Berend van der Kolk

Berend van der Kolk is an associate professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and author of the book De meetmaatschappij [Translated: The Measurement Society]. He taught courses on performance measurement at universities in the UK, Spain and The Netherlands.

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The Perils of Measuring Performance, Inside and Outside Academia

Quantification can reformulate something as complex and multidimensional as teaching into a one-dimensional score. And such a score gives the possessor a sense of control and understanding. But, given the implications of quantification, this is an illusion.

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