Jasja Valckx

Jasja Valckx

Assistant PhD candidate Department of Educational Studies at Ghent University

Status

I am Jasja Valckx. Since November 2014 I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Educational Studies at Ghent University under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ruben Vanderlinde and Prof. Dr. Geert Devos. Since October 2015 I have been appointed as an assistant within the Department of Educational Studies at Ghent University.

PhD project

The aim of my PhD project is to provide insight into the collaboration and professional development of mathematics and French teachers in departments in secondary schools. My research focuses on the role of teacher characteristics (i.e. self-efficacy, educational beliefs, etc.), the role of departmental characteristics (i.e. departmental leadership, professional learning community characteristics, etc.), and the role of school characteristics (i.e. school leadership, autonomy, etc.) for collaboration (based on departments as professional learning communities) and the professional development of mathematics and French teachers in secondary schools.

Background information

I obtained my Master’s degree in Educational Sciences at Ghent University in 2014.