Paul Kirschner

Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Educational Psychology, Open University of the Netherlands


Don’ts and Do’s for Using ICT in the Classroom: What Good Science Tells Us

ICT can be a great facilitator if used correctly, but can also wreak havoc and hurt learning if used wrong. Before presenting evidence-informed ways to use ICT for the benefit of students and learning, I’ll present and illustrate a number things that teachers should avoid at all costs.

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Paul A. Kirschner, dr.h.c. (1951) is Distinguished University Professor and professor of educational psychology at the Open University of the Netherlands as well as Visiting Professor of Education with a special emphasis on Learning and Interaction in Teacher Education at the University of Oulu, Finland. 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 for the Learning Sciences and a former member of the Dutch Educational Council and, as such, was advisor to the Minister of Education (2000-2004). He is also a member of the Scientific Technical Council of the Foundation for University Computing Facilities (SURF WTR).


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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.