Paul Kirschner

Distinguished University Professor, Open University of the Netherlands


Educational Urban Legends: Busting Persistent Myths in Education and Educational Innovation

Paul Kirschner will look at a number of these urban legends from the perspective of what cognitive science and good research in the field has to say about them.

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Paul A. Kirschner is Distinguished University Professor at the Open University of the Netherlands and Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Oulu, Finland. He is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of educational psychology and instructional design. He is past President of the International Society for the Learning Sciences and former member of the Dutch Educational Council. He is also a member of the Scientific Technical Council of the Foundation for University Computing Facilities, chief editor of Journal of Computer Assisted Learning and associate editor of Computers in Human Behavior.