Evelyn van de Veen has been working as a teacher and teacher trainer since 2000. She combines experience with a solid conceptual basis, and has completed an extensive training programme for trainers by Karin de Galan at School voor Training. In 2012 she set up her own business evandeveen.
From 2007 until 2012 Evelyn was a teacher trainer and part of the Higher Education team at the Centre for Lifelong Learning in Education (Centrum voor Nascholing, CNA) in Amsterdam. She developed and taught general teaching skills courses for lecturers in Higher Education, both in Dutch and in English. She also taught courses that focus on developing lecturers' teaching skills in English.
Before joining CNA, Evelyn worked for Delft University of Technology, first as an English teacher, later on as a teacher trainer and educational advisor.
She has a degree in Classics from the University of Groningen, and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh. After graduating, she worked for Canon Research Centre Europe in the UK for more than seven years, initially as a researcher in the area of Natural Language Processing, later on as the manager of a research group.
evandeveen teaches assessment modules within University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) programmes as well as tailor made courses and workshops.
Clients include Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, University of Amsterdam, University of Malaya, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands Maritime Technology.
Every now and then, Evelyn writes a LinkedIn post on education and assessment. (Click here for articles in Dutch.)
Even at Harvard, students don't read the book. Unless... How Harvard professor Eric Mazur uses assessment to get students to work. (27 november 2015)
Seriously? Advice for tricky teaching situations. (2 december 2014)
Evelyn has written a book (in English and Dutch) on designing assignments for assessing students.
The book provides practical answers to questions like these: how do I go about designing a complex assignment?
What information needs to be included in the assignment
that is given to students? How do I make a good assessment sheet or rubric?
And how do I design an assignment that is suitable for group work?
Publisher: communicatiereeks.nl. ISBN 978-90-825499-0-4 (26 october 2016)
Evelyn is co-author of the chapter "Management educators are asleep at the wheel: Integrating the topic of sleep into management education." C. M. Barnes, M. E. Schouten & E. van de Veen
In the book: Work and Sleep. J. Barling, C. M. Barnes, E. Carleton & D. T. Wagner (Eds.) Oxford University Press: London. ISBN 9780190217662 (21 april 2016)
With Delft University of Technology Evelyn made this short video clip that uses an analogy to explain the principles of test analysis.