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Dr. D. (Daphne) van Weijen

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group:

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 127
  • Room number: D8.24
Postal address
  • Postbus 15776
    1001 NG Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    I work as associate professor of Domain Specific Learning at the Research Institute of Child Development and Education (RICDE) of the University of Amsterdam. My research interests include first and second language teaching, writing process research, writing instruction in primary, secondary, and higher education, synthesis writing, and domain-specific writing (e.g. in history classes). 
    In addition, I work as teacher trainer at the Graduate School of Child Development and Education at the University of Amsterdam. My main focus is on supervising students who carry out design-research during their pre-service training and on assisting students who need extra support during the research process. Furthermore, I am also an active member and supervisor of the Educational Research Workplace (Werkplaats Onderwijsonderzoek (WOA-vo/mbo)) in which teachers carry out practice-oriented research or design research studies in their own school contexts (high school and secondary vocational education) related to themes such as metacognition, self-regulated learning and equal opportunities for all students.

    Expertise and research fields

    • Writing research
    • Writing instruction
    • First and Second language teaching


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  • Research

    Expertise and Research Fields

    • Writing research
    • Writing instruction
    • First and Second language teaching 

    Research Methods

    • (Writing) Intervention studies
    • Educational design research
    • Treatment Fidelity
    • Focus groups 
    • Think aloud method

    Current Research Projects

    Doeltaal Digitaal / Digital Target Language Use
    Doeltaal Digitaal is a three year NRO-project, led by Dr. Marrit van de Guchte, which focuses on fostering students' target language use using digital tools.

    Involved in the following Research Priority Areas

    Yield

  • Teaching & PhD Supervision

    Taught courses

    • Educatief Ontwerpen (Educational Design) – MA course
    • Educational Research Workplace (WOA-vo/mbo)

    PhD Supervision

  • Publications

    2021

    • Ockenburg, L. V., Weijen, D. V., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2021). Learning how to synthesize: The design and evaluation of a reading-writing learning unit for high-school students. L1 Educational Studies in Language and Literature, Volume 21, Running Issue(Running issue), 1-33. https://doi.org/10.17239/L1ESLL-2021.21.01.06
    • ten Peze, A. A., Janssen, T. M., Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W., & van Weijen, D. (2021). Writing creative and argumentative texts: What's the difference? Exploring how task type affects students' writing behaviour and performance. L1 Educational Studies in Language and Literature, 21, 1-38.

    2020

    2019

    2018

    • Rietdijk, S., van Weijen, D., Janssen, T., van den Bergh, H., & Rijlaarsdam, G. (2018). Teaching writing in primary education: Classroom practice, time, teachers' beliefs and skills. Journal of Educational Psychology, 110(5), 640-663. https://doi.org/10.1037/edu0000237 [details]
    • Rijlaarsdam, G., Janssen, T., Rietdijk, S., & van Weijen, D. (2018). Reporting design principles for effective Instruction of writing: Interventions as constructs. In R. Fidalgo, K. R. Harris, & M. Braaksma (Eds.), Design principles for teaching effective writing: Theoretical and empirical grounded principles (pp. 280-313). (Studies in Writing; Vol. 34). Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004270480_013 [details]
    • van Weijen, D., & Janssen, T. (2018). High-quality writing instruction in Dutch primary education: A framework for national assessment. L1 Educational Studies in Language and Literature, 18. https://doi.org/10.17239/L1ESLL-2018.18.03.03 [details]

    2017

    2014

    • Van Waes, L., Van Weijen, D., & Leijten, M. (2014). Learning to write in an online writing center: The effect of learning styles on the writing process. Computers and Education, 73, 60-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2013.12.009

    2009

    • van Weijen, D., van den Bergh, H., Rijlaarsdam, G., & Sanders, T. (2009). L1 use during L2 writing: an empirical study of a complex phenomenon. Journal of Second Language Writing, 18(4), 235-250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jslw.2009.06.003 [details]
    • van den Bergh, H., Rijlaarsdam, G., Janssen, T., Braaksma, M., van Weijen, D., & Tillema, M. (2009). Process execution of writing and reading: considering text quality, learner and task characteristics. In M. C. Shelley, L. D. Yore, & B. Hand (Eds.), Quality research in literacy and science education: international perspectives and gold standards (pp. 399-427). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8427-0_20 [details]

