The ICO educational programme provides a conceptual basis and organizing framework with the aim of supporting PhD candidates to develop themselves to the highest possible level of professional researcher in the field of education and training. To this end, ICO establishes formal educational structures and networks of PhD candidates together with experienced researchers to build communities of learning and practice.

Course registration regulations
Course registration procedure and fee

ICO Courses 2019-2020

year- theme
Course name
Theme group
19-T3 Learning in and for vocations and professions Dr. Renate Wesselink
Dr. Simon Beausaert
Prof. dr. Elly de Bruijn
Michael Hoven
8-9 October
21-22 November
3 december
Registration deadline 1 September

Location: Utrecht or Den Bosch (t.b.d.)

20-T7 Schools and the Societal Context of Education: An introduction to research in comparative and international education using international large-scale assessment (ILSA) data. Dr. Magda Isac (RUG)
Dr. Bieke de Fraine (KUL)
Marinda Spithoff (RUG, PhD)
January 27 & 28 2020
February 27 & 28 2020
registration deadline: 17 December 2019

General and Methodological Courses

19-ICF ICO Introductory Course Fall Prof.dr. Sanne Akkerman (UU)
Dr. Michelle Helms-Lorenz (RUG)
3 October, 2019
19 November 2019
Registration deadline 24 August
20-ICS ICO Introductory course Spring Prof.dr. Diana Dolmans (UM)
Prof.dr. David Gijbels (UA)
30 March, 2020
12 May, 2020
Registration deadline 9 February 
19-MQLF Qualitative Research (basic) Dr. Thea van Lankveld (UU)
Dr. Anne de la Croix (VU)
31 October – 1 November, 2019
28-29 November, 2019
Registration deadline: 22 September
20-MQLS Qualitative Research – spring (Advanced) Dr. Jasperina Brouwer (RUG)
Dr. Mayra Mascareño Lara (RUG)
20-ISS ICO International Spring School 16-20 March, 2020
Rolduc Abbey, Kerkrade