Dr. D.C.D. (David) van Alten

Martinus J. Langeveldgebouw
Heidelberglaan 1
3584 CS Utrecht

Dr. D.C.D. (David) van Alten

Assistant Professor

David van Alten is Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) in the Graduate School of Teaching (GST) - and the Department of Education. He is involved in the courses Pedagogy (1 & 2) and Professional in Practice (1 & 2), Digital Literacy and Education and ICT. Within the GST, he is coordinator and teacher of the thesis-support-groups for long-time students.

In 2021, he received his PhD on the research topic Flipped Learning entitled: Flipped Learning in Secondary Education History Classrooms: What are the Effects and What is the Role of Self-Regulated Learning? This PhD research was part of a PromoDoc grant, where David combined the PhD research with a job as history teacher at Cals College Nieuwegein. He remained connected to the school until 2023, also in the position of Informationmanager in which he drafted ICT advice and policy for the board of Cals College and HIJN scholengroep.

Current research themes

Digital literacy - digital citizenship - blended learning & self-regulated learning - discussing terrorism
terrorism in the classroom (Ter Info)


Interuniversity Centre For Educational Sciences (ICO) - associate fellow 

Vereniging voor Lerarenopleiders Nederland (Association for Teacher Trainers Netherlands) (VELON) - member


Bachelor of History, Utrecht University

Researchmaster in Ancient Studies, Utrecht University (cum laude)

Master Teacher Education History and Civics (1e graads), Utrecht University (cum laude)

PhD iFlipped Learning in Secondary Education History Classrooms, Utrecht University