    2008

    2017

    2009

    • Rijlaarsdam, G., van den Bergh, H., van Weijen, D., Janssen, T., Braaksma, M., & Tillema, M. (2009). Cognitive processes during writing processes and their relation with text quality. In G. Rijlaarsdam (Ed.), Fostering communities of learners: digital book of abstracts Graduate School for Teaching and Learning, UvA. http://www.earli2009.org/bookofabstracts/start.html [details]

    2008

    2006

    • van Weijen, D., van den Bergh, H., Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W., & Sanders, T. (2006). Hierarchical analysis of think aloud protocols. In L. Allal, D. Galbraith, & A. et (Eds.), Program of the 10th International Conference of the EARLI Special Interest Group on Writing (pp. 110). University of Antwerp. [details]
    • van den Bergh, H., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2006). Writing processes and text quality. In Discourse, cognition & communication. 25 Jaar Utrechtse taalbeheersing (pp. 29-30) [details]

    2005

    • van Weijen, D., van den Bergh, H., Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W., & Sanders, T. (2005). Adaptivity: Transferring writing processes between tasks (in L1) and between languages (from L1 to FL English). In C. P. Constantinou, D. Demetriou, A. Evagorou, M. Evagorou, A. Kofteros, M. Michael, C. Nicolaou, D. Papademetriou, & N. Papadouris (Eds.), Integrating multiple perspectives on effective learning environments. Abstracts 11th European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction (pp. 1145-1146). University of Cyprus. [details]
    • van den Bergh, H., Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W., Janssen, T. M., Braaksma, M. A. H., van Weijen, D., & Tillema, M. (2005). Analyzing task processes, relating process to learner and task characteristics and to output quality. Statistical modeling, demonstrated for writing processes and reading literary texts in 60 minute. In Proceedings: Gold Standard(s) of Quality Research in Science Literacy Conference, Dunmuir Lodge - CD ROM University of Victoria (British Columbia). [details]

    2004

    • Tillema, M., van Weijen, D., Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W., & van den Bergh, H. (2004). Writing Processes in L1 and L2. In L. Allal, & B. Schneuwly (Eds.), Abstracts Writing 2004. 9th International Conference of the EARLI Special Interest Group of Writing (pp. 74). University of Geneva, Switzerland. [details]

    2021

    • van de Guchte, M., Halma, P., van Batenburg, E., & van Weijen, D. (2021). Doeltaal digitaal: Learning by doing! Levende Talen Magazine.

    2020

    • van de Guchte, M. (Author), van Batenburg, E. (Author), Halma, P. (Author), & van Weijen, D. (Author). (2020). Doeltaal digitaal!. Web publication/site, Taalwijs.nu.

    2019

    2018

    2011

    • van Weijen, D., van den Bergh, H., & Rijlaarsdam, G. (2011). Het gebruik van T1 tijdens schrijven in T2. Levende Talen Tijdschrift, 12(2), 3-13. [details]

    2020

    • Alkema, E. G., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (Accepted/In press). A promising first exploration of synthesis writing in Science Orientation classes. Paper presented at SIG Writing 2020, Umeå, Sweden.
    • Flores Ferres, M. M., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (Accepted/In press). Writing Chile: An online national survey on teachers' practices in Grades 7-12. Paper presented at SIG Writing 2020, Umeå, Sweden.
    • Flores Ferres, M. M., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (Accepted/In press). Writing instruction in Chilean public secondary schools: A multiple case study. Paper presented at SIG Writing 2020, Umeå, Sweden.
    • van Ockenburg, L., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (Accepted/In press). Testing a mini synthesis writing intervention: animated video instruction. Paper presented at Research School SIG Writing 2020 #righttowrite [Cancelled], Umeå, Sweden.
    • van Ockenburg, L., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (Accepted/In press). Testing a synthesis writing intervention based on observational learning: Symposium Multiple Document Studies: Where Reading & Writing Research Meet. Paper presented at SIG Writing 2020, Umeå, Sweden.
    • van Weijen, D., & Koster, M. (2020). Implementation fidelity: what, why, when, and how?. Paper presented at SIG Writing 2020, Umeå, Sweden.

