Research Projects

The Radboud Teachers Academy is strongly committed to systematically expand and share knowledge of ways in which creativity can be cultivated in secondary education. The research program is directed at this goal and does so along three perspectives:

  1. The cultivation of students’ creativity within and across disciplines
  2. Teacher learning and identity formation
  3. Schools as learning organizations

Below you find an overview of some of the research projects that reseachers of the Radboud Teachers Academy participate in. Or go directly to the overview of the projects of our PhD candidates.

1. The cultivation of students' creativity within and across disciplines

Leading investigators

Peter Arno Coppen                   Paulien Meijer

Prof. dr. Peter-Arno            Prof. dr. Paulien Meijer
Coppen

Research projects

Ellen van den Broek, MA
A Language Awareness approach to Dutch upper- secondary Ellen van den broekforeign language education (PhD project)
This project focusses on a language awareness approach in the context of foreign language education. It will investigate how this approach contributes to the development of teachers’ and students’ language awareness and teachers’ classroom practice.

Chris Kooloos, MSc
Variatio delectat: Exploring ways in which teachers can Chris Kooloosorchestrate classroom discourse about variation in solution methods (PhD project)
In this project we collaborate with teachers in a Teacher Design Team to investigate ways to orchestrate classroom discourse about variation in solution methods.

2. Teacher learning and identity formation

Leading investigators

Ida Oosterheert                   Paulien Meijer

Dr. Ida Oosterheert            Prof. dr. Paulien Meijer

Research projects

Lieke Jager, MSc 
Adaptivity of teachers’ differential instructional practiceLieke Jager
in Dutch secondary education
(PhD project)
This project studies how teacher in secondary education come to their adaptive instructional practices. Two perspectives regarding teacher’s differentiation practices will be used in this project.

3. Schools as learning organizations

Leading investigators

Paulien Meijer                    Harmen Schaap

Prof. dr. Paulien Meijer      Dr. Harmen Schaap

Research projects

Dr. Petrie van der Zanden Petrie van der Zanden
Being successful at university; the preparatory role of the secondary school
(PhD project)
In this study the role the secondary school plays in preparing students for university will be investigated.

Julia van Leeuwen, MScJulia van Leeuwen
The innovative professional potential of beginning teachers: an ecological resources perspective (PhD project)