Dr. Judith ter Vrugte

Contact information: 

Room: Cubicus B216
Phone: +31 53 4893617
Email: j.tervrugte@utwente.nl

Short bio

Judith ter Vrugte (Steenwijk, 1986) studied pedagogical sciences at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Her master thesis concerned the prevalence of switch-costs with number operations. She graduated (cum laude) in 2010. After her graduation she started as a junior researcher at the Behavioral Science Institute (Nijmegen) and performed research on the relation between language and spatial skill development in toddlers. She acquired a PhD position at the University of Twente (Faculty of Behavioural Sciences) in the Department of Instructional Technology in 2011. Her dissertation focussed on instructional support for educational games and was funded by the NWO project ‘Play your way into math’.

In 2016 she successfully defended her dissertation and continued her career as a postdoc and university lecturer at the department of instructional technology (University of Twente). She now works on the NWO funded project ‘21st century skills for vocational technical students’. And she is an active member of the board of examinations for the faculty of behavioural, management and social sciences.

Education

2015 - present

Lecturer Learning and Individual Differences (Master Psychology)

2014 - present

Lecturer Psychology in Learning and Instruction (Bachelor Psychology)

2013 - present

Coordinator ‘Oriëntatie op de Psychologie’ (Bachelor Psychology)

2012 - present

Coordinator ‘Inleiding psychologie’ (Premaster/minor Psychology)

2012 - 2015

Coordinator ‘Onderwijspsychologie’ (Bachelor Psychology/Educational Sciences)

2012 - 2015

Lecturer Diagnostics and Interventions in Education (Master Psychology)

Research interests

  • Inquiry learning
  • Computer-based learning environments
  • Serious games
  • Children’s learning
  • (Pre-)vocational education
  • 21st century skills

Publications

  • ter Vrugte, J. (2016). Serious support for serious gaming: Enhancing knowledge acquisition in a game for prevocational mathematics education. Doctoral dissertation. Enschede, The Netherlands: University of Twente.
  • ter Vrugte, J., & de Jong, T. (in press). Self-explanations in game-based learning: From tacit to transferable knowledge. In P. Wouters, & H. van Oostendorp (Eds.), Instructional techniques to facilitate learning and motivation of serious games. New York, NY: Springer (to be published in 2016).
  • ter Vrugte, J., de Jong, T., Vandercruysse, S., Wouters, P., van Oostendorp, H., & Elen, J. (under revision). Game-based mathematics education: Do fading worked examples facilitate knowledge acquisition?
  • Vandercruysse, S., ter Vrugte, J., de Jong, T., Wouters, P., van Oostendorp, H., Verschaffel, L., Van Dooren, W., & Elen, J. (Under revision). Content integration as a factor in math game effectiveness.
  • Vandercruysse, S., ter Vrugte, J., de Jong, T., Wouters, P., van Oostendorp, H., Verschaffel, L., Moeyaert, M., & Elen, J. (Under revision). The effectiveness of a math game: The impact of integrating conceptual clarifications as support.
  • Vandercruysse, S., ter Vrugte, J., de Jong, T., Wouters, P., van Oostendorp, H., Verschaffel, L., Moeyaert, M., & Elen, J. (Submitted). The effectiveness of a math game: The impact of integrating part task practice as support.
  • Wouters, P., van Oostendorp, H., ter Vrugte, J., Vandercruysse, S., de Jong, T., & Elen, J. (in press). The effect of surprising events in a serious game on learning mathematics. British Journal of Educational Technology.
  • ter Vrugte, J., de Jong, T., Vandercruysse, S., Wouters, P., van Oostendorp, H., & Elen, J. (2015). How competition and heterogeneous collaboration interact in prevocational game-based mathematics education. Computers & Education, 89, 42-52.
  • ter Vrugte, J., de Jong, T., Wouters, P., Vandercruysse, S., Elen, J., & van Oostendorp, H. (2015). When a game supports prevocational math education but integrated reflection does not. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 31, 462-480.
  • Vandercruysse, S., Vandewaetere, M., Maertens, M., ter Vrugte, J., Wouters, P., de Jong, T., van Oostendorp, H., & Elen, J. (2015). Development and validation of the Game Perceptions Scale (GPS). Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 24(1), 43-74.
  • Vandercruysse, S., ter Vrugte, J., de Jong, T., Wouters, P., van Oostendorp, H., Verschaffel, L., Van Dooren, W., & Elen, J. (2015). “Zeldenrust”: A mathematical game-based learning environment for prevocational students. In J. Torbeyns, E. Lehtinen, & J. Elen (Eds.), Describing and studying domain‐specific serious games (pp. 63-81). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag.
  • Wouters, P., van Oostendorp, H., ter Vrugte, J., Vandercruysse, S., de Jong, T., & Elen, J. (2015). The role of curiosity‐triggering events in game‐based learning for mathematics. In J. Torbeyns, E. Lehtinen, & J. Elen (Eds.), Describing and studying domain‐specific serious games (pp. 191-207). New York, NY: Springer.