I am a full professor at the University of Twente. I am interested in measuring teaching quality validly as a basis for improving teaching quality. In my research I study how teachers can be supported in optimizing the quality of their lessons and their impact on student learning by providing them with feedback: feedback about the features of their teaching activities (e.g. based on student perceptions, or lesson observations), and feedback about their impact on student achievement. As this kind of feedback can be the starting point of improvement-oriented activities, my research also focuses on how teachers can be trained effectively for differentiating their teaching activities in line with students’ varying instructional needs.
Inaugural lecture Universiteit of Twente