21-RLDI – Recent Developments in Learning and Instruction

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Theme 1: Learning and Instruction

Course coordinators:

  • Prof.dr. Jos Beishuizen
  • Dr. Tessa Eysink
  • Dr. Bjorn de Koning

Goals

Exploring recent developments in research on learning and instruction

Participants

  • PhD candidates with a master’s degree in Educational Sciences, or
  • PhD candidates from the field of science education with a master’s degree outside of the educational sciences, but who have previously participated in the first part of the course “Learning and Instruction; Basics and Beyond”

Description

This online course is the second part of the ICO Course Learning and Instruction: Basics and Beyond. Students, who have finished the first part of the course in which the basics of learning and instruction have been discussed, or PhD candidates with a master’s degree in the educational sciences, are entitled to participate in the Beyond Course.

Professors
While in the “basics”-course the lectures are given by Jos Beishuizen, for the beyond-course a domain expert is invited. This course contains seven modules. Below you see the list plus the name of the expert researcher who has been interviewed in each module. 

  1. Learning and Transfer: Paul Kirschner
  2. Knowledge and Memory: Björn de Koning
  3. Metacognition and Self-Regulation: Liesbeth Kester
  4. Learning and Instruction: Jeroen van Merriënboer
  5. Motivation and Engagement: Nadira Saab
  6. Learning as a Social Process: Sanne Akkerman
  7. Multimedia Learning: Ton de Jong

Each module in this course contains (1) a research paper, (2) an assignment, and (3) an interview with an experienced researcher in the domain of the module. The researcher is one of the authors of the research paper. During the interview the researcher elaborates on the research paper and gives his or her ideas about major themes to be further studied in the domain of the module. 

Procedure

When you start to work on a module, first study the research paper included in the module. Next, complete the assignment. After your assignment was handed in, you can watch the interview. You will be assigned a peer to make the second assignment. As a couple, write a short report providing your joint answers to the questions in the assignment. Submit your report through the canvas website. After your report has been send in, you can proceed to the next module. After having completed all modules, you pass the course.

Program
The whole programme is to be followed online in Canvas, there will be no face-2-face meetings.

For each subject, you first study the research paper. Next, you complete the first assignment. Submit your report to the course canvas site. After your report has send in, proceed to the next part of the module and watch the video clip with the interview. The interview has been split up in separate clips for each question. Complete the second assignment, together with your fellow student (the name and contact information will be provided by ICO) and submit your report to the canvas site. 

After the second assignment is handed in, you can start the next module.

Module due dates:

  1. Learning and Transfer: Paul Kirschner: May 12
  2. Knowledge and Memory: Björn de Koning: May 19
  3. Metacognition and Self-Regulation: Liesbeth Kester: May 26
  4. Learning and Instruction: Jeroen van Merriënboer: June 2
  5. Motivation and Engagement: Nadira Saab: June 9
  6. Learning as a Social Process: Sanne Akkerman: June 16
  7. Multimedia Learning: Ton de Jong: June 23

ECTS: 1

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