Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education

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As a Research Assistant I provide research support within the research concentration Assessment, Evaluation and Student Learning. My duties include assisting with the organisation of academic events, as well as working on the ARC-funded project Effective teacher-based assessment adjustments for students with disability. In addition, I am currently holding a PhD scholarship within this ARC project, undertaking a multiple-case study on teacher-based assessment of students with disability in inclusive classrooms.

I have further gained experience in conducting literature reviews, conducting surveys and undertaking classroom observations in primary and secondary education. My Master’s thesis focused on literature education in Europe and was part of an international research project funded by the European Union.

Research interests

  • Literacy
  • Literature education
  • Engagement
  • International comparative research

Master’s thesis

Slager, M. G. (2010). Lessons in literature: A comparative study into the literature curricula in secondary education in six European countries. Unpublished master’s thesis. University of Groningen, the Netherlands.