Siebren Miedema - Professor in Educational Foundations and Religious Education

Siebren Miedema (1949) is Professor in Educational Foundations in the Department  Research and Theory in Education of the Faculty of Psychology and Education, and Professor in Religious Education in the Department of Praxis of the Faculty of Theology, VU University Amsterdam.

He has a degree in Education (Philosophy and History of Education) from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (Bachelor and Master cum laude, 1979) and a degree in Philosophy (Philosophy of the Social Sciences) from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (Bachelor and Master with much distinction, 1983). He received his PhD in Social Sciences from Leiden University in 1986.

 

He is the editor/author of 52 books and has published (got accepted for publication) 331 academic articles and chapters, next to 187 professional articles and 40 newspaper articles both nationally and internationally in Dutch, English, German, French, Turkish, Japanese and Swedish. He gave 307 lectures, presentations and addresses mostly on invitation. He gave or was extensively mentioned in 181 interviews or articles in newspapers and professional journals, and performed 10 times on radio and television.

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Current Employment Positions

  • Present2014

    Ombudsman for the Academic Integrity

    VU University Amsterdam

  • Present2013

    Emeritus Professor in Educational Foundations

    Department of Research and Theory in Education, Faculty of Psychology and Education, VU University Amsterdam

  • Present2013

    Emeritus Professor in Religious Education

    Faculty of Theology, Department of Praxis, VU University Amsterdam

  • Present2002

    Member of NOSTER

    National Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion

  • Present1993

    Member of ISED

    National Graduate School for Education and Developmental Psychology, the Netherlands

Scholarships, Awards, Honours

  • 2012
    Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau
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    Decorated as Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau (geridderd als Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau), Amsterdam, 14 December, 2012 for his national and international academic contributions to the field of Religious Education, as well as the societal valorization of his insights, and his service to society broadly speaking (e.g. politics, church)
  • 2012
    Liber Amicorum in honour of Siebren Miedema: Ina ter Avest (Ed.)
    Liber Amicorum in honour of Siebren Miedema: Ina ter Avest (Ed.) (2012). On the Edge: (Auto)biography and Pedagogical Theories on Religious Education. Sense Publishers: Rotterdam/Boston/Taipei, with a foreword by John Hull and contributions by Ina ter Avest, Cok Bakker, Günther Dietz, Hans-Günther Heimbrock, Chris Hermans, Robert Jackson, Fedor Kozyrev, Henk Kuindersma, Alma Lanser, Wilna Meijer, Mary Elizabeth Moore, Bram de Muynck, Cornelia Roux, Doret de Ruyter, Friedrich Schweitzer, Jack Seymour Geir Skeie, Marian de Souza and Wolfram Weisse, presented at VU University Amsterdam, 14 December 2012.
  • 2011-2015
    Presidency positions of REA and APPRRE
    President 2013-2014; President-Elect & 2013 Program Chair-Elect 2012-2013; Vice-President 2011-2012, Immediate Past-President 2014-2015, of the Religious Education Association (REA), the Association of Professors, Practitioners and Researchers in Religious Education (APPRRE).
  • 2007-2012
    Visiting Professor in Philosophy of Religious Education
    Visiting Professor in Philosophy of Religious Education, Faculty of Sociology  St. Petersburg State University, Russia