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Durham University

School of Education

Research Projects

Prof Jens Beckmann - all publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

  • Birney, P.B., Beckmann, J.F. & Beckmann, N. (2019). Within-individual variability of ability and learning trajectories in complex problems. In General and Specific Mental Abilities. McFarland, D.J. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars. 253-283.
  • Beckmann, J.F. & Schumacher, J (2004). Urteilsbildung und Entscheidung [Judgement and Decision Making]. In Lehrbuch Medizinische Psychologie und Medizinische Soziologie. Strauß, B., Berger, U., von Troschke, J. & Brähler, E. Göttingen: Hogrefe. 403-425.
  • Guthke, J. & Beckmann, J.F. (2003). Dynamic Assessment with Diagnostic Programs. In Models of Intelligence. International Perspectives. Sternberg, R.J., Lautrey, J. & Lubart, T.I. Washington, DC: APA. 227-242.
  • Beckmann, J.F. (2003). Lerntests [Learning tests]. In Stichwörter der Psychologischen Diagnostik. Kubinger, K.D. & Jager, R.S. Weinheim: PVU. 267–271.
  • Beckmann, J.F. (2003). Statusdiagnostik [Status diagnostics]. In Stichwörter der Psychologischen Diagnostik. Kubinger, K.D. & Jager, R.S. Weinheim: PVU. 393–394.
  • Beckmann, J.F. (2003). Testing the limits. In Stichwörter der Psychologischen Diagnostik. Kubinger, K.D. & Jager, R.S. Weinheim: PVU. 402–403.
  • Guthke, J. Beckmann, J.F. & Seiwald, B. B. (2003). Wie “identisch“ sind Arbeitsgedächtnis und Schlußfolgerndes Denken? [How “identical“ are working memory and reasoning?]. In Psychologie im Kontext der Naturwissenschaften. Krause, W. & Krause, B. Berlin: trafo. 149–159.
  • Guthke, J. & Beckmann, J.F. (2001). Intelligenz als "Lernfähigkeit"—Lerntests als Alternative zum herkömmlichen Intelligenztest. [Intelligence as the ability to learn – learning tests as alternative to traditional intelligence measures]. In Perspektiven der Intelligenzforschung. Ein Lehrbuch für Fortgeschrittene. Stern, E. & Guthke, J. Lengerich: Pabst. 137–161.
  • Beckmann, J.F. & Freitag, H. (2001). Konstruktvalidierung der Diagnostik intellektueller Lernfähigkeit. [Construct validation of learning ability]. In Dynamik im Testen. Beckmann, J.F. & Herzberg, P.Y. Landau: VEP. 161–171.
  • Guthke, J. & Beckmann, J.F. (2000). Learning test concept and dynamic assessment. In Experience of mediated learning: An impact of Feuerstein's theory in education and psychology. Kozulin, A. & Rand, B.Y. Oxford, UK: Elsevier. 175-190.
  • Guthke, J. & Beckmann, J.F. (2000). The learning test concept: Application in practice. In Dynamic Assessment: Prevailing models and applications. Lidz, C.S. & Elliott, J. Oxford, UK: Elsevier. 17-69.
  • Guthke, J. & Beckmann, J.F. (1996). Wygotskis Postulat von der “Diagnostik der Zone der nächsten Entwicklung“ und dessen Realisierung in der zeitgenössischen Psychodiagnostik [Vygotsky’s postulate of the “zone of proximal development“ and its realisation in contemporary psychological assessment]. In Entwicklung und Lernen aus kulturhistorischer Sicht. Lompscher, J. Marburg: BdWi-Verlag. 270–285.
  • Beckmann, J. F. & Guthke, J. (1995). Complex problem solving, intelligence, and learning ability. In Complex problem solving: The European Perspective. Frensch, P.A. & Funke, J. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. 177-200.
  • Guthke, J., Beckmann, J.F. & Stein, H. (1995). Recent research evidence on the validity of learning tests. In Advances in cognition and educational practice. European contributions to dynamic assessment. Carlson, J.S. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press. 3: 117-143.

