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Language Lab

Effective practices for sustainable improvement of language education.

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Ontwikkelkracht co-creation labs

What is the Language Lab?

The Language Lab constitutes one of the two co-creation labs within EducationLab, focusing on addressing language deficiencies among vulnerable students. Within the co-creation labs, we follow the 5D methodology, where we initially investigate the complexities of the problem to then devise suitable solutions and interventions. For instance, within the Language Lab, research is conducted on the effectiveness of existing interventions, such as a summer school; co-creative interventions are established, such as pre-teaching; and valuable knowledge is gathered through literature reviews on early language interventions. Below, you can find more information about these ongoing and completed research projects within the Language Lab.

Detect

5D methode

Diagnose

5D methode

Design

5D methode

Determine

5D methode

Decide

5D methode

Connecting knowledge from experience and science

Sustainable education improvement

How do we work in the education labs?

In the education labs we work according to a clear step-by-step plan. We follow the five steps of the 5D model .

1. Detect

Teachers explore the problem together with researchers.

2. Diagnose

Teachers and researchers make a diagnosis based on literature study, data analysis and simulation models.

3. Design

The researchers and teachers formulate promising interventions. These are then implemented in the form of pilots in educational practice.

4. Determine

The interventions are tested at various schools. Afterwards, both the effectiveness of the interventions and the process are carefully evaluated, and teachers and researchers jointly determine whether the intervention is promising.

5. Decide

In the final step, teachers and researchers decide if and how the intervention can be successfully scaled up.

Team Language Lab

Meet the Language Lab team

Tijana Prokic-Breuer

Tijana Prokic-Breuer

Director and founder

Trudie Schils

Trudie Schils

Senior researcher

Suzanne de Leeuw

Suzanne de Leeuw

Senior researcher

Geertje van Bergen

Geertje van Bergen

Senior reseacher

Mirte Dikmans

Mirte Dikmans

PhD reseacher

Suze van Capelleveen

Suze van Capelleveen

Junior reseacher

Vera Ronda

Vera Ronda

PhD researcher

Derk Branssen

Derk Branssen

Co-creation manager

Mathilde Theelen

Mathilde Theelen

PhD researcher

Partners Language Lab

Within Language Lab, we work together with various partners and schools.