposals for presentation at the 2016 joint Special Interest Group Meeting of EARLI SIG 6 & 7. The aim of this meeting is to share and exchange ideas about your latest research on Instructional Design and/or Learning and Instruction with Computers. This meeting’s highlighted theme is:Learning and Instruction at the Crossroads of TechnologyDijon is the capital of Burgundy in France. It is widely known for being an international centre for gastronomy with its unique vineyard, and for its rich historical and cultural heritage. Dijon is also often considered as a crossroads city, both in a cultural and economical ...
    Posted 26 Nov 2015, 00:02 by ICO Education
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  • To see all vacancies go to the page Vacancies
  • 15 early stage researcher positions at five European universities European Doctorate in Teacher Education (EDITE)EDITE– EDJ programmeApplication deadline: December 4, 2015The EDiTE project offers 15 full-time researcher positions in the field of Teacher Education at ...
    Posted 25 Nov 2015, 04:03 by ICO Education
  • Het Kohnstamm Instituut UvA BV is op zoek naar een junior onderzoeker (m/v) De taken Als junior onderzoeker voer je opdrachtonderzoek uit binnen verschillende projecten van het Kohnstamm Instituut. Het gaat om onderzoeksprojecten op het brede terrein van onderwijs, opleiding, opvoeding en jeugdzorg ...
    Posted 24 Nov 2015, 23:27 by ICO Education
  • One postdoc position for a research project on teacher team learning in the context of innovation in vocational education Wageningen University and Tilburg University - Contact EmailDr. Piety Runhaar (+31 317 48 48 33, piety.runhaar@wur.nl)Dr. Renate Wesselink (+31 317 48 48 33, renate.wesselink@wur ...
    Posted 16 Nov 2015, 05:57 by ICO Education
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