BiographyI am trained as an elementary school teacher, but have never actually taught in schools. The university suited me better, and I actually love to teach. I have always kept an eye on practice, and much of what I write about is somehow connected to educational practice, but not in the sense of suggesting guidelines for practice (which I am against). I read widely and enjoy trying to combine unorthodox perspectives in order to shed new light on educational thought.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Mainly I do philosophy of science, which is also mainly what I teach. My dissertation is on the concept of an educational theory. Recently I have done a lot of work on causation, and I also dabble in argumentation theory. Philosophy of science and argumentation theory go very well together and enrich each other. My interest in narrative theory is perhaps a bit on the sidelines, but gives access to a very different kind of research and literature and thus helps broaden my perspective.
I work hard, I put in many hours per week. But I am also quite good at relaxing when necessary. I enjoy reading crime very much - there is actually a lot to be learned from that. concerning how we think, form hypothesis, test and justify them. I also love to travel, see new places and meet new people - hence I enjoy going to conferences.