Piet Van den Bossche

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Research into students’ perceptions of their learning environments reveals the impact of these perceptions on the way students cope with these learning environments. Consequently, students’ perceptions affect the results of their learning. This study aims to investigate whether students in a new learning environment (NLE) perceive it to be more(More)
Organisations increasingly have to deal with complex problems. They often use multidisciplinary teams to cope with such problems where different team members have different perspectives on the problem, different individual knowledge and skills, and different approaches to how to solve the problem. To solve complex problems, team members have to communally(More)
Increased product complexity and internal team dynamics pose serious challenges to the quality of collaboration, usually reflected upon long delays, cost overruns and poor design quality during product development. Our focus is to study the factors that drive collaboration, shared understanding and team learning in product development in order to(More)
Copyright and Moral Rights for the articles on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. For more information on Open Research Online's data policy on reuse of materials please consult the policies page. 47 courses at various faculties of the Open University in Israel and found that the majority (80%) of students(More)
During the last decades, traditional learning environments have been criticised for not developing the prerequisites for professional expertise (H. Mandl, H. Gruber & A. Renkl, Interactive minds: Life-span perspectives on the social foundation of cognition, pp. 394–412, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1996; P. Tynjälä, International Journal of(More)
The active growth of available online learning programmes has created a wide range of new possibilities for global organizations to effectively train their staff. Previously, global training was related to substantial costs for organizations that had to be endured in order to update their knowledge and skills of the workforce. In this context, (virtual)(More)
Research on ‘epistemological beliefs’ has made important contributions to education, most fundamentally in identifying epistemology as a category of informal knowledge that may play a role in students’ knowledge, reasoning, study strategies, and participation. A perspective on teachers as having epistemological beliefs may provide an alternative lens for(More)
In recent years, increasing attention has been devoted to virtual learning. Individual characteristics are known to play a crucial role in learning processes but only limited research has been conducted in the context of virtual settings. Therefore, we used an integrated multimethod approach in order to examine the impact of types of academic motivation(More)