Education is the key to sustainable social and economic development. Learning is important in every stage of a person's life, for social and personal development. Learning is something we do almost every day: at home, at school, through the internet, at work. With this research programme we want to gain insight into these learning processes and how they can be improved, tailored to the differences between learners.

Learning is something we do nearly every day: at home, at school, through the internet, at work.

Research Programme

Within the faculty theme Education and Learning, we study the development of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that individuals need for optimal participation in society, and how education can support this. We study how informal and formal education contexts from early childhood to adulthood can be coordinated so as to provide powerful environments for learning and development across contexts. Read more >>

Raising future generations

Raising future generations

The programme Raising Future Generations contributes to fundamental knowledge on the development, socialisation and education of children, youth and adults - including professionals in care and education - in order to address urgent societal issues.

Raising Future Generations is an interdisciplinary programme in which researchers of the faculty themes Education and Learning and Child and Adolescent Studies (CAS) closely collaborate. The programme is embedded in the university’s research themes Dynamics of Youth and Institutions for Open Societies and participates in the NWO Gravitation programme Consortium of Individual Development (CID).


Examples of our research