Senior Teacher, Netherlands Institute for Curriculum Development
I studied Educational Science at the University of Twente, because I wanted to make a contribution to improving education. There are so many opportunities in education, but there are many problems, too. In my current job at the Netherlands Institute for Curriculum Development (SLO) I have the opportunity to play a part in this because we support the field of education in making content-wise choices and by elaborating curriculum plans and schemes.
In my current job at the Netherlands Institute for Curriculum Development (SLO) I have the opportunity to address these problems, because we support the education sector in making substantive choices and in developing curricula.
SLO works with educational practitioners, policy makers, scientists and the business world. I work in SLO’s research department where I provide support to colleagues in the form of training, workshops and coaching to help them organize evaluation activities within their projects. At SLO we are eager to know the yield of our projects and how we can improve our products and other matters.
I am also the programme coordinator for Curriculum and Teachers. Schools in the Netherlands have a lot of freedom to define their own profile, but they do not always have the appropriate curricula and educational materials. Schools therefore often form teams of teachers to develop these kinds of programmes. Educators are approaching SLO more and more frequently, asking us to provide assistance to school administrators and teachers in these efforts. My task is to bundle these initiatives to arrive at a better harmonization of principles and effects.