Ruurd Taconis

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  • Associate Professor, ESoE
  • 427 Citations
1992 …2019
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Personal profile

Quote

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 1992 2019

42 Citations (Scopus)
pupil attitude
Education
teacher
education
pupil
95 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Teaching
science
teaching strategy
learning prerequisite
group work
52 Citations (Scopus)

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

science
student
self-image
physics
subculture
8 Citations (Scopus)

Perceptions of STEM-based outreach activities in secondary education

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Mathematics
secondary education
Education
mathematics
Students
9 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

primary education
curriculum
science
teacher
taxonomy

Activities 2007 2014

  • 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

12th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI 2007), August 28-September 1, 2007, Budapest, Hungary

Ruurd Taconis (Speaker)
28 Aug 2007

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed 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)

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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

File

Bètadocent & samenwerking, waarom niet?

Author: van Lierop, J., 2012

Supervisor: Taconis, R. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

File

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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