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 Sciences, 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), editorial board member of ‘de Wereld van het Jonge Kind’ and ‘Pedagogiek’ and co-founder (together with Anne de la Croix) of ICE lab. Visit Chiel’s website for more information on his research and publications:

Specialties: Educational research, Developmental Education, classroom discourse, children’s oral communicative competence, productive classroom dialogue, Dynamic Assessment, abstract thinking, language development, narrative competence, cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT; Vygotskij), teaching in primary and higher education, qualitative and quantitative research, professional development of teachers.