Paul Kirschner

Distinguished University Professor at the Open University of the Netherlands
Speaking at

Session

21st century skills: Not 21st century and mostly not skills!

The so called 21st century skills have three major problems. First, the skills named are generic and, thus actually do not exist. Second, those skills are not 21st century but have been present and necessary for centuries if not millennia. Finally, many of the skills are actually traits and not skills and as such cannot be taught.

Bio

Paul A. Kirschner is Distinguished University Professor at the Open University of the Netherlands and Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Oulu, Finland. He is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of educational psychology and instructional design. He is past President of the International Society for the Learning Sciences and former member of the Dutch Educational Council. He is also a member of the Scientific Technical Council of the Foundation for University Computing Facilities, chief editor of Journal of Computer Assisted Learning and associate editor of Computers in Human Behavior.

Twitter: P_A_Kirschner

Website: https://3starlearningexperiences.wordpress.com/

Archive

researchED Scandinavia 2018

Urban legends in education: What does the research say?

Mark Twain once said that “In religion and politics, people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand and without examination”. Unfortunately this is also true in present day education. As a result, the practices and reforms that we often see in education are most often not based on good science (and specifically the cognitive and psychological sciences) and/or good scientific research, but rather upon beliefs, plausible sounding rationale and/or arguments, poorly designed research.
Paul A. Kirschner will look at a number of these urban legends from the perspective of what cognitive science and good research in the field has to say about them.

National Conference 2018

Don’ts and Do’s in Teaching and Learning: An Evidence-Informed Approach to Teaching and Learning

Much of what teachers and learners do are based on habit – including what they themselves experienced as students – non-information and even misinformation and unfortunately not on what good research tells us that works; that is, evidence-informed pedagogy. Paul Kirschner first presents some things that don’t work along with ill-informed hypes and trends in learning, often propagated by what he calls eduquacks. He then continues with an overview of strategies and techniques that do work and which are based on / informed by quality scientific research.

Amsterdam 2017

Educational Urban Legends: Busting Persistent Myths in Education and Educational Innovation

Paul Kirschner will look at a number of these urban legends from the perspective of what cognitive science and good research in the field has to say about them.

National Conference 2016

Educational Urban Legends: Busting Persistent Myths in Education and Educational Innovation

Paul Kirschner will look at a number of these urban legends from the perspective of what cognitive science and good research in the field has to say about them.