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Dr. Isolde de Groot

Isolde de Groot

Assistant Professor of Education


Isolde de Groot earned her MA at the University of Humanistic Studies After working as a teaching in worldview education and social studies  for several years, she conducted her PhD research on the democratic engagement of adolescents in an urban area in the Dutch democratic and pluralist society (2013). She contributed to several EU funded projects (Teaching Common Values; Active Citizenship in Europe; RIAIPE3) 
Currently she is an assistant professor at the Education Department of the University of Humanistic studies.


My research focuses on education for democracy and democratic citizenship development. Former and current projects concern:

  • Moral-political issues in Democratic Citizenship Education
  • Futuring capacities of young adolescents
  • Narrative learning and civic and worldview education
  • Democratic participation of students and democratic experiences in schools 
  • Meaningful citizenship education and mock elections (cofunded by a dutch Ngo, ProDemos, and UHS). 
  • WOU-study (researcher in practice-based research in 16 schools in Utrecht), funded by NWO
  • Meaningful and cultural responsive newcomer education (collaboration with Marnix Academie, I-Pabo en 2 primary schools, funded by Radiant and the UHS)