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Uitnodiging oratie Fred Janssen

posted by ICO Education   [ updated ]

Universiteit Leiden, 19 juni 2017 16:15 uur - 
Het College van Bestuur van de Universiteit Leiden heeft

dr.ir. F.J.J.M. Janssen

benoemd tot hoogleraar met als leeropdracht Didactiek van de Natuurwetenschappen.

Het doet mij genoegen u mede te delen dat hij het hoogleraarsambt zal aanvaarden met het uitspreken van zijn oratie getiteld "Grip krijgen op complexiteit. Onderwijs voor het 'moeras'"
op maandag 19 juni 2017, klokke 16:15 uur in het Groot Auditorium van het Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 73 te Leiden.

Prof.mr. C.J.J.M. Stolker
Rector Magnificus

Vanwege het beperkt aantal beschikbaar plaatsen wordt belangstellen verzocht zich aan te melden via www.universiteitleiden.nl/agenda


N.B. U wordt verzocht 10 minuten voor de aanvang van de plechtigheid aanwezig te zijn. 
       Hoogleraren die elders benoemd zijn mogen, indien aangemeld bij de secretaris van de Raad van Decanen meelopen in het cortege
       (M.wanders@BB.Leidenuniv.nl) 

PhD Defence Hanneke Tuithof

posted 22 May 2017, 03:25 by ICO Education   [ updated 22 May 2017, 03:26 ]

On Friday, June 23, at 18:00 hours exactly, Hanneke Tuithof (Utrecht University) will defend her PhD thesis entitled 
The characteristics of Dutch experienced history teachers' PCK in the context of a curriculum innovation.

All ICO Members are cordially invited to be present at the PhD graduation ceremony at in the Senaatzaal of the Academy Building of Utrecht University.

More information about this research project can be found here (in Dutch): https://www.uu.nl/agenda/promotie-hanneke-tuithof-over-vakdidactische-kennis-nederlandse-geschiedenisdocenten

PhD Defence Thea van Lankveld

posted 22 May 2017, 03:20 by ICO Education   [ updated 22 May 2017, 03:21 ]

On Tuesday, June 20, at 13:45 hours exactly, Thea van Lankveld (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) will defend her PhD thesis entitled Strengthening medical teachers’ professional identity. Understanding identity development and the role of teacher communities and teaching courses. All ICO Members are cordially invited to be present at the PhD graduation ceremony at in the Aula of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

In case you wish to receive a hard copy of the thesis, please contact Lucretia Prade: l.c.prade@vu.nl.

On the occasion of the thesis defence a symposium will be organised "Hoe krijgen we de universiteit weer in balans?". For more information and registration go to http://fgb.vu.nl/nl/professionals/onderwijs/learn-academy/waardering-van-docenten/index.aspx#accept


PhD Defence Therese Grohnert

posted 22 May 2017, 02:58 by ICO Education   [ updated 22 May 2017, 03:03 ]

On May 18, 2017, Therese Grohnert (Maastricht University) defended her PhD thesis entitled Judge/Fail/Learn; enabling auditors to make high-quality judgments by designing effective learning environments


Accountancy firms have generated considerable media attention in recent years due to a lack of substantiated audits. This study found that only a third of 252 auditors provide a substantiated assessment for a representative task. Those auditors who performed well indicated that they encountered critical situations in the past and gained experiences from which they drew important lessons. By making mistakes discussable, by providing feedback and by encouraging self-reflection, accountancy firms can make a significant contribution to the quality of their auditors' judgments.

Keywords: accountancy, workplace learning, judgment
Supervisor: prof.dr. W.H. Gijselaers, prof.dr. R.H.G. Meuwissen

PhD Defence Jasperina Brouwer

posted 18 May 2017, 00:44 by ICO Education   [ updated 18 May 2017, 00:44 ]


posted 13 Apr 2017, 10:21 by ICO Education   [ updated 13 Apr 2017, 10:21 ]
On Monday May 22, at 11:00 hours exactly, Jasperina Brouwer (University of Groningen) will defend her PhD thesis entitled Connecting, interacting and supporting. Social capital, peer network and cognitive perspectives on small group teaching. All ICO Members are cordially invited to be present at the PhD graduation ceremony at in the Aula of the Academy Building, University of Groningen (Broerstraat 5 in Groningen).

