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Brussels Research Centre on Innovation in Learning and Diversity

Department of Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

The Brussels Research Centre on Innovation in Learning and Diversity (BILD), promotes interdisciplinary collaboration for educational innovation and change. It works as an eclectic collection of researchers and educators with diverse backgrounds and experience, generating ideas and implementing projects with the potential to transform education.

BILD programs share the common purpose of promoting social inclusion in educational priority areas and implementing innovative learning environments. The research group combines its multidisciplinary expertise on personalised and self-regulated learning; teachers’ professional development; educational technology; arts and cultural education; and management and leadership in order to extend knowledge on change processes in education.

​BILD is part of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and hosted within the Department of Educational Sciences (EDWE). The department is research-based and internationally oriented, offering several high-quality educational programs in instructional and educational sciences. 

 

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PROFESSORS & RESEARCHERS

​This directory provides a brief overview of the BILD research team: professors, post-docs, and PhD students. Each profile image is hyperlinked providing redirection to respective academic profiles.

Professor
LOMBAERTS Koen

Email
Koen.Lombaerts@vub.be

Research
Self-Regulated Learning, Educational Innovation, Lifelong Learning Environments
Professor
DE BACKER Free

Email
free.de.backer@vub.be

Research
cultural education, arts mediation, informal learning
Professor
MEDNICK Fred

Email
fred@twb.org

Research
teacher development, comparative education, policy
Professor
STRUYVEN Katrien

Email
Katrien.struyven@vub.ac.be

Research
Differentiated instruction, Assessment for learning, Student-centred Approaches
Professor
ZHU Chang

Email
chang.zhu@vub.be

Research
Innovative teaching & learning, Blended Learning, Online Learning
Professor
DE DONDER Liesbeth

Email
liesbeth.de.donder@vub.be

Research
Ageing, Social Inclusion, Community development
Professor
DE PRYCK Koen

Email
koen.depryck@vub.ac.be

research
Management and Innovation, Educational Change, Lifespan Education
Visiting Professor
Prof. dr. DE GREEF Maurice

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Research
Adult education & policy making, innovating learning-environments
Professor
ELIAS Willem

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Research field
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Professor
ENGELS Nadine

Email
Nadine.Engels@vub.be

Research
Curriculum Development, Professional Development, Teacher Education
Professor
VANWING Tom

Email
tvwing@vub.ac.be

Research
Community and Sustainable Development
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Doctoral Researcher
MULS Jaël

Email
Jael.Muls@vub.be

Research
Social Media, Secondary Education, Informal Learning
Doctoral Researcher
TRIQUET Karen

Email
Karen.Triquet@vub.be

Research
Technology-Enhanced Learning, Self-Regulation, Systemic Change
POST-DOC RESEARCHER
PEETERS Jeltsen

Email
jeltsen.peeters@vub.ac.be

Research
Self-Regulated Learning, Educational Innovation, Adult Learning
Doctoral Researcher
THOMAS Valérie

Email
valerie.thomas@vub.be

Research
Self-Regulated Learning, Parent Involvement, Secondary Education
Doctoral Researcher
LI Shihua

Email
shihli@vub.ac.be

Research
Open Educational Resources, Self-Regulated Learning, Higher Education
Doctoral Researcher
BEERNAERT Ben

Email
Ben.Beernaert@vub.be

Research
Trust, Student-Teacher Relationships, Secondary Education

SARI Lufi

Doctoral Researcher
Lufi Kartika Sari

Email
Lufi.Kartika.Sari@vub.ac.be

Research
Transformative Learning, Teacher Development, Disadvantaged Areas

WANG Renfeng

Post-Doc Researcher
WANG Renfeng

Email
Renfeng.Wang@vub.ac.be

Research
Learning Barriers, Adult Education, Ageing Stereotypes

VANSLAMBROUCK Silke

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Email
Silke.Vanslambrouck@vub.ac.be

Research field
Silke Vanslambrouck graduated in 2011 as a teacher in primary education and in 2014 as a master in the pedagogical sciences at the University of Ghent. Now, she is working as a doctoral student at the Department of Educational sciences at the Vrije Univer

LOMBARDI Loredana

Email
loredana.lombardi@vub.ac.be

Research field
Loredana Lombardi is a PhD student at the Department of Educational Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.She has a background in teaching and educational policies. Her research focuses on development of media literacy and critical thinking through e

BAETGE JAHN Vladena

Email
vbaetgejahn@me.com

Research field
Vladena Bätge Jahn is a PhD student at the Department of Educational Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Vladena conducts Design Based Research of active learning experiences in higher education. In both design and research, she is focused o

BLIECK Yves

Email
Yves.Blieck@vub.ac.be

Research field
Yves Blieck is a PhD researcher at the department of Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in the field of quality improvement. His research focuses on institutional quality improvement of online and blended learning in adult education.

Dr. BROSENS Dorien

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Email
dorien.brosens@vub.ac.be

Research field
Dr. Dorien Brosens is a postdoctoral research at the Department of Educational Sciences, where she is involved in several research projects about prisoners' participation in prison programs (e.g., sports, education, vocational training) and their active i

BYL Emmeline

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Email
Emmeline.Byl@vub.ac.be

Research field
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COCQUYT Céline

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Email
ccocquyt@vub.ac.be

Research field
Celine is working on a PhD project, entitled ‘socially inclusive ICT-based adult education’ at the Department of Educational Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her main research interests are adult (basic) education, online and blended learning a

CROUX Flore

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Email
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Research field
Flore Croux is doing a joint PhD at the Department of Educational Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Department of Special Needs Education of the University of Ghent. Her research interests focus on the participation, involvement and needs

DE PAEPE Liesbeth

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Research field
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DIEP AHN Nguyet

Email
diep.anh.nguyet@vub.ac.be

Research field
Anh Nguyet Diep is a PhD researcher at the department of Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in the field of ICT-based adult education. Her research focuses on blended learning with students’ learning, satisfaction, and online interaction as

GARCIA BOTERO Gustavo

Email
gustavo.garcia.botero@vub.ac.be

Research field
Gustavo García Botero is a Spanish, English and French language teacher. He is a PhD researcher in Educational Sciences. His research interests include language teaching and learning, educational technologies, mobile learning, and adult education.