    2019

    • Flores Ferres, M. M., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2019). Teachers’ beliefs about writing instruction in public secondary schools in Chile: an online national survey. Paper presented at 12th conference of the International Association for Research in L1 Education (ARLE) 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.
    • Flores Ferres, M. M., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2019). Writing instruction in Chile: online national survey on teachers’ practices in public secondary schools. Paper presented at 12th conference of the International Association for Research in L1 Education (ARLE) 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.
    • van Ockenburg, L., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2019). Learning to write synthesis texts; A design study. Paper presented at 12th conference of the International Association for Research in L1 Education (ARLE) 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.

    2018

    • Flores Ferres, M. M., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2018). National survey on writing instruction in public secondary schools in Chile. Paper presented at AERA 2018: Annual Meeting the American Educational Research Association, New York City, New York, United States.
    • Flores Ferres, M. M., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2018). National survey on writing instruction in public secondary schools in Chile. Paper presented at SIG Writing Research school, Ghent, Belgium.
    • Janssen, T. M., & van Weijen, D. (2018). Effective writing instruction in Dutch primary education; A framework for national assessment. Paper presented at SIG Writing 2018, Antwerp, Belgium.
    • Rietdijk, S., van Weijen, D., Janssen, T. M., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2018). Current status and the improvement of the teaching of writing in Dutch primary schools: Two large-scale studies. Paper presented at AERA 2018: Annual Meeting the American Educational Research Association, New York City, New York, United States.
    • Rietdijk, S., van Weijen, D., Janssen, T. M., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2018). Does teaching matter? Practices and learning outcomes. Paper presented at SIG Writing 2018, Antwerp, Belgium.
    • van Ockenburg, L., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2018). Learning to write synthesis texts: A review of intervention studies. Paper presented at SIG Writing 2018, Antwerp, Belgium.
    • van Ockenburg, L., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2018). Preferred learning activities for teaching synthesis writing in secondary education. Paper presented at SIG Writing 2018, Antwerp, Belgium.
    • van Weijen, D., & Koster, M. (2018). Fidelity of implementation (workshop). Paper presented at SIG Writing 2018, Antwerp, Belgium.
    • van Weijen, D., Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W., & van den Bergh, H. (2018). Comparing source use and argumentation behaviour within and between writers in L1 and L2 writing. Paper presented at SIG Writing 2018, Antwerp, Belgium.
    • van Weijen, D., Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W., & van den Bergh, H. (2018). Comparing source use and argumentative writing within and between writers in L1 and L2.. Paper presented at SIG Writing 2018, Antwerp, Belgium.

    2017

    • Flores Ferres, M. M., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2017). Encuesta nacional sobre escritura en aulas secundarias de lenguaje de establecimientos municipales de Chile. Paper presented at Tercer Simposio Internacional de la Cátedra UNESCO para la Lectura y la Escritura, Chillan, Chile. file:///C:/Users/jdreuve1/Downloads/Presentacion+del+proyecto+Encuesta+nacional+sobre+ensenanza+de+la+escritura.pdf
    • Flores Ferres, M. M., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2017). National survey on writing instruction in public secondary schools in Chile. Paper presented at JURE 2017 JURE (Junior researchers' pre-conference of EARLI), Tampere, Finland.
    • Flores Ferres, M. M., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2017). National survey on writing instruction in public secondary schools in Chile. Poster session presented at Pre conference of the International Association for Research in L1 Education (ARLE), Tallin, Estonia.
    • Flores Ferres, M. M., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2017). Text quality, writing processes and students’ beliefs about writing at Secondary education in Chile. Poster session presented at 17th Biennial conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) 2017, Tampere, Finland.
    • van Drie, J. P., & van Weijen, D. (2017). Domain-specific writing instruction in history: effects on products and processes. Paper presented at 17th Biennial conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) 2017, Tampere, Finland.
    • van Ockenburg, L., van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2017). Designing an evidence-based online module for synthesis writing in secondary education. Paper presented at 11th conference of the International Association for Research in L1 Education (ARLE) 2017, Tallinn, Estonia.
    • van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2017). Source use in argumentative writing in L1 and L2. Paper presented at ARLE Conference 2017, Tallinn, Estonia.
    • van Weijen, D., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2017). Variation in source use in argumentative writing in L1 and L2.. Paper presented at 17th Biennial conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) 2017, Tampere, Finland.

