Maaike Koopman | Researcher

Maaike Koopman


Dr. Maaike Koopman is an associate professor for the Research groups Vocational Education and Working in Education at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. She is an expert in the field of students’ learning processes. Her research projects focus on the question how students learn and how teachers can (learn how to) optimally support student learning, now and in the future.

Maaike is involved in practice-based research projects about students’ learning processes, with a particular emphasis on teachers’ role in stimulating their deep learning. Her current research projects deal with the nature of students’ learning processes in vocational education and supporting these learning processes by means of innovative, challenge-based learning environments.

Maaike is an educational scientist and has a teaching degree for primary education. She obtained her PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology and worked there as assistant and associate professor. Maaike is co-promoter of several PhD projects. She is an experienced teacher educator and is registered at the Dutch Association for Teacher Educators.


  • Student learning activities
  • Learning processes
  • Teacher professional (identity) development



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Maaike Koopman | Researcher

Maaike Koopman

  • Researcher
  • Research groups: Vocational Education, Working in Education