Ruurd Taconis

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  • Associate Professor, ESoE
  • 486 Citations
1992 …2020

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Personal profile

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Society needs more and better engineers and STEM teachers. Students’ identity is key aspectBuilding that identity and motivation is the central aim and focus of my research! 

Research profile

Ruurd Taconis is Associate Professor and Director of Education at Eindhoven School of Education at Eindhoven University of Technology. 

He is a senior researcher with a focus on ICT in education and teacher professionalization, cognitive development in STEM (problem solving, design-based learning, context-based education) and science identity and accessibility of STEM education.  

Taconis is also the chair of the STEM section of VOR, uniting Dutch and Flemish educational researchers focusing on those topics. 

Academic background

Ruurd Taconis holds an MSc in Physics from Radboud University Nijmegen (1986) and a PhD in Education and Science Education from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He worked as research assistant at Utrecht University from 1987 to 1989 and as a physics teacher in secondary education and at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences until 1991. He held the position of researcher and teacher trainer at Eindhoven University from 1989 to 1996 and was a researcher and project leader at Utrecht University from 1994 to 1998. In 1998, Taconis returned to Eindhoven University of Technology where he became Director of Education at the Eindhoven School of Education. 

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Research Output

  • 52 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Teaching science problem solving: an overview of experimental work

    Taconis, R., Ferguson-Hessler, M. G. M. & Broekkamp, H., 2001, In : Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 38, 4, p. 442-468 27 p.

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  • 97 Citations (Scopus)
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    How choosing science depends on students' individual fit to 'science culture'

    Taconis, R. & Kessels, U., 2009, In : International Journal of Science Education. 31, 8, p. 1115-1132

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  • 54 Citations (Scopus)

    Perceptions of STEM-based outreach learning activities in secondary education

    Vennix, J., den Brok, P. J. & Taconis, R., 1 Apr 2017, In : Learning Environments Research. 20, 1, p. 21–46 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • 12 Citations (Scopus)
    141 Downloads (Pure)

    Promoting science and technology in primary education : a review of integrated curricula

    Gresnigt, H. L. L., Taconis, R., Keulen, van, H., Gravemeijer, K. P. E. & Baartman, L. K. J., 2014, In : Studies in Science Education. 50, 1, p. 47-84 38 p.

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  • 12 Citations (Scopus)
    11 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 4 Contributed talk
    • 1 Invited talk

    Onderwijs Research Dagen 2014 (ORD 2014), 11-13 juni 2014, Groningen, Nederland

    Ruurd Taconis (Speaker)
    11 Jun 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Onderwijs Research Dagen 2014 (ORD 2014), 11-13 juni 2014, Groningen, Nederland

    Ruurd Taconis (Speaker)
    11 Jun 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Seminar on science education and educational choice, Universiteted i Oslo, Oslo

    Ruurd Taconis (Invited speaker)
    27 Sep 2012

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Symposium: Onderwijspraktijk en onderwijsonderzoek, hoe de kloof tussen docent en onderzoeker te overbruggen?, Eindhoven

    Ruurd Taconis (Speaker)
    9 Mar 2007

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Courses

    Capita Selecta (GS)

    1/09/16 → …

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    Diepteverwerking (GS)

    1/09/19 → …

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    International Research Project

    1/09/15 → …

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    Student theses

    Beste manier voor het voorbereiden van docenten op het nieuwe onderwijs

    Author: Gumbs, M., 2011

    Supervisor: Taconis, R. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Bètadocent & samenwerking, waarom niet?

    Author: van Lierop, J., 2012

    Supervisor: Taconis, R. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

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    CoCo-gehalte van het hedendaagse bètaonderwijs

    Author: Voorbraak, J., 2011

    Supervisor: de Putter - Smits, L. (Supervisor 1), Taconis, R. (Supervisor 2) & den Brok, P. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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