The Dutch Teachers and Policymakers Academy (DTPA), established by TIER, provides teaching and training to professionals in the Dutch education system, at all levels. For instance: the Master of Evidence Based Innovation in Teaching (MEBIT) , but also various courses and modules.
Master Evidence Based Innovation in Teaching (MEBIT)
Evidence-based education means that teachers should be led by facts rather than suppositions or prejudices. Ideas for educational innovation abound, but the question that forms MEBIT’s starting point is: What works? The 2-year, Dutch-language, part-time programme is flexible and uses e-learning intensively, enabling students throughout the Netherlands to participate.
A one-year “pre-master’s” programme designed to ensure that participants have the right competences to successfully complete the MEBIT master’s programme. The programme stresses basic statistics and a scientific attitude and mentality. The programme also stresses educational and research methods.
Centre for Evidence-based Lifelong Learning (CELL)
Centre for Evidence-based Lifelong Learning (CELL) is an initiative of TIER / DTPA. The programme is intended for teachers, policymakers and staff who wish to undertake scientific research to evaluate the effectiveness of policy interventions and innovations in education.
Graduate Programme for PhD-students
The ‘Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research’ at Maastricht University has openings for PhD students in the field of Evidence Based Education.
TIER is an ambitious, inter-disciplinary and internationally oriented research and education group at the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences of Maastricht University. We aim for high quality research which investigates ‘what works’ in education.