Marjolein van Klink, MSc.

Contact Information:

Room: B220 (Cubicus)
Phone: +31 53 489 4492


I started my academic career studying medicine at the University of Amsterdam (UVA) for a few years. At that point I was already interested in studying learning and learning behavior, which led to my activities in teaching children with learning difficulties during my years as a medical student.

After working in a wide array of occupations (mostly management activities) I decided to study Psychology in 2002. After graduating in psychology (2006) at Twente University on “Hands-on vs. Hands-off Manipulation in Physical, Video Simulation-based Inquiry Learning Environments”, I had the opportunity to participate in some research programs which added to my interest in practicing science.

In 2007 I started work at the School of Applied Psychology and Human Resource Management at the Saxion Universities of Applied Sciences in Deventer. I had the opportunity to further develop my teaching skills and was involved in the development of a new applied psychology curriculum.

In 2009 I decided that, although teaching is a passion of mine, I had missed doing research too much. I had the opportunity to combine teaching and doing research by starting my PhD at IST this summer.


  • Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP)
  • Nederlandse Vereniging voor Neuropsychologie (NVN)


The cutting edge between developmental psychology, neuropsychology and learning sciences. Development and teaching of scientific thinking, simulation-based inquiry learning, (neuro-) psychological assessment.


In the bachelor program Psychology I am currently involved in:

  • “Educational Psychology” (291202).

In the master program I will be involved in

  • “Brains and Learning” (291405), starting spring 2010.

During my former occupation I taught the following courses:

  • Applied Science (bachelor & master degree)
  • Research Methodology (bachelor & master degree)
  • Statistics (bachelor & master degree)
  • Psychological Assessment (bachelor degree)

I was responsible for the development of the following courses:

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Preventive Care
  • Applied Science
  • Research Methodology
  • Statistics
  • Psychological Assessment


  • Van Klink, M., Wilhelm, P., & Lazonder, A. W. (submitted). Hands-on vs. Hands-off manipulation in physical, video, and simulation-based inquiry learning environments. Journal of Research in Science Teaching.
  • Van Gestel, J. P. J., Drossaert, C. H. C., Van Klink, M., Taal, E., Kampelmacher, M. J., & Van Vught, A. J. (2009). Ervaringen van kinderen en hun ouders met thuisbeademing. Tijdschrift voor kindergeneeskunde, 3, 131-136.
  • Wilhelm, P. & Van Klink, M. (2007). Validity of the Rey Visual Design Learning Test in Primary and Secondary School Children. Child Neuropsychology, 13, 86-98.