Ruben Vanderlinde

Ruben Vanderlinde

Department of Educational Studies at Ghent University


I am Ruben Vanderlinde. I am a professor at the Department of Educational Studies at Ghent University, the coördinator of the research group ‘Teacher Education & Professional Development’, and currently responsible for the Teacher Education programme of Ghent University. I teach “Educational Innovation” and “Pedagogy of Teaching” at the bachelors and masters of Educational Sciences, and “Teaching Methodology” in the Teacher Education programme at Ghent University.


My research interests are in the field of educational innovation, teacher induction, teacher education and training, professional development, and the integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education. I publish widely on these topics, both in ISI listed journals and more practitioner-oriented journals. I am methodologically experienced in mixed method research.

Background information

I am a founding member of InFo-TED (International Forum for Teacher Educator Development), a visiting research scholar at the Curry School of Education (University of Virginia) and at the Open University of Catalonia (Barcelona), and chairman of the steering committee for the Flemish educational programme for teacher educators. During the last years, I was a member of the EAPRIL-board  (European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning) and secretary of the VFO (Flemish Forum for Educational Research).