Erik De Corte#


Erik De Corte
Email:erik.decorte 'at' kuleuven.be
Membership Number:1645
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM
Section:BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES
Username:edecorte
Elected:1995
Homepage:https://perswww.kuleuven.be/~u0004455





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2006- Emeritus professor, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • 1978-2006 Full professor, Department of Educational Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • 1976-1978 Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • 1972-1976 Associate professor, Department of Educational Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • 1971-1972 Lecture, Department of Educational Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • 1964-1971 Full-time researcher as Fellow of the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research, Department of Educational Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium

Fields of Scholarship
  • Instructional psychology, more specifically
  • Learning and teaching of problem-solving and learning skills
  • Metacognitive and affective/emotional aspects of learning
  • Self-regulation
  • Design and evaluation of powerful learning environments
  • Mathematics learning and teaching
  • Epistemic and motivational beliefs in mathematics

Honours and Awards
  • Foreign member of the "Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, Class of the Humanities" (1991)
  • Member of the Academia Europaea” (1995)
  • Member of the “International Academy of Education (IAE)” (1997; President: 1998 – 2006)
  • Recipient of the 1997 “Oeuvre Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Learning and Instruction” of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)”
  • Doctor honoris causa of the Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa (2000)
  • Recipient of the 2002 "Award for Outstanding Career Contribution in Educational Psychology" of the Division Educational, Instructional and School Psychology of the International Association of Applied Psychology
  • Foreign member of the "National Academy of Education" of the United States (2002)
  • Doctor honoris causa of the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa (2003)
  • Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) (2009)
  • Erik De Corte is of the founders and the first President (1985-1989) of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), and also the founding editor of the EARLI Learning and Instruction (1989-1993)
  • coordinator of the HERCULES (Higher Education, Research and Culture in European Society), Group of the Academia Europaea


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