dr. N. Dmoshinskaia (Natasha)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I graduated as a teacher of English and physics and taught in various institutions for more than 10 years. In 2016 I graduated from a master programme Educational Science and Technology (2016) at the University of Twente. My master project investigated dropout in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), in particular the possibility to use sentiment analysis of learners’ comments to predict dropout.

After graduation, I worked in the SiWay project (2016), which developed an online platform for teachers, students and parents to promote STEM education, where I was responsible for the usability tests it the LMS. And then in the Next-Lab project (2017-2019), in which I was in charge of enriching the repository of online labs.

In March 2021, I got a Doctor's degree from the University of Twente, wth my thesis investigating how feedback providers can learn when giving feedback to peers. My thesis included forur exepriental studies coundicted in secondary schools.

Between 2021 and 2023 I was working in the Surrounded by Science project that studied infromal STEM learning in different science-engaging organsitions.

In August 2023, I joined the Teacher Professional Development section of BMS to carry on research in the area of STEM learning and teaching.


Engineering & Materials Science
Social Sciences
Assessment Criteria
Learning Environment
Secondary School


  • Inquiry learning
  • Computer-Based Learning Environments
  • Peer assessment
  • Assessing and reflecting tools
  • Informal STEM learning


Dmoshinskaia, N. , & Gijlers, H. A. (2023). Giving Feedback to Peers in an Online Inquiry-Learning Environment. In O. Noroozi, & B. De Wever (Eds.), The Power of Peer Learning: Fostering Students’ Learning Processes and Outcomes (pp. 289-304). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-29411-2_13
Dmoshinskaia, N. (2021). Giving feedback to peers: how do students learn from it? [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036551175

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023


My PhD research was conducted in the framework of NextLab project, which is an international project promoting inquiry learning. NextLab is a continuation of the GoLab project and contains online labs, specially developed apps and ready inquiry learning spaces for different domain areas. Natasha’s project focuses on peer assessment and its role and contribution to learning.

Then I worked at the Surrounded by Science project studying informal STEM learning.

Now I am involved in the EVC project, assessing competences of potential teachers.

Current Projects

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 5440
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  5440
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands