Effects of a Digital Learning Environment on Knowledge and Attitude of Student Teachers

Part of the International Technology Education Studies book series (ITES, volume 9)


To develop a positive attitude towards Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the actual experience of doing science is an important contributor. Just telling children that science is fun, will not do the trick, and neither will reading in books about it. However, enthusiasm of the teacher, an interesting explanation, discussion in class and designing and conducting experiments themselves, can lead to emotional involvedness, lasting memories and cognitive understanding (Van Graft & Kemmers, 2007). The teacher is the role model, and the attitude they have towards STEM and towards teaching STEM can have a lasting impact on the children’ attitude (Pell & Jarvis, 2003; Schroeder, Scott, Tolson, Huang, & Lee, 2007).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Radboud University NijmegenThe Netherlands

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