Chiel van der Veen is an assistant professor (tenured) in Educational Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His current research focuses on dialogic classroom talk in primary and higher education, play-based learning, and the development of children's social competencies (including oral communication, theory of mind, and social status). He holds a Doctor's degree (PhD) in Educational Scienes, 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. He is PI of two NRO-funded research projects, co-PI of a ZonMw project, Comenius Teaching Fellow, supervisor of multiple PhD-projects (Eline van Rossum, Elizabeth Wynberg, and Pablo Muruzábal Lamberti) and editorial board member of 'de Wereld van het Jonge Kind' and 'Pedagogiek'.
In his projects, Van der Veen collaborates closely with teachers, teacher trainers and, educational developers such as Baas in Burgerschap, Bureau Hagenaar, De Activiteit, Stichting Taalvorming, and Fontys OSO.
Download my full curriculum vitae (last updated April 2019).
Photo credits: © Jessica Brouwer
*Two new research-assistants joined our group. Welcome Floor van der Steijle and Lara Bodewitz
*Two new PhD-students joined our section in collaboration with iPabo: Elizabeth Wynberg and Tessa Slim
*Two new papers in Contemporary Educational Psychology & Social Development
*Great news: we received a grant (100.000) from NWO/NRO for our research on the effects of dialogic classroom talk on young children's social competencies
*We have a new lab, ICE lab. Interaction and Communication in Education. More info here: http://icelab-vu.nl/