Braeckmans Luc

The members of the centre are available for lectures, seminars and advice on the topics of their current research.

Technique

Historical research.

Users

- Study groups - Societies - Different types of training

Keywords

Religious language, Religions literature, Philosophy

Casteleyn Jordi

Jordi Casteleyn teaches Dutch Didactics, Didactics Dutch for foreigners, and Language Policy. His research focuses on reading and speaking skills in secondary education.

Technique

qualitative en quantitative analyses

Users

teachers, schools, educational networks, policy organisations

Keywords

Didactics, Secondary education, Reading comprehension, Language education, Speaking, Reading skills

De Schrijver Jelle

My expertise concerns the value of (philosophical) dialogue and philosophical reflection in the context of formal and informal education, ranging from schools to museums. This entails a focus on: - The role of philosophical dialogue to stimulate students’ inquiry skills and understanding of the nature of science - The role of philosophical and intercultural dialogue to tackle potentially controversial issues in a science class (e.g. genetic manipulation or the theory of evolution) without eliciting polarization among students - The role of philosophical reflection to stimulate students’ sustainability competences such as system and value thinking - The role of philosophical and intercultural dialogue to enhance students’ citizenship competences and avoid polarization in multicultural classes - The role of philosophical dialogue in enhancing historical thinking and reflection about the historic heritage

Technique

- Qualitative and quantitative research methods focused on assessing the impact of classroom interventions - Education design research

Users

Schools, museums, educational institutions, zoological and botanical gardens and/or government agencies focused on science communication or the education of nature, art and citizenship

Keywords

Pedagogical tensions, Scientific communication

Goovaerts Leen

Being graduated in engineering technology and completing a teachers training, my expertise is situated in the intersection of these disciplines. During my PhD, concerning iSTEM education, I developed learning materials for secondary education in cooperation with teachers, I examined the transfer of concepts of students, and I investigated the assessment methods of teachers.

Technique

During the development of the learning materials, we focussed on 'research by design'. We learned a lot about the collaboration with teachers and between teachers. Furthermore, we learned a lot about the development of learning materials. Qualitative research techniques, such as in-dept interviews and 'teaching-learning interviews' are used for the research about transfer and assessment.

Users

Didactici (STEM) Teacher educators Teachers secondary education Policy makers

Keywords

Secondary education, Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (stem), Assessment

Janssenswillen Paul

teaching methodology - didactics of history education pedagogical historiography: - secondary education - teacher education

Technique

empirical research historical research

Users

teachers teacher educators organizations of education

Keywords

Didactics, History, Educational research, Teacher training

Meeus Wil

Didactics & Psychotherapy

Technique

Theoretical, conceptual, empirical and practice-based research

Users

Teachers, teacher educators and educational organisations. Psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers.

Keywords

Didactics, Psychology, Psychopathology, Pedagogy, Teacher training, Coaching

Pinxten Annie

Didactics of Biology, Physics, Chemistry and the Natural Sciences - (i)STEM education - Scientific literacy (in evolution) - Inquiry-based education - Teacher education Behavioural ecological and Eco-physiological research in songbirds

Technique

questionnaires

Users

biology teachers

Keywords

School survey, School functioning, Natural selection

Schelfhout Wouter

Teaching methodology of Economics and Business Administration Entrepreneurial education Teacher education Teacher professionalization Subject-specific learning communities School policy Learning psychology

Technique

Quantitative and qualitative research methodologies Mixed methods Case study research

Users

Teachers, teacher training institutions, schools, communities of schools, macro-policy

Keywords

Education policy, Educational innovation, Professionalization, Teacher-student relationship, Learning, Education, Education system, Teacher training

Simons Mathea

Didactics: - FLE – français langue étrangère - ELE – Español como lengua extranjera Foreign language acquisition, learning and teaching: - reading skills - self efficacy and teacher efficacy - foreign language anxiety

Technique

Quantitative ((web)survey) and qualitative methods (e.g. focus groups)

Users

Language teachers Language learners Schools (secondary and adult education)

Keywords

French language, Competence, Autonomous learning

Smits Tom

I. Educational Sciences (1) German and English Teaching Methodology: German and English as a Foreign Language (DaF, TEFL) (2) (Foreign Language) Teaching : learning and communication strategies, differentiation, e-learning (CALL) II. Applied and Variational Linguistics

Technique

Research methods in Education and Applied Linguistics: - qualitative and ethnographic research (observation, interview, CA, grounded theory) - case studies - (quasi-)experiments - meta-analysis and reviews - action research - mixed methods Research Methods in Variational Linguistics: - Empirical Research: survey, interview - Corpus Analysis

Users

- Teacher Educators - Language Teachers and Learners - (Applied and variational) Linguists

Keywords

Language variation, Foreign language learning, Applied linguistics

T'Sas Jan

- Speaking and listening skills: experimental research on the learning effects of exploratory talk during collaborative activities - Language study: development of learning tools by means of which, via an inductive approach, students develop linguistic insights through practical language skills - Media literacy: development of an assessment tool which enables students, teachers and teacher educators to map their media literacy competencies - Reading motivation: qualitative study on reading motivation in the Flemish teacher training curricula and education practice + development of tools which merge reading motivation with the use of e-media

Technique

Mixed methods

Users

- Researchers, teachers, teacher educators, education specialists, education policy makers

Keywords

Listening comprehension, Talking skills, Education, Speaking, New media, Reading skills, Language studies

Van Ouytsel Joris

Dr. Joris Van Ouytsel focuses his research on the influence of digital media on romantic relationship experiences and sexuality among adolescents, from both a communication studies perspective as well as a public health perspective. He has two main research interests: 1) sexting: the exchange of self-made sexually explicit pictures and 2) cyber dating abuse: the use of digital media within romantic relationship to control, stalk or harass a romantic partner. He uses both quantitative methods (large scale longitudinal surveys; SEM and logistic regressions) as well as qualitative methods (focus group research). Joris also published studies on online self-disclosure, the use of social media, advertising literacy, and media literacy.

Technique

Experience in conducting large scale sureys on sensitive topics with young people. Experience in analyzing data sets using SEM and logistic regressions. He also is experienced in conducting and analyzing focus group research

Users

Research: other researchers in the field of communication studies and public health Practice: pratcitioners such as (school) counselors, (school) psychologists, school nurses, teachers, and any professional or organization providing advice and counsel on young people's media use. The results of this research are also relevant to parents and policy makes.

Keywords

Ict, Media-use, Privacy, Cyberbullying, Social media, Media sociology, Media and ict in organisations and society, Sexting, Intimate partner violence, Dating violence, Dating

Vandervieren Ellen

Pre- and post measurements, quantitative data analysis, literature review, in depth interviews, focus groups, Delphi study

Technique

Quantitative and qualitative research

Users

Colleagues, education professionals, students, business and government

Keywords

Experimental study, Didactics, Mathematics education, Teaching profession, Teaching method