Dr Anique de Bruin (A.B.H.)

I am professor of Self-regulation in Higher Education at the Department of Educational Development and Research, and Vice-director of the School of Health Professions Education at Maastricht University. My research centers around questions of metacognitive and self-regulatory processes in divers levels and contexts of learning. I am particularly fascinated by how subjective learning experiences shape self-regulation of learning, and how effective instructional design and training can support self-regulation. I recently developed a novel research line related to how learners monitor and regulate their learning effort, to understand and support how they learn to persist when things get rough (i.e., learning from desirable difficulties), and how they take breaks to replete. An important aim is to continuously translate our research findings into our evidence-informed learning strategy training program 'Study Smart'. Study Smart was developed in a collaboration between members of all UM faculties and EDLAB and is implemented across UM faculties and (inter)nationally in other higher education programs. The aim of Study Smart is to support all students to study effectively and efficiently. Should you wish to learn more, visit StudySmartPBL.com.