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Maidou, Anthoula; Plakitsi, Katerina; Polatoglou, Hariton – World Journal of Education, 2019
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is an important issue for the education of students worldwide because it offers knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to ensure a sustainable future for humanity at local and global levels, which is nowadays becoming critical. The decade 2005-2014 called 'Decade of ESD' was an initiative by…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Student Attitudes
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Kornelaki, Athina Christina; Plakitsi, Katerina – World Journal of Education, 2018
The study is based on an implementation of the basic steps of the Change Laboratory methodology (Engestr├Âm, Virkkunen, Helle, Pihlaja & Poikela, 1996) at the University of Ioannina. It was derived by a discussion with master's students during a course about science education curricula in pre-school and primary education and their effectiveness…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Qualitative Research, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Papanthymou, Anastasia; Darra, Maria – World Journal of Education, 2018
This study is a review of 34 empirical studies internationally and in Greece from 2008-2018 and aims at investigating: a. the implementation of student self-assessment in Higher education and the outcomes on students, b. the ability of students to self-assess accurately and the factors that affect this ability. According to the main findings,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Outcomes of Education, Metacognition
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Kalathaki, Maria – World Journal of Education, 2018
In this paper is describing an initiative in cultural, outdoor science education that took place in the west Crete-Greece (Chania & Rethymnon counties) in 2015, and organized in collaboration with teachers and social bodies, to connect Science, Education and Local Communities for a better quality of everyday life. The initiative concentrated…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Learning Activities, Peer Relationship, Cooperative Learning
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Kornelaki, Athina C.; Plakitsi, Katerina – World Journal of Education, 2018
The present study aims to improve the quality and the effectiveness of Science Education in early grades along with the goals of UNESCO's emerging agenda for sustainable development and the 4th goal about quality in education. It examines the interaction between formal and non-formal education in designing and organizing complete educational…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Museums, Scientific Methodology, Science Education
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Zacharis, Konstantinos – World Journal of Education, 2017
The establishment of a competitive, meritocratic and engaging culture inside the educational system is one of the crucial elements that will determine not only its survival but also its evolution as a vault of social progress and cultural elevation. Within this frame, mechanisms that can establish new relationships for excellence and innovation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, School Culture
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Stasinakis, Panagiotis K.; Kalogiannnakis, Michail – World Journal of Education, 2017
In this study we aim to find out whether a training program for secondary school science teachers which was organized based on the model of Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK), could improve their individual PCK for a specific scientific issue. The Evolution Theory (ET) and the Natural Selection (NS) were chosen as the scientific issues of…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Stylianou, Liana; Plakitsi, Katerina; Papantoniou, Georgia – World Journal of Education, 2016
Research on Junior and Senior high school students' attitude toward SE (Science Education) courses focuses on students' attitudes, views, interests and perceptions stemming from their school experiences related to the courses. This study examines the way third-year students of the Early Childhood Education Department in Ioannina have viewed and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Science Education, Scientific Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Kolokouri, Eleni; Plakitsi, Katerina – World Journal of Education, 2016
This article describes a research study on the connection of Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) with Science Education in the early grades. The research study took place in the University of Ioannina, Greece with the support of the @fise research group. Within this frame, a narrative about light, colors and shadows was written as part of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Light, Color, Preschool Education
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Giannoukos, Georgios; Hioctour, Vasilios; Stergiou, Ioannis; Kallianta, Sotiria – World Journal of Education, 2016
This work is the result of a qualitative research that tries to highlight, through an interview with an adult educator, the qualities, skills and qualifications a trainer in adult education should have. His qualifications must be of high quality because the difficulties and obstacles in adult learning are different and perhaps more numerous than…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Adult Education, Andragogy, Qualitative Research
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Sotiriou, S.; Bogner, F. X. – World Journal of Education, 2015
The ancient Eratosthenes experiment concerning the earth's circumference offers the opportunity of an inquiry-based revival in today's science classrooms: A multinational European science education initiative (acronym: OSR) introduced this experiment as a hands-on basis to extract the required variables and to exchange results with classroom peers…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Science Experiments, Measurement
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Kalathak, Maria – World Journal of Education, 2015
This evaluation research concerns the aims and objectives for creating the future environmentally literate citizen through the environmental programs (PEEs) of Secondary Education of Heraklion prefecture, Crete, Greece. An evaluation tool applied on the application forms and the final reports of the programs, in order to asses how sustainable they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation Research, Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Kalathaki, Maria – World Journal of Education, 2015
Greek school community emphasizes on the discovery direction of teaching methodology in the school Environmental Education (EE) in order to promote Education for the Sustainable Development (ESD). In ESD school projects the used methodology is experiential teamwork for inquiry based learning. The proposed tool checks whether and how a school…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Environmental Education, Evaluation Methods, Discovery Learning
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Apergi, Angeliki; Anagnostopoulou, Angeliki; Athanasiou, Alexandra – World Journal of Education, 2015
It is a well-known fact that during recent years, the new economic and technological environment, which has emerged from the dynamic impacts of globalization, has given rise to the increased development of information and communication technologies that have immensely influenced education and training all over Europe. Within this framework, there…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary School Students, Web 2.0 Technologies, Teaching Methods
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Piliouras, Panagiotis; Plakitsi, Katerina; Nasis, Georgios – World Journal of Education, 2015
Teaching the Nature of Science (NOS) in elementary schools and in higher education institutions has become the focus of the science education research community because there is a need to redefine teaching methods and practices. Studies have shown that elementary teachers' views and attitudes towards teaching the NOS are not always compatible with…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Science Teachers, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods
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