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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

Which grass is greener? Personal stories from PhDs about their careers within and outside of academia

posted 10 Jul 2017, 23:27 by ICO Education   [ updated 10 Jul 2017, 23:29 ]

Publication of the Netherlands Centre of Expertise for Doctoral Education - 

Until recently, there has been little insight into the types of careers pursued by PhDs after receiving their degrees. In order to gain a better understanding of the subject, the Netherlands Centre of Expertise for Doctoral Education decided to examine the various career paths of PhDs in the Netherlands. In this publication, they feature the personal stories of ten study participants, detailing their careers both within and outside of academia. They reflect on their academic careers and on their transitions into the non-academic labour market, sharing their experiences and telling what they enjoy about their work. They also discuss the challenges they faced, as well as the types of transferable skills they gained during their studies that have proven useful in a non-academic setting. The ten portraits of PhD graduates are complemented by three portraits of employers describing their experiences working with PhDs. These 13 unique portraits were selected from a total of 39 interview respondents and were approved by the interviewees themselves before publication.

The personal accounts featured in this publication contain a wealth of information and recommendations for PhD students, universities and employers alike. PhD students and graduates will find valuable career advice. For universities, the portraits offer the opportunity to reflect critically on how to be better employers for PhDs. And for employers outside the academic world who currently employ (or are considering employing) PhDs, these portraits provide an impression of the strengths and weaknesses of PhD graduates, as well as advice on how best to leverage their transferable skills.

Due to their highly personal nature, the stories featured here cannot be considered comprehensive or representative of all PhDs. But taken together, these individual accounts provide an impression of the rich diversity of career opportunities available outside of academia. We’re grateful to our interviewees for their willingness to participate in creating this publication, which will hopefully serve as an inspiration to young researchers and to employers.

The reports (in Dutch and English) can be found on http://www.phdcentre.eu/en/practices/portraits.html

Enhance your knowledge on online learning and the use of ICT in education

posted 10 Jul 2017, 05:33 by ICO Education   [ updated 10 Jul 2017, 05:33 ]

ICO Course ICT and Education (17-T2)
Although a certain amount of hype always surrounds new developments in the area of education and ICT, this hype is not always warranted. In contrast, recent meta-analyses (Cheung & Slavin, 2012, 2013) document the limited impact of educational technology in important domains such as mathematics and reading development. One of the reasons for this rather disappointing impact of instructional technology on student achievement is the limited use that is often made of research-based instructional design guidelines. A recent study for example found that the majority of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) score poorly on most instructional design principles (Margaryan, Bianco & Littlejohn, 2014). Additional, the use of technology in education also fosters new ways of data collection and setting-up interventions. 

The aim of this course is to examine several current topics (both theoretical and methodological) and developments in Education and ICT and examine the theoretical underpinnings of these developments, the research investigating the effectiveness of these developments, and evaluate examples of these developments in terms of instructional design principles. 

These topics and developments include: 
· Instructional design principles for Education and ICT. 
· Research on different types of online blended learning environments, e.g., MOOCs, flipped classroom. 
· Research on different ways of measuring “learning” in these environments, e.g., learning analytics, content analysis. – Online measures (EARLI SIG 27) 
· Research on the application of different tools in online learning environments, e.g. social media, wikis. 

To go to the registration form for ICO Courses: https://www.formdesk.com/universiteitutrecht/ICORegistrationCourse

Summer break ICO Office

posted 27 Jun 2017, 04:36 by ICO Education   [ updated 27 Jun 2017, 04:37 ]

July 12 - August 21, 2017 - 

The ICO Office is taking a summer break, and will be closed from July 12 until August 21. If you do have any questions, or information you want to share with us, do not hesitate to send an email to c.vonk@uu.nl. We will respond to your message upon our return.

