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He started as a non-certified teacher when he was 20 yrs old, teaching Dutch Language and Literature at a school for secondary education, where he taught for 17 years, mostly parttime, combining teaching, other jobs and studies.
He studied at Leiden University, while teaching at secondary education:
He did his PhD research at the University of Amsterdam, when still teaching Dutch in secondary education
Until 2007 you could find Gert on Saturdays on soccer fields in the region: he was a certificated soccer referee (KNVB), milder in his decisions than you may expect. In his free time he trains a German shepherd dog, called Beer (Dutch for Bear). On the photo in the intro above, he is preparing the other dog, the Dutch shepherd dog Storm, for a round of ski wandering in Bodmen, Oberwallis (Switzerland). Storm died in July 2007.
On the left handed photo; Beer is looking for something, while his friend Anak walks away, giving up. Beer never give up. Click for more Beer below; Beer in Switzerland, October 2007.
Gert and Hetty owned an old-timer Mercedes Camper bus and travelled --slowly slowly -- through Western Europe.
He likes organizing events. He co-ordinated the SIG WRITING of EARLI (1995-1999), organized with Huub van den Bergh the SIG WRITING 1994 in Utrecht. In August 2009 he was conference programme manager of the EARLI 2009 conference in Amsterdam. See photo's at EARLI conference website, link below. In August 2014, he organized with Amsterdam & Utrecht colleagues the EARLI SIG WRITING Conference and Research School: Conference & Research School on Writing Research. With Monica Koster, Renkse Bouwer, Huub van den Bergh, Saskia Rietdijk & Martine Braaksma.The 25th anniversary of the SIG WRITING. The credo was: Writing is fun! In 2018 he is involved in organizing the SIG WRITING Research School in Ghent as member of the organizing committee. With Luuk van Waes en Denis Alamargot he established the Journal of Writing Research. With Eric Esperet (France) he developped the book series Studies in Writing, now published by Brill (the Netherlands), with now more then 30 volumes.
In 1996, with Ken Watson (Australia) he set up the international Association for the Improvement of Mother tongue Education, now transformed into ARLE. Within that association he organized conferences and established a scientific journal, initially with Mary Kooy (Canada): L1 Educational Studies in Language and Literature.
Beer died in July 2011, bone cancer. In August, our dog trainer Monique found a new German Shepperd dog for us. We called him Beer too (sometimes 'Little Beer, compared with 'old' Beer).
On the photo: Beer II Winter 2012, age 2yrs.10 months.
Gert Rijlaarsdam taught International courses (English)
1. Links to key publications, presentations, activities of the informal Smikkel/Yummy Yummy Club, and all publication
2. References to PhD dissertations I was involved in as (co-)supervisor
3. Scientific activities I am involved in: editorship, editorial board, coordinator, conference organizer.
4. Our Research Lab Staff and Research Programme.
Here you will find the dissertations I was involoved in as (co-)supervisor, as associate professor or later as full professor)
Jannemieke van de Gein (1991). The sense of sentence. Effects of grammar skills on aspects of writing profiency. F unded by the National Foundation of Educational Research: SVO). Co-supervised by prof. Dr G.J. de Haan (then Utrecht University, moved to Groningen University, now emeritus).
Rob Schoonen (1991). Constructie en validering van gestructureerde stelopdrachten voor zesdeklassers [Construction and validation of structured writing tasks for eight graders. Funded by the National foundation of Educational Research: SVO). Co-supervised by prof. Dr G.J. Mellenbergh (University of Amsterdam). Current position: Rob is a full professor at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands) for Applied Linguistics
Amos van Gelderen (1992). Fonetisch en linguïstische validatie van oordelenover spreekprestaties [Phonetic and linguistic validation of ratingof oral performances ] Funded by the National Foundation of Scientific Research: NWO). Co-supervised by Prof. Dr L. Pols (University of Amsterdam ).
Michel Couzijn (1995). Transfer in het moedertaalonderwijs (VF): directieve en betogende teksten [Transfer in L1-education: directive and argumentative texts] (1991-1995). Funded by the University of Amsterdam). Co-supervised by Prof. Dr B.H.A.M. van Hout-Wolters, University of Amsterdam.
