Gerald is a senior lecturer at ‘University of Applied Sciences Utrecht’ (Hogeschool Utrecht, lerarenopleiding techniek). These are some of the questions that he works on:
– What should we teach children about science and technology, at different levels of education?
– How should we teach them. In particular: How can we teach children to master the language of science and technology?
– How can teacher training be improved?
In his PhD research he is trying to figure out how we can help science and technology teachers to become aware of the language demands of their subjects, and how we can help them to apply a language sensitive pedagogy.
Workshop Vedotech conferentie 2011 ‘Techniekonderwijs en Diversiteit’
Powerpoint en filmpje bij de presentatie van Gerald van Dijk op 11 november 2011.