dr. F.G.M. Coenders (Fer)

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About Me

After graduation as a chemist, Fer started his career as a chemistry teacher. He taught chemistry from 1978 till 1992 at two secondary schools in the Netherlands and two years at the  Escola Secund├íria Francisco Manyanga in Mozambique. In 1992 he moved to the University of Swaziland where he was employed as chemistry educator in the Department of In-service of the Faculty of Education. The main aim of this department was to improve the teaching of mathematics and the natural sciences at high school level through the development of exemplary learning materials disseminated at national and regional workshops.

In 1998 Fer joined the department of teacher training (ELAN) at the University of Twente, where he worked both in pre-service as in in-service. His research interests are on professional development of science teachers and on student learning.

In 2018 he joined the department of Instructional Technology where he will be working in the Go-Ga project.


  • VELON, Duth association of Teacher Educators
  • KNCV, Royal Duth Chemical Society
  • NVON, Duth associatio of teachers in thenatural sciences
  • VOR, Netherlands Educational Research Association
  • ASE, Association for Science Education


Social Sciences
Teaching Practice


  • Chemistry education
  • Student learning
  • Teacher professional development


Coenders, F., Gillet, D., Sayegh, R., Gomes, N., Noutahi, A., Madu, N., & Kinyanjui, I. (2021). GO-GA: Class experiences with offline inquiry learning spaces in go-lab. In H. Mitsuhara, Y. Goda, Y. Ohashi, M. M. T. Rodrigo, J. Shen, N. Venkatarayalu, G. Wong, M. Yamada, & L. Chi-Un Lei (Eds.), Proceedings of 2020 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2020 (pp. 55-62). [9368333] (IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE); Vol. 2021). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/TALE48869.2020.9368333
Anto, A. G. , & Coenders, F. (2019). Facilitator and peer support in collaborative curriculum design. In J. Pieters, J. Voogt, & N. Pareja Roblin (Eds.), Collaborative Curriculum Design for Sustainable Innovation and Teacher Learning (pp. 205-223). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20062-6_12
Anto, A. G. , & Coenders, F. (2019). Teacher learning in collaborative professional development: Changes in teacher and student practices. In J. Pieters, J. Voogt, & N. Pareja Roblin (Eds.), Collaborative Curriculum Design for Sustainable Innovation and Teacher Learning (pp. 229-247). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20062-6_13
Coenders, F. G. M. , & Verhoef, N. C. (2018). 'Lesson Study' voor het ontwikkelen van vakdidactische competenties van beginnende leraren secundair onderwijs: een casestudy. In S. de Vos, J. de Wilde, & S. Beausaert (Eds.), Start to teach, inspiratiegids voor aanvangsbegeleiding in het onderwijs Garant Uitgevers.
Visser, T. C. , Coenders, F. G. M. , McKenney, S., & Ornee, G. (2017). Leerlingen leren hun antwoorden inhoudelijk beter te formuleren bij biologie: Opbrengsten van een Lesson Study cyclus . Poster session presented at 44e Onderwijs Research Dagen, ORD 2017, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands