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

Full Professor
prof. dr. M.F. (Marieke) van der Schaaf
  • Utrecht Center for Research and Development of Health Professions Education



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 (123)

What makes an expert university teacher? A systematic review and synthesis of frameworks for teacher expertise in higher education

van Dijk Esther E., van Tartwijk Jan, van der Schaaf Marieke F., Kluijtmans Manon 13 okt 2020, In: Educational Research Review. 31

Expertise development in volumetric image interpretation of radiology residents:what do longitudinal scroll data reveal?

van Montfort Dorien, Kok Ellen, Vincken Koen, van der Schaaf Marieke, van der Gijp Anouk, Ravesloot Cécile, Rutgers Dirk 8 okt 2020, In: Advances in Health Sciences Education. 26 , p. 437-466 30 p.

De roep om adaptieve professionals

van der Schaaf Marieke, van Tartwijk Jan, Schuurmans Marieke 28 sep 2020, In: Opleiding en Ontwikkeling. 3 , p. 8-13 6 p.

Onderwijs is interactie

van der Schaaf Marieke, Baartman Liesbeth, Mainhard Tim 25 jun 2020,

Supervisor and Student Perspectives on Undergraduate Thesis Supervision in Higher Education

van der Schaaf Marieke, Agricola Bas, Prins Frans J., van Tartwijk Jan jun 2020, In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research. p. 1-21 21 p.

CAREDUCATION:Onderzoek en Ontwikkeling van Onderwijs in de Gezondheidszorg’

van der Schaaf Marieke 17 jan 2020, 30 p.

Hoe leraren hun expertise ontwikkelen

van Tartwijk Jan, van Dijk Esther, Kluijtmans Manon, van der Schaaf Marieke 2020, p. 82-92 11 p.

Heat Map Analysis in Radiological Image Interpretation:An Exploration of Its Usefulness for Feedback About Image Interpretation Skills in Learners

Rutgers D. R., van der Gijp A., Vincken K. L., Mol C. P., van der Schaaf M. F., Cate Th J.ten 2020, In: Academic Radiology. 28 , p. 414-423 10 p.

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.

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