Vincent Donche

Vincent Donche
University of Antwerp | UA · Training and Education Sciences

Phd - Educational Sciences

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Introduction
Vincent Donche is a professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Training and Education Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium. Within the research group EduBROn, he conducts research in the domains of learning and instruction, higher education and educational measurement. In particular research on individual differences and development of learning and motivation, transition to and within higher education, effects of learning environments, and educational research methods.
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December 1999 - present
University of Antwerp
Position
  • Professor
Education
October 2005
University of Antwerp
Field of study
  • Educational Sciences

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Publications (267)
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The aim of this article is to review the state of the art of research and theory development on student learning patterns in higher education and beyond. First, the learning patterns perspective and the theoretical framework are introduced. Second, research published since 2004 on student learning patterns is systematically identified and reviewed....
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Although the evidence in support of the variability of students' learning strategies has expanded in recent years, less is known about the explanatory base of these individual differences in terms of the joint influences of personal and contextual characteristics. Previous studies have often investigated how student learning is associated with eith...
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Although a lot is known about teacher development by means of formal learning activities, research on teachers’ everyday learning is limited. In the current systematic review, we analyzed 74 studies focusing on teachers’ informal learning to identify teachers’ learning activities, antecedents for informal learning, and learning outcomes. In additio...
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This article focuses on the quality of instructional networks in different stages of professional development. Drawing theoretically from social capital theory and literature on teacher interaction, we conducted in-depth interviews with 30 instructors at the university level. Using qualitative social network analysis to capture and analyze networks...
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This study starts from the observation that current empirical research on students' processing strategies in higher education has mainly focused on the use of self-report instruments to measure students' general preferences towards processing strategies. In contrast, there is a rather limited use of more direct and online observation techniques to...
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Professional learning reflects critical processes of change whereby one modifies and extends prior competencies while performing one’s job. Over the past two decades, the need has emerged and grown for insights on how employees take responsibility for their own learning and engage in self-regulation of professional learning. However, the process of...
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Instructional practices in Education for Sustainable Development are thought to play a crucial role in the cultivation of students' action competence towards Sustainable Development issues. This paper explores teachers' interests and their action-oriented instructional practices in ESD. The Action-orientation in ESD Questionnaire (AoESD-Q) employs...
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The advantage of comparative judgment is that it is particularly suited to assess multidimensional and complex constructs as text quality. This is because assessors are asked to compare texts holistically and to make a quality judgment for each text in a pairwise comparison based upon on the most salient and critical differences. Also, the resulted...
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Although teacher effectiveness plays a critical role in the learning process, little is known about its conceptualization and assessment, particularly in higher education (HE). This review aims to fill this gap by (a) listing the literature on teacher effectiveness, (b) identifying the instruments that have been used to assess teacher effectiveness...
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Completing questionnaires is a complex task in which multiple cognitive processes play an important role. Despite critiques of the reliability of questionnaires, our research strived to gain more insight into the process of completing questionnaires by using eye-tracking. We investigated how both the question and the categories of answers were bein...
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Since there has been no clear overview of educational practices that beneft high-ability students in mixed-ability classrooms in grades one to six, this review aims to provide insight into the efects of educational practices on the cognitive and afective-motivational learning outcomes of high-ability students. In order to identify these educational...
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Simulations are complex learning environments, especially when they are designed such that student agency intensively shapes the simulation process. Investigating student learning during the simulation process requires a methodological approach that is able to take contextual influences and fluctuations of processes into account and produce rich, e...
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Simulations are complex learning environments, especially when they are designed such that student agency intensively shapes the simulation process. Investigating student learning during the simulation process requires a methodological approach that is able to take contextual influences and fluctuations of processes into account and produce rich, e...
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This study aims to give insight into teachers’ beliefs of high-ability students and how this relates to their classroom teaching. Thirteen teachers from six different elementary or secondary schools participated in in-depth interviews. The participants talked about cognitive functioning, social skills, classroom behaviour, motivation and specific c...
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Holistic and pluralistic instructional beliefs and instructional practices in Education for Sustainable Development are often considered of high importance to foster students' competences. This mixed-method study describes the development and the validation of the Holism-Pluralism in Education for Sustainable Development questionnaire (HPESD-Q) to...
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Educational policy strategies give work-based learning (WBL) and dual learning pathways a prominent role in strengthening student engagement. Given this mounting policy attention, the current study aims to fill a knowledge gap with regard to the relation between WBL and student engagement, particularly within the context of dual pathways combining...
