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

COURSES 2023-2024

This table and further information on the courses and dates will be updated in due time.

  • Indicated course days relate to physical meetings, unless otherwise indicated
  • To obtain a course certificate, attendance is mandatory on all course days, unless they are optional components.
Thematic courses 
Theme groupCourse / subjectCourse coordinators/TutorsMeeting dates
23-T3Workplace learning: Learning in and for vocations and professionsRenate Wesselink
Simon Beausaert
Elly de Bruijn
Christine van Nooijen MSc.
Postponed… new dates will be announced soon
23-T6Conducting Educational Design ResearchSusan McKenney
Ruben Vanderlinden
– 28/29 September 2023
– Poster 13 October upload
– 30 November/1 December
Registration Deadline: 1 September 2023 
24-T8Using assessment and feedback to make learning visible for all –  Innovative assessment research and implications for practiceJudith Gulikers (WUR)
Liesbeth Baartman (OU)
7 December 2023
1 February 2024
27 February 2024
Registration deadline: 29 October 2023
24-T7Education & SocietyEddie Denessen (RUN)
Hanke Korpershoek (RUG)
Anne van Leest (UU)
28 March 2024
4 April 2024
16 May 2024
23 May 2024
Registration deadline: 16 Febr. 2024
General or methodological Courses
24-PhEPhilosophy of EducationAnders Schinkel (coordinator)
Johannes Drerup
Michael Merry
afternoon of 31 May, 14 & 21 June 2024 (start at 13:00h)
Registration deadline: 25 April
24-MQLQualitative research methodology (Advanced)  Jasperina Brouwer
Mayra MascareƱo
11-12 April 2024
23-24 April 2024
24-RWorkshop R and RStudioSven De Maeyer
Tine van Daal
17,18,19 April 2024
Registration deadline 27 March 
23-ICFICO Introductory course Fall 2023Liesbeth Kester
Huib Tabbers
4 October 2023
16 November 2023
Registration deadline 27 Augustus 2023
24-ICSICO Introductory course Spring 2024  Tim Mainhairdt.b.d. 2024
24-NSSICO National Spring School 21&22 March 2024

Looking for something else? Also check our page on courses that are given by other parties: Non-ICO Courses