The work of Raymond Kloppenburg PhD takes place at the intersection of social work, research, and education. During the course of his career he has delved into the connection between education and practice. In his doctoral research, entitled 'Competently Assessed', he draws a comparison between competency-based assessments of students engaged in a study programme and those already working in professional practice.
Raymond has been working at the Research group Innovative Social Services since 2008. He has conducted various research projects within the 'complex problems' line of research. Since 2016, he has been conducting research within the 'professionalisation' programme line. More particularly, his research is concerned with the innovative capacity of cross-border cooperation within the triangle of practice, research and education.
He was also involved with the development of the new core programme in Social Work at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. At the national level, he was project leader for the development of a shared knowledge base for Social Work educational programmes in the Netherlands. As a board member of EASSW and IASSW, Raymond is currently involved with the international collaboration between social work programmes.
Fields of expertise
- Curriculum development for Social Work
- Internationalisation of Social Work
- Learning networks for Social Work