A reorientation of Biology Education in Dutch Schools, approached from a pedagogical and developmental psychological perspective

RESULTS OF A STUDY

Cornelis Godefridus Marie van Mierlo

   De Golden Man by Toos Hagenaars

THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

This study is carried out by a pedagogue. The intention is to contribute to the science of pedagogy, in particular, the science of teaching. The study proposes a design for a new school program. The existence of a fundamental question among boys and girls - that is not answered in today’s school curriculum – is the basic assumption.

This dissertation seeks to tackle this problem by developing a revised curriculum on the subject biology in a way that the existential question will be answered during the course of the secondary school years.

THE TARGET AUDIENCE FOR THIS WEBSITE

This site is meant to be visited by people who:

ABOUT THIS WEBSITE

This website version of the manuscript will be improved and extended continuously. Under the heading Disclaimer, you can find out more about the purpose of the study. On this website you can read a summary of each chapter in English, but the full text is only available in Dutch. Under Download you can get the complete text of the book, with the exception of the time-bars. If you would like to own the time-bars (printed with a total length of 6 meters), you need to Order the book.

IMPLEMENTATION

To complete the study, a design for a biology curriculum, the implementation will be the crucial and final step. I will keep track of several implementations and my own program on my website: www.cornelisvanmierlo.nl.

This study will benefit a lot from the comments of those who have read and thought over the text. Therefore, I invite you to post your comments and ideas in the Forum pages of this site.

It is important to me that the reader will post his  views, opposing or similar to mine, without restraint.

Cornelis van Mierlo, November 2004.

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