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dr. E.P.W.A. Jansen

Associate Professor Teacher Education

Since 2007 I hold the position of associate professor in higher education.

My expertise relates to the fields of teaching and learning, curriculum development, factors related to excellence and study success, social (policy) research, and quality assurance in higher and secondary Education.

Summary of work experience

 Teaching and learning/ educational development higher education

  • Curriculum design and evaluation
  • Developing and teaching courses and workshops for university staff, among others the university teaching qualification course for university teachers
  • Teaching courses in the department of educational sciences (effectiveness of education) and sociology (policy research)
  • Supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students in sociology, educational sciences and psychology (bachelor and master thesis)


 Research and scholarship

  • Research into Excellence in Secondary and Higher Education
  • Research into the effectiveness of teaching and learning in higher education in relation to time-to-graduate
  • Research into students’ experiences in university with a focus on transition issues from secondary school to higher education
  • Research into teacher training/ teacher education
  • Research into international students
  • Supervising PhD students, national and international 
  • Developing systems for quality assurance and student satisfaction surveys  in higher education


Management/consulting/ external activities

  • Member of the management team of the Teacher Education Department
  • Member of the University Council (2003 – 2009)
  • Member of the Examination Committee of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences; of bachelor Global Responsibility and Leadership and master Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Campus Fryslan
  • Organizer of  national and international conferences (EFYE, ORD)
  • Associate Editor Higher Education Research and Development
Last modified:06 April 2018 12.56 p.m.

Contact information

Grote Kruisstraat 2/1
9712 TS Groningen
The Netherlands


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