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Mandrikas, Achilleas; Parkosidis, Ioannis; Psomiadis, Ploutarchos; Stoumpa, Artemisia; Chalkidis, Anthimos; Mavrikaki, Evangelia; Skordoulis, Constantine – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
This paper describes the structure of the "Air Pollution Course", an environmental science laboratory course developed at the Science Education Laboratory of the Faculty of Primary Education, University of Athens, as well as the findings resulting from its implementation by pre-service elementary teachers. The course proposed in this…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Pollution, Foreign Countries, Misconceptions
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Ikonomidis, Simos; Papanastasiou, Dimitris; Melas, Dimitris; Avgoloupis, Stavros – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
This study explores the ideas of Greek prospective primary teachers about the anthropogenic greenhouse effect, particularly about its causes, consequences and cures. For this purpose, a survey was conducted: 265 prospective teachers completed a closed-form questionnaire. The results showed serious misconceptions in all areas (causes, consequences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Misconceptions
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Tekos, George; Solomonidou, Christina – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
This pilot study documents the design and evaluation results of an innovative teaching approach with the use of ICT regarding the optics concepts of light reflection and diffusion, and vision in Greek primary school. First there was a survey of 140 students to ascertain their initial ideas regarding these concepts. On the basis of the results of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Computer Assisted Instruction, Optics, Computer Software
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Liarakou, Georgia; Gavrilakis, Costas; Flouri, Eleni – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
Investigating knowledge, perceptions as well as attitudes of the public that concern various aspects of environmental issues is of high importance for Environmental Education. An integrated understanding of these parameters can properly support the planning of Environmental Education curriculum and relevant educational materials. In this survey we…
Descriptors: Science Education, Technology Education, Environmental Education, Energy
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Spiropoulou, Dimitra; Antonakaki, Triantafyllia; Kontaxaki, Sophia; Bouras, Sarantis – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2007
This paper reports on research concerning Greek in-service Primary teachers' perceptions about environmental issues and attitudes towards Education for Sustainable Development. A questionnaire with multiple-choice and open-ended questions was used in order to gain more comprehensive understanding of their thoughts. The analysis of data revealed…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Misconceptions, Elementary School Teachers
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Piperakis, S. M.; Papadimitriou, V.; Zafiropoulou, M.; Piperakis, A. S.; Zisis, P. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2007
The purpose of this study was to assess Greek primary (1st to 6th grade) school children's dietary habits and the factors influencing them. Our results show that children know the value of different foods. The socio-economic status of father has no effect on the attitude of children towards choosing their diet, however, mothers' educational status…
Descriptors: Place of Residence, Eating Habits, Foreign Countries, Dietetics
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Daskolia, Maria; Flogaitis, Evgenia; Papageorgiou, Evgenia – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2006
This paper reports on a study conducted among Greek kindergarten teachers aiming to explore their conceptual frameworks on a major environmental issue of our times: the ozone layer depletion. The choice of this particular issue was premised on its novelty, complexity and abstractness which present teachers with difficulties in its teaching. A free…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Misconceptions
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Piperakis, Stylianos M.; Sotiriou, Apostolos; Georgiou, Evanthia; Thanou, Ageliki; Zafiropoulou, Maria – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2004
The purpose of this study was first to assess and then to improve the diet of Greek primary school children teaching them healthy dietary habits and instructing them to face critically advertisements and media projected dietary models using a program which included intervention on cognitive, emotional, and social level. The results show that our…
Descriptors: Intervention, Nutrition Instruction, Eating Habits, Elementary School Students