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One of the key tasks of teacher education (for primary and secondary education) is to support student teachers to develop competencies that enable teachers to continue professional learning, also after graduation. Two decades ago, the Inventory Learning to Teach Process (ILTP) was developed to get insight in student teachers' process of learning to...
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This study tests an integrative model, which delineates how students’ academic motivation, academic self-efficacy and learning strategies (processing strategies and regulation strategies) at the end of secondary education impact academic adjustment in the first semester of the first year of higher education (FYHE) and subsequent academic achievemen...
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Role-play simulations have become commonly used active learning methods to teach about complex, dynamic political processes. However, an understanding of why there is variation in student learning during such simulations is lacking. This study focuses on the development of student self-efficacy in negotiating over the period of one simulation. We i...
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The social adjustment process is a prominent factor in the literature on the transition to higher education (HE). This vast body of research, however, has predominantly focussed on academically oriented first-year higher education (FYHE) contexts, leaving professionally oriented programs (providing vocational education that prepares students for a...
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Purpose This study aims to unravel the dynamic nature of the process of self-regulated learning (SRL) of medical specialists as it actually unfolds over time in the authentic clinical environment. Design/methodology/approach A longitudinal multiple case-study design was used, combining multiple data-collection techniques. Long-term observations of...
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To date, little understanding exists of how first-year students in professionally oriented higher-education (HE) programs (i.e., those that provide vocational education to prepare students for a particular occupation) experience their academic transition process. In the present study, we first argued how the constructs of academic adjustment and ac...
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Research indicates that educational stratification may lead to a lower-track school culture of futility and a less academically-oriented culture among lower-track teachers, leading to both reduced study involvement and lower educational achievement among their students. This study investigated whether an anti-school culture in the lower tracks (in...
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Belgium ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2009, which implies that an inclusive education (IE) system at all levels should be realized. Consequently, recent legislation in Flanders (Belgium) aims to reduce the current segregated school system, which has caused some resistance from practitioners. Th...
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In contrast with the plethora of studies on the academic motivation of regular students in regular educational settings, this study aims to shed light on the motivation and educational support needs of chronically ill children in hospital schools. This in-depth qualitative study seeks to explore whether the expected motivational dimensions central...
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Much of individual’s learning takes place during job performance, implying that professionals engage in self-regulated learning (SRL). This study systematically reviews the current state of the field concerning conceptualisation and operationalisation within research on self-regulation of professional learning - for which we use the acronym “SRpL”....
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This study contributes to current self-efficacy research in two ways. First, it responds to the need for more context- and competency-specific self-efficacy research by expanding the research field to the context of role-play simulations and focusing on the outcome of self-efficacy in negotiating. Second, aiming to investigate sources of self-effic...
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While self-report measures are ubiquitous in the educational research literature, the benefits of self-report are often maligned. Rather than discarding or ignoring data generated from self-report measures of cognitive processing and motivation, research is needed to determine when and if self-report measures can contribute to our collective unders...
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Although self-report questionnaires are widely used, researchers debate whether responses to these types of questionnaires are valid representations of the respondent’s actual thoughts and beliefs. In order to provide more insight into the quality of questionnaire data, we aimed to gain an understanding of the processes that impact the completion o...
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Wil jij jouw onderwijs nog beter afstemmen op je leerlingen? Wil je samen met jouw collega’s aan de slag als onderzoeker in de eigen klaspraktijk? Bekijk lesgeven eens door een andere bril en start met Lesson Study. Je vertrekt als team vanuit een concrete onderzoeksvraag en ontwerpt samen een onderzoeksles om de klaspraktijk voor (een groep) leer...
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Handbook of Strategies and Strategic Processing provides a state-of-the-art synthesis of conceptual, measurement, and analytical issues regarding learning strategies and strategic processing. Contributions by educational psychology experts present the clearest-yet definition of this essential and quickly evolving component of numerous theoretical f...
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Background Internships are highly relevant learning experiences for engineering students. However, such practice‐based learning settings must be carefully designed to allow their learning potential to unfold. Purpose Exploring the job demands‐control‐support (JDCS) model, this study aimed to investigate how job demands, job control, and social sup...
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Samenvatting De Vragenlijst Studiekeuzetaken (VST, Germeijs & Verschueren, 2006a) is een Neder-landstalige vragenlijst om het keuzeproces van leerlingen voor het studeren in het hoger onderwijs in kaart te brengen. Hoewel de VST in het verleden voldoende betrouwbaar en valide is gebleken, was het nodig een geüp-datete versie te voorzien. Immers, wa...
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In the last decade, the Achievement Orientation Model (AOM) of Siegle and McCoach has often been used to quantitatively explore different pathways for academic achievement among intellectually gifted students in educational settings, mostly in secondary education. To study the dynamics of the different components in the AOM, we further examined the...
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Policymakers have pinpointed the importance of living in a more sustainable society. Education for Sustainable Development aims at developing future citizens competent to take actions in order to cope with Sustainable Development issues. The instructional design that teachers apply in class play a crucial role in students’ learning. This study is a...
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Supporting first-year students to adjust to their new academic environment is a crucial task in higher education. Investigating students' perceptions of fit between secondary and higher education could give higher education institutions valuable information for student feedback and support, when captured in a reliable and valid way. This study exam...
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The aim of this study is to provide – first theoretically and, subsequently, through an empirical analysis – a rationale for including the concept of overexcitability in talent research, beyond the five-factor model personality traits. Moreover, the empirical part of this study makes use of an innovative statistical method to address the problem of...
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In educational research, there is a growing interest in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine students' levels of processing. As there is a growing interest in the use of fMRI, a systematic review was conducted to examine how deep and surface levels of processing are operationalized within the neuroscientific field. In addition, w...
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Comparative Judgement (CJ) aims to improve the quality of performance-based assessments by letting multiple assessors judge pairs of performances. CJ is generally associated with high levels of reliability, but there is also a large variation in reliability between assessments. This study investigates which assessment characteristics influence the...
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Researchers have been struggling to capture the learning outcomes of role-play simulations of political decision-making, which shows in inconsistencies in findings. In this systematic review study we argue that research designs should not ignore the contextual features of these simulations. This review aims: (1) to comprehensively map variation in...
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By implementing student-centred learning environments, higher education institutions aim to foster student self-efficacy and self-regulation. Previous research that focuses on how students perceive these learning environments usually does not take the differential impact of students’ study motivation into account. However, the type of motivation mi...
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Een vakspecifieke kijk op de relatie tussen ervaren docentgedrag en studiemotivatie binnen het HBO Pedagogiek onderwijs Dorothy Duchatelet & Vincent Donche Samenvatting: Hoger onderwijs kan door het bevorderen van motivatie bij de student academi-sche prestaties bevorderen en studieuitval voorkomen. Eén van de belangrijkste omgevingsfac-toren die m...
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Current research struggles to illuminate significant learning outcomes of role-play simulations, such as Model European Union (MEU) and Model United Nations (MUN). In this study, we introduce a model for measuring simulation effects, distinguishing between cognitive, affective and regulative learning outcomes. In particular, we introduce the MISS-m...
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Comparative judgment (CJ) is an alternative method for assessing competences based on Thurstone’s law of comparative judgment. Assessors are asked to compare pairs of students work (representations) and judge which one is better on a certain competence. These judgments are analyzed using the Bradly–Terry–Luce model resulting in logit estimates for...
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This study aims at extending current research on how the interaction between cognitive processing and topic interest shapes the online learning process of students when learning from expository texts. We used eye tracking to monitor the reading and learning behaviour of 31 students in higher education. In addition, we used self-report questionnaire...
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The Motivation Toward the Environment Scale (MTES), developed in Canada, measures people’s self-determined motivation for doing something for the environment. Answering the call by its original developers, this study further validated the MTES within a sample of 779 Dutch-speaking senior secondary school students, aged 17 to 19, in the north of Bel...
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Science students’ study success rates in the first year of higher education (FYHE) are problematic. Although a considerable amount of previous research has been carried out to investigate the determinants of students’ academic achievement in FYHE, there has been little discussion about the incremental value of non-cognitive factors over and above c...
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Much of an individual’s learning takes place during job performance, implying that professionals engage in self-regulated learning (SRL). This study aims to systematically identify, synthesise and discuss the current state of the field concerning conceptualisation and operationalisation within research on the self-regulation of professional learnin...
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The transition from secondary to higher education is a challenging process, in which the development of students’ motivation plays a pivotal role. The current study examines whether self-efficacy—and how it develops—is able to explain the growth in motivation. The current longitudinal study included five waves, across a period of 25 months (i.e. st...
