Paul Arthur Kirschner
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About Paul Arthur Kirschner
Paul A. Kirschner, dr.h.c. (1951) is Emeritus Professor Educational Psychology at the Open University of the Netherlands, Guest Professor at the Thomas More University of Applied Science in Mechelen, Belgium, Honorary Doctor (Doctor Honoris Causa) at the University of Oulu, Finland, and owner of kirschner-ED which carries out educational consultancy, masterclasses for teachers, school heads and educational policy makers, and keynotes/presentations at conferences and other educational get-togethers.
He is a Research Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, the International Society of the Learning Sciences, and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Science. He is a past President (2010-2011) of the International Society of the Learning Sciences and former member of the Dutch Educational Council and the Scientific Technical Council of the Foundation for University Computing Facilities (SURF WTR).
He is chief editor of Journal of Computer Assisted Learning and commissioning editor of Computers in Human Behavior. He has also published more than 350 scientific articles as well as many popular articles for teacher journals. As for books, he is co-author of How Learning Happens: Seminal Works in Educational Psychology, Evidence Informed Learning Design, Urban Myths about Learning and Education and More Urban Myths about Learning and Education as well as of the highly successful book Ten Steps to Complex Learning, and editor of two other books (Visualizing Argumentation and What we know about CSCL).
He is seen as an expert in many areas and in particular the design of effective, efficient and enjoyable education, computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), media use in education, and the acquisition of complex cognitive skills
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Building on their bestselling book How Learning Happens, Paul A. Kirschner and Carl Hendrick are joined by Jim Heal to explore how teaching happens. The book seeks to closely examine what makes for effective teaching in the classroom and how research on expert teaching can be used in practice.
Introducing 30 seminal works from the field of education psychology research, the learning sciences, and teaching effectiveness studies, each chapter takes an important work and illustrates clearly and concisely what the research means and how it can be used in daily practice. Divided into six sections the book covers:
• Teacher Effectiveness, Development, and Growth
• Curriculum Development / Instructional Design
• Teaching Techniques
• Pedagogical Content Knowledge
• In the Classroom
The book ends with a final chapter on "What’s Missing?" in how teachers learn to teach.
Written by three leading experts in the field with illustrations by Oliver Cavigioli, How Teaching Happens provides a clear roadmap for classroom teachers, school leaders, and teacher trainers/trainees on what effective teaching looks like in practice.
Learning and Development (L&D) programmes are too often based on fads, the latest trends or learning designers' personal preferences without critical evaluation. Evidence-Informed Learning Design allows learning professionals to move away from this type of approach by showing them how to assess and apply relevant scientific literature, learning science research and proven learning techniques to design their training in a way that will make a measurable difference to employee performance and overall business success.
Packed with tips, tools and examples, Evidence-Informed Learning Design enables L&D and training professionals to save both time and money by ensuring that efforts are focused on designing learning that's proven to be effective.
Covering techniques like interleaving and self-directed and self-regulated learning, as well as debunking myths and fallacies in the field, it covers how best to test, measure and reinforce learning in both online, offline and face-to-face scenarios. To ensure that employees develop the skills the business needs to succeed and that the L&D function is recognised as adding true organizational value, this book is essential reading for anyone responsible for designing learning.
More Urban Myths About Learning and Education: Challenging Eduquacks, Extraordinary Claims, and Alternative Facts examines common beliefs about education and learning that are not supported by scientific evidence before using research to reveal the truth about each topic. The book comprises sections on educational approaches, curriculum, educational psychology, and educational policy, concluding with a critical look at evidence-based education itself. Does playing chess improve intelligence? Should tablets and keyboards replace handwriting? Is there any truth to the 10,000-hour rule for expertise? In an engaging, conversational style, authors Pedro De Bruyckere, Paul A. Kirschner, and Casper Hulshof tackle a set of pervasive myths, effectively separating fact from fiction in learning and education.
Exploring 28 key works on learning and teaching, chosen from the fields of educational psychology and cognitive psychology, the book offers a roadmap of the most important discoveries in how learning happens. Each chapter examines a different work and explains its significance before describing the research, its implications for practice, how it can be used in the classroom and the key takeaways for teachers. Clearly divided into six sections, the book covers:
- How the brain works and what this means for learning and teaching
- Prerequisites for learning
- How learning can be supported
- Teacher activities
- Learning in context
- Cautionary tales and the ten deadly sins of education.
Ten Steps to Complex Learning presents a path from an educational problem to a solution in a way that students, practitioners, and researchers can understand and easily use. Students in the field of instructional design can use this book to broaden their knowledge of the design of training programs for complex learning. Practitioners can use this book as a reference guide to support their design of courses, curricula, or environments for complex learning.
Now fully revised to incorporate the most current research in the field, this third edition of Ten Steps to Complex Learning includes many references to recent research as well as two new chapters. One new chapter deals with the training of 21st-century skills in educational programs based on the Ten Steps. The other deals with the design of assessment programs that are fully aligned with the Ten Steps. In the closing chapter, new directions for the further development of the Ten Steps are discussed.
Many things people commonly believe to be true about education are not supported by scientific evidence. Urban Myths about Learning and Education examines commonly held incorrect beliefs and then provides the truth of what research has shown. Each chapter examines a different myth, with sections on learning, the brain, technology, and educational policy. A final section discusses why these myths are so persistent. Written in an engaging style, the book separates fact from fiction regarding learning and education.
Recognize any of these myths?
- People have different styles of learning
- Boys are naturally better at mathematics than girls
- We only use 10% of our brains
- The left half of the brain is analytical, the right half is creative
- Men have a different kind of brain from women
- We can learn while we are asleep
- Babies become smarter if they listen to classical music
These myths and more are systematically debunked, with useful correct information about the topic in question.
- Debunks common myths about learning and education
- Provides empirical research on the facts relating to the myths
- Utilizes light-hearted, approachable language for easy reading