Director / Professor of Educational Sciences
Wilfried Admiraal (staff member since February 2012) is a Full Professor Educational Sciences and director of ICLON Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching. He graduated in Social Psychology and in 1994 he defended his PhD-thesis on teachers’ coping strategies with stressful classroom events. He is chair of the research program Student engagement and achievement in open online higher education of the Centre for Education and Learning of the strategic alliance of the universities of Delft, Leiden and Rotterdam.
He is and has been involved in various national (SURF, NRO, NWO) and international educational projects (EU Framework programs, Life Long Learning programs and Erasmus+ programs) on the use of technology in secondary education, teacher education and higher education. He currently supervises more than 25 PhDs. His line of research is to provide insights in how to support active learning in secondary and higher education. More specifically, it examines 1) how learning environments (tasks, materials, tools) should be set up in order to be effective and efficient and 2) how teaching should be organized in order to stimulate learners to interact with learning content. More information on projects and publications: https://sites.google.com/site/wilfriedadmiraal/.