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F.M. Wijnen MSc (Frances)

PhD Candidate / PhD Student

About Me

Frances Wijnen graduated in 2014 for her master Instruction, Learning and Development (Psychology) at the University of Twente. Her thesis focused on learning from erroneous models in secondary education. She compared this new method of learning by modeling with two commonly used ways of learning by modeling: building a model and simulating a model.

After her graduation she worked as a Junior Researcher at the department ELAN. She was involved in the project: Expressive Agents for Symbiotic Education and Learning (EASEL) in which she explored the interaction between children and a social robot in the context of inquiry learning. 

Frances currently works as a PhD-student on the project: Technology as a tool for 21st century learning. In this project she explores the factors that stimulate and/or obstruct primary school teachers to use technology for stimulating higher order thinking skills with children.

Expertise

Child
Learning
Robots
Robot
Interaction
Development
Model
System

Publications

Recent Articles
Davison, D. P., Charisi, V., Wijnen, F. M., Reidsma, D., & Evers, V. (2017). Measuring Children’s Perceptions of Robots’ Social Competence: Design and Validation. In A. Kheddar, E. Yoshida, S. S. Ge, K. Suzuki, J-J. Cabibihan, F. Eyssel, & H. He (Eds.), Social Robotics: 9th International Conference, ICSR 2017, Tsukuba, Japan, November 22-24, 2017, Proceedings (pp. 676-686). (Lecture notes in computer science; Vol. 10652). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-70022-9_67
Davison, D. P., Charisi, V., Wijnen, F. M., Papenmeier, A., van der Meij, J., Reidsma, D., & Evers, V. (2016). Design challenges for long-term interaction with a robot in a science classroom. In Proceedings of the RO-MAN2016 Workshop on Long-term Child-robot Interaction (pp. -). USA: IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY.
Reidsma, D., Charisi, V., Davison, D. P., Wijnen, F. M., van der Meij, J., Evers, V., ... Verschure, P. (2016). The EASEL Project: Towards Educational Human-Robot Symbiotic Interaction. In N. F. Lepora, A. Mura, M. Mangan, P. F. M. J. Verschure, M. Desmulliez, & T. J. Prescott (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Living Machines (pp. 297-306). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 9793). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42417-0_27
Vouloutsi, V., Blancas, M., Zucca, R., Omedas, P., Reidsma, D., Davison, D. P., ... Verschure, P. (2016). Towards a Synthetic Tutor Assistant: The EASEL Project and its Architecture. In N. F. Lepora, A. Mura, M. Mangan, P. F. M. J. Verschure, M. Desmulliez, & T. J. Prescott (Eds.), Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Living Machines (pp. 353-364). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 9793). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42417-0_32
Charisi, V., Davison, D. P., Wijnen, F. M., van der Meij, J., Reidsma, D., Prescott, T., ... Evers, V. (2015). Towards a child-robot symbiotic co-development: a theoretical approach. In M. Salem, A. Weiss, P. Baxter, & K. Dautenhahn (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on "New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction" (pp. 331-336). Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence & Simulation of Behaviour.
Wijnen, F. M., Charisi, V., Davison, D. P., van der Meij, J., Reidsma, D., & Evers, V. (2015). Inquiry learning with a social robot: can you explain that to me? In M. Heerink, & M. de Jong (Eds.), Proceedings of New Friends 2015: the 1st international conference on social robotics in therapy and education (pp. 24-25). Almere, the Netherlands: Windesheim Flevoland.

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10)
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands