Innovation Room #11: Becoming a college student

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Erasmus University College Rotterdam

Considering cognitive development, interests and study behaviours of young adults in HE.

An  important task of higher education institutes is offering sufficient and effective support  to young adults in the transition from secondary education into higher education and guide them into study success. Do the curriculum and study guidance that are offered meet the needs of students? How are students’ performance and study experiences influenced? Could this be improved? In the Innovation Room a number of issues related to the (cognitive) development of young adults, their interests study behaviors and how we can support and guide them are addressed.


Laura van der Aar MSc, PhD candidate working with Prof. Eveline Crone at the unit Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University: What characterizes adolescents who have difficulties with making academic choices? Relations with behavioral and neural correlates of self-concept and self-esteem

Dr. Brian Godor, Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam: Statistically Significant Stress: using expressive writing to reduce stress

Moreover posters about this broad subject will be presented by several researchers and practitioners.

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