Learning innovations publications – list

English publications

Dutch publications

English publications and papers

  • Theunissen (2023) Promising psycho-metric qualities of the Consciously Digital Well-Being Questionnaire (CDWQ) – Development, validity, and reliability of the first digital well-being instrument. Report, Consiously Digital, UK.
  • F.W.R. van Gool , N.C.M. Theunissen , J.J.P.A. Bierbooms & I.M.B. Bongers (2017) Literature study from a social ecological perspective on how to create flexibility in healthcare organisations, International Journal of Healthcare Management, 10:3, 184-195, DOI: 10.1080/20479700.2016.1230581
  • Van de Ven, Theunissen et al. (2017) State-of-the-art on training and
    learning in Crisis Management.
    Report D51.2. from the European project Driver (Driving Innovation in CM for European Resilience).
  • Delahai, R., Six, C., Theunissen N.C.M. (2014). The influence of autonomy support on self-regulatory processes and attrition in the Royal Dutch Navy. Learning and Individual Differences 30:177–181. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2013.11.003
  • Toet, A., Schaik, M. Van, Theunissen, N. C. M. (2013) No Effect of Ambient Odor on the Affective Appraisal of a Desktop Virtual Environment with Signs of Disorder. PLoS ONE 8(11): e78721. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078721.
  • Neerincx, M. A., Paulissen, R. T., Paulussen, T. G. W. M., & Theunissen, N. C. M. (2013). E-coaching on teacher ’ s competencies and situated lessons : The example of sex education. (p. 20). (Report. No. TNO 2013 R11527) Soesterberg, The Netherlands: TNO Defence, Security and Safety.
  • Theunissen, N.C.M., Stubbé, H.E. (2011). iSELF: an Internet-Tool for Self-Evaluation and Learner Feedback. Paper for presentation at the 10th European Conference on e-Learning ECEL-2011, 10-11 November 2011, Brighton, UK.
  • Theunissen, N. C. M., Stubbé, H. E., Six, C., van Rijk, R., & van Schaik, M. G. (2010). Learning concepts for parties involved in flood control. (Report. No. TNO-DV 2009 C461). Soesterberg, The Netherlands: TNO Defence, Security and Safety.
  • de Koning,L., Kuijt-Evers,L.F.M., Theunissen,N.C.M., van Rijk,R., Huis in ‘t Veld,M.A.A.(2011). Multidisciplinary cooperation in crisis management teams: a tool to improve team situation awareness Paper for presentation at the 8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and ManagementMay 8-11, 2011 Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Van Meer, J. P., Theunissen, N.C.M. (2009). Prospective educational applications of mental simulation: A meta-review. Educational Psychology Review, 21(2) 93-112.
  • Van Meer, J. P., Veldhuis, G. J., Van Emmerik, M. L., Theunissen, N. C. M. (2007). Assistant for Instructional Development (AID).

    – EARLI Research on Vocational Education and Training for International Comparison and as International Comparison. Goettingen, Germany, September, 25 / 28.

    – In: Oser, F., Renold, U., John, E.G., Winther, E., Weber, S. (Eds) VET Boost: Towards a Theory of Professional Competencies – Essays in Honor of Frank Achtenhagen. ROTTERDAM / TAIPEI: Sense Publishers.

  • Boot, E.W., van Merriënboer, J.J.G., Theunissen, N.C.M. (2007). Improving the development of instructional software: Three building-block solutions to interrelate design and production. Computers in Human Behavior, 24(3) 1275-1292.
  • Boot, E.W., Theunissen, N.C.M., Janssen,N., & Van Schaik,M. (2005). Supply chain management of training development: an inventory of problems and possible solutions. (Report. No. TNO-DV3 2005 A167). Soesterberg, The Netherlands: TNO Defence, Security and Safety.


English publications submitted/in preparation

  • Theunissen, N.C.M., Bloeme, D.B.A., Corbalan, G., van de Plas, A., (Submitted). Ecology of Learning Framework (ELF): guidance for multi-level interventions for learning using Social Ecological Theory.
  • Theunissen,N.C.M., Venrooij, W., Stubbé, H.E. (in preparation) Minimal interventions on self-directed learning: digital coaching experiment.
  • Stubbé, H.E., Corbalan, G., Theunissen, N.C.M. (in preparation). Supporting self-directed learning skills in educational settings by (self)evaluation .


