Wednesday, 18 November 2009


Illustration for the 1st thesis of Gertie, my wife. Next to being teacher, she follows a study in orthopedagogics. Subject was child behaviour in relation to its surrounding influences. The drawing is based on a drawing of Rob Carey, of a boy in his class, Manuel. De voorpagina van de 1st scriptie van Gertie voor haar studie orthopedagogiek.


Rob Carey said...

Great illustration, Rene. How cool you could use it. And, being a teacher, I would like to read your wife's thesis some time.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks for the comment. I guess reading the thesis would be difficult, it's in Dutch. She studied literature on the behaviour of pupils in relation to their surrounding influences (ecology model), and analysed a boy in her class. Found out that she had to change her approach to some extent. Could give you the title of book she used.
What's the age of the children you teach?

Rob Carey said...

Yes, you're right, I speak no Dutch, although I find that I understand quite a few of the words, since I understand German and English. I teach upper elementary kids, ages 10-12 usually.