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.