Technology Teachers as Researchers

Philosophical and Empirical Technology Education Studies in the Swedish TUFF Research School

  • Inga-Britt Skogh
  • Marc J. De Vries

Part of the International Technology Education Studies book series (ITES, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
    1. Inga-Britt Skogh, Marc J. De Vries
      Pages 1-13
  2. Philosophy of Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Sven Ove Hansson
      Pages 17-31
  3. Technology Education Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Inga-Britt Skogh
      Pages 79-100
    3. Edvard Nordlander, Maria Cortas Nordlander
      Pages 101-117
    4. Gunilla Rooke
      Pages 143-169
  4. Engineering Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Patricia Kingdon
      Pages 199-221
    3. Helena Isaksson Persson
      Pages 223-251
  5. Teachers’ Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Eva Hartell
      Pages 255-283
    3. Lennart Rolandsson
      Pages 285-309

About this book


This book presents the scientific output of the TUFF research school in Sweden. In this school, a group of active teachers worked together on a series of educational research studies. All of those studies were related to the teaching about technology and engineering. The research program consisted of studies at various angles of view: a philosophical view, a national view, and a classroom practice view. The book is a showcase of how a well-conducted research program for teachers can lead to good contributions to technology education research. A selection of topics: the nature of technological knowledge, mental images of engineers and engineering, the process of choosing for a study in technology, teachers’ beliefs about technology education and assessment. These topics are directly related to major issues in the international technology education research agenda. The studies presented here were the basis of the authors’ Ph.D. theses. The teachers’ chapters are preceded by a description of ideas behind the TUFF research school and the way it was realized.


educational research research school teacher professionalization technology education

Editors and affiliations

  • Inga-Britt Skogh
    • 1
  • Marc J. De Vries
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.KTH Royal Institute of TechnologySweden
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  3. 3.KTH Royal Institute of TechnologySweden

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