We are Tilburg University

We are Tilburg University

Bio

I am an assistant professor at the department of Communication and Cognition, and Program Director of our Academic Teacher Training program (Universitaire Lerarenopleiding Tilburg, ULT)

I've always be interested in how people learn.  I love creating an educational environment in collaboration with schools to teach future teachers. I love doing research into how people learn. And I think I'm privileged to have a job in which I can keep on learning. 

 

Expertise

My research is aimed at different aspects of learning. I have been working on computer-supported collaborative learning and the role of visual representations in argumentation-based learning.

My current research is aimed at whether, and if so, how visualisations framed in different moralities can change a person's position on a topic. I have a special interest in learning about environmental issues.  

Courses

Recent publications

  1. Reflection in Learning to Write an Academic Text. - How Does Reflecti…

    van der Loo, J., Krahmer, E., & van Amelsvoort, M. (2019). Reflection in Learning to Write an Academic Text. How Does Reflection Affect Observational Learning and Learning-by-Doing in a Research Synthesis Task? Frontiers in Education, 4(19).
  2. Changing views - the effect of explicit perceptionfocus instructions …

    Damen, D., van Amelsvoort, M., van der Wijst, P., & Krahmer, E. (2019). Changing views: the effect of explicit perceptionfocus instructions on perspective-taking. Journal of Cognitive Psychology.
  3. How number and size of text boxes in argument diagrams affect opinion…

    van Amelsvoort, M., & Schilperoord, J. (2018). How number and size of text boxes in argument diagrams affect opinions. Learning and Instruction, 57, 57-70.
  4. The Curse of Knowing - The Influence of Explicit Perspective-Awarenes…

    Damen, D., van der Wijst, P., van Amelsvoort, M., & Krahmer, E. (2018). The Curse of Knowing: The Influence of Explicit Perspective-Awareness Instructions on Perceivers’ Perspective-Taking. In T. T. Rogers, M. Rau, X. Zhu, & C. W. Kalish (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1578-1583). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  5. Does Facebook Use Predict College Students’ Social Capital? A Replica…

    Vanden Abeele, M. M. P., Antheunis, M. L., Pollmann, M. M. H., Schouten, A. P., Liebrecht, C. C., Van Der Wijst, P. J., ... Maes, F. A. (2018). Does Facebook Use Predict College Students’ Social Capital? A Replication of Ellison, Steinfield, and Lampe’s (2007) Study Using the Original and More Recent Measures of Facebook Use and Social Capital. Communication Studies, 69(3), 272-282.

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