Marianne Overmaat (1996). Empirische studies naar effectieve schrijfdidactiek.[Empirical Studies in Written Composition Methodology] . Funded by the National Foundation of Educational Research. Co-supervised by Prof. Dr K. de Glopper (University of Amsterdam , now Groningen University).
Current position: retired from UvA
Tanja Janssen (1998). Literatuuronderwijs bij benadering [Approaches in Literature Education]. Funded by the University of Amsterdam. Co-supervised by Prof. Dr S. ten Brinke (Utrecht University).
Current position: Associate professor, UvA
Martine A.H. Braaksma (2002). Learning to write by observation of models : 1996-2002. Graduated May 2002. Funded by the University of Amsterdam and the International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Education (IAIMTE). Co-supervised by Prof. Bernadette A.H.M. Van Hout-Wolters (Amsterdam), & Dr. Huub H.van denBergh (Utrecht).
Current position: staff member Dutch Advisory Council for Educ Sla op ation (the Hague, the Netherlands)
Hein Broekkamp (2003). Learning to represent task demands. Thesis work was funded by the University of Amsterdam. Co-supervisors: Bernadette van Hout-Wolters (Amsterdam), Huub van den Bergh (Utrecht).
Current position: staff member Dutch Council for Education, The Hague.
Isabelle de Ridder (2003). Hyperlinks & Vocabulary Learning from texts in L2 . Funded by the University of Antwerp. Co-supervised by Prof Dr Luuk van Waes (Antwerp).
De Maeyer, S.A.J.H. & Rymenans, R.M.C. (2004). Onderzoek naar kenmerken van effectieve scholen. Kritische factoren in een onderzoek naar schooleffectiviteit in het technisch en beroepssecundair onderwijs in Vlaanderen. Diss UU. Co-supervised by Prof dr Frans Daems (Antwerp), Prof. dr Peter van Petegem (Antwerp), Dr. Huub van den Bergh (Utrecht).
Trinh, L.Q. (2005). Stimulating learner's autonomy in language education . A curriculum innovation study. Funded by NUFFIC/MHO-projects. Co-supervisedby PeterBimmel (Amsterdam , Netherlands).
Marleen Kieft (2006). Adapting instruction to students' writing strategies: Effects on writing and learning. Funded by the University of Amsterdam and the International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tong ue Education (IAIMTE). Co-supervised by Prof. dr Huub van den Bergh (Utrecht).
Rita Rigo-Toth(2007). Co-supervised by Dr Christine Ure, Uiversity of Merlbourne, Australia.
Ton Koet (2007). Polder English in Dutch ears . Co-supervised by Prof Dr Huub van den Bergh, Utrecht/Amsterdam
Theo Witte (2008). Het oog van de meester. Funded by the University of Groningen.Co-supervised by prof. dr D. Schram (Amsterdam)& prof. dr A. van Essen (Groningen)
Mariet Raedts (2008). De invloed van zelfeffectiviteitsverwachtingen, taakkennis en observerend leren bij een nieuw en complexe schrijftaak. [The effect of self-efficacy expectations, task knowledge and observational learning in a new and complex writing task]. Co-supervised by Frans Daems (Antwerp) and Luuk van Waes (Antwerp).
Elke van Steendam(2008). Effective instructional strategies in collaborative revision in ESL. The effects of Two empirical studies. Co-supervised Lies Sercu (Leuven), with Huub van den Bergh (Utrecht/Amsterdam) as advisor.
Daphne van Weijen (2009). Writing processes, text quality, and tasks effects Empirical studies in first and second language writing. Co-supervised with Huub van den Bergh (Utrecht/Amsterdam) and Ted Sanders(Utrecht)
Achter de lijn.Vier empirische studies over ontluikende stelvaardigheid. [The story behind the line. Four empirical studies on writing by third and fourth graders of primary school.( 24 April 2010). Co-supervisors: Prof Kris van den Branden (Leuven, Belgium), Prof Huub vanden Bergh (Utrecht, the Netherlands), and Dr. Sven de Maeyer (Antwerp, Belgium)
Stinulating intercultural intellectual capabilities in intercultural communication.Testing an innovative course design.Dissertation. Appendices. 23 November 2010. Co-supervisor; Prof. Dr Lies Sercu, Leuven , Belgium.
Observe and Explore. Empirical studies on Learning in creative writing and visual arts. May 15th, 2012. Funded by University of Amsterdam. Co-supervised by Dr Tanja Janssen, GSTL, Prof Dr Huub van den Bergh (advisor).
June 19th, 2012, Utrecht. Funded by Utrecht University. Co-supervised by Prof. Dr Huub van den Bergh (Utrecht) and Prof. Dr Ted Sanders (Utrecht).
November 28th, 2012, Amsterdam. Funded by Mekong Delta Grant and University of Amsterdam. Co-supervised by Prof.Dr Wilfried Admiraal (Amsterdam, now Leiden) and Dr Tanja Janssen (Amsterdam)(
De Taal van oplossingen. Een empirisch begrippenkader voor oplossingsgerichte interactie. Available in Dare
November 27th, 2013, Amsterdam. No grant, candidate's personal investment. Co-supervised by Dr Resi Damhuis, Marnix Academy (Utrecht)
February, 2014, Utrecht. No Grant, candidata's own investment. Co-supervisor Prof. Dr Huub van den Bergh (Utrecht)
November 27th, 2016, Amsterdam. Grant by NWO Lerarenbeurs. Co-supervised by Prof. Dr Wilfried Admiraal (Amsterdam, now Leiden).
December 17th 2015, Amsterdam. Grant by Gooise Scholen Federatie & University of Amsterdam. Co-supervised by Dr Martine Braaksma & Dr P. Bimmel
The Research in Language, Literature & Arts Education Lab Staff (with links to personal websites)
Former: Dr Martine Braaksma (2002-2015), Dr Michel Couzijn (2000-2014), dr Marleen Kieft (2006-2007),
Current: dr Tanja Janssen (1992 - xx), Dr Daphne van Weijen (2014 -- xx), Dr Marrit Van de Guchtt (2016--xx), Dr Suzanne Adema (2014-xx), Dr Elke van Steendam (Leuven/Brussels/Antwerp
|Consultant for Methodology & Statistics||Prof. dr Huub van den Bergh (Utrecht University)|
|Co-supervisors||Prof dr Wilfried Admiraal (Leiden), dr Tanja Janssen (Amsterdam), Dr Martine Braaksma (Amsterdam), Dr Elke van Steendam (Leuven), Dr. Suzanne Adema (Amsterdam(|
|PhD Candidates (ILO)||Marie-Therese van de Kamp (MA), Marloes Schrijvers (MA), Martijn Koek (MA), Saskia Rietdijk (MSc), Suzanne Luger (MA), Chelsea O'Brien (MA, MA), Anouk ten Peze (MA), Liselore van Ockenburg (MA), Nina vandermeulen (MA, Antwerp), Brenda van den Broek (MSc, Antwerp).|
|Extra Muros||Madelein van Baalen, MA (TheaterSchool Rotterdam); Bob Wilkinson, MA (Maastricht University); Mujgan Büyükbaş Kara (MA; Turkey),|
Member of the Didactiek Commissie Nederlands, ca 1974-1980. From 2000-2004 he was appointed as research professor for the Vereninging van Leraren in Levende Talen, following prof. dr Gerard Westhof, and followed by prof. dr. Huub van den Bergh.
In 2017 he set up a continuation of the Didactiek Commissie Nederlands, called Werkgroep Onderzoek en didactiek Nederlands (Working Group Research and Instruction Dutch Language and Literature Education. In May 2018 he was elected as chair of the Association for Teacher of Living Languages, section Dutch, with 1400 members.
Restyling Levende Talen (journal for language teachers) (1999-2001) into two publications, a Magazine and a Scientific Journal, introducing new formats and journal formula's, together with Monique van Hootegem, setting up a new team of editors etc.
DCN-cahiers, publication series of the Didactiek Commissie Nederlands