Prof. Jan van den Akker is Director General of SLO (Netherlands Institute for Curriculum Development). Besides, he is Professor Emeritus in the domain of Curriculum Design and Implementation at the University of Twente. He has worked internationally, including supervision and consultancy for many R&D projects in various continents (Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America).
His main areas of expertise are:
- curriculum policy making
- curriculum development in interaction with teacher learning and school development
- design and evaluation of curriculum materials
- methodology of design research in education.