Alaidde Berenice Villanueva Aguilera

Alaidde Berenice Villanueva Aguilera, PhD


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Berenice’s interests include literacy, metacognition, teaching interventions and classroom-based research, as well as issues regarding the comparability of effectiveness estimates across interventions.


Berenice Villanueva is a Research Associate in the Institute for Effective Education. She joined the IEE in 2015 after having completed a PhD in Education at the University of York. Her PhD research focused on the effectiveness of explicit teaching of cognitive and metacognitive reading comprehension strategies to Spanish speakers.

At the IEE, Berenice is involved in the evaluation of a number of classroom-based randomised controlled trials. She is currently assessing the effectiveness of the FlippedLearningapproach in mathematics and the Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme (TEEP). She is also working in the development of the Evidence for the Frontline pilot that aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to foster knowledge exchange. Before joining the IEE, she was involved in a range of research projects relating to reading comprehension, grammar acquisition, second language learning and psycholinguistics. 


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