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/co-Pi of multiple NRO-funded research projects, co-PI of a ZonMw project, Comenius Teaching Fellow, supervisor of multiple PhD-projects (Eline van Rossum, Elizabeth Wynberg, Pablo Muruzábal Lamberti, Mireille Smits, and Jannette Prins) 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, City of Amsterdam and Fontys OSO.
Download my full curriculum vitae (last updated October 2020).
Photo credits: © Jessica Brouwer
*We welcome Jannette Prins as new PhD-student to our group. Find out more about her work.
*Our former student Mireille Smits received a doctoral grant for teachers.
*We received funding from NWO (40k in total) to write two project proposals
*New paper (In Dutch) on cultural historical pedagogy as a narrative about good education
*We have a new lab, ICE lab. Interaction and Communication in Education. More info here: http://icelab-vu.nl/