Katinka Beker, MSc.

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KatinkaKatinka Beker has received her master’s degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology in 2010 at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Ever since her work as a research assistant she has been interested in the way education influences children's  learning. After her graduation she has worked as a tutor at the Erasmus University at the Department of Psychology. In september 2011 she started working as a PhD student in the Brain and Education Lab at Leiden University under supervision of Prof. Paul van den Broek and Dr. Linda van Leijenhorst. She is interested in the cognitive and neurological mechanisms of reading comprehension in children and adolescents. Her project aims to examine ways in which this knowledge can be used in educational settings.

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Astrid Kraal, MSc. 

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Astrid Kraal obtained her master’s degree in Applied Linguistics in 1993 at the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University. After her graduation she started to work at the CED-Groep, an organization which focuses on the innovation of educational practices by developing learning materials, training and coaching teachers and by performing educational research. In 2001 she became the project manager and, together with her team, developed Nieuwsbegrip, an innovative method for teaching reading comprehension. Nieuwsbegrip is currently used at 4.500 schools in the Netherlands, and the same method is now also being developed in Flanders. Since September 2011 Astrid is a part-time PhD student in the Brain and Education Lab at Leiden University. Her project is supervised by Prof. dr. Paul van den Broek and Dr. Linda van Leijenhorst, and aims to examine ways in which the "fourth grade slump" in reading comprehension can be resolved. It involves the investigation of manners to stimulate the development of higher-order reading skills of young children and text construction. She is also still involved in the development of Nieuwsbegrip and is a member of the Expertise Centre for Reading Comprehension at the CED-Groep.

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Josefine Karlsson, MSc.

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Josefien Karlsson social media versie 50After completing her Bachelors in Consciousness Studies at the Univeristy of Skövde, Sweden, Josefine Karlsson received her MSc. degree in Cognitive Science at the University of Amsterdam. During her research master, Josefine developed a strong interest for research in reading development and underlying cognitive and neural functions. In March 2012 she started her PhD-position at the Brain and Education Lab under supervision of Prof. Paul van den Broek and Dr. Linda van Leijenhorst at Leiden University. Josefine manages a research project called “Fostering reading comprehension skills”. Within this project she focuses on the development of inferential processes during reading comprehension. Both proficient and struggling readers are studied and interventions are developed to improve comprehension in struggling children. In this project we aim to combine behavioral methods with techniques such as fMRI and eye-tracking.

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Marja Oudega, MA. 

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foto MarjaMarja Oudega received a Research Master's degree in Linguistics from Utrecht University. In her thesis research she focused on discourse semantics and discourse processing. In March 2012 she started at the Brain and Education lab as a PhD researcher in the project 'Fostering reading comprehension skills' under supervision of Prof. Paul van den Broek. In her part of the project she will pay attention to the role that the 'standards of coherence' play in the comprehension process. These standards, both in the text and in the reader, determine what level of comprehension a reader attempts to achieve and, as a result, how deeply he or she will try to process a text. Standards are not only expected to vary between good and poor readers, but also within a single reader, for example as a result of reading goals.

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Jolien Mouw, MSc.

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Jolien Mouw 2x3 166 1Jolien graduated as a Bachelor of Education in 2009. She continued to work as a primary school teacher during her pre-master. In June 2012, Jolien Mouw graduated Cum Laude from the research master Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction at Utrecht University. During her research master, Jolien developed a strong interest in for research into the cognitive aspects underlying effective, interactive learning of elementary school children. In December 2012, she started with her PhD project. Together with Dr. Nadira Saab and Prof. Paul van den Broek as her supervisors, she will examine the role of perspective taking in both reading comprehension and cooperative learning of primary school children.  In addition, research into the potential of using a 3D game-like environment and interactive storytelling to promote children’s story comprehension is part of her PhD project. 

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Marcella Pavias, MSc.

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After completing the pre-master’s programme in Education and Child Studies, Marcella Pavias began the first year of the Research Master’s programme ‘Developmental Psychopathology in Education and Child Studies’ in September 2012. During her pre-master’s programme, Marcella developed a strong curiosity for research on learning and learning processes in children, adolescents, and adults. She joined the Brain and Education Lab in November 2012 as a research assistant under supervision of Dr. Linda van Leijenhorst and Anne Helder, and is currently working on her master's thesis in collaboration with Linda and Paul. In June 2014 Marcella was awarded an NWO Research Talent Grant which enables her to work towards a PhD in the lab in the coming years.

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Marloes van Moort, MSc.

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Marloes van Moort received her Research Master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience at LeidenMarloes van Moort 2x3 270 University in 2013. After her graduation she has worked as datamanager for the Health-, Medical and Neuropsychology unit at Leiden University and as education support staff ‘Blended Learning’. In October 2015 she started her PhD project ‘Cognitive models of reading comprehension’ in the Brain and Education lab, under supervision of Prof. dr. Paul van den Broek.

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Amy de Bruïne, MSc.

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Amy de Bruïne received her research master ’Developmental Psychopathology in EducationFoto Amy de Bruïne and Child Studies’ at Leiden University in 2015. In 2016 she started as a PhD-student at the Brain and Education under supervision of Prof. Paul van den Broek. Her project focusses on the (neuro)cognitive aspects of reading comprehension.

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