What Everyone Should Know About Science and Technology

A study on the applicability of The Canon of Science in primary education
  • Ellen Rohaan
  • Hanno van Keulen
Part of the International Technology Education Studies book series (ITES, volume 9)


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ellen Rohaan
    • 1
  • Hanno van Keulen
    • 2
  1. 1.Eindhoven University of Technology & Fontys University of Applied ScienceThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Utrecht University & Fontys University of Applied ScienceThe Netherlands

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