Dr Simone Bijvoet-van den Berg

Department of Psychology

Associate University Teacher

s.bijvoet-vandenberg@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 6557

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Dr Simone Bijvoet-van den Berg
Department of Psychology
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane
Sheffield
S1 2LT
Qualifications
  • MEd Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Sheffield (2019) – Thesis Title: “Student and staff perceptions of the personal tutoring system”
  • PhD Psychology, University of Stirling (2013) - Thesis Title: "Children's ability to generate novel actions"
  • MSc in Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2009)
  • BSc in Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2007)
Research interests

I’m interested in how children learn through exploring the world around them, and how creativity plays a role in children’s exploration skills.

The development of individual differences in divergent thinking (linked to creativity).

Improving teaching and learning methods through empirical research to enhance staff and students’ learning experience.

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Teaching activities
  • PSY1005 Research Methodology I
  • PSY2005 Research Methodology II
  • PSY331 Extended Essay
  • PSY346 Research Project in Psychology
Professional activities
  • Academic Support Lead (Senior Tutor) for the Psychology Department
  • Stream Leader for the Research Methods stream
  • Member of Faculty of Science Senior Tutor Group