Call for AIO representatives and board member in the VNOP Board 2016-2018



The VNOP board is looking for
1) local AIO representatives from all Dutch and Belgian universities that participate in the VNOP, for a period of two years. The position of representative means that you participate in the organization of AIO activities.
2) One of these local representatives will be selected as board member of the VNOP.… Continue reading

Call for nominations for the biennial VNOP Dissertation Prize


This biennial prize is granted to the best dissertation written by VNOP members and it consists of a certificate and 250 euro.

You are a VNOP member, and at least one of your (co-)promotors is a VNOP member.
You defended your thesis between the first of March 2014 and the first of March 2016.
You submit a digital version of your thesis, together with a plea from your supervisor in which he or she argues why your thesis deserves to receive the Prize, to the VNOP secretary ( before the first of March 2016.… Continue reading

Defense Marlenny Guevara

Titel: Peer Interaction and Scientific Reasoning Processes in Preschoolers

Plaats – Promotie: December 10, 2015, 11 uur: Academiegebouw, Broerstraat a, Groningen

The defense will be in English.

Jonge kinderen zijn vaak goed in het omgaan met en exploreren van nieuwe situaties. Op het eerste gezicht kan hun gedrag er misschien chaotisch uitzien, alsof ze maar wat doen, maar in wezen is hun gedrag vaak heel creatief.… Continue reading

The University of Groningen invites applicants for a full professor position in Developmental Psychology

The text below is a selection, follow the link to read the full text.

The developmental psychology group is a motivated and determined research group with a key interest in studying change processes in human behaviour during the life span. The group studies typical and atypical developmental trajectories, thereby focusing on a wide range of topics within social, emotional, perception-action, and cognitive development, for example learning, diagnostics, language and identity.… Continue reading

Defense Annemie Wetzels, RuG 29 oktober: Curious Minds in the Classroom

Defense Annemie Wetzels
29 oktober, om 16.15. Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Curious Minds in the Classroom:The Influence of Video Feedback Coaching for Teachers on Science and Technology Lessons
The first aim of this dissertation was to develop and describe a coaching program for teachers (Video Feedback Coaching for Teachers, in short VFC-T) that influences teacher’s behavior in order to stimulate pupils’ scientific reasoning.
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Vacature vakgroep Ontwikkelingspsychologie Groningen

In Groningen is een vacature voor een UD bij ontwikkelingspsychologie, volg de link meer informatie.

The department of Psychology at the University of Groningen invites applicants for a tenure track position in ‘Talent Development & Creativity’. This function consists of both education (50%) and research (50%). The candidate will participate in the setup of a thematic program around talent development and creativity, a joint venture of the departments of Developmental Psychology, Work and Organisational Psychology, and Psychometrics and Statistics.… Continue reading

Concerns the coming VNOP conference

Concerns the coming VNOP conference

**English version below***

Beste deelnemers aan VNOP2014,

Binnenkort (op 20 en 21 mei aanstaande) is al weer het tweejaarlijkse 
VNOP-congres in Wageningen. De deadline voor aanmelding is 10 mei 2014. 

Op dit moment zjn er geen kamers meer beschikbaar in het conferentiehotel,
maar er zijn in de nabije omgeving nog andere overnachtingsmogelijkheden 
(zoals De Wageningse Berg, of het PCTPlus Hotel in Ede).
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Promotie Steffie van der Steen, 8 mei 2014 in Groningen

Op 8 mei 2014 om 11 uur  zal Steffie van der Steen promoveren op het proefschrift

“How does it work?”
A Longitudinal Microgenetic Study On The Development Of Young Children’s Understanding Of Scientific Concepts

Plaats: Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5 in Groningen

Prof dr. P.L.C. van Geert

Dr. H.W. Steenbeek
Prof dr. A.E.M.G. Minnaert
Prof.… Continue reading

Colloquium Perspectives on the Effectiveness of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)

Colloquium Perspectives on the Effectiveness of
Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)

Organizer: Groningen Institute for Educational Research (GION) – University of Groningen

Special guest: Catherine E. Snow (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Date: April 9, 2014
Time: 14:30 to 17:30 hours
Place: Senaatskamer (Academy Building, University of Groningen)
Broerstraat 5, 9712 CP Groningen
The notion that ECEC can make a difference for child development finds nowadays little opposition.… Continue reading