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Invitation for a Symposium on Effective Learning Strategies

posted 11 Feb 2014, 01:33 by ICO Education   [ updated 11 Feb 2014, 01:34 ]
Date: 11th of April 2014 from 13:00 till 15:00 

Location: Open University of the Netherlands, Valkenburgerweg 177, Heerlen, Pretoria Building. 
Subscribe: Send an email to kim.dirkx@ou.nl 

Dear colleagues,

On the 11th of April, the Welten Institute, Research Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology (previously CELSTEC and LOOK) will organize a symposium on Effective Learning Strategies in Education for which we kindly invite you.

The content of the symposium will be as follows:
13.00 – 13.10 Opening by Professor dr. Paul A. Kirschner from the Welten Institute of the Open University. 
13.10 – 13.50 Presentation by Professor dr. Liesbeth Kester from the Welten Institute of the Open Univresity entitled “Effective learning from video”. 
13:50 – 14.30 Presentation by Professor dr. Detlev Leutner from the University of Duisburg-Essen on a large-scale project in Essen entitled "Drawing as a Learning Strategy". 
14:30 – 15:00 Presentation by Professor dr. Ralf Rummer from the University of Erfurt (department for educational sciences) entitled "The time course of the testing effect: learning outcomes and metacognitive aspects". 
15.00 -16.00 Coffee and pie 

Afterwards, Kim Dirkx will defend her thesis entitled “Putting the testing-effect to the test. When and why is testing effective?”. The defense will start at 16 o’clock and will be closed with a reception.

Short CV of the speakers
Liesbeth Kester is since 2013 professor at the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands. Her expertise includes multi-media learning, hypermedia learning, personalized learning, cognitive aspects of learning, including for example, prior knowledge and learning, testing and retention or worked examples and learning, and designing and developing flexible learning environments. 

Detlev Leuter is since 2002 professor at the department of instructional psychology of the faculty of educational sciences of the University of Duisburg-Essen. His research involves learning and instruction, self-regulated learning, learning with multi-media, computer-/simulation-based training, evaluation of vocational training programs, and research methods and assessment.

Ralf Rummer is since 2008 professor at the faculty of general and educational psychology of the University of Erfurt. His expertise includes the basic psychological foundations of learning, memory, multi-media learning, and psycholinguistics.