‘Motivating Learning Environments’ has become an increasingly important subject of discussion in secondary (special) education in recent years. In a motivating learning environment, pupils and students feel good about themselves. We would like to know if pupils and students do indeed thrive and perform better in this environment. I find it a challenge to involve practitioners in the field of secondary education as well, in order to shape learning from practical assignments through collaboration between lecturers, students, pupils and researchers. I am very much looking forward to working on this theme together with all those involved.’Professor Motivating Learning Environments
Lectorate Motivating Learning Environments
Five secondary (special) education school boards in Zeeland are initiating the professorship Motivating Learning Environments. The research will therefore largely focus on Zeeland's education. Precisely because it differs from the practice in Rotterdam in a number of respects, it is possible to examine whether or not mechanisms are context-dependent.