Dr Matt McCrudden
School of Education
Phone: 04 463 5179
Location: Room 509, Malcolm Block, Karori Campus
Teaching in 2014
EPSY 243 - Educational Psychology
EPSY 389 - Applied Research in Human Development and Learning
EPSY 406 - Learning and Motivation
EPSY 506 - Learning and Motivation
PhD (University of Nevada-Las Vegas) MA (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) BSBA (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Matt McCrudden received his PhD in learning and technology from the Department of Educational Psychology at University of Nevada-Las Vegas in 2005. He was an assistant professor at the University of North Florida from 2005-08. Since 2008, he has been at Victoria University of Wellington and is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Education. Dr McCrudden has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles on human learning and cognition. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Contemporary Educational Psychology and is on the review board of four scientific journals including: Journal of Educational Psychology, Educational Psychology Review, Learning and Instruction, and The Journal of Experimental Education. He is a member of the professional organizations American Educational Research Association and the Society for Text and Discourse.
Matt’s current research is focused on how task (eg. pre-reading instructions), text (eg. diagrams, text structure), and learner characteristics (eg. prior knowledge) influence cognitive processes during reading and the products reading (eg. learning and beliefs).
- The effect of task instructions on attention, thinking, and learning
- Visual displays in learning
- Beliefs and reasoning