Jasperina Brouwer studied educational sciences and psychology and completed her research masters’ degrees in these fields at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She is a member of the Interuniversity Center for Educational Sciences (ICO). She conducted her research as a PhD student at the Teacher Education department, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen.

Summary: 
Small group teaching seems effective when the interactions with peers and faculty facilitate students’ ability to achieve their social or academic goals. Peer relationships represent an important form of social capital that can help students achieve better results. However, the extent to which students build their own social capital may depend on their cognitions or beliefs, as well as their prior achievement. 

This thesis therefore investigates how students’ cognitions and prior achievement relate to students’ social capital and peer networks in small group teaching, along with the effects on study success. This study of small group teaching features three different settings: learning communities, mentor groups, and seminars. With a longitudinal, empirical design, the analyses of survey data and complete social network data from the Netherlands and Germany reveal some insights into mechanisms of small group teaching. 

In particular, the research finds that interactions with peers and faculty contribute to self-efficacy and thereby to study success. Not all students may benefit equally from the option for building social capital in small group teaching though. For example, achievement segregation emerges in peer networks; high achievers seem to benefit the most. When students believe that their intellectual abilities can change, they are more popular in academic support networks. This outcome also occurs when students are highly self-efficacious and perceive themselves as more popular. 

For more information, also go to http://www.rug.nl/news-and-events/news/archief2017/nieuwsberichten/0517-unifocusbrouwer or contact jasperina.brouwer@rug.nl

Save the date: Oratie Jan Willem Strijbos op 3 oktober 2017

posted 17 May 2017, 06:56 by ICO Education   [ updated 17 May 2017, 06:57 ]

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen -     
Op 3 oktober om 16.15 uur zal de oratie van Jan Willem Strijbos plaatsvinden.

Jan-Willem Strijbos is in 2016 benoemd als hoogleraar Leren en Instructie aan de faculteit Gedrags- en Maatschappijwetenschappen van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Zijn leerstoel is ondergebracht bij het onderzoeksinstituut GION onderwijs/onderzoek. Strijbos is de opvolger van Egbert Harskamp op die eerder dit jaar met pensioen is gegaan.

Samenwerkend leren
De expertise van Strijbos ligt op het gebied van (peer) assessment en feedback, technologieondersteund leren, samenwerkend leren, leergemeenschappen, instructieontwerp en inhoudsanalyse van communicatie. Strijbos (1974) is in 2004 gepromoveerd aan de Open Universiteit en heeft daarna aan de universiteit van Leiden en Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München gewerkt.
Meer informatie is de vinden op de profielpagina www.rug.nl/staff/j.w.strijbos/

Binnenkort volgt er meer informatie over de oratie. 

Invitation to the PhD Day Groningen

posted 15 May 2017, 04:19 by ICO Education   [ updated 15 May 2017, 04:20 ]

On the 22nd of September, the annual PhD Day Groningen will be organized again by PhD students from the University of Groningen (RUG). This year’s event will be bigger than ever before. The PhD Day is THE event for PhD students to broaden their research and career perspectives. Every year it attracts hundreds of PhDs from different disciplines from all over the Netherlands, making it one of the biggest career events in the country.

This year’s theme is “Your Talent Matters!”, aiming to praise the idea that the talents of PhD students extend beyond writing a thesis. PhDs are challenged to further explore these talents and to use them in their future career inside or outside academia.

The day will be filled with talks and workshops, and will end with an optional dinner and drinks. The first confirmed speakers are Nobel Prize winner Prof. dr. Ben Feringa, University of Groningen Lecturer of the Year 2016 dr. Malvina Nissim, co-founder and CEO of Artificial Intelligence software company birds.ai Camiel Verschoor, philosopher dr. Menno de Bree, and prof. dr. Ingrid Molema, who is involved in the Talent Development program at the University of Groningen.

