Platform Opleiding, Onderwijs en Organisatie (PLATO) - The Netherlands

PLATO is a centre for research and development in education and training. We work both in regular education and in corporate training. It belongs to the Leiden University in the Netherlands. Since its founding in 1983 PLATO has gained experience and expertise in various fields of education and training. Both research and development of training programmes, training materials and other educational arrangements, like simulations and new media, are included in the realm of projects of the centre. PLATO works both inside The Netherlands as abroad.

For more information visit the PLATO website.


Contact: Jaap van Lakerveld

Director of PLATO, an independent research centre established by and linked to the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. His field of expertise is psychology of learning. It covers learning within educational settings as well as learning of professionals in work environments. Throughout his career he worked as a researcher and consultant in in-service teacher education, vocational and adult training, and human resources development. In this last area he completed a PhD study.  In his work he engaged in a wide variety of international projects with fellow researchers from European and other countries.

E-mail Jaap van Lakerveld


Last Modified: 29-06-2010