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, non-information and even misinformation and unfortunately not on what good research tells us. Paul Kirschner first presents a few techniques and strategies that don’t work along with some misinformation about learning. He then continues with an overview of strategies and techniques that do work and which are based on / informed by quality scientific research.
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.
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.