Conference Paper

  • Beckmann, J. (2015), The prediction of success in an ever-changing world: Assessing cognitive flexibility through dynamic testing, International Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Education in Southern Africa. Personalizing Thinking & Learning in the Conceptual Age. Cape Town, South Africa Cape Town.
  • Tymms, P., Beckmann, N., Beckmann, J.F., Elliott, J. & Merell, C. (2013), Does schooling have an impact on short-term memory?, 15th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Learning and Instruction. Munich, Germany, European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Munich.
  • Beckmann, J.F. & Goode, N. (2013), On costs of good intentions: The effect of problem contextualisation on knowledge acquisition, 15th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Learning and Instruction. Munich, Germany, Munich.
  • Beckmann, J.F. (2011), The Benefit of Being Naive and Knowing it: The Unfavourable Impact of Context Familiarity on Learning in Complex Problem Solving Tasks, 14th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. London, England, London.
  • Beckmann, J.F (2011), With a little help… On the role of guidance in knowledge acquisition in complex, dynamic systems, 14th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Learning and Instruction. Exeter, England, Exeter.
  • Birney, D. P., Grigorenko, E. L., Stemler, S., Beckmann, J.F. & Sternberg, R. J. (2010), An investigation of the theoretical implications of differential item functioning in the evaluation of educational interventions, 15th International Objective Measurement Conference. Boulder, CO, USA, Boulder CO.
  • Howe, A., & Beckmann, J.F. (2010), Does task type affect the efficacy of performance goals? A comparison of discovery and instruction-based skill acquisition, 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Melbourne, Vic, Australia, Melbourne.
  • Beckmann, N., , Beckmann, J.F. & Elliott. J.G. (2009), Accuracy feedback in dynamic testing, 13th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Learning and Instruction. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Amsterdam.
  • Beckmann, J.F. (2009), Flexibility in Dynamic Testing: The assessment of cognitive flexibility in high performing adults, 13th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Learning and Instruction. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Amsterdam.
  • Beckmann, J.F. (2009), From process models to diagnostic practice: A unified approach to complex problem solving, 13th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Learning and Instruction. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Amsterdam.
  • Bowman, D.B., Beckmann, J.F. , Minbashian, A., Beckmann, N., MacCann, C., Birney, D.B. & Wood, R.E. (2009), Invited Workshop: The Accelerated Learning Laboratory’s approach to accelerated learning, 8th Australasian Conference on Personality and Individual Differences. Sydney, NSW, Australia, Sydney.
  • Goode, N. & Beckmann, J.F. (2009), More than just rule application: determinants of control performance under conditions of partial and complete information in complex problem solving tasks, 13th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Learning and Instruction. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Amsterdam.
  • Goode, N. & Beckmann, J.F. (2009), The Benefit of Being Naive but Knowing it: The Impact of Semantic Embedment in Complex Problem Solving Tasks, 13th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Learning and Instruction. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Amsterdam.
  • Beckmann, J.F. (2008), Exploring the potential of dynamic testing in the measurement of cognitive flexibility, Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association. Singapore.
  • Beckmann, J.F. & Bowman, D.B. (2008), Item development for new measures of cognitive flexibility, 43: International Journal of Psychology, 396.
  • Bowman, D. B. & Beckmann, J.F. (2007), Who, what, and where: Person and situation determinants of individual differences in complex reasoning task performance, in Hennig, J., Reuter, M., Montag, C. & Netter, P. eds, 13th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID). Giessen, Germany Göttingen: Hogrefe, Giessen, 74.
  • Beckmann, J.F. , Dörfler, T. & Kramer, M. (2004), Antwortlatenzen in Reasoningtests – abhängig vom Testmedium? [Response latencies in reasoning tests – dependent on test presentation medium?], in Rammsayer, T., Grabianowski, T. & Troche, S. eds, 44. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft fuer Psychologie – 100 Jahre Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Psychologie. Gottingen, Lengerich: Pabst, Gottingen, 334.
  • Beckmann, N., , Beckmann, J.F., , Elliott, J.G., & Guthke, J. (2004), Feeback gut für jedermann? – Zu differentiellen Effekten von Feedback in Leistungssituationen. [Feedback good for everyone? – On differential effects of feedback in performance situations], in Rammsayer, T., Grabianowski, S. & Troche, S. eds, 44. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft fuer Psychologie – 100 Jahre Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Psychologie. Göttingen Lengerich: Pabst, Göttingen, 253.
  • Dörfler, T. & Beckmann, J.F. (2003), Kognitiver Aufwand oder mentale Effizienz - Zur Bedeutung von Antwortlatenzen in computerisierten Leistungstests [Cognitive Effort or mental efficiency – On the relevance of response latencies in computerised assessments], 24: Zeitschrift für Differentielle und Diagnostische Psychologie. 205.
  • Beckmann, J.F. (2001), Computer-aided diagnostic programs: New learning test variants and new strategies for validation of intelligence and learning tests, 9th European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction. Aachen: Mainz, Aachen: Mainz, 272.
  • Seiwald, B.B. Hegel, T. Beckmann, J.F. & Guthke, J. (2001), Differentialpsychologische Analysen zum Verhältnis von (figuralem) Arbeitsgedächtnis und Reasoning. [Differential analyses of the relationship between figural working mamory and reasoning], in Seiwald, B.B., Guthke, J., Petermann, H. Beckmann, J.F. & Roth, M. eds, 6. Arbeitstagung der Fachgruppe für Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie. Leipzig: Universitätsverlag, Leipzig: Universitätsverlag, 139.
  • Beckmann, J. F., Funke, J. & Guthke, J. (1992), Lernprozesse in statischen und dynamischen Aufgabenstellungen. [Learning processes in static and dynamic tasks], in Montada, L. eds, 1: 38. Kongreß der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie. Trier, Germany, Hogrefe, Trier, 104-105.

Edited book

Journal Article

Presentation

  • Beckmann, J.F. (2016), Flexibility in Dynamic Testing - Potentials for Complex Problem Solving?, Cognitive Science and Assessment. University of Luxembourg.

Report

  • Wood, R.E., Beckmann, J.F. & Birney, D.P. (2012). Flexible Expertise in Senior Executives (Final Report for Linkage Project LP0669552). Sydney: Accelerated Learning Laboratory. Accelerated Learning Laboratory.