Welcome!

Welcome to my personal website. I am a cognitive psychologist interested in education, learning, memory, and instructional design. I currently work as assistent professor at Utrecht University's department of education.

On this website, you can find copies of my academic publications and press coverage of my research. You can also read a brief overview of my research interests. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have a question.

Informatie voor docenten

Heeft u interesse om met uw leerlingen deel te nemen aan onderzoek naar leerstrategie├źn? Dan kunt u vrijblijvend dit formulier invullen. We nemen contact met u op als een studie gepland wordt die aansluit op uw interesses, leerlingen en doeltaal. N.B. Op dit moment zijn er meerdere studies in voorbereiding waarvoor we in het bijzonder op zoek zijn naar docenten Engels en Frans, die lesgeven aan leerlingen met een leeftijd van 12 tot 16 jaar.

News

Aug 2020 I gave a junior keynote at the Earli sig6/7 meeting. The whole conference moved completely online this year. Good that conferences become accessible for more researchers like this and that we save on emissions. But everyone missed the spontaneous chats after talks and over coffee - are there digital alternatives for these?

Jul 2020 In this new open access paper, we show that the use of keyword mediators changes after repeated retrieval, and that shifting to direct, unmediated retrieval predicts better learning oucomes. Based on work by my student Mirte Dikmans!

Mar 2020 Mooie input tijdens workshops met docenten bij scholingsdag van SVOK, Kennemerland. De sinds 1 jaar geplande lezing voor een studiedag van Nederlandse vakdidactici klassieke talen ging helaas niet door ivm. Corona.

Dec 2019 New paper out: providing hints after a failed retrieval attempt does not improve later recall on a test without hints, but takes up study time. (See Publications for pdf)

Sep 2019 Back from my research visit at UCL, where I worked with the gigantic Memprize dataset of more than 4000 language learners (this is after removing the 10000 or so incomplete datasets!). Project lead Rosalind Potts is hoping to finish our manuscript soon!

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