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Neuroscience and Education: Complementary not Competing Sciences

posted 12 Sep 2017, 04:43 by ICO Education   [ updated 12 Sep 2017, 04:43 ]

Relatively new within ICO is the theme group Educational Neurosciences. This new and fascinating theme within the educational sciences has many aspects to explore. To broaden your horizon, and find out more about the field of educational neurosciences come to the course Neuroscience and Education: Complementary not Competing Sciences.

This course introduces you to the emerging field of ‘educational neuroscience’, also referred to as ‘mind, brain, and education’. While this new field can be positioned in many different fields (e.g., cognitive neuroscience, psychology, etc) this course approaches the field as a sub-discipline of the Educational Sciences. In other words, the aim of this course on educational neuroscience is to look at how theories and methods from the (cognitive) neurosciences can be used in conjunction with theories and methods from other educational sciences to inform and improve knowledge of learning and teaching. Students in this course learn how to integrate theoretical perspectives on learning, as well as diverse methodological approaches to investigate learning. These approaches range from the highly controlled laboratory experiments typical to the neuroscience approach, to approaches that study learning in more realistic settings. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to critically reflect on the current enthusiasm for a brain-based education. What are myths, and what are the promising directions?

Educational Neurosciences is one of the smaller ICO theme groups. This means the ICO course within this field will only be organized once every three years. Enjoy the opportunity, and be there!

Subsidieregeling praktijkgericht leren

posted 7 Sep 2017, 07:07 by ICO Education   [ updated 7 Sep 2017, 07:07 ]

Met de Subsidieregeling praktijkleren stimuleert het ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap werkgevers om praktijkleerplaatsen en werkleerplaatsen aan te bieden. Dankzij de regeling kunnen leerlingen, deelnemers, studenten of werknemers die een beroepsopleiding volgen, zich beter voorbereiden op de arbeidsmarkt en kunnen werkgevers beschikken over beter opgeleid personeel.

Voor het school-, studiejaar 2016-2017 kunt u aanvragen vanaf 2 juni 2017 tot uiterlijk 15 september 2017 17.00 uur.

Ook voor promovendi kan deze subsidie worden aangevraagd:
Een promotie onderzoek onder begeleiding van een universiteit of instituut van de KNAW of NWO

Het bedrijf of de organisatie komt in aanmerking voor subsidie voor de weken of maanden waarin de leerling deelnemer of student in het school-, studiejaar binnen het bedrijf of de organisatie is begeleid. De werkgever hoeft geen volledig school-, studiejaar begeleiding te geven om voor subsidie in aanmerking te kunnen komen. Deze tegemoetkoming in de begeleidingskosten geldt ook als een deelnemer voor de gestelde einddatum van de praktijk- of werkleerplaats stopt. Weken in eerdere school- studiejaren komen niet meer in aanmerking voor subsidie.
Een subsidieaanvraag kan na afloop van de begeleiding in het betreffende studiejaar worden ingediend. Meer informatie over aanvragen vindt u op mijnrvo.

De vdW Subsidiedesk wil graag helpen met het aanvragen van deze subsidie: zij onderzoekt of de universiteit recht heeft op subsidie en zij zorgen ervoor dat aan alle wettelijke verplichtingen wordt voldaan. Zij werken op basis van 25% zuiver ‘no cure, no pay’, wat inhoud dat de fee pas in rekening wordt gebracht als werkelijk subsidie wordt verstrekt. voor meer informatie zie: www.vdw-subsidiedesk.nl, contact@vdw-subsidiedesk.nl, of telefonisch op 0115-768040.

Invitation: Using a Laboratory Classroom to Study the Social Unit of Learning

posted 28 Aug 2017, 05:32 by ICO Education   [ updated 28 Aug 2017, 05:33 ]

by Prof. David Clarke and Dr Esther Chan, University of Melbourne

September 5, Utrecht University -

You are cordially invited to attend a talk by Prof. David Clarke and Dr Esther Chan, University of Melbourne
Title: Using a Laboratory Classroom to Study the Social Unit of Learning

Koningsberger Building ATLAS
Tuesday 5 September 2017
11:15-12:00 talk
12:00-12:45 discussion

The laboratory classroom at The University of Melbourne was purposefully designed and built to allow simultaneous and continuous documentation of classroom interactions using ten built-in video cameras and up to 32 microphones. This facility is used in the Social Unit of Learning project to record the interactions of an intact class (typically 24 students) and their teacher as they engage in purposefully developed mathematical activities. The project examines individual, dyadic, and small group (four to six students) problem solving in mathematics and the associated/consequent learning. This presentation will discuss the new insights and challenges provided by use of the laboratory classroom, with illustrative examples from the Social Unit of Learning project. The presentation will provide a brief overview of the laboratory classroom as a research tool and of the Social Unit of Learning project, followed by a reflection on the associated methodological issues and theoretical issues.

Contact person (no need to register):
Arthur Bakker, a.bakker4@uu.nl

Symposium Embodied design in interaction

posted 28 Aug 2017, 04:34 by ICO Education   [ updated 28 Aug 2017, 04:35 ]

30 October, Utrecht University - 
Embodied design in interaction is the theme of a symposium on 30 October 2017 in the Booth hall (library building of Utrecht University), organized by Arthur Bakker, Marieke van der Schaaf, Shakila Shayan and Rosa Alberto.

