Christian Bokhove

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Economic papers about education (CPB part 2)

This is a follow-up post from this post in which I unpicked one part of large education review. In that post I covered aspects of papers by Vardardottir, Kim, Wang … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Unpicking economic papers: a paper on direct instruction

This paper has the title “Is traditional teaching really all that bad?” and is by Schwerdt and Wuppermann makes clear that this paper sets out to show it isn’t. And … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Unpicking economic papers: a paper on behaviour

One of the papers that made a viral appearance on Twitter is a paper on behaviour in the classroom. Maybe it’s because of the heightened interest in behaviour, for example … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Economic papers about education (CPB part 1)

Introduction It feels as if there has been an incredible surge of econometric papers in social media. Like a lot of research they sometimes are ‘pumped around’ uncritically. Sometimes it’s … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · 3 Comments

Slides from researchEd maths and science

Presentation for researchED maths and science on June 11th 2016. Mathematics: skills, understanding or both? from Christian Bokhove References at the end (might be some extra references from slides that … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Presentatie researchED Amsterdam (Dutch)

Dit is de researchED presentatie die ik gaf op 30 Januari 2016 in Amsterdam. Enkele Engelstalige woorden zijn er in gelaten. Literatuur is aan het einde toegevoegd. Presentatie researchED Amsterdam … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

David Bowie

Bowie has passed away. I did not like all his music. I was brought up with Let’s dance and the (wonderful) This is not America (from The Falcon and the … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · Leave a comment


As some may know I’ve had an interest in technology for maths for quite some time now. Because of this I am very aware of what the developments are. One … Continue reading

December 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Research on teaching in Higher Education

I recently have been doing a lot of thinking on the Teaching Excellence Framework. For this reason any blog article that talks about quality of teaching in HE is interesting … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on the HE green paper

I was asked to give my thoughts on the HE green paper. Here are some thoughts. I agree with a strong emphasis on teaching. This can be improved considerably but … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · Leave a comment