GAVIN Karlene

Email
kanngav@yahoo.com

Research field
Karlene Gavin holds a Masters degree in Science Education (2009) and a Masters degree in Nutrition (2000) from the University of the West Indies, Mona. She has served twenty (20) years as an educator in the field of science education. She has taught at bo

GHEYSSENS Esther

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Research field
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GRIFUL Julia

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Email
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Research field
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HE Tao

Email
Tao.He@vub.ac.be

Research field
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HIEN VO Mien

Email
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Research field
Minh Hien Vo is currently a PhD researcher at the department of Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in the field of blended learning in higher education. His research interest centers around blended learning implementation and the respective

KAWHAA Mark

Email
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Research field
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LORELI Sara

Email
Sara.Loreli.Diaz.Martinez@vub.ac.be

Research field
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MACHUMU Haruni

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Research field
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MUGENYI Kintu

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Research field
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PHILLIPSEN Brent

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Email
Brent.Philipsen@vub.ac.be

Research field
Brent Philipsen is a PhD researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, at the department of Educational Sciences. His research targets teacher professional development for online and blended learning in adult education and training.

Dr. PYNOO Bram

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Email
Bram.Pynoo@vub.be

Research field
Bram Pynoo is an experimental psychologist (Ghent University) who obtained his PhD in Psychology through research on the Acceptance of Information Systems (2012, Ghent University). Since August 2016, he is affiliated to the VUB as scientific collaborator

SANTIAGO C. Christina

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Email
Christina.Soledad.Campo.Santiago@vub.ac.be

Research field
A PhD Student at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, her current research is on educational practices in entrepreneurship to support the sustainable development of local communities in Colombia. Christina holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from

TERRAZAS-MUNOZ Marisela

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Email
Terrazas.Munoz.Marisela@vub.ac.be

Research field
Marisela Terrazas-Muñoz is a PhD student at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Faculty of Educational Sciences. Her main research areas are education for citizenship and education for peace. She is currently working on a case study in Juarez, Mexico. T

VAN LAER, Hilde

Email
Hilde.Van.Laer@vub.ac.be

Research field
Hilde Van Laer is Phd researcher at the department of Educational Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her research is part of the Adult Learners Online project (ALO!). Her research topic is the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) of existing and new on

VAN TIEGHEM Wendelien

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Email
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Research field
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Current Projects

To see and learn more about the diverse ongoing projects coordinated and/or collaborated upon by the research team, please click on the project logo and/or image of interest.

TMAIL Project


The Teacher Mobile Application for Innovative Learning (TMAIL). Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

ALO! Project


Adult Learners Online! ’(ALO!) Blended and Online Learning in Adult Education and Training'.

Active Learning Spaces


An educational innovation project based at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel that aims to enable co-creation, social design-thinking, and peer-to-peer learning.

TICKLE Project


Adaptive Persuasive ICT Tools to Tackle School Burnout Among Youngsters In Brussels.

TICKLE Project

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Foriner Project


Providing Education to foreign EU prisoners across EU Prisons. Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

TeachUP


TeachUP (Teacher UPskilling Policy experimentation) is a policy experimentation, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

FIPP Project


Foreigners Involvement and Participation in Prison (FIPP). The project aims to develop a culturally sensitive model on prison participation.

Teachers Without Borders


Teachers Without Borders connects teachers to information and each other in order to close the education divide.

Teachers Without Borders

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ICT in Education

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ICT in Education


Blended intensive three-year program connecting ICTs with teaching excellence for pre-service and employed teachers.

Others

Future Projects


To be added upon confirmation.

Past Projects

To see and learn more about the diverse projects coordinated and/or collaborated upon in the past by the research team, please click on the project logo and/or image of interest.

GR-EAT project

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Procrustes Project

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Cultuur in de Spiegel

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ComACE

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Activity Participation of Prisoners

Main contact: Dorien Brosens dbrosens@vub.ac.be

Prisoner's Participation and Involvement

Main contact: Dorien Brosens dbrosens@vub.ac.be

Studiekeuze en leerloopbanen in het DKO

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Projects


Future terminating projects to be added.

Research and Updates

To see and access the collection of research produced by BILD academics - articles, working papers, book chapters, conference papers and more - please consult the VUB Research Online Portal (PURE)

Research


VUB Academic Portal

PURE Portal

Publications


Department Archive

EDWE Publications

University Press


News and Updates

VUB Today

GETTING IN TOUCH

INDIVIDUAL RESEARCHERS, see respective details here.

PROJECT-RELATED QUERIES, consult the project coordinators here.

OTHER BILD-RELATED QUESTIONS (research opportunities, collaborations, internships, etc.), feel free to email us!

Address


Department of Educational Sciences | Faculty of Psychology and Education | Vrije Universiteit Brussel | Boulevard de la Plaine 2 | 1050 Ixelles

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Contact Details

BILD Research Team Email
BILD.VUB@gmail.com

Education Department Secretariat
+32 (0)2 629.13.10