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Bloemert, Jasmijn; Paran, Amos; Jansen, Ellen; van de Grift, Wim – Language Learning Journal, 2019
Understanding students' perspectives on the foreign language (FL) curriculum could be considered as a vital step in curriculum design and lesson planning. This study drew on data provided by a single open question survey to investigate the perspective of Dutch secondary school students (N = 635) from 15 different schools with regard to the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Benefits, Secondary School Students, Curriculum Design
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Huijgen, Tim; van de Grift, Wim; van Boxtel, Carla; Holthuis, Paul – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
The aim of this explorative study was to develop and test a pedagogy aimed at promoting students' ability to perform historical contextualization. Teaching historical contextualization was conceptualized in terms of four pedagogical design principles: (1) making students aware of the consequences of a present-oriented perspective when examining…
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Pretests Posttests, History Instruction, Curriculum Development
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Huijgen, Tim; van Boxtel, Carla; van de Grift, Wim; Holthuis, Paul – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2017
An important goal of history education is to promote the student's ability to perform historical perspective taking (HPT). HPT refers to the ability to understand how people in the past viewed their world at various times and in various places to explain why they did what they did. In this study, we assessed a sample of 15- and 16-year-old…
Descriptors: Perspective Taking, History Instruction, Logical Thinking, Mixed Methods Research
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Huijgen, Tim; van de Grift, Wim; van Boxtel, Carla; Holthuis, Paul – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2017
Since the 1970s, many observation instruments have been constructed to map teachers' general pedagogic competencies. However, few of these instruments focus on teachers' subject-specific competencies. This study presents the development of the "Framework for Analyzing the Teaching of Historical Contextualization" (FAT-HC). This…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), History Instruction, Teacher Competencies, Content Validity
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Bloemert, Jasmijn; Jansen, Ellen; van de Grift, Wim – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2016
There is an increasing awareness that the inclusion of literature in foreign language (FL) curricula can be beneficial to language learners. Especially, the move towards integrated language and literature curricula is gaining ground. In this study we investigated the way English as a foreign language (EFL) is approached in Dutch secondary…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; van de Grift, Wim; Maulana, Ridwan – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2016
The teaching profession faces a shortage as well as a decline of teaching skills. A possible way to mitigate this is to implement evidence-based induction arrangements. Seventy-one schools with 338 beginning secondary education teachers were randomly allocated to an experimental or a control group. The experimental schools used induction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teaching Skills
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Maulana, Ridwan; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; van de Grift, Wim – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2015
The present study examines the development of a measure tapping students' perceptions of (pre-service) teachers' teaching behaviour to explore the practical value of such a measure in teacher education and teacher professional development programs. From a sample of 1,635 students of 91 pre-service teachers teaching in secondary education in The…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Test Construction, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Huijgen, Tim; van Boxtel, Carla; van de Grift, Wim; Holthuis, Paul – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
Historical reasoning competencies play an important role in history education. However, valid and reliable large-scale measurement instruments to assess these competencies are scarce. This study considers two instruments for measuring students' ability to perform historical perspective taking (HPT) as a historical reasoning competency. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Perspective Taking
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Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; Slof, Bert; van de Grift, Wim – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
This study examined the (1) effects of a supportive program (i.e., induction arrangement) on beginning teachers' (BTs') psychological processes after a period of 1 year and (2) psychological paths of influence of the arrangement. Participants (56 Dutch secondary schools with 143 BTs) were randomly allocated to two conditions. Experimental schools…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Psychological Patterns, Secondary School Teachers