PhD Research: A Responsive Curriculum for Teacher Education
Because there is a lack of knowledge on how to design, develop and evaluate responsive curricula in teacher education, this study focuses on the design perspective. Subsequently, the scientific contribution is design knowledge on responsive curricula that can be used inside and outside Utrecht University of Applied Sciences.
Besides curriculum design knowledge in general, the outcomes of this PhD research can be used to redesign teacher education curricula. Therefore, Archimedes Institute (14 teacher education programs) and its partnership schools, participate in this research. To validate the results also other teacher education institutes are involved in the study.
01 February 2020 - 31 January 2024
The overall PhD study follows a model of design based research in education including three design steps: 1) analysis/exploration, 2) design/construction, and 3) evaluation/reflection. The longitudinal study is carried out in a cluster of five science teacher education programs. Furthermore, three interview studies are conducted to increase quality and transfer.