Research
  1. Virtual Reality Biology: Immersive Learning of Biomolecules via Lesson Study 09 October 2017

    Research project (line 3, ongoing) - This research project is a result of a new international initiative on the use of virtual and augmented reality (VAR) technology to assist student learning of biomolecules. It is a collaboration between partners from two different countries: Singapore an de The Netherlands.
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  2. Model Education: Supporting 21st Century Skills with Virtual Reality in Biology 09 October 2017

    Research project (line 4, ongoing) - In this project, a consortium led by the professorship Educational Needs in inclusive Learning Environments focusses on the question: How can biology teachers stimulate 21st century skills (critical thinking, information skills and creativity) and model understanding using digital learning tools?
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  3. Learning through play 01 February 2017

    Research project (line 3, ongoing) - Starting February 1, the project Learning through play (with RAAK-publiek funding) has started. This project aims to design rich play situations, by means of which young children can stimulate, from their own curiosity, the development of their own self-direction and cognitive abilities.
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  4. Effective support for pupils within mainstream secondary education through improved cooperation between parents, schools and youth 21 December 2016

    Research project (ongoing) - The Academic Workplace Transformation Youth 'Together at School' puts a focus on the collaboration between schools, youth, parents and youth centres. This doctoral study project investigates the tools for and effectiveness of cooperation.
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  5. TaSDi-PBS 01 November 2016

    Research project (ongoing) - TaSDi-PBS addresses school discipline issues by proposing a preventative approach to school failure and problem behaviors. The project is funded with support from the European Commission and the project engages partners from Cyprus, Croatia, Spain, Netherlands and Greece.
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  6. Academic Workplace Transformation Youth 'Together at School' 20 November 2015

    Research project (ongoing) - A broad youth care and education consortium works to improve the cooperation between youth care professionals and the (inclusive) education sector, with the aim of reducing the need for referral to more interventional and expensive forms of support and promoting reintegration.
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  7. The effects of pedagogical and didactic aspects of teacher behaviour on numeracy development and the influence of numeracy tutorials 21 September 2015

    Research project (line 1, ongoing) - This study focuses on the extent to which pedagogical aspects and didactic aspects of teacher behaviour are associated with the development of numeracy in pupils in upper primary education and also on the extent to which numeracy tutorials influence outcomes.
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  8. Serious Game 13 July 2015

    Doctoral study project (line 4, ongoing) - This project is investigating the effect of learning-focused design in Serious Games on the performance of mathematical tasks in the context of the safe dispensation of medications in health care. How can the findings contribute to, for example, the nurse training curriculum redesign?
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  9. E-mathematics 13 July 2015

    Research project (line 4, ongoing) - Research into digital learning resources (DLRs) has clearly shown that it can make a material contribution to learning and knowledge construction. For example, DLRs can be used to create learning environments in which interaction is possible between students, learning materials and peers.
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  10. Lesson plan analysis for Lesson Study 02 June 2015

    Research project (line 3, ongoing) - This study focusses on Lesson Study methodology: a method that schoolteachers can use to cooperate on the design, delivery and review of lessons. The project involves Jos Alkemade, lecturer on the Teacher Training: Mathematics programme, taking a critical look at lesson plans.
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  11. Dealing with behavioural problems in primary education 30 April 2015

    Research project (complete) - Four primary schools cooperated with this project, with was aimed at improving teachers' competence in relation to the five SWPBS pillars. The pillars support teachers and schools with the prevention and management of problem behaviour.
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  12. Effects of Lesson Study on teachers' behaviour and competency perceptions 30 April 2015

    Doctoral project (line 3, ongoing) - Peer review mechanisms can have a motivating effect. Lesson Study provides a framework for this. This study will investigate how the method influences secondary teachers' pedagogical and didactic behaviour and competency perception, with emphasis on dealing with differences.
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  13. Referencing elements of SWPBS in the Netherlands 29 April 2015

    Research project (line 2, ongoing) - Schools in the Netherlands have been implementing SWPBS since 2009. To a large extent, implementation has involved the use of US tools and materials. This qualitative study is seeking to identify the cultural adaptations that the SWPBS philosophy has undergone in the Netherlands.
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  14. SWPBS research at De Ambelt 29 April 2015

    Research project (ongoing) - A great deal of research into the effects of SWPBS has been done in the US. It is important to investigate the impact of SWPBS in a Dutch setting, because it appears to have considerable potential for preventing and reducing behavioural problems. A study is therefore in progress at De Ambelt.
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  15. SWPBS in Dutch primary schools 29 April 2015

    Doctoral project (ongoing) - SWPBS is an approach promoting secure learning environments. 'SWPBS in Dutch primary schools: relationship between outcomes and the degree and quality of implementation' is a doctoral study project, which is charting the results achieved with SWPBS in Dutch primary schools.
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  16. Reading and writing motivation: an integrated approach? 16 March 2015

    Research project (complete) - A teacher's attitude to reading and motivation to read is known to influence the quality of reading tuition. But does a similar relationship exist where writing is concerned? This project builds on the project 'Reading culture and outcome-focused working in the field of reading motivation' by adding writing.
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  17. Rebound facilities and educational success 16 March 2015

    Research project (complete) - Rebound programmes are increasingly used to provide alternative educational pathways for at-risk pupils and thus to prevent school drop-out. However, the effectiveness of such programmes as a means of securing pupils' educational success is unproven. This study is intended to provide insight.
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  18. VAST game 15 March 2015

    Research project (line 3, complete) - The VAST game* is a Serious Game for learning English pronunciation, developed by Magma Studios in Singapore in collaboration with the American company for language training, Carnegie Speech Company. This study looked at its potential in primary and secondary education.
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  19. Inclusive care and education 31 December 2014

    Research project (complete) - A limited literature study and a multiple case study at two Dutch PBS schools were used to identify success factors for and obstacles to cooperation between education and youth care professionals and assess teachers' views on the support they receive in the field of pupil care.
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  20. PBS Europe 24 December 2013

    Research project (complete) - Positive Behaviour Support Europe (PBS Europe 2010-2013) was a joint project funded by the European Commission. PBS Europe was undertaken by three teacher training institutes and five secondary schools in Europe, which worked together on the study of PBS.
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  21. Excellent teacher behaviour can be learnt 12 September 2012

    Research project (complete) - Inappropriate behaviour is at odds with a need for significance, causing teachers to become stressed and feel incompetent. This project looked at ways of dealing with behaviour of individual pupils and groups. It focused on methods, which have been successfully investigated and assessed in practice.
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  22. All children are entitled to differentiated numeracy tuition 12 September 2012

    Research project (complete) - How can differentiation in numeracy teaching be promoted, with a view to improving numeracy outcomes in primary education? The study focused on a challenge that faces many teachers in inclusive education: designing numeracy lessons in a way that enables all children to benefit.
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