Personal profile

Ancillary activities

  • Vygotskij Foundation | Amsterdam | Chair | 2015-01-17
  • ThiemeMeulenhoff | Amersfoort | Member editorial board | 2016-01-01

Last mutation Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam (2016-02-03)

Personal information

Chiel van der Veen is an assistant professor in Educational Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His current research focuses on the effect of productive classroom talk on the promotion of oral communicative competence in children in the early grades of primary school. He holds a Master's degree (MSc) in Theory and Research in Education (cum laude) and a Bachelor's degree (BSc) in Primary Teacher Education.

From July until September 2015 he was appointed as visiting scholar at Clark University, department of Education with prof.dr. Sarah Michaels. Besides finishing his dissertation, he is PI of a NRO-funded research project on the effect of mind mapping in early childhood classrooms, PI of a NRO-funded project on the effect of dialogic classroom talk on young children's social competencies, supervisor of a PhD-project on the relation between oral communicative competence and social acceptance in early childhood education, and editorial board member of 'de Wereld van het Jonge Kind'.

Photo by Tim Mooij-Knip, www.mooijknip.com

Grants

Total grants received: € 136.531
 
2017 - Project leader (PI) for piloting a new initiative of the Dutch Organization for Educational Research (De Kennisrotonde; NRO/NWO) within the department of Educational and Family Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: € 12.500,-
 
2017 - Open competition grant (PI) for practice oriented eductional research (phase 1) from the Dutch organization for Educational Research (NRO/NWO): € 20.000  
 
2016 - Open competition grant (PI) for practice oriented educational research from the Dutch Organization for Educational Research (NRO/NWO): € 96.820
 
2015 - Talent Fund of the Faculty of Psychology and Education for a 2-month visiting scholarship at Clark University, Worcester, MA: € 3550
 
2013 - Equipment Fund of the Faculty of Psychology and Education for purchasing cameras and microphones: € 3652

Prizes and Awards

2016 - Teacher talent award (DocenTalentprijs) for best junior lecturer (<10 year experience) in the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Runner-Up.

2016 - Best junior lecturer in the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

2015 - My MSc student and intern Femke van der Wilt was awarded the NVO thesis price for best master’s thesis in the field of educational sciences in the Netherlands and Flanders (supervision together with dr. Claudia van Kruistum).

2015 - Best teacher in the Faculty of Psychology and Education, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Runner-Up.

2014 - My BSc student Femke van der Wilt was awarded the second price (honorable mention) for her bachelor’s thesis during the Student Research Conference 2014 (supervision together with dr. Claudia van Kruistum).

​2011 - Best master’s thesis in the Faculty of Psychology and Education, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Runner-Up.

2008 - Nominated for the OnderwijsTopTalentPrijs for the best national bachelor’s thesis in the field of teacher education

Education / Academic qualification

Educational Studies, PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1 Jul 20121 Jul 2017

Primary Teacher Education, Bachelor, Christelijke Hogeschool Ede

Research and Theory in Education, Master, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Research Output 2008 2018

Ondersteunen van communicatieve vaardigheden in de kleuterklas

Gosen, M., van der Veen, C. & Hiddink, F. Jan 2018

Research output: Other research outputPaper

Advances in research on classroom dialogue: learning outcomes and assessments

van der Veen, C. & van Oers, B. 1 Apr 2017 In : Learning and Instruction. 48, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewEditorial

Boosting early childhood students’ literacy skills by using mind maps

Koster, M. P., van der Wilt, F. M., van Kruistum, C. J. & van der Veen, C. 2017

Research output: Other research outputPaper