Teachers Creating Context-Based Learning Environments in Science

  • R. Taconis
  • P. den Brok
  • A. Pilot

Part of the Advances in Learning Environments Research book series (ALER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
    1. Ruurd Taconis, Perry Den Brok, Albert Pilot
      Pages 1-17
  2. Perceptions and Characteristics of Context-Based Learning Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Judith Bennett
      Pages 21-39
    3. Carlos G. A. Ormond, David B. Zandvliet
      Pages 41-58
    4. Sabine Fechner, Elke Sumfleth
      Pages 59-70
  3. Teachers Creating Context-Based Learning Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. David-S. Di Fuccia, Bernd Ralle
      Pages 89-101
    3. Lesley G. A. De Putter-Smits, Ruurd Taconis, Wim M. G. Jochems
      Pages 103-124
    4. Martin A. J. Vos, Ruurd Taconis, Wim M. G. Jochems, Albert Pilot
      Pages 125-143
    5. Zeger-Jan Kock, Ruurd Taconis, Sanneke Bolhuis, Koeno Gravemeijer
      Pages 145-172
    6. Machiel J. Stolk, Astrid M. W. Bulte, Onno De Jong, Albert Pilot
      Pages 191-211
    7. Wout Ottevanger, Elvira Folmer, Wilmad Kuiper
      Pages 213-223
    8. Albert Pilot, Ruurd Taconis, Perry Den Brok
      Pages 225-242
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 243-253

About this book


"Context-based science education has led to the transformation of science education in countries all over the world, with changes also visible in learning environments and how these are being shaped. These changes involve authentic problems on research and design, new types of interactions within communities of practice, new content areas and also new challenges for teachers in teaching, motivating, scaffolding and assessing their students, among other things.
This book focuses on context-based science education and its resulting changes in the perspective of research on learning environments. It also focuses on the implications for the teachers and the professional development of their competencies and beliefs.
The book consists of eleven chapters by experts in various themes surrounding learning environments research and science education, preceded by and concluded with a chapter with reflections on context-based learning environments in science by the editors of this book. The conclusion they draw is that professional development of science teachers may be the most important and the most difficult part of the process of teachers creating context-based learning environments in science, as is the focus in the title of this book."


Concept-context education learning environments Teacher professional development Inquiry learning Secondary education

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Taconis
    • 1
  • P. den Brok
    • 2
  • A. Pilot
    • 3
  1. 1.Eindhoven University of TechnologyNetherlands
  2. 2.Eindhoven University of TechnologyNetherlands
  3. 3.Utrecht UniversityNetherlands

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