Utrecht learns Attracting and retaining teaching talent

Due to the increasing teacher shortage, it is important to encourage starting and prospective teachers to continue working in education and the Utrecht region. Commissioned by Utrecht Leert and in collaboration with Perfect Storm, a package is being developed based on research and data collected in knowledge labs.


1) Teacher research: gaining insight into the development and change of professional identity and professional motivation in new teachers.
2) Utrecht Leert teacher panel – new teachers work in knowledge labs on shared issues
3) Utrecht & Teacher package: insights and inspiration for starters


These 3 goals deliver results that are relevant for attracting and retaining teaching talent. At KC LENI, we also conduct accompanying research on learning in an innovative design-oriented approach.


01 April 2021 - 31 December 2021

"It is important to understand why new teachers like to be teachers and what they need for this"

Kristin Vanlommel


The working method is design-oriented and uses the approach developed by the research group Driving Educational Change for knowledge generation in knowledge labs for future-oriented education, the tools and methodologies of the research group Co-design and PerfectStorm's 'future thinking' design approach.

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Kristin Vanlommel

  • Professor
  • Research group: Driving Educational Change