Learning and Innovation
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.
Worldview education and normative professionalisation
We are using narrative-biographical research to describe the connection between a personal worldview and the normative professionalisation process.
Studying teachers and professional practice
How is the 'agency' of studying teachers impeded and promoted in professionalisation processes in which education and professional practice work together?
“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.
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 AndriessenProfessor Methodology of Practice-Based Research Show profile
Cok BakkerProfessor Normative Professionalisation Show profile
Elly de BruijnProfessor Vocational Education Show profile
Anita CremersProfessor Co-design Show profile
Paul DrijversProfessor Mathematics Education Show profile
Anita van EssenProfessor Co-design Show profile
Rick de GraaffProfessor Foreign Language Education Show profile
Dan GreveProfessor Methodology of Practice-Based Research Show profile
Remko van der LugtProfessor Co-design Show profile
Nicolien Montesano MontessoriProfessor Normative Professionalisation Show profile
Lisette MunnekeProfessor Methodology of Practice-Based Research Show profile
Elwin SavelsberghProfessor Research group Science and Technology Education Show profile
Marlies van SteenbergenProfessor Digital Smart Services Show profile
Johan VersendaalProfessor Digital Smart Services Show profile
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.
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: