Research is at the core of the Master Evidence-Based Education
Research is at the core of the Master Evidence-Based Education. We are embedded in the Groningen Institute for Educational Research (GION), which allows for smooth connections between the research we do and the courses we teach. This means that your research project (Master's thesis) will be supervised by active researchers in the field, and that your project will be closely connected to a larger research initiative.
Examples of large projects being conducted at the moment are:
Success for All
– the Netherlands: Comprehensive school reform focused on
reading development of children from disadvantages socioeconomic
backgrounds. Developed in the United States and replicated in the
Gazelle: Project aimed at supporting self-directed learning of students in secondary education by means of a digital learning environment.
Cool 5-18: Large scale longitudinal research project into the school careers of 20.000 students.
Our staff members contribute with their expertise in diverse topics within the educational sciences, such as:
- Educational effectiveness and evaluation;
- Educational policy and administration;
- Comparative education;
- Behavioural decision and motivation;
- Technology enhanced learning;
- Collaborative learning;
- Self-regulated learning and executive functioning;
- Classroom interactions and instructional quality;
- Differentiation and adaptive teaching;
- Research methods and (advanced) statistics.
Some of our staff members are:
Prof. dr. Roel J.
Bosker, Programme director,
Course(s): Advanced Research Methods.
Expertise: Evidence-based education, educational effectiveness and evaluation; multilevel modelling.
Course(s): Evidence-Based Education.
Expertise: Behavioural decision and motivation; classroom management; school systems.
Mascareño Lara, Programme coordinator,
Course(s): Methods and Techniques for Educational Research, and Capita Selecta: Systematic review.
Expertise: Classroom interactions; instructional quality; development in early childhood.
Course(s): Digital learning environments (optional).
Expertise: Technology enhanced learning; collaborative learning; Peer assessment and feedback.