Tanja Janssen (1958) is a senior researcher at the Research Institute of Child Development and Education of the University of Amsterdam, and member of the Research Team in Language, Literature and Arts Education. She specializes in literature teaching & learning and (creative) writing in the upper grades of secondary education. Besides, she tutors teachers-as-researchers in the NiME master Academisch Meesterschap.
Groenendijk, T., Janssen, T., Rijlaarsdam, G. & Van den Bergh, H. (2011). The effect of observational learning on students' performance, processes, and motivation in two creative domains. British Journal of Educational Psychology, DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8279.2011.02052.x
Janssen, T., Braaksma, M., & Rijlaarsdam, G. (2010). Reading and teaching short stories, based on process studies and experimental research. In D.Wyse, R.Andrews, & J.V. Hoffman (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of English, Language and Literacy Teaching (pp. 45-58). London/New York: Routledge.
Broekkamp, H., Janssen, T. & Van den Bergh, H. (2009). Is there a relationship between literary reading and creative writing? Journal of Creative Behavior , 43(4), 281-297.
Janssen, T. (2009). Literatuur leren lezen in dialoog. Lezervragen als hulpmiddel bij het leren interpreteren van korte verhalen. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, KohnstammKennisreeks.
Janssen, T., Braaksma, M. & Couzijn, M. (2009). Self-questioning in the literature classroom; Effects on students' interpretation and appreciation of short stories. L1 - Educational studies in Language and Literature, 9(1), 91-116.
Janssen, T., Braaksma, M. & Rijlaarsdam, G. (2006). Literary reading activities of good and weak students; A think aloud study. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 21(1), 35-52.