    2016

    • Rietdijk, S., Janssen, T. M., van Weijen, D., Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W., & van den Bergh, H. (2016). Beter Schrijven: een interventiestudie in het basisonderwijs. Poster session presented at Onderwijs Research Dagen (ORD) 2016, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    • Rietdijk, S., van Weijen, D., Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W., van den Bergh, H., & Janssen, T. M. (2016). About fidelity and implementation in writing intervention studies. Evaluation of measures used in a study in upper primary education. Paper presented at EARLI SIG Writing Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
    • Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W., Janssen, T. M., de Maat, P., Rietdijk, S., & van Weijen, D. (2016). Designing a strategy oriented writing program in upper primary education in a Dutch educational context: [Paper presentation in symposium]. Paper presented at EARLI SIG Writing Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
    • Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W., van Weijen, D., Janssen, T. M., & van den Bergh, H. (2016). Writing strategy instruction: An intervention study in Dutch primary schools. Paper presented at EARLI SIG Writing Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
    • van Weijen, D., Rietdijk, S., Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W., Janssen, T. M., & van den Bergh, H. (2016). Fidelity and implementation in writing intervention studies; Evaluation of measures used in a study in upper primary education. Paper presented at EARLI SIG Writing Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

    2015

    • Rietdijk, S., van Weijen, D., Janssen, T. M., & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2015). Strategy-oriented writing instruction: An intervention study in primary schools.. Paper presented at Paper presented 10th IAIMTE Conference, Odense, Denmark.

    2010

    • Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W., van Weijen, D., Tillema, M., Braaksma, M. A. H., & van den Bergh, H. (2010). L1-L2 Writing processes, text quality and learner characteristics: empirical studies. Keynote adddress. 30. Abstract from Symposium on second Language Writing 2010: Crossing Disciplinary boundaries.

    Award

    • Flores Ferres, M. M., van Weijen, D. & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (2018). Best poster award for poster presented at the SIG Writing Research School 2018.

