prof. dr. M.J. Goedhart
After graduation in biochemistry at Utrecht University in 1980, I started my career as a chemistry teacher at a vocational school for laboratory technicians. I taught mainly courses in physical chemistry (thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical bonding, phase transitions and separation techniques). Many students had problems in understanding the abstract concepts in these subjects. These problems were hard to overcome and I became more interested in theory about science teaching and learning. Therefore, I became very interested to start a PhD project in chemical education at Utrecht University in 1984. I investigated the way undergraduate students design measurements in physical and analytical chemistry in a research-oriented laboratory course.
After having gained my PhD (1990) and after a post-doc period in Utrecht, I moved to a vocational school in Leiden, and two years later I got a position as assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam. I lectured chemistry education at the Teacher Training Institute and supervised prospective chemistry teachers during their internship at high school. My main research interests during that period were the development of pre-service teachers, and conceptual development. After some years I moved to the science faculty and coordinated research activities in mathematics and science education at the AMSTEL institute.
Since 2004 I have a position as full professor in mathematics and science education. I am head of the department and director of the master program in Mathematics and Science Education and Communication. My main research areas are argumentation, scientific literacy, and mathematical reasoning.
Academic education and positions:
2004-present full professor in mathematics and science education University of Groningen
1992-2004 assistant professor and associate professor in chemistry education University of Amsterdam
1990-1992 chemistry teacher Leidse Hogeschool
1990 PhD degree in chemistry education Utrecht University
1984-1990 PhD candidate Utrecht University
1982-1990 Chemistry teacher Ir. W. van den Broekinstituut/Hogeschool van Amsterdam
1980 Master's degree in biochemistry
Member of editorial board of International Journal of Science Education
Member of national research school ICO
Member of programme committee of DUDOC (research programme for highschool teachers)
Member of academic organisations ESERA, NARST, VOR
Member of scientific committees of several international conferences on chemistry and science education
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