Research Connections
Research Connections
Networking & Communities
Research Interests Within Our SIG

Martin Mulder, Wageningen University


  • Competence development
  • Competence research
  • Competence and performance
  • Entrepreneurship competence
  • Interdisciplinary education
  • Intercultural education
  • HRD – HRM
  • Agricultural Education and Extension

Bärbel Fürstenau, Technical University - Dresden


  • Multimedia Learning
  • Evaluation of Knowledge by Means of Semantic Networks
  • Understanding Complex Systems
  • Development and Evaluation of Learning Environments
  • Concept mapping
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Knowledge management


Jennie L. Walker, Thunderbird School of Global Management


  • Global leadership development
  • Internationalization of professional development and HRM
  • Internationalization of higher education
  • P-20 global education pipeline spanning global citizenship through global workforce readiness
  • Diversity and cross-cultural education

Linking Research to Public Interest

Research initiatives in workplace learning may lead to the development of practice tools such as guiding samples, materials, or software applications. These practice tools can improve learning experiences and ultimately lead to greater success in workplace training.

Publications of Interest

2012-2013 Publications by Our Members

  • Alake-Tuenter, E., Biemans, H.J.A., Tobi, H., Wals, A., Oosterheert, I. & Mulder, M. (2012). Inquiry-based science education competencies of primary school teachers: A literature study and critical review of the American National Science Education Standards, International Journal of Science Education, 34, 17, pp. 2609-2640.
  • Fürstenau, B. (2012). An innovation for the goal structure of entrepreneurship education? Comments on the article of Fritz Oser and Thierry Volery. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 4 (1), 45-47.
  • Fürstenau, B., Kneppers, L., & Dekker, R. (2012). Concept Mapping and Text Writing as Learning Tools in Problem-Oriented Learning. In A. J. Cañas, J. D. Novak, & J. Vanhear (Eds.), Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of Fifth International Conference on Concept Mapping (Vol. 1) (pp. 97-104). Malta. University of Malta.
  • Javidan, M., & Walker, J.L. 2012. Developing Global Psychological Capital for Business Success. AIB Insights, 12(4): 7-10.
  • Javidan, M., & Walker, J.L. 2012. A Whole New Global Mindset for Leadership. People &Strategy, 35(2): 36-41.
  • Javidan, M., & Walker, J.L. 2012. Global Mindset: The Rise of Women as Global Leaders. The MBA Women's Guide to Success.  BT Consulting.
  • Javidan, M., & Walker, J.L. 2013. Developing Your Global Mindset: The Handbook for Successful Global Leaders.  Beaver's Pond Press.
  • Karimi, S., M. Mulder, T. Lans, H.J.A. Biemans (2012). Understanding the Moderating Effects of Cultural Aspects on the Relationships Between Students’ Entrepreneurial Intention and Its Antecedents. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the AERA, Vancouver, April 14.
  • Khaled, A., J. Gulikers, H.J.A. Biemans & M. Mulder (2012). The Effects of Authenticity and Self-regulation: Comparing the Power of Innovative and Traditional Practical Simulations. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the AERA, Vancouver, April 14.
  • Kupper, H., R. Laurentzen & M. Mulder (2012). Analysis of recent policy developments in green education in The Netherlands. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 18, 2, pp. 121-139.
  • Mulder, M. (2012). Competence-Based Education and Training, Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 18, 3, pp. 305-314.
  • Mulder, M. (2012). Competence-Based Education and Training– about Frequently Asked Questions. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 18, 4, pp. 319-327.
  • Mulder, M. (2012). European Vocational Education and Training. Wilson, J.P. (Ed). Human Resource Development: Learning, Education and Training 3rd Edition. London: Kogan Page, pp. 155-175.
  • Mulder, M. & E. Roelofs (2012). A Review of Vocational Education and Training Research and Suggestions for the Research Agenda. Paper presented at the ECER Conference, 18 September, Cádiz, Spain.
  • Noroozi, O., Biemans, H., Busstra, M.C., Mulder, M., Popov, V. & Chizari, M (2012). Effects of the Drewlite CSCL Platform on Students’ Learning Outcomes. In: A.A. Juan, Th. Daradoumis, M. Roca, S.E. Grasman & J. Faulin. Collaborative and Distributed E-Research: Innovations in Technologies, Strategies and Applications (pp. 276-289). Hershey PA (USA): IGI Global.
  • Noroozi, O., H.J.A. Biemans, A. Weinberger, M. Mulder & M. Chizari (2012). Facilitating Transactive Memory System (TSM) Through Computer-Supported Collaboration Script in Multidisciplinary Learning. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the AERA, Vancouver, April 16.
  • Noroozi, O., Busstra, M.C., Mulder, M., Biemans, H.J.A., Tobi, H., Geelen, M.M.E.E., van’t Veer, P., & Chizari, M. (2012). Online discussion compensates for suboptimal timing of supportive information presentation in a digitally supported learning environment. Educational Technology Research & Development, 60(2), pp. 193-221.
  • Noroozi, O., Weinberger, A., Biemans, H.J.A., Mulder, M., & Chizari, M. (2012). Argumentation-based computer supported collaborative learning (ABCSCL). A systematic review and synthesis of fifteen years of research. Educational Research Review, 7(2), pp. 79-106.
  • Popov, V., D. Brinkman, H.J.A. Biemans, M. Mulder, A. Kuznetsov, O. Noroozi (2012). Multicultural student group work in higher education. An explorative case study on challenges as perceived by students. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 36(2), pp. 302– 317.
  • Popov, V., O. Noroozi, H.J.A. Biemans, D. Brinkman, M. Mulder & A. Kuznetsov (2012). Challenges in Computer-Supported Intercultural Collaborative Learning in Higher Education: An Experimental Research. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the AERA, Vancouver, April 14.
  • Sturing, L., H.J.A. Biemans, M. Mulder & E. de Bruijn (2012). The Utility and Methodological Quality of a Self-Assessment Tool in Senior Secondary Vocational Education. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the AERA, Vancouver, April 14.
  • Wesselink, R, R. Dolfing & M. Mulder (2012). Challenges for Teacher Professional Development in the Context of Implementing Competence-Based Education. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the AERA, Vancouver, April 13.
  • Wesselink, R, T. Lans, V. Blok & M. Mulder (2012). Distinctive Competencies for Sustainable Development. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the AERA, Vancouver, April 15.