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Hendrik van der Sluis

Lecturer

I am currently a lecturer in learning and teaching in higher Education at Kingston University London. I am involved in the delivery and development of the Kingston Academic Practice and Standards (KAPS) framework, Kingston's HEA-accredited framework, and the Introduction to Teaching and Learning programme for staff new to teaching and learning in higher education. Through both programmes it is my intention to support, develop and strengthen staff in their teaching and/or supporting learning, and in their advancement of related scholarship and academic practice.

Before becoming a lecturer I was a learning technologist with a key role in stimulating the engagement of staff with the effective use of learning technologies through staff development and project work. Projects and workshops included academic analytics or data mining, evaluation of e-book readers and digital pens and the effective use of the VLE, audience response systems and e-assessment. I received a university award for my CMALT recognition and contribution to educational technology in 2009. Alongside this role I became increasingly involved in institutional research at Kingston University, evaluating and investigating the impact of various educational programmes, such as academic mentoring, widening participation, progression of international students, and academic skills centres. Some of the projects included externally funded literature reviews.

Before Kingston University my career was strongly embedded in various roles in further education in the Netherlands, providing me with a rich insight in the different dimensions of the educational provision. As senior lecturer in social work in the Netherlands, I prepared students for professional roles in nurseries, retirement homes and working with youth. Besides extensive experience with teaching large and small groups, as module leader I was responsible for the development and quality enhancement of various modules, including sociology, organisational and management, and methodology. As e-learning coordinator for the department of social work I had a lead in the implementation and development of the virtual learning environment and e-assessment platform, and stimulated the growth of blended learning through staff development. As course director, in the years before moving to the UK, I was responsible for the direction and management of social work (MBO niveau 4) with a full- and part-time team, with the equivalent of 15fte and more than 400 students.

My educational and professional qualifications started with a BEd in Theology and Religious Studies of the Hogeschool Inholland Amsterdam (1998), which was followed by a MA (Distinction) in Information and Communication Technology in Education at the Institute of Education, University College London (2011). I am a certified member of the Association of Learning Technology (CMALT), fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2014) and member of The European Association for Institutional Research (EAIR).

Research interests

My scholarly and research interest have evolved and followed my professional roles within education. At a conceptual level I have an interest in the social, philosophical and historical dimensions or context of education. My research has investigated various aspects of higher education, such as, widening participation, progression of international students, and mentoring. Furthermore they have focused on technology enhanced learning, including academic and learning analytics, e-book readers and digital pens. My current interest is evolving around the notion of educational professionalism and professional development in relation to academic practice and scholarship.

Publications

Publications include monograms and conference/keynote presentations – read more in Kingston University's Research Repository (a digital archive of published research produced by Kingston University staff and researchers).

Contact details

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Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice
Kenry House
Kingston Hill campus
Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT2 7LB
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5645

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Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice
Kenry House
Kingston Hill campus
Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT2 7LB
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5645

Contact us

Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice
Kenry House
Kingston Hill campus
Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT2 7LB
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5645

Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice