Education

A Section of the
Department of Human Movement Sciences
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Education

The Education section of the Department of Human Movement Sciences consists of senior and junior lecturers who develop workgroup and practical education and give the HMS bachelor's courses. They act as mentors for the students: in the first year they are the primary contact for the students and refer where necessary to the study advisors. The junior lecturer are also involved in testing and developing course material and are the pioneers of cross-curricular projects such as student analytics and writing education in the first year.
Erik Elings

Erik Elings

Junior lecturer

Erik graduated at the VU in Human Movement Sciences. He also finished educational courses that made him really enthusiastic about teaching. As a junior lecturer, Erik’s focus is on activating students with stimulating questions. He challenges the students to get the most out of themselves.

 
Theo de Haan

Theo de Haan

Senior lecturer

Theo de Haan studied Physics at the University of Amsterdam. Currently he is a senior lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He teaches Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics to students in the Human Movement Sciences programme. During his career, spanning more than 25 years, he has received several teaching awards, including the Faculty’s Professor of the Year Award.

 
Lieke Hollander

Lieke Hollander

Junior lecturer

Lieke studied Human movement sciences at the VU. During her master’s she got her didactic qualification. In small tutor groups, Lieke seeks for optimal ways for helping and motivating students in their learning process. She likes working together with other teachers to develop a better learning environment for the students. She is also part of the Expert group ‘Teaching and learning’.

 
Brenda van Keeken

Brenda van Keeken

Senior lecturer

Brenda's expertise is in exercise physiology but she also teaches scientific writing and supervises literature reviews and bachelor research projects. Brenda is coordinator of the bachelor research projects, the bachelor and master practical internships, and the master seminar.

 
Evelien Kotte

Evelien Kotte

Junior lecturer

Evelien studied Human Movement Sciences at the University of Groningen. During her master’s she chose for the specialization rehabilitation. In the second year she obtained her didactic qualification at the VU. As a junior lecturer, she teaches, develops and innovates bachelor's courses. Evelien is also part of the Canvas team at the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences.

 
Kris Laan

Kris Laan

Junior lecturer

Kris is a product of both the bachelor and the master program Human Movement Sciences in Amsterdam. Through achieving a didactic qualification, he became a junior lecturer. When teaching first-year students, Kris prefers an enthusing and activating teaching style with room for enough personal attention. Kris is also interested in implementing ICT-tools in education.

 
Henk Schutte

Henk Schutte

Senior lecturer

Henk Schutte teaches functional anatomy. He is specialised in living anatomy, dissection and teaching for higher education.

 
Nicole Siers

Nicole Siers

Junior lecturer

Nicole studied Human Movement Sciences in Groningen and received her didactic qualification in Amsterdam. Nicole prefers interactive teaching forms in her first-year tutor groups to actively involve the students in their own learning process. Next to teaching, she likes to develop new education.

 
Martijn Sondorp

Martijn Sondorp

Junior lecturer

Martijn teaches, develops and innovates all freshmen’s courses. He also serves as tutor for 40 freshmen. Martijn is involved in implementing Canvas at the VU which is the new digital learning platform.

 
Dirk Jan Veeger

Dirk jan Veeger

Senior lecturer (PI)

Dirk Jan Veeger studied Human Movement Sciences at the VU Amsterdam and Ergonomics at University College London. He graduated in 1992 on the biomechanics of wheelchair propulsion and has since then continued working in the field of upper extremity (shoulder) biomechanics, in rehabilitation, orthopaedics and sports. Currently he serves as professor in Biomechanics and Sport Engineering at the Vrije Universiteit and as professor in Musculoskeletal Mechanics at the Technical University Delft.

 

Purpose

Personalized teaching en route to optimal progress.

Compass

Our lectures guide our students through the academic maze.
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communicative

Accessible lecturing comes with an open-door policy.

warmly

Small tutor groups and high-expertise lecturing let you feel comfortable.