About the department

The Department of Education aims to contribute to maximising the quality of education, study programmes and learning. A characteristic feature of the department is that educational insights are applied directly in the Bachelor's, Master's and teacher training programmes.

Contact
Phone: 030 253 2141
Department Manager
Phone: 030 253 3778
Professor
Head of Department

Martinus J. Langeveld building

Martinus J. Langeveldgebouw
Address: 
Heidelberglaan 1, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 30 253 47 00 (reception)

Opening hours: 
Mon7:15-22:00
Tue7:15-22:00
Wed7:15-22:00
Thu7:15-22:00
Fri7:15-20:30
SatClosed
SunClosed
Research

Our research into learning and teaching seeks answers to the following questions:

  • What is required in order to improve learning processes?
  • How can school and university students improve their learning performance?
  • How can teachers improve their competence in their subject?
  • How can ICT resources be used most effectively?
  • What is the role of the teacher in the learning process?
  • How can the social climate in the classroom be improved?
Teaching

Our department is involved in several Bachelor's and Master's programmes. We also provide the general didactic component in all grade-one teacher training programmes at Utrecht University. In this, we work closely with other faculties that provide the subject-related component. In addition, we offer the education minors that lead to the grade-two teaching qualification, in cooperation with other faculties.

Staff

The staff website includes extensive information about the staff in the department.