Prof. Dr. A. de Muynck

Prof. Dr. A. de Muynck

Professor of Christian Education
Programme leader in the Research Programme Practical Theology

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Short cv

Abraham de Muynck was born on April 24, 1961 in Borssele. After secondary school (Christian Lyceum in Goes) he studied Education and Child Psychology at VU  Amsterdam, with a focus on the special educational needs of children and youth. In his MA thesis (Fritz von Bodelschwingh 1877-1946 and his attitude to the handicapped children in the Nazi-Reich, Amsterdam, 1985) he showed his interest in philosophical and theological aspects of education and pedagogy. He extended his master program with a half year study of Anthropology in the Lutheran and Reformed traditions, (Utrecht University, prof. C. Graafland). From 1985 till 2003 he worked in the Schools Advisory Service, counselling teachers and parents, guiding school development programs, and lecturing in post-initial teacher training courses. In 1998 he qualified as a child psychologist and in 2006 as a clinical psychologist.

Since 2003 he has been a research leader (lector) and lecturer at Driestar Christian University, a reformed institution for initial and post initial teacher training (both for primary and secondary teachers at BA and professional MEd level). Since 1 September 2016, as a professor, he holds the chair of Christian Eduaction within the department of practical theology at the Theological University Apeldoorn. De Muynck is currently guiding a number of PhD students.


List of publications

Memberships of Professional Societies

  • Lecturer, Christian Education Driestar Educatief in Gouda
  • Regional Editor, International Journal of Education and Christianity
  • Member of the Netherlands Godsdienst Pedagogisch Genootschap
  • Member of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Pedagogen en onderwijskundigen (NVO)
  • Member of the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education
  • Member of the Landelijke Vereniging voor Supervisie en Coaching (LVSC)
  • Member of the Vereniging Lectoren (Lecturers' Association)
  • Member of the Vereninging Lerarenopleiders Nederland (VELON)
  • Member of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values

Professional Registrations

  • Orthopedagogue generalist: REG NR: G0092 (since May 1, 2002)
  • Healthcare psychologist (BIG): REG NR: 09049206625 (since April 3, 1998)
  • Clinical psychologist (BIG) REG NR: 09049206625-005 (operational since April 19, 2006; non-operational from December 31, 2011)
  • Supervisor LVSC: REG NR S 10688 H (since January 7, 1999)
  • Supervisor NVO OG: REG NR 3071 (since September 1, 2001)
  • Learning supervisor LVSC: REG NR 1200 (since April 15, 2003)
  • Supervision lecturer: REG NR D 1220 (since December 19, 2008)
  • Acknowledged Coach LVSC: REG NR EC 3324 (since March 1, 2010)
  • Certified BKE (ICE) – August 2017