BiographyPaul 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.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Information and communication technology in education
Practicals in higher education for the acquisition of cognitive, academic skills and competencies
Development of learning materials for teacher extensive education and distance learning
Design of electronic study environments for education
Text characteristics and learning processes
Open educational resources
By: Paul A. Kirschner
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