Van der Valk, Ton

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Name, affiliation and email address

A.E. van der Valk (Ton)

Utrecht University

(1) Junior College Utrecht

P.O. Box 81343

3508 BH Utrecht, the Netherlands

(2) Freudenthal Institute for Science and Mathematics Education

P.O. Box 80000

3508 TA Utrecht, the Netherlands

Bio sketch

1971 - 1980: Physics teacher (secondary school in the Hague)

1980 - ..  : Utrecht University:

1980 - 1986: physics curriculum development: the PLON project

1986 - 1992: researcher in physics education, Ph.D. thesis: Development in Energy Education (Utrecht, 1992)

1992 - 2005: science teacher educator (IVLOS Institute of Education) and researcher in science education

2005 - ..  : curriculum coordinator, Junior College Utrecht and researcher in science education (Freudenthal Insitute for science and mathematics education)

Field of interest

curriculum development, implementation, working with talented senior seconary school students

Chosen topic group (but also interested in)

Chosen topic group: Curriculum

Also interested in:

Planned contribution to ISDDE 2008

A discussion of the complexities of developing and implementing an advanced science and mathematics curriculum for senior secondary school that build coherence and depth of knowledge.


Expectations for this conference

a discussion about de elopment and implementation of science and mathematics curriculum materials and the involvement of teachers, professional developers, subject specialists and students; empowerment of talented science and mathematics students in secondary education.


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