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prof. A.J. Visscher (Adrie)

Full Professor

About Me

ProfiIe

I am a full professor at the University of Twente. I am interested in measuring teaching quality validly as a basis for improving teaching quality. In my research I study how teachers can be supported in optimizing the quality of their lessons and their impact on student learning by providing them with feedbackfeedback about the features of their teaching activities (e.g. based on student perceptions, or lesson observations), and feedback about their impact on student achievement. As this kind of feedback can be the starting point of improvement-oriented activities, my research also focuses on how teachers can be trained effectively for differentiating their teaching activities in line with students’ varying instructional needs.

Inaugural lectures

Please click here for my inaugural lecture (in Dutch) on the Relevance of Data-based Decision-making in Education (University of Groningen) and click here for the presentation.

Inaugural lecture Universiteit of Twente

Click here for my inaugural lecture on Developing Teacher Qualities Deliberately (University of Twente) and click here for the presentation.

 

Expertise

Social Sciences
Classroom
Decision Making
Instruction
Learning
Mathematics
Netherlands
Student
Teacher

Research

 

 

Publications

Recent
de Vries, J., Dimosthenous, A. , Schildkamp, K. , & Visscher, A. (2021). The Impact of an Assessment for Learning Teacher Professional Development Programme on Student Learning. Paper presented at 34th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, ICSEI 2021, Auckland, New Zealand.
Wolterinck, C. H. D. , de Vries, J. , Poortman, C. L. , Schildkamp, K. , & Visscher, A. (2021). Assessment for Learning: The impact of a Professional Development Programme on Students’ Metacognitive Strategies.. Paper presented at 34th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, ICSEI 2021, Auckland, New Zealand.
de Vries, J., Van Gasse, R. , van Geel, M., Van Petegem, P. , & Visscher, A. (2021). Assessment Techniques and Students’ Ownership: Differences in Formative Assessment Practices between The Netherlands and Flanders. Paper presented at 34th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, ICSEI 2021, Auckland, New Zealand.
Bijlsma, H. , & Visscher, A. (2020). Smartphone-assisted student feedback to lecturers for better engineering education. In J. van der Veen, N. van Hattum-Janssen, H-M. Järvinen, T. de Laet, & I. ten Dam (Eds.), Engaging, Engineering, Education: Book of Abstracts, SEFI 48th Annual Conference University of Twente (online), 20-24 September, 2020 (pp. 1418-1420). University of Twente.
Visscher, A. J. , & van der Scheer, E. A. (2019). Editorial. School effectiveness and school improvement, 30(1), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1080/09243453.2018.1543788
Other Contributions

 

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Projects

During the last ten years I in cooperation with colleagues have conducted various projects on Data-based decision making (DBDM). In total about 150 school teams were trained for one or two years for DBDM and in the meantime we studied the impact on teaching quality and student achievement.

We just started a joint, NRO-funded, 3-year research project with the University of Groningen in which we study the policy-making capacity of Dutch school boards with respect to the professionalization of their teachers and other staff.

Together with the Dutch School Inspectorate we have developed the digital Impact! instrument for measuring teaching quality through the eyes of the students taught, the teacher who taught, and an internal/external lesson observer: https://www.impactoponderwijs.nl/

The tool is used now for measuring teaching quality in a representative sample of Dutch schools for primary secondary and special education.

 

Current PhD-projects
 
Kyra Meutstege
 
 
Design and evaluation of a teacher professionalization program for instructional differentiation
 
 
Jitske de Vries 
 
Formative evaluation, the effect of a training intervention
 
 
Christel Wolterinck
 
 
Cognitive task analysis of formative evaluation in secondary education
 
Anne Tappel
 
Sustainability of the datateam method
 
 
Pier Siersma
 
Design and evaluation of a digital tool for enhancing strategical knowledge in medical physics
 
 
Hannah Bijlsma
 
Effects of a digital tool for providing teachers with feedback on  lesson  quality
 
 
Paul van Viegen 
 
The use of eye-tracking for studying teachers' monitoring activities for instructional differentiation
 
 
Lucas Silva Didier
 
The use of student perceptions of teaching quality for instructional improvement in Chili
 
 
Miriam Knoef
 
Design and evaluation of a professional development intervention for teaching language and Science & Technology in an integrated manner.
 

 

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 5430
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  5430
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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