Iro Xenidou-Dervou

PhD student

Research interests

Numerical Cognition, Math performance cognitive predictors, nonsymbolic and symbolic approximation and exact arithmetic skills, children’s transition from nonsymbolic to symbolic arithmetic processing, working memory, executive functioning, cognitive load.
 

PhD project

“Understand & Predict” MathChild research.

Publications

LIST OF ALL PUBLICATIONS


Xenidou-Dervou, I
., van Lieshout, E. C. D. M., & van der Schoot, M. (in press). Working memory in nonsymbolic approximate arithmetic processing:  A dual-task study with preschoolers. Cognitive Science.

Resing, W. C. M.,  Xenidou-Dervou, I., Steijn, W. M. P., & Elliott, J. G. (2012). A “picture” of children’s potential for learning: Looking into strategy changes and working memory by dynamic testing.  Learning and Individual Differences, 22(1), 144-150.doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2011.11.002

Resing, W. C. M.,  Steijn, W. M. P., Xenidou-Dervou, I., Stevenson, C. E., & Elliott, J. G. (2011). Computerized dynamic testing: A study of the potential of an approach using sensor technology. Journal of CognitiveEducation and Psychology, 10, 178-194. dx.doi.org/10.1891/1945-8959.10.2.178

International Conferences

Xenidou-Dervou, I., De Smedt, B., Van der Schoot, M., & Van Lieshout, E. C. D. M. (2012, May). Building early mathematical knowledge: A model on its relation with (non)symbolic approximate skills and working memory in preschoolers. Poster presented at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) – Special Interest Group (SIG) 22, “Neuroscience and Education” Conference, London, UK.

Xenidou-Dervou, I., De Smedt, B., Van der Schoot, M., & Van Lieshout, E. C. D. M. (2012, February). Early math knowledge: A model on its relation with (non)symbolic approximate skills and working memory in preschoolers. Paper presented at the 4th Expert meeting for Mathematics Researchers from the Benelux, Leuven, Belgium.  

Xenidou-Dervou, I., van Lieshout, E. C. D. M., & van der Schoot, M. (2011, August). Nonsymbolic approximate arithmetic and working memory components. Paper presented at the EARLI 14th Biennial Conference, Exeter, UK. Abstract retrieved from http://www.earli2011.org/media/Documents_EARLI2011/BookofAbstractsandExtendedSummaries.pdf 

Xenidou-Dervou, I., Van Lieshout, E. C. D. M., & Van der Schoot, M. (2011, February). Nonsymbolic approximate arithmetic and working memory: A dual task study. Paper session presentation at the 3rd Expert meeting for Mathematics Researchers from the Benelux, Ghent, Belgium.

Xenidou-Dervou, I., van Lieshout, E. C. D. M., & van der Schoot, M. (2010, July). Nonsymbolic approximate arithmetic and working memory components. Poster presented at the 6th Biennial Meeting of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) – Junior Educational Researchers (JURE) Conference, Frankfurt, Germany. 

Other activities

2011 – present: JURE assistant coordinator of the EARLI Special Interest Group (SIG) 22: Neuroscience and Education

2010 – 2012: co-chair of the JURE 2012 conference organizing committee

2010 – 2011: founder and chair of the i(nternational)-ProVU

2009 – 2011: ProVU board member (ProVU is the organization that represents all PhDs and Postdocs of the VU University Amsterdam and VU University Medical Center (VUmc)