Applied Research in Classroom
Dr Peter Verkoeijen
(Associate Professor, Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Thursday, 25 October 2018 @ 2:30pm | Scrymgeour Building, 4.34

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Research in cognitive and educational psychology has resulted in the identification of various effective learning strategies. These learning strategies promote the development of meaningful knowledge structures, which support not only memory for learned materials but also and more importantly – domain-specific reasoning, problem solving, critical and creative thinking. An important question for education researchers is therefore how instruction should be designed to make sure that students use these learning strategies in real-life educational settings. In this presentation, I will give you examples of field experiments that I have conducted together with teachers to address this question. Furthermore, I will discuss the challenges associated with encouraging students to employ effective learning strategies.

About the speaker:
Dr Peter Verkoeijen is Associate Professor of cognitive and educational psychology at the Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is also professor of applied sciences of the Brain and Learning research group, which is affiliated with the Learning and Innovation Center of Avans University of Applied Sciences. Peters research interest focuses on effective learning strategies and on how these strategies can be used in classroom practice to enhance understanding and performance. He has extensive experience in designing, coordinating, supervising and conducting field experiments in educational practice in close collaboration with teachers. Recently, he also developed an interest in new approaches to applied psychological science, which stress transparancy of materials, data and procedures and reliability of scientific findings.You can follow him on Twitter @JVerkoeijen.