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Research profile

Gonny Schellings is an assistant professor with the Eindhoven School of Education. She works as teacher educator, researcher and regional project leader of a government project to support teachers just starting out in the field. Her research interests concern learning environments, learning strategies, professional learning and the development of a professional identity in teachers.  

Since her PhD, Schellings has led research projects at different universities. From 1996 to 1999, she was involved in a research project at Tilburg University on epistemological beliefs in higher education.  From 1999 to 2002, she was project leader of “Text comprehension in grade 8” at the Radboud University Nijmegen. From 2007 to 2011, she led the project “Studying text, processes, products and measurement methods”. In 2011, she was a guest editor of a special issue of Metacognition and Learning: “Measuring strategy use with self-report instruments”. Throughout the years, Schellings has contributed to student teachers’ initial education and to teachers’ professional development trajectories. 

Academic background

Gonny Schellings studied Educational Psychology at Tilburg University and graduated cum laude in 1989. She did her PhD research at the Teacher Education Institute of the University of Amsterdam. She obtained her doctorate in 1995. From that time, she led research projects at universities such as Tilburg University and Radboud University NijmegenIn 2014, she was appointed assistant professor at the Eindhoven School of Education. 

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Exploring changes in student teachers’ meaning-oriented learning

van der Wal-Maris, S., Beijaard, D., Schellings, G. & Geldens, J., 15 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Education for Teaching. 45, 2, p. 155-168 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Teacher educators’ professional learning: a literature review

    Ping, C., Schellings, G. L. M. & Beijaard, D., 1 Oct 2018, In : Teaching and Teacher Education. 75, p. 93-104 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 22 Citations (Scopus)
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    Applying learning strategy questionnaires: problems and possibilities

    Schellings, G., 2011, In : Metacognition and Learning. 6, 2, p. 91-109

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • 33 Citations (Scopus)
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    Third-grader's think-aloud protocols : types of reading activities in reading an expository text

    Schellings, G., Aarnoutse, C. C. & Van Leeuwe, J., 2006, In : Learning and Instruction. 16, 6, p. 549-568

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  • 28 Citations (Scopus)
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    De profesionele identiteit van de leraar

    Translated title of the contribution: Teacher's professional identityBeijaard, D., Meijer, P. C. & Schellings, G. L. M., 4 Feb 2020, Leraar: Een professie met perspectief 2: Verbreding en verdieping in het beroep. Dengerink, J., Onstenk, J. & van der Meij, J. (eds.). 1 ed. Meppel: Ten Brink Uitgevers, Vol. 2. p. 16-25 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional


    3e Prijs "Beste artikel VELON tijdschrift"

    Gonny L.M. Schellings (Recipient) & Lesley G.A. de Putter-Smits (Recipient), 20 Mar 2019

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific


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    Student theses

    De invloed van formatief toetsen met behulp van exit-cards op resultaten en het inzicht van leerlingen

    Author: Hanssen, L., 13 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Schellings, G. L. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master


    De invloed van vaardigheden en herkenbaarheid van bètavakken op de beleving van leerlingen in projectonderwijs

    Author: Deijkers, J. & Klaassen, G., 6 Sep 2019

    Supervisor: Schellings, G. L. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master


    De zoektocht naar potentiële chemici met behulp van diep leren

    Author: Visser, P., 2016

    Supervisor: Schellings, G. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master