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Organization profile

Organisation profile

The area of scientific research realised by the Department of Educational Sciences is situated in the large field of education and training. The research activities range from theory building to the investigation of educational practice and from local management and implementation strategies of education policies to the study of educational systems for international comparison. Current or recently finished research topics are more specifically located in the following content areas: For the unit of "General Education": 1. Educational policy and equity; 2. Information and communication technology in education (classroom level, school level, policy level); 3. Implementation of metacognitive strategies in schools and classes; 4. Development of quality indicators at system level (classroom processes and school functioning); 5. Evaluation of "lifelong learning" - initiatives from the European Union. For the Unit of "Special Education": 1. Depression at children's age; 2. Psychological and social guidance of cancer patients; 3. Conflict handling in residential settings; 4. Functioning of special school for children mentally retarded. Joint research activities: 1. Inclusive education in Flanders; constraints and implementation strategies; 2. Effectiveness of training modules in inclusive education at teacher training level. The different units of the department participate in international research and development programmes in the same content areas.


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