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Prof. Dr. Fred Paas

Prof. Dr. Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Biography

Fred Paas is Professor of Educational Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Since 1990 he has been using the theoretical framework of cognitive load theory to investigate the instructional control of cognitive load in the training of complex cognitive tasks. A recent research focus is on the effects of in-class physical activities on children’s cognition and learning. More information on his research can be found on his Google Scholar page. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Educational Psychology Review, and on the editorial board of several other renowned journals, such as the Journal of Educational Psychology, and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. He is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association.