LEAD Graduate School & Research Network

Yoana Omarchevska, M.Sc.

Research interest

I am interested in investigating students’ learning activities during learning with multimedia materials. In particular, in my PhD project I am investigating how to best sequence learning activities during learning with virtual simulations to enhance scientific reasoning. By comparing different sequences of learning activities, I aim to find the most effective way to combine instruction with problem-solving (using simulations). Furthermore, I aim to apply my findings in secondary science classrooms and provide science teachers with evidence-based guidelines on how to implement virtual simulation experiments in the classroom.

I am very glad to participate in LEAD’s structured PhD program and benefit from the interdisciplinary discussions with other researchers who are interested in similar issues in research and practice as me. Being part of LEAD’s interdisciplinary network gives me the opportunity to learn and benefit from other researchers’ knowledge, experience, and expertise.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 10/2018
Associated member of LEAD Graduate School and Research Network

Since 09/2018
PhD Candidate and Research Associate, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tübingen

10/2017-12/2017
Full-time research Internship at Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tübingen

10/2016-01/2017
Research Assistant, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Utrecht University, NL

09/2016-05/2018
Research Master of Science in Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction, Utrecht University, NL

07/2015-09/2015
Research Internship at Institute for Population and Human Studies, Department of Psychology, Sofia, Bulgaria

02/2015-04/2015
Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Groningen, NL

09/2013-06/2016
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Groningen, NL