Ilja Boor is a senior teacher and neuroscientist in the bachelor program Psychobiology at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam. She was recently appointed as co-chairman of the Comeniusnetwork. This is a new and dynamic platform for accredited educational innovators who are committed to improving higher education and the higher education system.
The central theme of Ilja’s teaching revolves around stimulating student-centered learning. This was implemented in her course design of three practical Molecular Biology courses in subsequent years of the bachelor program. Additionally, she was granted two Grassroots programs and a Comenius Senior fellowship which all aim at stimulating student-centered learning. Currently she is implementing these educational innovations in different bachelor programs as project leader at the Faculty of Science Visible Learning Trajectory Project.