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De democratiseringsgolf binnen het hoger onderwijs heeft internationaal geleid tot een groeiende, diverse instroom van studenten (Schuetze & Slowey, 2002). Daarnaast zijn de voorbereidende studierichtingen van studenten in vele landen meer divers geworden en zien we dat een aanzienlijke groep eerstejaarsstudenten niet meer de traditionele instromer...
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Insight into aspects that guide teachers' decisions when assessing student text quality is crucial to an understanding of the validity of text scores. Such research has been lacking in the context of comparative methods which are, however, increasingly being used for text assessment purposes. This study reports on the aspects of argumentative texts...
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Het begrip studiesucces speelde het afgelopen decennium een centrale rol in discussies over het hoger onderwijs. Gericht beleid moet ervoor zorgen dat dit onderwijs bijdraagt aan een internationaal competitieve Nederlandse kenniseconomie en dat het meer en beter gekwalificeerde hoger opgeleiden oplevert voor de arbeidsmarkt. Dat alles moet zo effic...
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A Design Science Research project is presented, describing the creation of an Information System for the assessment of human competences while supporting learning. First, requirements that emanate from current mainstream competence evaluation practice are introduced. Then, design principles are presented to address the design requirements. Finally,...
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In this concluding chapter, we provide a concise review of all chapters in this volume and reflect on the ways in which simulations of decision-making in political science are given shape and are tested on their effects with respect to the participant’s learning. We also present some conclusive findings based on the different chapters as well as so...
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This chapter provides a definition of simulations of decision-making in political science education as student-centred and active learning environments, introduces their design features and summarizes the challenges in current effect research. The chapter concludes with an overview of the parts (and chapters) included in this volume, highlighting t...
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In this chapter we shortly introduce current perspectives in learning environment research in higher education and propose a general educational research model enabling to situate the various possible pathways in which effects of student learning in simulation-based learning environments can be investigated. In a next step, we discuss what kind of...
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This volume deals with simulations as active learning tools to teach political science students. It presents perspectives of both political and educational scientists on simulations as instruments to teach about politics and more in particular about political decision-making. In this introduction to part 1, we first discuss the nature of politics,...
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This systematic review presents an overview of factors which play an important role in explaining first-year grade point average (GPA), the number of obtained credits (EC), and persistence in Dutch and Flemish higher education. Thirty-nine peer-reviewed articles were included, mostly Dutch studies using samples of university students. We found that...
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Previous theoretical research proposed a link between students’ academic motivation and students’ experiences of social integration, but less is known empirically about this association in higher education contexts. In order to explore the directional links between students’ academic motivation and social integration, this survey study aims to inve...
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In dit themanummer van het Tijdschrift voor Hoger Onderwijs, worden een aantal contextspecifieke studies uit Vlaanderen en Nederland gerapporteerd die op basis van kwantitatief en/of kwalitatief onderzoek een reeks interveniërende maatregelen analyseren die gericht zijn op het bevorderen van sociale en/of academische integratie in het eerste jaar h...
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De Arteveldehogeschool voorziet voor iedere eerstejaarsstudent begeleiding in de vorm van trajectcoaching. Een longitudinaal survey onderzoek bij 1344 eerstejaarsstudenten, werd opgezet om na te gaan of deze trajectcoaching het academisch integratieproces van de studenten bevordert. Cruciale kenmerken van academische integratie werden drie maal ged...
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Zelfrapportagevragenlijsten bij de start van het hoger onderwijs kunnen begeleiders en studenten inzicht geven in het leerstrategiegebruik en de studiemotivatie van studenten. Gebruikers worstelen echter soms met de complexiteit van het instrument, bijvoorbeeld bij het detecteren van risicostudenten. De huidige studie introduceert een alternatief v...
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Comparative Judgement (CJ) represents the shared consensus of multiple assessors, increasing both the reliability (Pollitt, 2012) and the validity of the judgements (Van Daal et al., 2016). However, as assessors are allowed to use their own conceptualization of quality, individual judgements can deviate from the group consensus. Misfit statistics c...
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Longitudinal data is almost always burdened with missing data. However, in educational and psychological research, there is a large discrepancy between methodological suggestions and research practice. The former suggests applying sensitivity analysis in order to the robustness of the results in terms of varying assumptions regarding the mechanism...