    Journal editor

    • van Weijen, D. (editor) (2020). Levende Talen Tijdschrift (Journal).
    • van Weijen, D. (editor) (2019). Levende Talen Tijdschrift (Journal).
    • van Weijen, D. (editor) (2018). Levende Talen Tijdschrift (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • van Ockenburg, L. (speaker), van Weijen, D. (speaker) & Rijlaarsdam, G. (speaker) (1-11-2019). Lees- en schrijfvaardigheid verbonden: syntheseteksten, Studiedag Levende Talen, Utrecht.
    • van Ockenburg, L. (speaker), van Weijen, D. (speaker) & Rijlaarsdam, G. (speaker) (4-10-2019). Lezen en schrijven verbonden: Syntheseteksten leren schrijven, Orion (O2)-Ontwikkeldag 2019, Uden.
    • van Weijen, D. (speaker) & Groot, K. (speaker) (1-7-2019). De Academische Werkplaats - Het waarom van de WOA en het werkproces, Eindsymposium Academische Werkplaats VO Amsterdam, Amsterdam.
    • van Ockenburg, L. (speaker), van Weijen, D. (speaker) & Rijlaarsdam, G. (speaker) (6-6-2019). Lezen en Schrijven verbonden: Syntheseteksten leren schrijven, Levende Talen Ontwikkel- en Inspiratiedag.
    • van Ockenburg, L. (speaker), van Weijen, D. (speaker) & Rijlaarsdam, G. (speaker) (28-8-2018). Designing an evidence-based module for synthesis writing in secondary education, SIG Writing Research school, Ghent.
    • Flores Ferres, M. (speaker), van Weijen, D. (speaker) & Rijlaarsdam, G. (speaker) (28-8-2018). Writing practices in Chilean public secondary classrooms: A national survey of L1 teachers, SIG Writing Research school, Ghent.
    • van Ockenburg, L. (speaker), Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (speaker) & van Weijen, D. (speaker) (18-1-2018). Kennis verwerven en verwerken door syntheseteksten te leren schrijven: Het ontwerp van een (online) module, VIOT 2018: Duurzame Taalbeheersing, Groningen.
    • Janssen, T. (speaker) & van Weijen, D. (speaker) (22-6-2017). Effectief schrijfonderwijs op de basisschool: Ontwikkeling van een didactisch kader ten behoeve van peilingsonderzoek., Stichting Leerplanontwikkeling.
    • Rijlaarsdam, G. (keynote speaker), Janssen, T. (speaker), Rietdijk, S. (speaker), van Weijen, D. (speaker) & van den Bergh, H. (speaker) (8-6-2017). Changes in Teacher Expertise in Writing Education: Practices of some 50 and more teachers in upper primary education in The Netherlands, DieS-Sommerschule Didaktisch-empirische Schreibforschung, Brugg.
    • Rietdijk, S. (speaker), van Weijen, D. (speaker), Janssen, T. M. (speaker), van den Bergh, H. (speaker) & Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (speaker) (28-9-2016). Beter Schrijven: een interventiestudie in het basisonderwijs, Presentatie op de CED conferentie Begrijpend Lezen, Rotterdam, NL.
    • Rietdijk, S. (speaker), van Weijen, D. (speaker), Janssen, T. M. (speaker), Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (speaker) & de Jong, P. F. (speaker) (2-6-2015). Strategy-oriented writing instruction: An intervention study in primary schools., pre-conference workshop of the 10th IAIMTE Conference 2015, Odense.
    • van Weijen, D. (speaker), van den Bergh, H. (speaker), Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (speaker) & Tillema, M. (speaker) (2-9-2011). L1 use during L2 writing: relations between writing skill, language proficiency and text quality, Paper presented at the EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction), Exeter (UK).
    • Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (speaker), van Weijen, D. (speaker), Tillema, M. (speaker), Braaksma, M. A. H. (speaker) & van den Bergh, H. (speaker) (20-5-2010). L1-L2 Writing processes, text quality and learner characteristics: empirical studies. Keynote address, Symposium on second Language Writing 2010: Crossing Disciplinary boundaries, Murcia (E).
    • Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (speaker), van den Bergh, H. (speaker), van Weijen, D. (speaker), Janssen, T. M. (speaker), Braaksma, M. A. H. (speaker) & Tillema, M. (speaker) (25-8-2009). Cognitive processes during writing processes and their relation with text quality, 13th Biennial European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). Fostering Communities of Learners, Amsterdam (NL).
    • van Weijen, D. (speaker), van den Bergh, H. (speaker), Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (speaker) & Sanders, T. (speaker) (11-6-2008). Comparing the relationship between cognitive activities and text quality in L1 and L2 writing, EARLI, Special Interest Group (SIG) Writing, Lund (Sw).
    • van Weijen, D. (speaker), van den Bergh, H. (speaker), Rijlaarsdam, G. C. W. (speaker) & Sanders, T. (speaker) (20-9-2006). Hierarchical analysis of think aloud protocols, 10th International Conference of the EARLI Special Interest Group on Writing, Antwerpen (B).

    Others

    • van Weijen, D. (participant) & Groot, K. (organiser) (1-7-2019). Eindsymposium Academische Werkplaats VO Amsterdam, Amsterdam. Organisation of the End of year symposium of the Academische Werkplaats VO. Participating teachers presented the results of their research projects. (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Ockenburg, L. (participant), van Weijen, D. (participant) & Rijlaarsdam, G. (participant) (28-6-2019). 12th conference of the International Association for Research in L1 Education (ARLE) 2019, Lisbon. A little glimpse into Synthesis Writing interventions from different nations: similarities and differences; Symposium organised at ARLE 2019Symposium (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Weijen, D. (chair) & Koster, M. (participant) (12-4-2019). Workshop for Dudoc-Alfa PhD students on Implementation Fidelity during intervention studies.. Interventietrouw (Implementation Fidelity)
      (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).

    2021

    2009

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