Hans Moerbeek successfully defended his Master thesis on promoting the principles of learning organizations within the Surveillance and Security Department of the Ministry of Defence (DBBO). Using theories of the learning organisation Hans mapped measures introduced before and their effects on working processes and results. Subsequently a critical incident method was used to describe the learning processes which take place within work processes. Several barriers were found to really achieve an open learning mindset in this action-oriented organization. A selection was made of these barriers, and interventions which were going on were improved and the efficacy of these interventions for working processes and results was studied. Further research is necessary to further develop targeted interventions to collectively grow to an organization in which reflection on action is practiced in full. Congratulations to Hans, and thanks to Dr. Joachim Wetterling for the assessment of the thesis.
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Myrthe Randsdorp successfully defended her Master thesis on ownership in elementary education. Using theories of ownership, she distinguished various dimensions of learning processes that can be ‘owned’ by pupils. That is, they can regulate certain aspects of the learning process by themselves. Via a Delphi-study for establishing agreement on the practical meaning of ownership by pupils, and an quasi-experiment to show the efficacy of principles of promoting ownership, a positive effect could be shown. Further research needs to be conducted to show wether the results are sufficiently robust. Congratulations to Myrthe, and thanks to Dr. Joachim Wetterling for assessing the thesis.
Open access publication on stimulating team performance now has Volume, Issue, and Page numbers:
Bouwmans, M., P. Runhaar, R. Wesselink, & M. Mulder (2019). Stimulating teachers’ team performance through team-oriented HR practices: the roles of affective team commitment and information processing, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30(5), 856-878, DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2017.1322626. Download from here: 2019 Bouwmans et al – Team Performance
Just published: Mulder, M. (2019). The Global Need for Competence: Competence-based VET and Implications for Policy and Practice. In: A. Bahl and A. Dietzen (Eds.). Work-based Learning as a Pathway to Competence-based Education. Bonn: Unevoc Network, 44-65.
As promised, the abstract of the article of Yared Demssie in the Journal of Cleaner Production on sustainability competencies in developing countries is posted here.
As mentioned a while ago, here is more information regarding the publication of Dr Vitaliy Popov on the effects of a collaboration script in a computer-supported collaborative learning environment in which the emphasis is on intercultural cooperation. Continue reading Effects of an intercultural collaboration script in CSCL in Higher Education
A literature review of Anahuac Valero on scaffolding first and second order scaffolding of argumentation competence development is accepted for publication by the journal Technology, Pedagogy and Education. When the article is published more information about the content of the article will be posted here.
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Honoured with the visit of Amy Harder, Grady Roberts, Robert Strong and Jimmy Lindner on February 25 to talk about future developments in the field of agricultural extension and education. Thanks for the great time, and lots of success with your plans! Doei!!!
Research of Yared Demssie from Ethiopia on sustainaibility competence identification in developing countries is accepted for publication by the Journal of Cleaner Production. Once the manuscript is published online, the abstract will be posted here.
Full reference up to now: Demssie, Y., Wesselink, R., Biemans, H.J.A., & Mulder, M. (accepted February 25, 2019). Think outside the European box: Identifying sustainability competencies for a base of the pyramid context. Journal of Cleaner Production.
The article on Virtual Reality and Feedback of Stan van Ginkel et al which is accepted for publication by Computers & Education is now online. The question of the study reported in this article is if oral presentation competence of first-year students in Higher Education can be improved by using Virtual Reality Glasses which simulate audiences for practicing oral presentations. Continue reading Article on Virtual Reality and Feedback now online