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).
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
- Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
- Brechtje van Zeijts, Lesya Ganushchak, Bjorn de Koning & Huib Tabbers (2023) - Stimulating inference-making in second grade children when reading and listening to narrative texts - Reading and Writing - doi: 10.1007/s11145-023-10463-x - [link]
- Kate M. Xu, Anna Rita Cunha-Harvey, Ronnel B. King, Bjorn B. de Koning, Fred Paas, Martine Baars, Jingjing Zhang & Renate de Groot (2023) - A cross-cultural investigation on perseverance, self-regulated learning, motivation, and achievement - Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 53 (3), 361-379 - doi: 10.1080/03057925.2021.1922270 - [link]
- Jose Smeets, Bjorn de Koning & Tirza Bosma (2022) - Nog een jaartje wachten met groep 3? Kleuterbouwverlenging maakt je geen betere lezer - Pedagogiek - doi: 10.5117/PED2022.2.002.SMEE
- Björn B. de Koning, Anton J.H. Boonen, Joran Jongerling, Floryt van Wesel & Menno van der Schoot (2022) - Model method drawing acts as a double-edged sword for solving inconsistent word problems - Educational Studies in Mathematics, 111 (1), 29-45 - doi: 10.1007/s10649-022-10150-8 - [link]
- Shirong Zhang, Bjorn B. de Koning & Fred Paas (2022) - Finger pointing to self-manage cognitive load in learning from split-attention examples - Applied Cognitive Psychology, 36 (4), 767-779 - doi: 10.1002/acp.3961 - [link]
- Björn B. de Koning & Menno van der Schoot (2022) - Gesturing the solution of a problem-solving task can speed up subsequent performance - Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 34 (7), 939-946 - doi: 10.1080/20445911.2022.2088762 - [link]
- B Brucker, Bjorn de Koning, D. Rosenbaum, A-C Ehlis & P Gerjets (2022) - The influence of gestures and visuospatial ability during learning about movements with dynamic visualizations – An fNIRS study: An fNIRS study - Computers in Human Behavior, 129 - doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2021.107151 - [link]
- Robert J. Weijers, Lesya Ganushchak, Kim Ouwehand & Björn B. de Koning (2022) - “I’ll be there”: Improving online class attendance with a commitment nudge during COVID-19 - Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 44 (1), 12-24 - doi: 10.1080/01973533.2021.2023534 - [link]
- Menno van der Schoot & Bjorn de Koning (2022) - De kracht van kennis - Didactief - [link]
- Shirong Zhang, Bjorn B. de Koning & Fred Paas (2022) - Effects of finger and mouse pointing on learning from online split-attention examples - British Journal of Educational Psychology, 93 (S2), 287-304 - doi: 10.1111/bjep.12556 - [link]
Associate Editor - Computers in Human Behavior
- Start date approval
- May 2018