Yesterday I found this NBER-working paper via this tweet: This study was able to identify cheaters in a science course at a top university (shared wrong answers were a more powerful indicator than shared right ones) 10% of students cheated! The problem was completely solved with a simple change: random seating. https://t.co/fwKHy7wFzh pic.twitter.com/qGyMOj6L53 — Ethan… Read More This study showed that at least 10% of the students cheated on the test, but there is a very cheap solution!
One of the things I’m currently involved in is a Ph.D. by Bart Derre on entrepreneurial learning with already one article in review and a second soon to be submitted. Bart has done intensive literature reviews and we discovered that the quality of a lot of research can be regarded as sublevel. This new paper… Read More “Business school research is broken”
So… This academic year is pretty much over. Ok, I still have more than two weeks of work ahead of me, but you probably know what I mean. The past year and a half have been tough. Very tough. For everyone, especially in education. Also for myself, I must confess. That’s why this blog is… Read More Gone fishing…
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Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner Most of us agree that the workplace is changing rapidly and that this has consequences for our jobs and for what and how we need to learn. One of the likely consequences is that cognitive (thinking) tasks that must be carried out by…
Last year I had the honor and pleasure of writing an article together with David Daniel about the role psychological research plays in informing teaching. This article has now been published in Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne. An excerpt: The typical set-up in much of the pedagogical research is a treatment vs. no treatment (or “business as… Read More New article: “Teaching is a necessary, and as yet unfulfilled, goal of psychological science”
I found this new meta-analysis via Jeroen Janssen and I think it will stir some reactions as it deals with an important question: what do you need to do first to teach your students something new? Do you first need to let your students solve a problem before giving them instruction (PS-I) or vice versa,… Read More What needs to come first: instruction or solving a problem?
No, I will never get used to this. We first wrote our book in Dutch. This was followed by the extremely popular version in English (with still at least one copy sold every single day, imagine that), a version in Swedish and even a Chinese edition. And now the Spanish version has been published. Muchas… Read More Mitos urbanos sobre aprendizaje y educación (Our first Urban Myths about Learning and Education now available in Spanish)