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    5037 AB Tilburg


1994 …2020
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Personal profile

Research interests

I'm working in the field of language acquisition and bilingualism, focusing on the early development of bilingualism, bilingual education and the acquisition of Turkish and Dutch by young Turkish children in the Netherlands.

Educational research: practitioners research, professional learning communities, support for beginning teachers.


Learning and sociallization processes. Language learning by children and adults, first language learning, second language learning and bilingualism.

Interaction processes at home and in school, the use of academic language, the role of the teacher in learing academic language and the impact of academic language proficiency on school success of groups of students.

Research in the educational context, practitioners research, teacher professionalisation, research attitude of teachers and research culture in schools.

Current courses

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  • Portfolio Theory
  • Bilingualism And Multilingualism
  • Research
  • Bilingualism
  • Innovation Of Education
  • Mother Tongue; Education

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Research Output 1994 2019

A mixed methods study into the development of teacher-researchers’ research knowledge

Leuverink, K. & Aarts, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Learning and Development.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Training Coaching met Videofeedback. Ondersteuning van beginnende leraren door professionalisering van coaches

Translated title of the contribution: Training Coaching with Videofeedback: Supporting beginning teachers by professionalization of coachesAarts, R., Schildwacht, R. & Kools, Q., 5 Jun 2019, Begeleiding Startende Leraren: Praktijk en Theorie. Schellings, G., Helms-Lorenz, M. & Runhaar, P. (eds.). Antwerpen-Apeldoorn: Garant, p. 143-161 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

A quality assessment of teacher research

Leuverink, K. R. & Aarts, R., 18 Oct 2018, In : Educational Action Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Beta-onderwijs in de praktijk

Translated title of the contribution: Science education in practiceAarts, R. (ed.), Thurlings, M. (ed.) & Hulsker, J. (ed.), 2018, Script!. 62 p. (Script Thema Publicaties; no. 3)

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingProfessional

Open Access

Bilingual robots teaching L2 vocabulary to immigrant children.

Leeuwestein, H., Barking, M., Sodacı, H., Aarts, R., de Wit, J., Oudgenoeg-Paz, O., Verhagen, J. & Vogt, P., Aug 2018, Symposium “Social Robots for Language Learning” at EARLI SIG 5 Conference 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientific

Activities 2007 2017

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) (External organisation)

A.M.L. Aarts (Member)
Oct 2017Jan 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific


R. Aarts (Speaker)
25 Nov 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Onderwijs Research Dagen

R. Aarts (Speaker)
26 May 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Onderwijs Research Dagen 2015

R. Aarts (Speaker)
5 Jun 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Velow-Velon conferentie

R. Aarts (Speaker)
5 Feb 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Projects 1994 2020

Onderzoek en ontwikkeling academische vaardigheden vo-ho

Aarts, R.


Project: Research project

Begeleiding startende leraren

Aarts, R., Kools, Q. & Schildwacht, R.


Project: Research project

PLG : Professionele leergemeenschap Docentonderzoek

Aarts, R. & Leuverink, K.


Project: Research project

De ontwikkeling van schooltaalvaardigheid van Turkse 3-6- jarige kinderen in communicatieve contexten thuis en op school

Vallen, A. L. M., Kurvers, J. J. H., Yagmur, K., Demir, S. & Aarts, R.


Project: Research project