For many teachers in primary schools, teaching science and technology is a challenge. Recent surveys in the Netherlands (Walma van der Molen, 2009) indicate that teachers think science and technology education is important to their pupils. Besides, teachers express that pupils in general enjoy science and technology lessons. Yet, it is known that primary school teachers have little knowledge of science and technology and their self-efficacy with regard to teaching in this domain is rather low (e.g., Akerson, Morrison & McDuffie, 2006; Appleton, 2008; Traianou, 2007; Yilmaz-Tuzun, 2008). Hence, teachers might welcome a concise handbook or framework that tells them what is really important to know and teach about science and technology.
|Title of host publication||Professional development for primary teachers in science and technology |
|Subtitle of host publication||the Dutch VTB-Pro project in an international perspective|
|Editors||M.J. Vries, de, H. Keulen, van, S. Peters, J. Walma van der Molen|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Name||International Technology Education Studies|