English conference proceedings

  • Theunissen, N.C.M. (2019) The Future of Learning. Presentation at the International Scientific Symposium »Future of Work« Stuttgart, Germany 2-4 July.
  • Theunissen, N.C.M. (2016) Virtues for the 21th century professional. Presentation at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Character and virtues in the professions, June 2-4 2016, University of Birmingham, UK.
  • Theunissen, N. C. M., Stubbé, H.E. (2009). Self-Directed Adult Learning in a ubiquitous Learning Environment: A Meta-Review. Presentation at the 2nd Annual INSCOPE Research Meeting 30 oktober 2009, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.
  • Theunissen, N.C.M., Stubbé, H.E., Six,C., van-Rijk, R., van-Schaik M (2009). Grounded development of a ubiquitous learning environment for first responders. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 24(2), s119-s120.
  • Six,C., Theunissen, N.C.M. (2009). Enhancement of self-critical learning and coping with stress through the use of serious games, 24(2), s121.
  • Dunlop, K., de Groodt, M., Standaert, C., Theunissen, N. C. M. (2008). Telling the impact of learning: moving away from the ‘CFO’ approach. Panel discussion at the The learning & High performance leadership organisation. 13-14 January 2009 NH Barbizon Palace, Amsterdam.
  • Theunissen, N.C.M., Stubbé, H.E., Boot, E.W. (2008). Workshop “Creation of technology-enhanced learning solutions for 24/7 professionals” Maastricht, The Netherlands, September 16, 2008 ? in conjunction with EC-TEL 08.
  • Theunissen, N. C. M., Stubbé, H. E., Boot, E. W., Six, C., Harbers, M., & Bosch, K. v. d. (2008). Cre8ion of learning environments for critical tasks . Poster – 2008 International Conference for the Learning Sciences, Utrecht, the Netherlands, June 24-28, 2008.
  • Theunissen, N.C.M., Emmerik, M., van Berlo, M., van der Beijl, I. (2007). Preparing citizens for emergencies by using ubiquitous learning methods. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 22(1), s122.
  • Theunissen, N.C.M., Six,C., Sluimer, R.R., de Graaf, B., Veltman, C.M.N., Coppens, A.E.M.(2007). Preparing Physicians for Military Expeditions by Using Adventure-Based Learning. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 22(1), s10.
  • Theunissen, N. C. M., Melis, P. J. J. M., Janssen, N. H. E., Kuiper, H., & Boot, E. W. (2005). How to design an e-learning tool for training health care professionals in addressing subjective illness models. Unpublished.
  • Theunissen, N. C. M. (2004). Telling people how to change health care is not enough! Testing the model for Implementation of Change in Health Care. Paper accepted for presentation at the Fifth Conference on Psychology and Health, May 10-12, 2004, Rolduc Conference Center, Kerkrade, the Netherlands.



  • Theunissen et al. (2021) Leerbaas.app, an e-changing webapp to measure, discuss and develop citizenship and ownership (self-regulated learning) in 10-18 year olds. https://www.leerbaas.app/
  • Theunissen et al. (2020) Velco Online Academy, a webapp to measure, discuss and develop competencies for company emergency responders.https://academy.velco.nl/
  • Theunissen et al. (2018) MooierMens.app, a webapp to measure, discuss and develop self-directed positive behaviour change. https://www.mooiermens.app/
  • Theunissen (2019) Interactive Micro Learning, a new tool for microlearning to be used for self-directed behavior change programs. https://iml-inside.nl


Nederlandstalige publicaties

  • Corbalan, G., Theunissen, N. C. M., & Paradies, G. (2014). Quickscan multimediale leermiddelen: leerKRACHT-scholen met de ambitie “Multimediale leermiddelen.”(Report No. TNO 2014R10389). Soesterberg, The Netherlands.
  • Theunissen,N.C.M., Stubbé,Hester E., Oprins,E.A.P.B., van Schaik,M.G. (2011). Altijd en overal leren (AOL): Didactisch en technologisch model voor een AOL leeromgeving, Memo Soesterberg, The Netherlands: TNO.
  • Theunissen. N.C.M., Stubbé,Hester E. (2011). Hfst 9: Duurzaam leren voor innovatieve werknemers. In Fietje Vaas en Peter Oeij (Red.), Innovatie die werkt: Praktijkvoorbeelden van netwerk-innoveren (p.p. 205-220). Den Haag, the Netherlands: Boom|Lemma uitgevers.
  • Theunissen. N.C.M. (2009). Hfst 27: Altijd en overal leren, kan het al?. In Alfons ten Brummelhuis & Melissa van Amerongen (Red.), “Hier heb ik niets aan!”- Essays over bruikbaar digitaal leermateriaal. Kennisnet Onderzoeksreeks ICT in het Onderwijs. Zoetermeer: Kennisnet.
  • Theunissen. N.C.M. & Rijk. R. van. (2009). Een overzicht van kerncompetenties voor genetwerkt optreden tbv selectie en training. TNO memo 2009. Soesterberg. The Netherlands: TNO Human Factors.
  • Veldhuis, G.J., Theunissen, N.C.M. (2009). Evaluatie van Transfer of Training (Report. No. TNO-DV 2009 B230). Soesterberg, The Netherlands: TNO Defence, Security and Safety.
  • Six, C. Veldhuis, G.J. van der Kleij, R., Theunissen, N.C.M. (2009). Pilot Kennismanagement bij de Koninklijke Marine (Report. No. TNO-DV 2009 A011). Soesterberg, The Netherlands: TNO Defence, Security and Safety.
  • Huis in ‘t Veld,M.A.A., Theunissen, N. C. M. (2007). Actie- en onderzoeksplan virtual teaming (Report. No. TNO-DV 2007 IN030). Soesterberg, The Netherlands: TNO Defence, Security and Safety.
  • Krause, F., Theunissen, N. C. M., Pals, N., Klok, J., van de Bovenkamp, M., & Rietkerk, O. D. (2007). Oplossingen voor werken op afstand: resultaten en proces (Report. No. TNO D&V: TNO-DV 2007 C043; TNO ICT: 34275; TNO KVL: R0622415/018-31003). Hoofddorp, The Netherlands: TNO Quality of Life.
  • D.J.C. van Amelsfoort, I.E. van Bemmel, A.M.F. Hiemstra, N.C.M. Theunissen, G.J. Veldhuis. (2005). Masterplan Competentiemethodiek TO-TF. (Rep. No. TNO-DV5 2005-M 00). Soesterberg, The Netherlands: TNO Human Factors.
  • Theunissen, N. C. M., Melis, P. J. J. M., & Bots, M. J. (2005). Professionalisering van functionarissen Modellering & Simulatie – eindrapportage (Rep. No. TNO-DV3 2005-A 008). Soesterberg, The Netherlands: TNO Human Factors.

