Yvette Sol is a senior lecturer of Science and Technology Education in the primary teacher education programme at the Theo Thijssen Institute, and a researcher in the Science and Technology Education research group of Elwin Savelsbergh.
Yvette’s research interests include the development of a coherent Science and Technology curriculum for the primary grades, and the development of pedagogical content knowledge and attitudes among preservice teacher students. Previous research focused on the pedagogical behaviour of teachers, in particular with respect to feedback, assessment, taking advantage of data feedback and designing innovation processes. This also was the topic of her PhD thesis in 2012.
Yvette Sol graduated as a physiotherapist in 1984, and as an educational scientist in 2005. From 2006 until 2014, Yvette held a position as a teacher, educational consultant, and researcher at the Centre for Education and Learning of Utrecht University. She taught several courses in the primary teacher education programme (ALPO), and she conducted various research projects and professional development activities in primary science and technology education. From 2014 to 2016, Yvette held a position at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research in The Hague, doing policy-oriented research on the responsiveness of senior secondary vocational education (MBO) and ICT in education.