About PS

Pedagogische Studiën

Pedagogische Studiën is the scientific peer-reviewed open access journal of the Dutch Educational Research Association (VOR) and the Flemish Educational Research Forum (VFO) and aims to be a main outlet for educational and pedagogical research that is conducted in the Dutch language area. This area comprises the Netherlands (including Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius), Flanders and Surinam. Manuscripts in both Dutch and English language are taken into consideration.

The contributions published in Pedagogische Studiën are accessible to everyone free of charge. Nor are costs charged to contributing authors. Copyrights for the texts published in Pedagogische Studiën are held by the authors themselves and NOT by Pedagogische Studiën.

Pedagogische Studiën is intended for those who work in the field of education and training and that are interested in a scientific approach to education and training issues. The editorial staff strives to include articles that contribute to a clarification of contemporary problems of education and training. The articles may consist of reports of empirical research, literature reviews as well as discussions and critical contributions. A general requirement for all contributions is that the importance of the issues discussed is clarified and that the contributions are scientifically justified. This implies inter alia that there is a clear problem and that the argument is not only logical and consistent, but also theoretical adequate and/or empirical substantiated and documented. Pedagogische Studiën publishes articles on issues relating to education as well as general educational issues which are relevant for education. Articles may relate to learning and instruction, curriculum issues, the training of teachers, information and communication technology, policy and organization of education, education and society, in primary, secondary and higher education, business and vocational training and adult education, history of education and training, the parent-child relationships, social and moral development, theoretical pedagogy, orthopedagogy, etc. Also articles in which methodological topics and themes in relation to the evaluation of education are considered. In addition, reports of conferences, discussions and book reviews are published.


Facts and opinions published in Pedagogische Studiën (PS) express solely the opinions of the respective authors. Authors are responsible for their citing of sources and the accuracy of their references and bibliographies. The editors cannot be held responsible for any lacks or possible violations of third parties’ rights.