LEARN! is an interdisciplinary research institute on learning in an institutional and societal context. We study learning and development and the context in which people learn and develop.
Who are we?
We bring together colleagues from the behavioural, social, medical and educational sciences to understand:
- The Micro context of learning of children and adults (including teachers, principals)
- The Meso context of learning, such as the classroom, school organisation, day-care centers, work-based settings or adult colleges
- The Macro context of learning; e.g. the coordination and governance of learning by school boards, local and national governance (e.g. through marketization, network governance, hierarchical coordination), including the cultural and institutional context of learning (norms, values, social blueprint; legal, financial and policy context).
Across these three contexts we work in the following thematic areas:
- Educational Neuroscience; brain, learning and development
- Educational governance, identity and diversity
- Learning Sciences
- Motivation for lifelong learning in the health professions – Developing “Students for life”
- Child rearing
Find more about our research and projects on our institute website.
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Most recent blogs:
- How LEARN! supports primary and secondary schools in mapping social-emotional functioning and well-being for the school scan of the National Education Program
- Conference ‘Increasing educational opportunities in the wake of Covid-19’
- Educational opportunities in the wake of COVID-19: webinars now available on Youtube
- Homeschooling during the COVID-19 pandemic: Parental experiences, risk and resilience
- Catch-up and support programmes in primary and secondary education
- Home education with adaptive practice software: gains instead of losses?
- A COVID-generation: who are the winners and losers of a disrupted school year? Reflections from the Netherlands.
- Children’s play in the COVID-19 pandemic
- COVID-19: do we need to redefine practices for school inspections?
- Standardized assessments in times of COVID-19: Understanding short and long-term effects