22-RDL&I Recent Developments in Learning & Instruction

Course coordinators – ICO Theme group 1: Learning and Instruction:

  • Dr. Bjorn de Koning
  • Dr. Michelle Helms-Lorenz
  • Dennis Rivera-Villa

Goals: Exploring recent developments in research on learning and instruction; this course brings the theory – that has been addressed in the first part of the course – to life

Participants
This course is especially meant for PhD candidates from the field of science education with a master’s degree outside of the educational sciences, AND who have previously participated in the first part of the course “Learning and Instruction; Basics and Beyond”

PhD candidates with a master in the Educational Sciences (or similar) may participate in the course, although this is not recommended. For more information, please contact c.vonk@uu.nl.

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 and (4) a second assignment with another course-participant.

The interviewed researcher is one of the authors of the research paper in the module. 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. 

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. After having completed all modules, you pass the course.

Module due dates:

  1. Learning and Transfer: Paul Kirschner: 19 September
  2. Knowledge and Memory: Björn de Koning: 26 September
  3. Metacognition and Self-Regulation: Liesbeth Kester: 3 October
  4. Learning and Instruction: Jeroen van Merriënboer: 10 October
  5. Motivation and Engagement: Nadira Saab: 31 October
  6. Learning as a Social Process: Sanne Akkerman: 7 November
  7. Multimedia Learning: Ton de Jong: 14 November

ECTS: 2

Registration deadline: 22 August 2022

Go to the course registration form: https://www.formdesk.com/universiteitutrecht/ICORegistrationCourse