Spread the word to your fellow PhD students and be sure to sign up via www.phd-day.nl. Registration opens the 1st of June: full = full! See you in Groningen?

You can find the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1734333726878357/

 

And the winner is....

posted 1 May 2017, 07:17 by ICO Education   [ updated 1 May 2017, 07:17 ]


At the ICO National Spring School 2017 the jury of the Best Paper Awards had to choose between the papers of the two nominees, Marloes Nederhand (Erasmus University) and Xiaojing Sun (Utrecht University).  After the reading of the papers the jury members visited both presentations to make their final choice.

And, the winner is: Marloes Nederhand with her paper "Improving Calibration Accuracy on New Tasks for Different Performance Levels"

The jury reported the following strong points:
- The added value of the paper is clearly made explicit (e.g., no prior studies that included the role of performance level when investigating the effect of standards on calibration accuracy; conflicting findings); 
- Clear and well-described theoretical and empirical frame of reference for the research aims and questions;
- Further, sound methodology;
- Well-written and clearly structured paper;
- Directly publishable.

Congratulations Marloes!

De Kennisrotonde is op zoek naar Antwoordspecialisten!

posted 1 May 2017, 03:09 by ICO Education   [ updated 1 May 2017, 03:10 ]

De Kennisrotonde is het online loket voor de beantwoording van actuele kennisvragen uit en over het onderwijs. Ben je aio of postdoc en vind je het uitdagend om (naast je eigen onderzoek) kort literatuuronderzoek te doen, over je eigen vakgebied – of juist een aanpalend onderzoeksterrein? Heb je een vlotte pen en vind je het leuk om daar iets mee bij te verdienen? Dan is de Kennisrotonde op zoek naar jou voor de beantwoording van vragen van onderwijsprofessionals! Bekijk het filmpje van antwoordspecialist David: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjv8dqW4fFs&feature=youtu.be

Ga voor meer informatie en aanmelden naar https://www.nro.nl/kennisrotonde/doe-mee/antwoordspecialisten-gezocht/

PhD Defence Jasperina Brouwer

posted 13 Apr 2017, 01:21 by ICO Education   [ updated 13 Apr 2017, 01:21 ]

On Monday May 22, at 11:00 hours exactly, Jasperina Brouwer (University of Groningen) will defend her PhD thesis entitled Connecting, interacting and supporting. Social capital, peer network and cognitive perspectives on small group teaching. All ICO Members are cordially invited to be present at the PhD graduation ceremony at in the Aula of the Academy Building, University of Groningen (Broerstraat 5 in Groningen).

Jasperina Brouwer studied educational sciences and psychology and completed her research masters’ degrees in these fields at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She is a member of the Interuniversity Center for Educational Sciences (ICO). She conducted her research as a PhD student at the Teacher Education department, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen.

Summary:
Small group teaching seems effective when the interactions with peers and faculty facilitate students’ ability to achieve their social or academic goals. Peer relationships represent an important form of social capital that can help students achieve better results. However, the extent to which students build their own social capital may depend on their cognitions or beliefs, as well as their prior achievement.

This thesis therefore investigates how students’ cognitions and prior achievement relate to students’ social capital and peer networks in small group teaching, along with the effects on study success. This study of small group teaching features three different settings: learning communities, mentor groups, and seminars. With a longitudinal, empirical design, the analyses of survey data and complete social network data from the Netherlands and Germany reveal some insights into mechanisms of small group teaching.

In particular, the research finds that interactions with peers and faculty contribute to self-efficacy and thereby to study success. Not all students may benefit equally from the option for building social capital in small group teaching though. For example, achievement segregation emerges in peer networks; high achievers seem to benefit the most. When students believe that their intellectual abilities can change, they are more popular in academic support networks. This outcome also occurs when students are highly self-efficacious and perceive themselves as more popular.

For more information contact jasperina.brouwer@rug.nl

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