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B.A.J. (Johannes) Westberg, Prof

Professor of Theory and History of Education, Chair basiseenheid Pedagogiek

In the past, I have taught courses in general education and teacher training programs on various levels. In Groningen - the centre for history of education research in the Netherlands - I enjoy supervise master theses in history of education, and am coordinating the following courses which adresses vital aspects of the experience, practice and perception of education from historical and international perspectives. 

  • Educational ambitions and child images in history (bachelor)
  • Education for a better world: ideals, tensions and practices (master)
  • Expertise, education and psychological practice (master)

Recent MA theses that I have supervised include:

  • Anne van Berkum, "The (Un)remarkable Commemorations: An Inquiry on the Centennial Anniversary of Article 23 of the Dutch Constitution" (2022)
  • Lisa Jordan, "Obedience and Nationalism: Oral hHistories from a Patrician Brothers’ Primary School during the 1960s in Galway, Ireland" (2022)
  • Inge Pot, "The Professional Teacher: How Teachers Experienced the Status and Prestige of their Profession in the Netherlands in the late Nineteenth Century" (2022)
  • Susanne Dijkstra, "Exploring the Discourse of Educational Reform: A Case Study of the Last Five Decades of Student Finance System Reforms in the Netherlands" (2023)
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