Introduction to Part III

Professional development for primary science and technology pedagogy
  • Marc J. de Vries
Part of the International Technology Education Studies book series (ITES, volume 9)


In the theoretical framework that was developed for the VTB-Pro project (Walma van der Molen, de Lange and Kok 2009), three main pillars are mentioned as the desired outcomes of professionalization activities. These are: knowledge and skills with respect to science and technology, attitudes towards science and technology, and pedagogical skills for inquiry-based learning and learning by design. Part I and Part II of this book dealt with the first two of these pillars; Part III is related to, but does not fully cover the third pillar.


Professional Development Science Education Pedagogical Content Knowledge Technology Education Concept Learning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc J. de Vries
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  1. 1.Delft University of Technology DelftThe Netherlands

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