The Excellence and Innovation in Education chair wants to maintain and further develop the quality of and connections in Zeeland education through practice-based research and new initiatives. The chair is a partner of all schools in the region.
The importance of learning together in a learning culture is central to the chair. In addition, (distributed) leadership and the connection with the environment are important. "That connection concerns the continuous line from early and pre-school education and primary education to higher education, but also the connection between education, government and the professional field," says professor Patrick van Schaik.
Regional knowledge centre
He believes that there is a joint responsibility for education and training in Zeeland. "As a lectureship, we will contribute to this through research. "The importance of education for a province like ours is enormous. As a university of applied sciences, we share responsibility for the education of children and young people with primary, secondary and vocational education. What happens elsewhere affects us and vice versa. If things don't go well in primary or secondary education, we will have a problem too. That is why, as a lecturer, we want to be a regional knowledge centre for educational innovations together with partners in education."
Patrick van Schaik delivered his lectoral speech on 21 April: 'Towards a shared responsibility for education and training in Zeeland'.