Invitation to attend keynote at Utrecht University by Prof. Dr. Keith Thiede “A cue-utilization model for improving students’ and teachers’ judgment accuracy”

posted 26 Jun 2017, 05:56 by ICO Education   [ updated 27 Jun 2017, 06:10 ]

October 3 - Utrecht University - 
On Tuesday October 3, from 09:00 – 10:30, Prof. Dr. Keith Thiede (Boise State University, Idaho, USA) will give a keynote titled “A cue-utilization model for improving students’ and teachers’ judgment accuracy”. This keynote is sponsored by EARLI in the context of an Advanced Study Colloquium on Teachers’ and Students’ Metacognition (coordinating organizer: Janneke van de Pol, Utrecht University).

Keith Thiede completed a PhD in educational psychology (University of Washington, 1994) and is currently appointed as associate dean and professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies at Boise State University. He published several research articles and book chapters on metacognitive monitoring and the important role that monitoring and regulation play in learning. Over the past 20 years, his research addressed how self-regulated learning is influenced by the goals students set for the task, and how monitoring accuracy affects study decisions and learning. Much of his research involved finding ways to improve students’ monitoring of their learning. In his recent work, Thiede investigates how monitoring accuracy is affected by classroom instruction. Much as students must accurately monitor their learning to study effectively and improve learning, teachers must accurately monitor their students’ learning to adjust instruction and help students learn more effectively. In this keynote, he will present his work on students’ and teachers’ judgment accuracy, and he will apply the cue-utilization model to explain the basis and implications for improvement of monitoring judgments.

The keynote takes place in the Langeveld building at the De Uithof campus of Utrecht University. Interested participants are invited to attend this keynote; please register before September 15 2017 by writing an email to earli.asc2017@gmail.com. Further information about the location will follow after registration.

Kennisrotonde netwerkbijeenkomst voor promovendi

posted 19 Jun 2017, 06:05 by ICO Education   [ updated 19 Jun 2017, 06:08 ]

Wil jij graag weten welke rol de Kennisrotonde speelt in de benutting van kennis uit onderzoek door onderwijsprofessionals? Welke rol jij hierin kunt spelen én wat dit jou oplevert? Ontmoet jij graag andere promovendi om ervaringen uit te wisselen? En/of wil je deelnemen aan praktische workshops voor het verbinden van onderzoekkennis en onderwijspraktijk? Kom dan naar de Kennisrotonde netwerkbijeenkomst!

De Kennisrotonde netwerkbijeenkomst is speciaal voor promovendi in de onderwijswetenschappen die betrokken (willen) zijn bij de Kennisrotonde. De bijeenkomst is op donderdag 6 juli van 17.00 – 19.30 uur nabij Utrecht CS. Deelname is kosteloos. Inclusief netwerkborrel en pizza’s!

Aanmelden voor de bijeenkomst kan via het online aanmeldformulier.

16.45 – 17.00 uur: Inloop.
17.00 – 17.45 uur: Kennisrotonde in een notendop: wat levert dit initiatief onderwijspraktijk op, wat kan jij bijdragen en wat levert het je op?
17.45 – 18.30 uur: Workshops, keuze uit:

– Workshop 1: Vraagarticulatie – hoe scherp ik een praktijkvraag in gesprek met een onderwijsprofessional aan tot een onderzoekbare kennisvraag?
Na deze workshop krijg je de gelegenheid zelf een kennisrotondevraag te articuleren, naast de (gebruikelijke mogelijkheid voor betrokken promovendi) om de gearticuleerde kennisrotondevraag te beantwoorden.

– Workshop 2: Wegwijs in subsidies van NRO – je krijgt inzicht in de verschillende NRO-subsidierondes en beoordelingsprocessen.
Hierdoor kan je makkelijker bepalen welke subsidierondes voor jou relevant zijn en welke factoren je kansen op succes vergroten.

– Workshop 3: Literatuur zoeken – Je ontvangt tips and tricks om beter onderzoeksliteratuur te zoeken.
Opgedane inzichten kan je inzetten voor beantwoording van kennisrotondevragen en eigen onderzoeksactiviteiten.

18.30 – 18.45: Wrap-up.
18.45 – 19.30: Netwerkborrel en pizza’s.

