Van Kan obtained his PhD at Leiden University in 2013 on research into teachers' pedagogical ideas. Pedagogical values and ideals give direction to action in concrete educational situations. Again and again, the central question is ‘what is in their best interest at this moment for these students in this situation, and why?’ Individual teachers and teacher teams will have to continuously keep this question in mind in order to do justice to each pupil.
- Researcher in the field of strengthening the pedagogical dimension of education at HAN University of Applied Sciences
- Board member of VOR (Netherlands Educational Research Association)