It sounds too good to be true. A simple promise at the beginning of the first year which leads to an astounding increase in results. But by means of the I WILL goal-setting programme, educational pioneer Michaéla Schippers shows how it's done.
In the media
Recently, Professor Michaéla Schippers was a guest at the Eindbazen podcast. In this Dutch podcast guests are interviewed who have performed something exceptional and have a special life story. The intention is to have a conversation with the person in question about his / her expertise area and vision of human development, always in a very relaxed and humorous setting. Among other things, Michaéla discusses setting goals, self-regulation and the importance of reflection.
Over the past years, the academic dismissal policy has become commonplace in both the Netherlands and Italy, but its long-term effects are only barely (becoming) visible. Research conducted by Maastricht University reveals that there is no direct effect on study output.
Predicting purchasing, a study of genetics to predict educational attainment, and innovation in companies acquiring status in external networks were among the topics of research recognised at the annual ERIM Awards, hosted by the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Professor Michaéla Schippers, Ad Scheepers and the associated team members of the Erasmus Centre for Study and Career Success won the 2017 Award for the Impact on Management Practice for their outstanding achievements in the field of goal setting.
In the September 2017 issue of Monitor on Psychology, Cheryl Travers and Michaéla Schippers discuss how goal-setting and team reflexivity can boost the productivity of students and employees.
If the very thought of networking makes you feel dirty, you are in luck. While it's true that networking can help you accomplish great things, Adam Grant from the New York Times argues that this obscures the opposite truth. Based on empirical findings, he highlights the importance of great accomplishments when it comes to developing and expanding your network.
On June 16th, a Forum on Goal Setting took place at the Erasmus Rotterdam Business School (RSM), prior to the inaugural address of Michaéla Schippers. Click here for a recap of the forum by the Centre for Education and Learning.
Always wanted to learn how to mine text? Researchers of the Amsterdam Business School’s Leadership and Management section, working on the EU funded Marie Curie Initial Training Network Eduworks, recently had two articles on text mining published in the academic journal ‘Organizational Research Methods’.
When it comes to achieving a major travel goal, it’s important to unpack the experience and bring it back to real life, says avid traveller Dominique Morisano, clinical psychologist and professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, who studies goal theory.
Lex van der Vegt wins €3500 with his thesis on directive leadership en guided reflexivity in teams. The student from the Erasmus University Rotterdam set up a real time simulation for cadets of the Royal Military Academy (Koninklijke Militaire Academie) to research the cohesion between leadership and team reflection.
Setting goals improves performance and well-being. In education, this fact should be properly recognized. With Ikigai, which is a Japanese way of goal-setting, the skills and academic performance of students can be improved.
More flexible transitions between educational levels, learning from each other's experiences, awareness among everyone involved, room to experiment, and an investment of €87 million for the upcoming three years. This is how minister Bussemaker and state secretary Dekker, together with all other involved parties, will promote that children with equal talents should also receive equal opportunities in education. From 2020 onward €26 million will be structurally available per year.
On Monday October 31st, minister Bussemaker and state secretary Dekker of education together with other involved parties will launch their plan to combat unequal opportunities within education. With the Equal Opportunities Alliance (Gelijke Kansen Alliantie) a number of measures will be presented that will promote equal opportunities for all children.
When Dominique Morisano told colleagues at McGill University in Montreal that she thought she could improve grades by having students write out life goals, they laughed, stating her idea was not theoretical. Four months later, her goal group had significantly improved their GPAs and had less dropouts.