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De Burg

About me

I am a full Professor of Excellence in Education, with Educational Psychology as my focus area. In my research, I try to answer questions such as “How can we create a learning environment for students in which they can optimally learn?”, “How can we foster motivation?”, “What are good study strategies?”, and “How can we incorporate physical activity in the classroom?” I came to UCR to set up the Roosevelt Center for Excellence in Education (RCEE), a research community that deals with the question how we can get the best our of all learners. I supervise Ph.D. candidates on this topic as well as related topics. UCR’s interdisciplinarity is what I like most here, classrooms full of students with a different background and a different package of courses makes teaching so much more interesting and challenges me as an instructor.