Article on The impact of the feedback source on developing oral presentation competence assigned to issue 9 of Studies in Higher Education

The article The impact of the feedback source on developing oral presentation competence, has been assigned to issue 9 of Studies in Higher Education. The full reference is: Ginkel, S. van, Gulikers, J., Biemans, H.J.A. & Mulder, M. (2017). The impact of the feedback source on developing oral presentation competence. Studies in Higher Education, 42(9), pp. 1671-1685. Congratulations Stan van Ginkel.

ORD 2017 – Meeting successor in Old Town Hall in Antwerp

During the ORD 2017 in Antwerp I met my successor, Prof. Perry den Brok, who is currently working at the Technical University Eindhoven. I am very pleased that Perry was interested in this position and that the Board of Wageningen University has appointed him. A significant detail: I had nothing to do with this appointment, so the news came to me as a pleasant surprise. Thanks Dr. Piety Runhaar for capturing this historic moment.

ORD Antwerp: a great place to say goodbye to NERA

At the Educational Research Days (ORD) of the Netherlands Educational Research Association (VOR, or NERA in English) and the Flemish Forum for Educational Research (VFO) in Antwerp: what a great place to say goodbye to the colleagues of the Board of the VOR and remember that the first ORD I visited as Master student was in Maastricht in 1980. Now, after having chaired two VOR Division boards, having served as VOR secretary, and having organized various VOR and Division conferences, it is time to be grateful to all colleagues with whom I had the privilige to work with. It was always a pleasure.

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Michael Gessler awarded Honorary Doctor by USF, USA

Dr. Michael Gessler is awarded Honorary Doctor of Education by the University of South Florida (USF), in recognition of his significant work in Vocational Education and Training (VET). Dr. Gessler is member of the Board of Directors of the Institut Technik & Bildung, and Professor in vocational and adult education at the University of Bremen. He is a past chair of VETNET of the EERA and founder of the VETNET journal on VET research. The award ceremony was held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the USF campus. See: http://cweusffaculty.blogspot.com/2017/06/michael-gessler-awarded-honorary-degree.html