Our society is in constant flux. This also has an impact on professional practice in a variety of domains. Research in the field of learning and innovation helps people and organisations to optimise their actions in today and tomorrow’s dynamic professional practice and society.

Preparing people for the future – both personally and professionally

Which knowledge and competences do people require to optimally participate in their organisation and society? We seek to answer this important question in our practice-based research. We focus on professional practice and specifically on professionals in education.

Dynamic learning environment Elly de Bruijn

“We focus on the quality of the provided education and professional practice and create added value for lecturers and other trainers, professionals and organisations.”

Elly de Bruijn Director of Learning and Innovation and Professor of Vocational Education

Constant change calls for continuous development

We use our research to develop innovative approaches and learning content for students, professionals, trainers and organisations. Through these efforts, we facilitate the effective connection between education and specific professional practices.

Life-long development

We immediately implement our insights and results within the HU’s teaching institutes. Besides working together with the education sector, we also partner with research institutions and the private sector: in a society where things can no longer be taken as a given, further education and retraining are the order of the day.

the research groups

Daan Andriessen | Professor | Methodology of Practice-Based Research

Daan Andriessen

Professor Methodology of Practice-Based Research Show profile
Cok Bakker | Professor | Research group Normative Professionalisation

Cok Bakker

Professor Normative Professionalisation Show profile
Elly de Bruijn | Professor | Research group Vocational Education

Elly de Bruijn

Professor Vocational Education Show profile
Anita Cremers | Professor | Research group Co-Design

Anita Cremers

Professor Co-design Show profile
Paul Drijvers | Professor | research group Mathematics Education

Paul Drijvers

Professor Mathematics Education Show profile
Anita van Essen | Researcher | Co-design research group / Research group Behaviour & Conversation in digital transition

Anita van Essen

Professor Co-design Show profile
Rick de Graaff | Professor | Research group Foreign Language Education

Rick de Graaff

Professor Foreign Language Education Show profile
Dan Greve | Lecturer / Researcher | Methodology of Practice-Based Research

Dan Greve

Professor Methodology of Practice-Based Research Show profile
Remko van der Lugt | Professor | Research group Co-Design

Remko van der Lugt

Professor Co-design Show profile
Nicolien Montesano Montessori | Associate professor | Normative Professionalisation

Nicolien Montesano Montessori

Professor Normative Professionalisation Show profile
Listte Munneke | Senior lecturer | Methodology of Practice-Based Research

Lisette Munneke

Professor Methodology of Practice-Based Research Show profile
Elwin Savelsbergh | Professor | Research group Science and Technology Education

Elwin Savelsbergh

Professor Research group Science and Technology Education Show profile
Marlies van Steenbergen | Professor | Research group Digital Smart Services

Marlies van Steenbergen

Professor Digital Smart Services Show profile
Johan Versendaal | Professor | Research group Digital Smart Services

Johan Versendaal

Professor Digital Smart Services Show profile

Partnerships

We believe in working together with experts from the field on the joint development of knowledge relevant to the complexity and dynamism of professional practice. This has resulted in numerous partnerships with knowledge institutions and educational institutions, public organisations, government agencies and international partners in the business services sector. Do you have a research question relating to learning and innovation? We would be happy to discuss it with you.

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Labs and centres of expertise

We work together with various Labs and Centres of Expertise to exchange and disseminate specific knowledge and expertise. See what they can do for you:

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