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With effect from 1 December 2018 Jan Vermunt is a Professor of Learning and Educational Innovation at Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven School of Education. He is also Scientific Director of the School. The study of human learning has always fascinated him. His expertise area are the learning sciences, with a focus on teaching and student learning in higher education, and teachers' learning and professional development. Current research interests include effective ways to support personal learning pathways, using student learning data to improve teaching and learning, developing innovative teachers, benefitting from diversity among students, promoting deep and self-regulated learning, and new pedagogies for challenge-based learning. His scientific work was published in journals such as Learning and Instruction, British Journal of Educational Psychology, Teaching and Teacher Education, Teachers College Record, Higher Education, Studies in Higher Education, Academic Medicine, Medical Education, and Vocations and Learning. 

Academic background

In 1992 Jan Vermunt received his doctoral degree from Tilburg University with a thesis on student learning in higher education.  He moved to Leiden University in 1995, where he worked for six years, during two periods, as an associate professor at ICLON – Graduate School of Teaching. From 1999 to 2002 he was a Professor of Educational Development and Research at Maastricht University, at the Faculty of Health Sciences. He was a visiting professor of Educational Innovation in higher education, University of Hasselt, Belgium, from 2002 to 2003. From 2004 to 2012 he served as professor of Teaching and Teacher Education at Utrecht University. In 2012 Jan was elected Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge. In his Cambridge years he was also Deputy Head, Director of Research, and Director of Teaching and Learning of the Faculty of Education, Academic Group Head, and Fellow of Wolfson College. From 2014 to 2018 he served as Editor-in-Chief of Learning and Instruction, one of the leading journals in the world in the field of Educational Research. In 2016 the University of Antwerp awarded him a honorary doctorate in Educational Sciences for his entire scientific work.

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External examiner, King's College London

1 Jan 201931 Jan 2019

Editor-in-Chief, Elsevier

1 Jan 201431 Dec 2018

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Surveys and retrospective self-reports to measure strategies and strategic processing

Vermunt, J. D., 6 Feb 2020, Handbook of strategies and strategic processing. Dinsmore, D. L., Fryer, L. K. & Parkinson, M. M. (eds.). New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, p. 259-274 26 p. (Educational Psychology Handbook Series).

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  • The impact of Lesson Study professional development on the quality of teacher learning

    Vermunt, J. D., Vrikki, M., van Halem, N., Warwick, P. & Mercer, N., 9 Mar 2019, In : Teaching and Teacher Education. 81, p. 61-73 13 p.

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  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Building the foundations for measuring learning gain in higher education: a conceptual framework and measurement instrument.

    Vermunt, J. D., Ilie, S. & Vignoles, A., 2018, In : Higher Education Pedagogies. 3, 1, p. 266-301 36 p.

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    A learning patterns perspective on student learning in higher education: state of the art and moving forward

    Vermunt, J. D. & Donche, V., Jun 2017, In : Educational Psychology Review. 29, 2, p. 269-299 31 p.

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  • 51 Citations (Scopus)
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    Teacher learning in the context of lesson study: a video-based analysis of teacher discussions

    Vrikki, M., Warwick, P., Vermunt, J. D., Mercer, N. & van Halem, N., Jan 2017, In : Teaching and Teacher Education. 61, p. 211-224 14 p.

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  • 29 Citations (Scopus)

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    Press / Media

    Cambridge set to crack measure of 'learning gain'

    J.D. Vermunt

    7/12/17

    2 items of Media coverage

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    U.K. Seeks to Measure Learning

    J.D. Vermunt

    9/09/16

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Network on Intrapersonal Research in Education (N.I.R.E), Seminar 1/6

    J.D. Vermunt

    26/02/15

    1 item of Media coverage

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