Dr. Patrick Sins

    Professor Learning

    Patrick Sins will focus on strengthening the formative actions of lecturers and teacher educators. In doing so, he contributes to the ambition of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences to give a powerful impulse to the professional development of prospective and existing teachers and teacher educators in the region by conducting practice-based research.

    About the professor

    Patrick Sins completed the study Cognitive Psychology at Maastricht University. There he focused on the study and teaching of statistics, competence development, multimedia and learning, computational approaches to learning and theories for educational design. Then, during his PhD, he focused on studying the nature of students reasoning during computer-based modelling. Currently, he wants to use a sociocultural approach to learning to analyse and explain professional development in innovative knowledge communities.

    Other activities

    Sins also works as a professor in Innovative Education at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences. His mission is to develop and promote innovative perspectives on education based on critical syntheses of the education science literature on the one hand and conducting practice-based research on the other. He coordinates various research projects in the areas of educational effectiveness, teacher professionalisation, broad education and self-regulated learning. Sins obtained his doctorate from the University of Amsterdam in 2006 with research into the reasoning skills of secondary school pupils in science subjects.