Graduate Research Assistant
Bregje van Geffen is a doctoral student in the Learning, Literacies, and Technology Ph.D. program at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. She earned her Master of Science degree in educational innovation from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Before she moved to the U.S. she was appointed as project management and lecturer at the HAN University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands where she focused on educational change through personalized learning and creativity. In her research, she aims to contribute to a better understanding of how teachers can establish successful bottom-up educational innovation. She specifically focuses on the process of imagining possible scenarios for future education, how these scenarios are considered in the light of all stakeholders, and how they are used to create education that prepares each student for a successful role in society of the present and future. Her research interest is situated on the intersection of teachers’ development, imagination, creativity, futures thinking, and learning ecologies.