Joost is an assistant professor at the Research Institutute of Child Development and Education. His research interests focus on the motivation for learning of different types of learners (e.g., elementary and secondary school students, teachers, and employees in general). Moreover, he is interested in the professional learning and development of teachers.
Joost finished his research masters degree in educational sciences in 2012. From 2012 to 2016 he wrote his Ph.D thesis on Secondary school teachers' motivation for professional learning. In this dissertation he investigated to what extent teachers are motivated for their professional learning and how this motivation develops. In addition, he investigated how teachers' motivation for professional learning is related to factors in their work environment and their reported performing of learning activities.
Currently, Joost is involved in projects on the relationship between stress experiences and the learning of students and teachers, how coaching can improve secondary school students’ self-regulated learning, the motivation of judiciary employees to apply training content on the job, and the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2024.
2021 TALIS 2024 - Research on the working conditions and learning environment of teachers and school leaders – OECD & Dutch Ministry of Education, through the Netherlands Initiative for Education Research
2019 The role of resilience and future time perspective in teachers’ and students’ dealing with stress and self-regulated learning – the Netherlands Initiative for Education Research
2021 Educational sciences teacher of the year 2020-2021, University of Amsterdam
2023 Educational sciences teacher of the year 2020-2021, University of Amsterdam