Examples of research projects of the group Education:
Room for rituals in secondary education
In this study we explore what types of rituals public VO schools in the Netherlands organize, what they think is desirable and what concerns teachers and school leaders encounter in relation to organising rituals in their schools.
Project Woke and Resistance
In the 'Woke en Weerstand' project, students and staff come together to discover how to work together as agonists (critical cooperatives), rather than as distrustful antagonists.
Modelling Bildung in prevocational secondary education
This one-and-a-half-year project aims to encourage teachers in pre-vocational secondary schools (vmbo) to make their class and school a place where pupils can experience Bildung. Another goal is to investigate how teachers put Bildung into practice and what pupils notice about their efforts.
Workplace Education Research Utrecht
In this project, we aim to strengthen a research culture at elementary schools in the city by working closely with knowledge institutions.
The International Science and Evidence based Education Assessment (completed)
The overall goal of the ISEE Assessment is to pool the expertise on educational systems and reforms from a range of stakeholders from around the world.
Civic education at MBO Rijnland to strengthen confidence in one’s own abilities (completed)
Researchers at UvH and lecturers at MBO Rijnland are conducting an educational design study, which investigates how lecturers can promote students' belief in their own abilities.
Professionalisation of teachers with respect to culturally responsive and unifying education (completed)
Researchers from the Marnix Academie, iPabo and UvH are conducting research into the professionalisation of teachers with regard to culturally-responsive and connection-oriented education.
Consultancy on civic education for Curriculum.nu (completed)
The chair group Education is involved in the working group of Curriculum.nu which deals with the improvement of citizenship education.
Entanglement: Essays on a unifying humanism
In 2019, VUB and UvH organised a conference focusing on themes from William Connolly's work. As a follow-up, this book project further develops his idea of 'entangled humanism'.
Waardenwijs, a survey of the values that parents instil in their children (completed)
In this study, carried out by researchers from the UvH at the request of the Humanistisch Verbond and child care organisation Humankind, we investigated the values of parents.
The world in the classroom (completed)
In this two-year research and development project, colleagues from the iPabo, UvH and the Marnix Academy researched the knowledge, skills and qualities of primary school teachers to turn classes in which children of newcomers enter into learning groups.
Focus on democracy and tolerance in secondary education in all EU countries (completed)
The research consists of a study of policy in all EU countries and case studies in 11 European countries on the practice of paying attention to values such as democracy and tolerance.
Do mock elections in school help young adults to develop well-considered voting behaviour? (completed)
Many schools in the Netherlands organise student elections prior to (inter)national and local elections. By doing so, they hope to increase young people's involvement in democracy and the rule of law. To what extent is this successful? Take a look at the research of Isolde de Groot and Bram Eidhof.