Thesis supervising

Study  educational theory (pedagogic)  at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

The final assignment of the study Pedagogiek (Pedagogy and Education Science) is to write the thesis.
The thesis is a product or assignment for a client in the work field of the student. The product must consist of a literature review and empirical research.
The course material is Dutch (see the Dutch page). In the page below you may find additional English sources, help, tips and links to succeed in writing a thesis in Higher Education.

Writing a thesis

Pedagogy and child education

  • Zero to three  organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.


Searching information

  • search engine
Wikipedia is not an encyclopedia of professional experts. Everyone on the world is allowed to contribute and to edit. It is not allowed to use citations from Wikipedia in your thesis, because its very hard to discover who is responsible for the parts of the articles. It is possible that the contributor may not be a professional, but an enthusiastic hobbyist. 

Wikipedia provides a good start for your search, but may never be the base for your thesis in Higher Education.

Educational research

  • ERIC Education Resource Information Centre.
    ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials. Contains extended thesaurus with all kinds of concepts and search items.
  • National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System (NARCIS).
    NARCIS provides access to scientific information, including (open access) publications from the repositories of all the Dutch universities, KNAW, NWO and a number of research institutes, datasets from some data archives as well as descriptions of research projects, researchers and research institutes.
  • CBS Statistics Netherlands. Statistics Netherlands is responsible for collecting and processing data in order to publish statistics to be used in practice, by policymakers and for scientific research.
  • Kohnstamminstituut  The Kohnstamm Instituut is a knowledge and research centre in the field of education, child rearing and child welfare.
  • NFER   National Foundation for Educational Research UK