This symposium aims to exchange the newest insights on embodied cognition focusing on the main question of how to make embodied design productive for technology-enhanced learning with a focus on the interaction—not only between human and computer, but also between humans.

We will soon announce our speakers and a detailed program but one confirmed guest speaker at the conference will be Dor Abrahamson, University of California, Berkeley, of the Embodied Design Research Lab.

This symposium is funded by Educational and Learning Sciences (Utrecht University). Registration is free at: https://embodieddesign.sites.uu.nl/


Oratie Sanne Akkerman

posted 24 Aug 2017, 05:55 by ICO Education

6 oktober 2017 - 
Het College van Bestuur van de Universiteit Leiden heeft dr. S.F. (Sanne) Akkerman benoemd tot hoogleraar met als leeropdracht Onderwijswetenschappen, in het bijzonder Hoger Onderwijs.

Het doet mij genoegen u mede te delen dat zij het hoogleraarsambt zal aanvaarden met het uitspreken van haar oratie getiteld “Grenzeloze InterEsse” op vrijdag 6 oktober 2017, klokke 16:15 uur in het Groot Auditorium van het Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 73 te Leiden. 

Vanwege het beperkt aantal beschikbare plaatsen wordt belangstellenden verzocht zich aan te melden via deze link

In de avond gaan we dit feestelijk afsluiten met een groot feest vanaf 20.30 uur, hiervoor moet u zich apart aanmelden via deze link.

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

Save the date: ICO International Spring School 2018

posted 24 Aug 2017, 05:49 by ICO Education   [ updated 24 Aug 2017, 05:49 ]

March 19-23, 2018, Rolduc abbey, Kerkrade

Come to ICO's international research event for PhD's: The ICO International Spring School 2018, at the abbey of Rolduc in the south of the Netherlands.

You will spend 5 (or 3) days in the Dutch hills, between March 19 until the early afternoon of March 23, 2018. During this week you will participate in workshops given by international researchers, and you will be able to learn from the keynote addresses of two renowned scholars in the field of educational sciences. You will also present your work to each other, after which experienced researchers and your peers will provide you with feedback. There is also an extensive social programme, which allows you to really get to know your international colleagues and build up contacts for life.

We are expecting PhD students from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Sweden, and other countries. Are you going to be one of them?

What to expect:

  • Participation in two advanced workshops related to methodology and themes within the educational sciences 
  • Share your research in a paper, poster, or a round table presentation,  and receive and provide feedback
  • Join the extensive social programme, which allows you to really get to know your international colleagues

For more information go to our website:https://sites.google.com/view/icoiss2018/homepage

Registration will open October 2017.

PhD Defence Björn Wansink

posted 23 Aug 2017, 05:18 by ICO Education   [ updated 23 Aug 2017, 05:18 ]

On Friday, September 15th at 10:30 hours exactly, Björn Wanskink (Utrecht University) will defend his thesis Between fact and interpretation. Teachers' beliefs and practices in interpretational history teaching.
All ICO Members are cordially invited to be present at the PhD graduation ceremony at the Academiegebouw, Domplein 29, Utrecht.

PhD Defence Ikupa Moses

posted 23 Aug 2017, 04:49 by ICO Education   [ updated 23 Aug 2017, 04:50 ]

On Thursday, September 7th at 10:00 hours exactly, Ikupa Moses (Leiden University) will defend her thesis 
Student-teachers’ commitment to teaching.

All ICO Members are cordially invited to be present at the PhD graduation ceremony at the Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 73, Leiden.

Radboud Teachers Academy Nijmegen organises international symposium

posted 21 Aug 2017, 02:26 by ICO Education   [ updated 21 Aug 2017, 02:26 ]

On November 10th 2017, the Radboud Teachers Academy will be hosting an international symposium on ‘Teaching for Creativity’ in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The purpose is to connect, share and learn about creativity teaching with peers across disciplines.

We warmly invite you to participate!

Click here for more information.

Save the date: oratie van Sanne Akkerman 6 oktober

posted 12 Jul 2017, 04:13 by ICO Education   [ updated 12 Jul 2017, 04:18 ]

Op 6 oktober om 16.15 uur zal de oratie van Sanne Akkerman plaatsvinden in Leiden.

Sanne Akkerman is in 2016 benoemd als hoogleraar Ondewijswetenschappen bij het ICLON van de Universiteit Leiden.

Het onderzoek van Sanne Akkerman richt zich op de interesse- en identiteitsontwikkeling van studenten en professionals (ihb docenten, academici en medici). Speciale aandacht gaat uit naar de dynamiek en meervoudigheid van interesses en de identiteit van personen onder invloed van de verschillende epistemische en sociale omgevingen waarin studenten en professionals zich vaak dagelijks bevinden (in onderwijs, werk en daarbuiten). Ze ontving in 2016 een Starting Grant van de European Research Council getiteld Lost in Transition? Multiple Interests in Contexts of Education, Leisure, and Work, waarmee zij grootschalig longitudinaal onderzoek gaat doen naar de interesse-ontwikkeling van studenten gedurende de transitie naar postsecundair onderwijs en de transitie naar werk.

Meer informatie is te vinden op: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/medewerkers/sanne-akkerman#tab-1

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