    Theunissen, N. C. M., Melis, P. J. J. M., Veldhuis, G. J., & Bots, M. J. (2005).Onderwijsvernieuwingsconcepten (Report. No. TNO-DV3 2005-A 014). Soesterberg, The Netherlands: TNO Human Factors.

  • Theunissen, N. C. M., Friele, R.F., & Keijsers, J.F.E.M. (2003). Implementeren door Kennismanagement: theorie en praktijk. In J. Ravensbergen & R.D. Friele & J.F.E.M. Keijsers & M. Wensing & N. Klazinga (Eds.), In zicht. Nieuwe wegen voor implementatie. Assen: van Gorcum.



Nederlandstalige voordrachten

  • Theunissen, N.C.M. (2019) Interactief microleren een nieuwe tool voor het integreren van leren en leven. Presentatie bij “Body, mind & machine, Permanent Beta, Amersfoort, Nederland, 15 maart.
  • Theunissen, N.C.M. (2010). Workshop 7: Duurzaam leren voor innovatieve werknemers. TNO congres Innovatie die Werkt 2 november 2010, Driebergen-Zeist.
  • Theunissen, N.C.M. (2010). Kwalificatiestructuren en Leven lang leren. Expertmeeting Kwalificatiestructuren, 23 september 2010, Nootdorp.
  • Theunissen, N.C.M. (2009). Altijd en overal leren voor 24/7 professionals. Colloquim TNO Human Factors , 19 juni, Soesterberg.
  • Theunissen, N.C.M. (2009). Altijd en overal leren. Drie carrousel lezingen bij Learning on the job by TNO ? Flevum MeetingMore XL,7 mei, Den Haag.
  • Theunissen, N. C. M. (2008). Zelf, altijd en overal uw eigen leren organiseren, het kan! Voordracht tijdens het Nationaal Opleidingscongres 2008 – Duurzaam Opleidingsbeleid, 11 december, Breukelen.
  • Theunissen, N.C.M. (2008). Netwerk-leren. Lezing tijdens het ‘First Responders Modernisation’ Symposium, 4 mei, Brandweer Opleidingscentrum Amsterdam-Amstelland Schiphol (Bocas), Amsterdam.
  • Theunissen, N. C. M., Friele, R. D. (2003). Onderzoek naar de relatie tussen implementatieplannen en -uitkomsten. Presentatie voor ”Kennis beter delen’ II: 2de nationale congres over implementatie in de gezondheidszorg, 30-31 oktober, Veldhoven.
  • Theunissen, N. C. M., te-Pas, S. M. E., & Friele, R. D. (2003). Evaluatie Implementatiemonitor ZonMW. Een drietal presentaties voor ZonMW, 20 jan., 24 mrt, 8 april, Den Haag.
  • Theunissen, N. C. M., & Friele, R. D. (2003, 19-03-2003).Implementeren en kennismanagement. Presentatie tijdens de Invitational conference ‘Implementatie van vernieuwing en verbetering in de gezondheidszorg’, 19 maart, Den Haag.



Interviews en persreacties

    • Theunissen,N.C.M., van-de-Ven, J.G.M. (2012). Zelfsturend flexibel worden?, Life, Personeelsmagazine TNO, juni, 8-8.
    • Vaas, F., Scheld, B. (2012). Hfst 7 – De strategieblog. Organiseren van innovatie praktijkvoorbeelden van innovatiekracht van binnenuit (pp. 56-63). Assen, the Netherlands: Koninklijke Van Gorcum BV.
    • Baroncini, Basti (2010). Werknemers kunnen meer zelfsturend leren. P&Oactueel, 22 januari.
    • Wolthuis, Alinda (2010). (Onderwijs + Innovatie) x Duurzaamheid =Toekomst. TNO magazine, februari, 6-9.
    • Keijsers, Gerard (2010). Zelfsturend leren binnen organisaties. TNO magazine, januari, 14-14.
    • Redactie O&T (2009). Transfer of Training Onderzoek naar een maximaal leereffect Opleiding & Training 4(11), 20-22.
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