Prof. Wilma Resing, PhD



Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3680
E-Mail: resing@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Ontwikkelings- & Onderwijspsychologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 3B27A
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3680
E-Mail: resing@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Ontwikkelings- & Onderwijspsychologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 3B27A


"Dynamic tests should not only measure the actual level of intellectual functioning but also detect the optimal instructional level for each child."

Wilma C. M. Resing holds the chair for "Research and implementation of the diagnostics of intelligence and learning potential of children in primary and special education" granted by the “Stichting OnderwijsAdvies” and "Haags Centrum voor Onderwijsbegeleiding" (both federations of Dutch educational advisory services).  

The topic of her inaugural speech is: Zicht op potentieel. Over dynamisch testen, variabiliteit in oplossingsgedrag en leerpotentieel van kinderen (2006).

Wilma obtained her master’s degree in Psychology at the University of Amsterdam and she did research and obtained her PhD at the VU University of Amsterdam before she came to Leiden University. The title of her dissertation is: Intelligentie en Leerpotentieel.Een onderzoek naar het leerpotentieel van jonge leerlingen uit het basis- en speciaal onderwijs.

Wilma’s current research interests include intelligence theories and testing, focusing on inductive reasoning, microgenetic and dynamic assessment of children’s cognitive development. Her new work focuses on the measurement of children's cognitive activities while they are trained and assessed. She uses electronic equipments, for example a tangible electronic interface (TagTiles), and in her newest research a table robot (MyRo) for the assessment of (improvements in) cognitive skills. She serves as Chair of the Stichting Abbas, is member of the COTAN, and is the president of the International Association for Cognitive Education (IACEP). In 2013 she will host the biennial international conference of this organization in Leiden. She teaches cognitive development, psychodiagnostics, and dynamic assessment. She co-ordinates and teaches post-doctoral courses on intelligence, as part of the PASP (post academisch onderwijs voor schoolpsychologen) in Amsterdam and Nijmegen. 

Recent doctoral dissertations she (co)guided are:

Verhaegh – de Beer, J. (November 2012). Assessment and development of cognitive skills using tangible electronic board games: Serious games on TUI TagTiles. (TU Eindhoven)
Stevenson, C. E. (2012). Puzzling with potential: Dynamic testing of analogical reasoning in children. (Leiden University)
Bosma, T. (2011). Dynamic testing in practice: Shall I give you a hint? (Leiden University)
Tunteler, E. (2004): Listen, think, and apply: Changes in spontaneous analogical reasoning in 4-8 year old children. (Leiden University)

For a full description of her research programme, see Intellectual Development and Dynamic Testing.

Curriculum Vitae

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Last Modified: 22-12-2015