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dr. T. van Dellen

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dr. T. van Dellen

I was born in Groningen, The Netherlands in 1953, completed a local High School, and studied Mathematics (candidate-examination) and (Clinical) Psychology from 1971 to 1981 at the University of Groningen. Received my PhD in Psychology at the same university in 1987 with the thesis 'Response processing and movement organization in clumsy children: an experimental approach'.

Afterwards my field of interest changed in the direction of training and development of adults (human resource development). Since 1986 I am working in this interest for the discipline of Pedagogical Sciences within the Faculty of Behavioural and Societal Sciences of the Groningen University. 

During the years 1996 to 2005 I provided extensively advice and consultancy services to external (training) organizations, typical on issues like management development, professionality of trainers etc., motivation and emotion in learning and development of adults, and human resource development.

Nowadays my research interests include topics like work(place) related learning,  motivation (to learn), emotion and adult learning (adult learning theory), the professional role of teachers, trainers and coaches in the adult learning process, the organizational learning climate and workplaces as learning spaces.

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Pedagogy and Educational Sciences: Lifelong Learning