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T. Post MSc (Tim)

PhD Candidate

About Me

I believe that most children today graduate from school with untapped talents and ambitions to impact society for the better. This is why I dedicate my life to inspiring schools to adopt talent-focussed approaches to learning and teaching. I do so by developing such approaches myself, by training teachers to put theory into practice, and by advising school management on leading successful educational reform.

In 2009, I graduated (cum laude) with a Masters degree in Educational Science & Technology at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. My thesis concerned the use of guided questioning as a support measure to foster students' knowledge development in inquiry-based learning environments. During my graduation studies, I worked on a four-year European research project 'CoReflect'. I coordinated the development of an inquiry-focussed learning environment in close collaboration with researchers, instructional designers, domain experts, in-service and pre-service teachers. 

In addition, during my graduation, I founded Snoozon to provide worldwide training on the topic of lucid dreaming (in Dutch: lucide dromen). Lucid dreaming is a scientifically studied state of night dreaming (REM sleep) in which one attains dream awareness while dreaming. Lucid dreamers can deliberately influence dream content to shape meaningful dream experiences. Potentially, lucid dreams can be used to enjoy psychological advantages and improved well-being in light of everyday life challenges and goals (e.g., creative problem-solving, rehearsal, stress reduction).

I currently work as a PhD student at the University of Twente. My dissertation is focused on a longitudinal study into the effects of inquiry-focussed teacher professionalization on the development of children’s curiosity in school. Please see this video for a short video about my research work (in Dutch). My research is funded by TechYourFuture, center of expertise in technology education, funded the research reported in the manuscript.

Research

I believe that most children today graduate from school with untapped talents and ambitions to impact society for the better. This is why I dedicate my life to inspiring schools to adopt talent-focussed approaches to learning and teaching. I do so by developing such approaches myself, by training teachers to put theory into practice, and by advising school management on leading successful educational reform.

Publications

Other Contributions

Post, T., & Walma van der Molen, J. H. (2018). Development and Validation of a Questionnaire to Measure Primary School Children's Images of and Attitudes Towards Curiosity (the CIAC Questionnaire). Motivation and Emotion. Under review.

Post, T., & Walma van der Molen, J. H. (2018). Do Children Express Curiosity at School? Exploring Children’s Experiences of Curiosity Inside and Outside the School Context. Learning, Culture, and Social Interaction. In publication.

Post, T., & Walma van der Molen, J. H. (2014). Effects of company visits on Dutch primary school children’s attitudes toward technical professions. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 23 (4), 1–25.

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Media

Short video about my PhD research: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvbsEmXFajA&t

Short video about my research about company visits by primary school children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3V3687ldc4

TEDx Talk about lucid dreaming at the University of Twente in the Netherlands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK3SfNxbK3Y&t

Keynote about lucid dreaming at the Muntada conference in Abu Dhabi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erd5pD8AQ0U&t

Contact Details

+31534893560 (if no answer)
 

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 5436
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  5436
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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