prof. dr. M.F. (Marieke) van der Schaaf

Full Professor

  • Center for Research and Development of Education UMC Utrecht

prof. dr. M.F. (Marieke) van der Schaaf


Marieke van der Schaaf, PhD, is full professor of Research and Development of Health Professions Education at University Medical Center Utrecht and a researcher at the department of Education at Utrecht University. She is director of the Center for Research and Development of Education at the Education Center at University Medical Center Utrecht and the former director of the master programme Educational Sciences (2012-2017).

After her study Educational Sciences (1993-1997, cum laude), she was appointed as a researcher, lecturer and course coordinator at the Department of Education, Utrecht University. Her PhD-study concerned the construct validity of teacher portfolio assessment (2000-2005, cum laude, awarded). Besides she led several research projects on educational innovations and performance assessments in secondary education, vocational education, higher education and medical education.

She has been a teacher and coordinator in several courses in undergraduate school, academic master and research master of educational sciences at Utrecht University since 2000, where she also chairs the board of examinations. In particular, she is responsible for courses on topics of assessment and evaluation.

Marieke earned several research grants for projects about performance assessment, feedback, teacher expertise development and digital assessment in medical education. She has been a supervisor of several PhD-students in these themes.
She publishes and presents her work in international journals and at international conferences and frequently serves as a reviewer for international peer-reviewed journals, conferences and grants.

Her research focuses on quality improvement of formative and summative assessments. In particular, she studies how assessment can stimulate professionals’ learning.



1993-1994 ‘Gammapropaedeuse’ Faculty of Social Sciences Utrecht University, with honors

1994-1997 Master Educational Sciences Utrecht University, with honors

2000-2005 Dissertation Educational Sciences Utrecht University, with honors. Title: Construct validation of teacher portfolio assessment. Procedures for improvingteacher competence assessment illustrated by teaching students research skills.Promotores: prof. dr. K. Stokking and prof. dr. N. Verloop.                           

Work experience

1994-1997 Research assistant Process Management Secondary Education, The Hague

1995-1996 Research assistant ‘Onderwijsinspectie’, The Meern

1995-1997 Research assistant of several educational research projects, Utrecht University

1998-2002 Junior Researcher, The Langeveld Institute for Research, Utrecht University working on the research project ‘Assessment of students’ research skills’ (NWO-PROO 1998-2000) and six ‘third stream’ research projects.

2003-2005 Junior Researcher and Lecturer, Educational Sciences, Utrecht University

2005 Basic University teaching qualification

2006 Assistant Professor, Educational Sciences, Utrecht University

2012 Senior University teaching qualification

2012 Associate Professor, Department of Education, Utrecht University

2012 Coordinator master program Educational Design and Consultancy

Public CV Marieke van der Schaaf

Side Activities

    • Lid Raad van Toezicht CVO Scholengroep, Zuid-Oost Utrecht
    • Guest, Utrecht University
    • Lidmaatschap Klankbordgroep ZonMW


Research Output (114)

De rubric ontleed: waarop lijken supervisoren hun beoordeling van onderzoeksvaardigheden te baseren.

van der Schaaf Marieke, Postmes Lieselotte, Bouwmeester Rianne, Bol-Schoenmakers Marianne, K Scager 21 nov 2019,

Why Medical Residents Do (and Don't) Speak Up About Organizational Barriers and Opportunities to Improve the Quality of Care

Voogt Judith J, Kars Marijke C, van Rensen Elizabeth L J, Schneider Margriet M E, Noordegraaf Mirko, van der Schaaf Marieke F 1 okt 2019, In: Academic Medicine. 95 , p. 574-581 8 p.

Speaking up, support, control and work engagement of medical residents. A structural equation modelling analysis

Voogt Judith, Taris Toon W. , van Rensen Liesbeth, Schneider M.M.E., Noordegraaf M., van der Schaaf Marieke 30 sep 2019, In: Medical Education. 53 , p. 1111-1120 10 p.

Conceptualizing teacher expertise:A systematic review of medical and academic teaching frameworks

van Dijk Esther, van Tartwijk Jan, van der Schaaf Marieke, Kluijtmans Manon 25 sep 2019,

The X-games. Improving students' motivaiton and learning in radiology education by serious gaming. Short Communication. AMEE conference 26-28 Aug, Vienna

van der Schaaf Marieke, Huige Josephine, Heste, van S. , Vincken Koen, van der Gijp Anouk 26 aug 2019,

Professional growth in research supervisors' pedagogical content knowledge as result of lesson study. Paper. Earli conference 12-16 Aug Aachen, Germany.

Agricola Bas, Prins F. , van Tartwijk Jan, van der Schaaf Marieke 12 aug 2019,

Learning through the senses

van der Schaaf Marieke 11 aug 2019, In: Medical Education. 53 , p. 960-962 3 p.

Evidence for measuring teachers’ core practices

van der Schaaf Marieke, Slof Bert, Boven L., A. Jong, De 25 jul 2019, In: European Journal of Teacher Education. 42 , p. 675-694 20 p.

Docenten van de toekomst: Ontwikkelmogelijkheden in verschillende taken

van der Schaaf Marieke, van Dijk Esther, van Tartwijk Jan, Kluijtmans Manon 18 mrt 2019,

Teachers’ diagnosis of students’ research skills during the mentoring of the undergraduate thesis

Agricola Bas, Prins Frans J., van der Schaaf MF, van Tartwijk Jan 30 dec 2018, In: Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. 26 , p. 542-562

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