School of Business and Economics - Chair of Taskforce
Prof. Dr. Carla Haelermans is Professor of Human Capital, Educational Technology and Inequality at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Maastricht University. Her main research interests are in education economics, labour economics, technology in education and inequality. She has have done quite some work on the effectiveness of Educational Technology (EdTech), parental involvement in education, efficiency of education, and the effectiveness of education and labour market policies. Furthermore, she is one of two national coordinators of the Netherlands Cohort Study on Education for the Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO; part of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research; NWO), and is the PhD director and a member of the Management team of the Graduate School of Business and Economics.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Dr. Patrick Bijsmans is Associate Professor in Teaching and Learning European Studies at Maastricht University’s Department of Political Science. His research predominantly deals with media and Euroscepticism, but also with issues related to teaching and learning in European Studies. Patrick teaches BA and MA courses in the field of European Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He is also faculty coordinator of the Continuing Professional Development programme for teaching staff, co-editor of the FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog and co-moderator of the Ideas on Europe blog of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies.
Anique de Bruin
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
Prof. Dr. Anique de Bruin is an educational psychologist and works as a full Professor of Self-Regulation in Higher Education at the Department of Educational Development and Research (FHML). She is vice-director of the Graduate School of Health Professions Education and project leader of ‘Study Smart’ (a self-study skills training program for higher education students). Her research focuses on the instructional design of metacognitive interventions and on expertise development. More specifically: how can we promote self-monitoring and self-regulation during learning activities in students and professionals (in training)? She conducts research in the domains of text comprehension, problem solving, and clinical reasoning. She currently leads a Vidi project on how students regulate effort during learning activities and an NWO-PROO project on the effect of nudging to improve self-monitoring and self-regulation of learning.
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Dr. Stefan Jongen is an educational specialist at the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE). He coordinates the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) programme and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for faculty teaching staff. He also works at the Maastricht Science Programme as an academic lecturer, coordinating several academic skills courses. Furthermore, he is member of the EDLAB Advisory Board. His main research interests are blended learning and academic skills development. He is co-author of the book ‘Blended Learning and Educational Design: from theory to practice’ .
Faculty of Law
Dr. Mark Kawakami is Assistant Professor of Private Law at Maastricht University Faculty of Law. He is also a researcher for the Dutch Sectorplan on Globalisation and Law, where he is conducting a multidisciplinary inquiry into answering the question of what makes private actors (e.g. corporations) behave in a more pro-social manner.
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Dr. Anke Sambeth is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University. Her main research focus is on cognitive enhancement. She studies this behaviourally by training participants to use effective learning strategies. In her pharmacological work, she administers medicinal drugs that might improve learning and memory. In both types of studies, Anke examines the role the brain plays in these processes by measuring electrical brain activity.
School of Business and Economics
Prof. dr. Trudie Schils is full Professor in Education Economics at the department of Macro, International and Labour Economics of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE). She is also program manager of the ‘Educatieve Agenda Limburg’, a research-practice partnership in education where partners from all sectors and the regional government work together on educational challenges. In her research she focuses on the role and limitations of the use of tests in education, the role of expectations and social-emotional skills in students’ development, and differences between groups. Starting point in her research is that education can only be improved by good and structural collaboration between educational researchers from various disciplines, educational practitioners, and policymakers.