STEM Teacher Training Network of the Netherlands

Please find information about the Dutch Teacher Training Institutes for STEM
(science, technology, engineering, mathematics)

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Inclusive Science Teaching

Are you interested in equity, diversity and inclusion in education? Have you experienced challenges in your teaching regarding these topics?  Our activities   Inclusive Science Teaching Workshop   This workshop consisting of 2 sessions will provide the space to share own personal experiences and doubts, jointly discuss different approaches to tackle EDI aspects in the…

Wiskunde // Voortgezet onderwijs // Kort

Improving reading and comprehending mathematical expression in braille

Thesis Annemiek van Leendert, Universiteit Utrecht Improving reading and comprehending mathematical expression in braille References Van Leendert, A. J. M., Doorman, L. M., Drijvers, P. H. M., Pel, J. and van der Steen, J. (2019). An exploratory study of reading mathematical expressions by braille readers Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 113(1), 68–80. 10.1177/0145482X18822024 Van…

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Problem solving

Problem solving is more than just solving a problem. Definition Problem solving refers more to the process that leads to solving the problem than to finding the solution itself. In problem solving, the ability to use heuristics and a mathematical attitude are important. In general, a number of phases can be distinguished in problem solving:…

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FI Scientific Library

Scientific publications from the Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University. Theses and other publication, starting in 1990. Van Dijke (2021). Introducing Statistical Inference: Design and Evaluation of a Learning Trajectory. Utrecht University, Utrecht. (FI Scientific Library 109) Wijnker, W. (2021). The Unseen Potential of Film for Learning. Film’s Interest Raising Mechanisms Explained in Secondary Science and Mathematics…

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Quality and impact of practice-oriented educational research

Suzanne Groothuijsen Thesis “Quality and impact of practice-oriented educational research”. Universiteit Utrecht – Freudenthal Institute – Scientific Library, nr. 107. Groothuijsen (2021) Practice-oriented educational research is scientific research emanating from and being conducted in educational practice with collaborative involvement of relevant stakeholders, and building on and aiming to contribute to both educational research and practice….

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STEAM in Motion

STEAM in motion Erasmus+ KA2 project, 2020-2023 Successor of the project Maths in Motion Focused on primary education A consortium with 7 participating countries. The projects vision is to shape and spread an inclusive educational method on STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths). Maths in Motion Maths in Motion (2017-2020) was a project…

Rekenen/Wiskunde (po) // Voortgezet onderwijs // Kort

FunThink – Enhancing functional thinking from primary to upper secondary school

European (Erasmus+) project 2020-2022 Penvoerder Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany Partners in the Netherlands Universiteit Utrecht (Freudenthal Instituut) en Hogeschool iPabo Abstract Functional thinking is not only highly relevant within mathematics, but also crucial in everyday and professional life. It is, for instance, required, when modelling the spread of a virus such as the current…

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European project – 2021 – 2024   teach4life is an online platform for prospective STEM teachers and young as well as experienced practising STEM teachers. The aim of the platform is to increase the attractiveness of the STEM teaching profession in Europe by initiating dialogues between STEM teachers and connecting future and practicing STEM teachers….

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Formative assessment with digital tools (Numworx)

Peter Boon (UU) Currently Numworx is working on new tools for formative assessment of secondary education mathematics curricula. The goal is to create and disclose better data to determine students’ capabilities and weaknesses, especially for formative purposes. The traditional assessment approach of mathematics at secondary school is giving students a test per textbook chapter which…

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Online Mathematics Education Seminars UU

Online seminars on mathematics education Organised by Universiteit Utrecht: Rogier Bos en Anna Shvarts. Objective This series of seminars focuses on the following two main goals: (1) deepening our understanding of phenomena in mathematics education, and (2) strengthening scientific connections within the Dutch community of mathematics education researchers. Datum en tijd: monthly, on a Thursday,…

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STEMkey – connect competences with skills

Erasmus+ KA2 project (strategic partnership) Teaching standard STEM topics with a key competence approach. september 2020 – september 2023 Abstract Our general objective is to transform future teachers’ grasp of teaching standard STEM topics. To achieve that we will rethink and reshape the delivery of fundamental STEM subject knowledge in the context of key competence…

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Environmental socio-scientific issues in (teacher) education for science & mathematics (May, 20, 2021)

Online Seminar/Multplier Event, May 20, 2021 by Elwier/Ecent, Utrecht University . In the context of the Ensite project. Register (online form, we will send a confirmation, no costs). Environmental socio-scientific issues in (teacher) education for science & mathematics International multiplier event for STEM teacher educators by Ensite Thursday 20th may 2021, 13:45-17:00 The workshop is…

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ICSE (International Centre for STEM Education) is an internationally connected research centre that is located at the University of Education in Freiburg, Germany. The ultimate aim of ICSE is to help improve STEM education across Europe through practice-related research and its transfer into practice. 3C4Life References ICSE website

Biologie // Natuurkunde // Scheikunde // Wiskunde // Onderbouw h/v // Vmbo // Voortgezet onderwijs // Lang

MaSDiV – Supporting mathematics and science teachers in addressing diversity and promoting fundamental values

Er worden docenten onderbouw vo science/wiskunde gezocht die nascholing zouden willen volgen op het gebied van ‘omgaan met verschillen in de bètavakken’. Het project gaan over het (culturele) diversiteit in de STEM lessen (onderbouw vo). Daarbij wordt aandacht besteed aan (na)scholing op het gebied van STEM en (culturele) diversiteit.