Teachers and Teacher Educators in Inclusive Learning Environments
Want to know how we organize inclusive learning environments better?
We focus on designing/developing educational environments that offer sound education to all pupils and students irrespective their background, gender, religion or additional needs. Inspiring education designed and delivered through conscious, collaborative teaching and research activities. Education that focuses on working towards more inclusive learning environments. Environments in which all learners have the opportunity to learn and develop - reflecting all educational objectives (qualification, socialization and subjectification), with a positive attitude towards learner ambitions and respect for learner differences.
Our research projects
Together with colleagues, co-researchers, other professionals and students we conduct accessible multidisciplinary research. From research and innovation to solving (social) issues: we have extensive experience in formulating, setting up and carrying out practice-based research. In doing so, we rely on the know-how of professors, PhD students, lecturers and students, thus forming one community and (also your) partners for knowledge development and knowledge circulation - both in the local area and at a national and international level.
Multi-layered Support Systems
Research within this theme focuses on how multi-tiered systems of support can be designed and implemented in educational organizations, including all stakeholders. In order to create learning environments in which all students can receive the education and care they need to learn and develop. Examples of research in this theme are about implementing School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS), or about supporting collaboration between schools, parents and youth care institutions.
Teachers’ Professional development in inclusive learning environments
Teachers are at the heart of education. Within this research theme, we study how teachers can best be supported in their professional development to create adaptive and inclusive environments. Projects within this theme concern teachers professional development through implementing ‘Lesson Study’, improving teachers conversations about math with their students, and supporting family-school partnerships.
(Teacher) Educators’ professional development in inclusive higher education learning environments
Research within this theme focuses on how (teacher) educators’ professional development in inclusive learning environments can be best supported. Research includes projects on:
- Contributing higher education programs on issues with inclusive education, diversity and equality;
- Pedagogics of inclusive higher education;
- Lesson Study supporting higher education teachers’ professional development;
- Professional development of teacher educators in practice-based research and supervising students’ research.
- Supporting first generation students
- Multi-layered Support Systems
Our professors and researchers
Dr. Sui Lin Goei
As a professor, Dr Sui Lin Goei conducts research on the design of inclusive learning environments. She also works as a university lecturer at the VU and at LEARN! Learning Sciences.
Dr. Martijn Willemse is associate professor at the research group Teachers and Teacher Educators in Inclusive Learning Environments.
Want to know more?
Would you like to work with us on a research project? Get in touch with Sui Lin Goei to discuss the possibilities.
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