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Dr. Jan Folkert Deinum

Dr. Jan Folkert Deinum

Jan Folkert Deinum (Jan Folkert is the full first name) is assisting professor of teacher education and educational ICT consultant at the University of Groningen. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Groningen in 2000. He became an assistant professor in teacher education in 1999. His main task in teacher education is on teaching educational science and supervising teacher trainees in their in-service practice. Since 2007 he is also manager international affairs he is responsible for several international projects, including the JoMiTEinitiative, two capacity building projects in South Africa and an ICT implementation project in Macedonia.

Summary of work experience

  • 2007-date Manager international affairs, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 2002-2007 Project manager of various educational ICT projects, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Some projects are:
    • Developing a virtual learning community with streaming video cases for teacher educatio
    • Developing a content management system for university teachers where they can find how to use ICT in their educational design
    • With 9 European centers for teacher training developing a pedagogy for using digital portfolio’s in teacher education
    • Developing a curriculum design model for using streaming video sources in journalism and history educationEvaluating the use and implementation of a virtual learning environment in university education and secondary education
  • 1999-date Assistant Professor in Teacher Education, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 1995-1999 Project manager, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 1993-1996 Educational Researcher Assistant, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Educational record

  • 2000 Ph.D. Psychological, Educational and Sociological Sciences, University Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 1994 MSc Educational Science: University Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 1992 BA Teacher education mathematics and science, Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden, Groningen, The Neterlands
  • 1988 VWO, Bogerman College, Sneek, The Netherlands
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