dr. (Bjorn) BB de Koning

dr. (Bjorn) BB de Koning
Associate professor Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Educational and Developmental Psychology
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Email
b.b.dekoning@essb.eur.nl
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Bjorn de Koning is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Education, and Child Studies (DPECS) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He coordinates the master program Human Learning and Performance, teaches courses about educational psychology and online learning, and is member of the Examination Board of ESSB. His main area of expertise is in learning and instruction, and he is dedicated to study, stimulate and support learning processes and -outcomes in education and training.

His research focuses on
(1) optimizing the design of (online/digital) educational materials (e.g., video, animation, text),
(2) self-regulation of learning behavior, with a focus on changing the learning environment itself (e.g., by nudging) and teaching strategies to support self-regulation (e.g., self-management of cognitive load), and
(3) teaching cognitive strategies to support higher-order thinking processes (e.g., reading comprehension strategies, mathematical word problem solving).

Research in these themes ranges from fundamental studies in the lab (e.g., unraveling learning processes) to practice-oriented research on-site such as interventions in the classroom to support comprehension or supporting parent-child interactions during reading in their home environment. The context of study varies greatly and covers different levels of education (primary, secondary, tertiary education, and the pre-school period), disciplines (e.g., reading, mathematics, science, problem solving), and contexts (e.g., online, computer-based, at school, lab, home situation). His research is characterized by a multidisciplinary approach in which theory and findings from among others cognitive science, educational psychology, neuroscience, and gesture and perception research is combined.

De Koning’s research is nationally and internationally recognized. He is recipient of the Erik de Corte award (2015) of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instructions (EARLI), which is bi-annually awarded to young and promising scholars in the field of Learning and Instruction. At the local, national, and international level he has extensive collaborations with prominent researchers and societal partners to create both scientific and societal impact. As of 2018, he is Associate Editor for the journal Computers in Human Behavior (impact factor: 5.003).

  • LT Bos, SI Wassenburg, Bjorn Koning & M van der Schoot (2017) - Visualiseer wat je leest - Veerkracht, 14 (1), 4-7
  • SI Wassenburg, LT Bos, Bjorn Koning & M van der Schoot (2017) - Leesbegrip: wat klopt er niet? - Jeugd in School en Wereld, 6, 6-9 - [link]
  • Bjorn Koning, LT Bos, SI Wassenburg & M van der Schoot (2017) - Popcorn proeven terwijl je leest - Didactief, 47 (5), 7
  • M van der Schoot, LT Bos, SI Wassenburg & Bjorn Koning (2017) - Leren lezen wat er tussen de regels staat - Tijdschrift Taal (SLO), 48-53
  • LT Bos, Bjorn Koning, SI Wassenburg & M van der Schoot (2016) - Stel je eens voor…. - Didactief, 46, 50-51
  • LT Bos, Bjorn Koning & M van der Schoot (2014) - Lezen op school of thuis - Didactief, 44, 47-47
  • LT Bos, I Boerma, Bjorn Koning & M van der Schoot (2013) - Maak van lezen een belevenis - Didactief, 43, 52-53
  • Bjorn Koning (2010) - Animaties met meerwaarde - Unknown, 32
  • Bjorn Koning, Sofie Loyens, Guus Smeets & Henk Molen (2010) - De student ontcijferd - Hoger Onderwijs Management, 16-18

  • Huib Tabbers & Bjorn Koning (2011) - Talk or listen, or both? Understanding a dynamic system by producing and/or receiving explanations.
  • Bjorn Koning, Huib Tabbers, Remy Rikers & Fred Paas (2010) - Speak up and listen! Understanding instructional explanations through explanations.
  • Huib Tabbers, Bjorn Koning & Rolf Zwaan (2009) - Enhancing learning from dynamic visualizations: An embodied perspective.
  • Bjorn Koning, Huib Tabbers, Remy Rikers & Fred Paas (2009) - Generating self-explanations leads to improved effectiveness of attention cueing in complex animations.
  • Bjorn Koning, Huib Tabbers, Remy Rikers & Fred Paas (2009) - Learning from complex animations: The effects of spotlight-cueing and generating self-explanations.
  • Bjorn Koning, Huib Tabbers, Remy Rikers & Fred Paas (2009) - Self-explaining improves learning performance when studying an instructional animation with attention-directing cues.

  • Bjorn Koning, Huib Tabbers, Remy Rikers & Fred Paas (2008) - Attention guidance in learning from a complex animation: Seeing is understanding?

  • Bjorn Koning & Huib Tabbers (2011) - Hands in the air: Gesturing as a means to foster understanding of an animation about lightning
  • Bjorn Koning, Huib Tabbers, Remy Rikers & Fred Paas (2011) - Learning from cued and uncued animations: Effects of generating and receiving explanations
  • Bjorn Koning, Huib Tabbers, Remy Rikers & Fred Paas (2008) - Attention guidance in learning from a complex animation: Seeing is understanding?
  • Bjorn Koning, Huib Tabbers, Remy Rikers & Fred Paas (2008) - Attention cueing in complex animations: An overview of two years of research
  • Bjorn Koning, Huib Tabbers, Remy Rikers & Fred Paas (2008) - Attention guidance in learning from a complex animation: Seeing is understanding?
  • Bjorn Koning, Huib Tabbers, Remy Rikers & Fred Paas (2008) - Attention guidance in learning from a complex animation: Seeing is understanding?
  • Bjorn Koning, Huib Tabbers, Remy Rikers & Fred Paas (2007) - Speeding Up or Slowing Down the Animation: The Effect of Speed on Learning Outcomes and Mental Effort
  • Bjorn Koning, Huib Tabbers, Remy Rikers & Fred Paas (2007) - The Inverted Cueing Effect: Cueing the Uncued
  • Bjorn Koning, Huib Tabbers, Remy Rikers & Fred Paas (2007) - Online exploration of attention cueing in an animation: Do visual cues capture learners¿ attention?

  • Gert Jan Rop, W Pouw, Bjorn Koning, Fred Paas & Huib Tabbers (2018) - The effects of spatial distance on the split-attention effect in multimedia learning - EARLI SIG2 Meeting on Comprehension of Text and Graphics

4.3C Diversity in Education & Training

Year
2020
Course Code
FSWPE-M030

3.5C Engines for Learning

Year
2020
Course Code
FSWP3086O

3.5P Educational Psychology in Practice

Year
2020
Course Code
FSWP3041O

4.3P Learning analytics & the design of

Year
2020
Course Code
FSWP4031P

4.3C Online learning

Year
2020
Course Code
FSWP4030P

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