With this master’s specialization you can work for example as an educational researcher for the government, as an educational designer for specialised training institutions like the Police Academy, or as an educational advisor for primary and secondary education organizations.
Wiebke Evers, Research Associate at FEX Akademie
Since October 2011, Wiebke Evers is a research associate at the ZNL-project "EMIL - learn to regulate emotions". This project involves the development and evaluation of an integrated approach to the promotion of everyday self-regulation and social-emotional skills in kindergarten. Since 2012 she is also involved in the project "FEX - promotion of executive functions", and gives lectures on the topic "Promotion of executive functions".
Renske de Leeuw, Researcher at University of Twente
Renske de Leeuw graduated in 2011 and is currently working as a researcher at the University of Twente, faculty Educational Sciences on the pilot “Learning gain and Value added”. The aim of the pilot is to develop a new measurement for learning gain that can be used by the Inspectorate of Education as well by schools.
Before this function she participated as data collector in the validation of the FAT (Dutch acronym for Phonological Analyzing Test) for the region Twente.
Marjoke Bakker, PhD. at the Freudenthal Institute
Marjoke Bakker graduated in 2007, her master thesis research focused on how estimating skills can be measured in children. Currently, she is a PhD. student at the Freudenthal Institute in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Digna Hoogenboom, Stichting Movimiento
Digna Hoogenboom graduated in January 2010. In 2009 she started the Stichting Movimiento (together with Marc Brul en Carina Schott). This foundations mission is to start and facilitate projects aiming at education and health enlightenment for children in the rural population in Uruguay. In May 2010 their first project starts.
Marjolein van Klink, PhD. at University of Twente
Marjolein van Klink graduated in 2006, her master thesis research is discussed on the thesis page of this website. After her graduation, she worked as a lecturer/researcher at the Saxion Universities of Applied Sciences where she also contributed to the development of a new curriculum in applied psychology. Currently, she is a PhD. student/lecturer at the department of Instructional Psychology of the University of Twente. Her research focuses on the relation between executive functions ands the development of data reading skills in primary and secondary school children.
Eefje Albers, Junior Consultant at Bright Alley Knowledge & Learning
Eefje Albers graduated in the summer of 2009 in the master program. The main focus of Eefjes bachelor and master programs was on e-learning and educational games. In September 2009 she started to work at Chipsoft as a Technical Writer (Technisch Schrijver) and Junior Consultant. After 6 months Eefje made a switch to Bright Alley (Utrecht, The Netherlands) where she is responsible for the educational design of e-learning and educational games. Bright Alley Knowledge & Learning is specialised in the communication of knowledge with multimedia and the Internet. They develop creative and effective custom-made ideas for (on-line) interactive (business) courses, tests, educative games, multimedia learning tools and public information programs. Eefjes first project is for the Rabo Bank.
An article that was based on Eefjes bachelor thesis is published in the British Journal of Educational Technology. (Meij, H. van der, Albers, E. & Leemkuil, H. (2011). Learning from games: Does collaboration help? British journal of educational technology.) [pdf]
Tijs van den Broek, junior researcher/advisor at TNO
Graduated as a psychologist and industrial engineer on July 1st 2008, I started at TNO ICT at the department of Strategy, Policy, and Innovation. This department is particularly concerned with the impact of ICT on our society. We investigate, for example, how ICT contributes to health, education, governmental services, and social cohesion. As a junior researcher I participate in interesting European and National research projects, which mainly affect for strategy and policy decisions. The knowledge and skills that I gained during my studies in Psychology (Learning & Education) are very useful. At the moment I participate in a project in which we examine the effectiveness of electronic learning environments in secondary vocational education. We perform research together with ROC's and provide our clients with a usable advice.
Alieke van Dijk, PhD at University of Twente
Alieke van Dijk graduated in August 2010, her master thesis research (also discussed on the thesis page of this website) focused on scripted collaborative drawing in elementary education. Currently, she is working as a PhD at the department of Instructional Technology at the University of Twente. Her research concerns the BE COOL! project, focussing on gifted children. [pdf]