Toon Tierens

External doctoral researcher


KU Leuven; Methodology of Educational Sciences Research Group.

E-Mail: [email protected]

Working title of the dissertation: Platformisation of schools: towards an educational approach

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mathias Decuypere (KU Leuven)
Co-supervisors: Prof. Dr. Sigrid Hartong, Dr. Samira Ali Reza Beigi

Research profile

  • Platformisation and digitalisation of school education
  • Private-public partnerships and education policy
  • Qualitative research methods


  • Since October 2021: PhD student at the faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at KU Leuven, working on the SMASCH (smart schools) project under the supervision of prof. Dr. Mathias Decuypere, prof. Dr. Sigrid Hartong and Dr. Samira Ali Reza Beigi
  • 09/2019 – 06/2021:  Master in Educational Sciences – Studies in Schooling and Bildung

    Master thesis: Care of the self as a prerequisite for “good” educational practice? The contribution of Stanley Cavell’s Emersonian perfectionism

  • 08/20 – 12/20: Research intern at the research group of Education, Culture and Society (KU Leuven) under the supervision of prof. Dr. Jan Masschelein and at LUCA School of Arts (Ghent) under the supervision of Dr. Nancy Vansieleghem.

    Project:  Co-developing a book called ‘Artuarium – the grammar of art school’

  • 09/2016 – 06/2019: Bachelor in Educational Sciences – Social and Cultural Pedagogy

Letzte Änderung: 22. December 2022