New ICO PhD members and projects, Spring 2017

posted 15 Jun 2017, 02:57 by ICO Education   [ updated 15 Jun 2017, 02:58 ]

In April and June 2017 ICO has welcomed the following PhD members and their projects:






Theme group

Teaching Technology, primary approach

PhD: Dannie Wammes

Supervisors: Kester; Slof; Schot



-  Learning and Instruction

-  Domain Specific Instruction

Standing tutorials: Effects on Cognitive Functions, Creativity, Physical Behaviour, and Group Interactions and Collaboration

PhD: HQ Chim

Supervisors: Savelberg; Oude Egbrink; Van Gerven



-  Higher Education

Factors that promote effectiveness of intercultural group work in a higher education setting.

PhD: Irene Poort

Supervisors: Hofman; Jansen



-  Higher Education

-  Educational Design and Curriculum Development

Technology as a Tool for 21st Century Learning

PhD: Frances Wijnen

Supervisors: Walma van der Molen; Voogt



-  ICT and Education

-  Teaching and Teacher Education

Creation and evaluation of a stimulating learning environment for responsibility-based physical education in elementary school

PhD: Katrijn Opstoel

Supervisors: De Martelaer; Van Tartwijk; Haerens



-  Educational Design and  Curr. Development

-  Teaching and Teacher Education

Towards high value, cost-conscious care: How to create interventions to train tomorrow’s physicians in the provision of high value, cost-conscious care

PhD: Serge Mordang

Supervisors: Stassen; Könings; Smeenk



-  Domain-specific Instruction

-  Learning and Instruction

Classroom and teacher effects on student achievement: what can we learn from Flemish national assessment data?

PhD: Evelyn Goffin

Supervisors: Janssen; Ameel



-  Assessment, evaluation and examination

-  Teaching and Teacher Education

Scientific reasoning in biology education: enhancing pre-university students’ causal reasoning in biology education.

PhD: Paulien Postma

Supervisors: Van Joolingen; Pieters; Knippels; Prins



-  Domain Specific Instruction

Development and stimulation of early core mathematical competencies: computational estimation.

PhD: Elke Sekeris

Supervisors: Verschaffel; Luwel



-  Domain Specific Instruction

-  Educational Design and Curriculum Development

Development and stimulation of early core mathematical competencies: individual differences

PhD: Merel Bakker

Supervisors: Verschaffel; De Smedt; Torbeyns

-  Learning and Instruction

Development and stimulation of early core mathematical competencies: patterns and structures

PhD: Nore Wijns

Supervisors: Verschaffel; Torbeyns; De Smedt

-  Domain Specific Instruction

-  Educational Design and Curriculum

PhD Defence Noortje Janssen

posted 14 Jun 2017, 03:09 by ICO Education   [ updated 14 Jun 2017, 03:09 ]

On Friday June 23, at 12:45 hours exactly, Noortje Janssen (University of Twente) will defend her thesis Supporting teachers’ technology integration in lesson plans.
All ICO Members are cordially invited to be present at the PhD graduation ceremony at the University of Twente, Prof.dr. G. Berkhoff-Zaal, Waaier 4 in Enschede.

More information can be found at https://www.utwente.nl/en/events/!/2017/6/175440/public-defence-noortje-janssen?code=dfffc74b 

PhD defence Marie Evens

posted 30 May 2017, 06:53 by ICO Education   [ updated 30 May 2017, 06:53 ]

On Friday, June 30, at 16:00 hours exactly, Marie Evens (KU Leuven) will defend her PhD thesis entitled Pedagogical content knowledge of French as a foreign language: Unraveling its development.

Promoter: prof. dr. Fien Depaepe
Copromoter: prof. dr. Jan Elen.

All ICO Members are cordially invited to be present at the PhD graduation ceremony at the Justus Lipsiuszaal (LETT 08.16), Erasmushuis, Blijde-Inkomststraat 21, 3000 Leuven, Belgium. If you intent to be present at the ceremony, please send an email to marie.evens@kuleuven.be to inform her of your presence, before June 20.

Uitnodiging oratie Fred Janssen

posted 29 May 2017, 01:23 by ICO Education   [ updated 29 May 2017, 01:26 ]

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

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