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Educational sciences

Educational sciences

Research programme Education

prof. dr. M.L.L. (Monique) Volman


This research group investigates the impact of educational policy, school organization and learning environments on the quality of teaching-learning processes. Societal, organizational, instructional and pedagogical factors contributing to the active participation of students and teachers in learning processes, school and society are studied. For example ‘how can teachers enhance student engagement and motivation?’, ‘how can educational policy contribute to the opportunities to participate of vulnerable groups?’

Research projects concern issues such as school segregation, diversity, drop-out, self-regulation and motivation, citizenship education and identity development, new media.

The research of the educational sciences research group often entails an intervention, or development/design component. It is carried out in close collaboration with teachers, school leaders and school boards and aims at building bridges between educational theory and practice.