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Psycharis Sarantos


Department of Education
School of Pedagogical and Technological education

e-mail: spsycharis at aspete.gr, spsycharis@gmail.com
Personal page: http://users.aspete.gr/spsycharis/

PhD Doctor of Philosophy
October 1985 – February 1989
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom – Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Thesis – Topological Properties of Gauge Fields on a Lattice
Supervisor – Ι.Μ.Barbour
Grade – Honours (Cum Laude)

Master of Science in “New Technologies of Information and Communication”
2000 – 2002
University of Athens, Greece

Bachelor of Science -Degree in Physics
1979 – 1983
University of Athens, Greece

Research Interests
• STEM –Computational Thinking in Science and Engineering Education-Computational Learning-Engineering Epistemology and Computational Thinking. Development of STEM Applications and artefacts for primary, secondary, Adult and Higher Education-Use of unplugged STEM.
• Address the challenge of forging deeper learning in STEM by integrating design thinking as an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through a form of design following the “engineering cycle”.
• Research on identifying students’ learning needs, contemporary learning theories, innovative learning activities and assessment methods using different research methodologies (quantitative and qualitative and research methods)
• STEAM: Design activities to integrate STEM with Arts
• Use of Learner analytics and Data Mining for Education
• Teaching and Learning Methods: inquiry learning, problem-based learning, project-based learning, flipped classroom, case-based teaching for primary, secondary, Adult and Higher Education. Research on Scientific Reasoning and Epistemology, Model based reasoning, psychological structures (self-esteem, self-efficacy, motives etc )
• Critical analysis and empirical investigation of how educational policies, institutions and structures impact on and are experienced by students and teachers.
• Artificial Intelligence in Education

Teaching experience
Aegean University(2004-2008). Full Time Lecturer for Science Education (2006-2008), Adjunct Lecturer (2004-2006). Responsible for the development of the curricula for pre-service primary school teachers for Science Education. I also taught the courses, General Physics (I & II) , ‘Teaching and Learning of Natural Sciences’, and ‘Pedagogy for Natural Sciences’. Teaching for the Master’s program ‘Education using ICT’ .

ASPETE (2008-).
Deliver lectures in the following courses at undergraduate level:
Winter Semester Modules
• Research Methodology (Compulsory)-use of Statistical software packages
• Pedagogical Applications of Computers
Spring Semester Modules

• Educational Technology (Compulsory) ;
• Didactics for Engineering courses (Compulsory) ;
2015-2018: ASPETE-MSc Master of Science in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Education
Deliver lectures for the modules: “Education Policies and Research in Didactics-Curricula in Computational Sciences”, “Contemporary Didactic Approaches”, “Digital Learning Objects-Digital Learning Repositories”, “Basic principles of Education Research”, “Statistical software for quantitative and qualitative research”, “Development of education applications in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science and Computational Science”.

Director of the program: Supervision of students on issues: STEM in Education, Engineering pedagogy

2008 – 2015: ASPETE -in cooperation with Roehampton University
• M.A. in Education”, (http://www.roehampton.ac.uk).
• Deliver lectures for the Modules: Teaching and Learning using ICT; International Perspectives on Professional Practice in Education, Research Methodology
• Supervision of Theses.

Hellenic Open University

• 2006-2008: Supervisor for Theses for the MSc Course “Didactics of Science”

• 2008 – 2012: Supervision of Theses for the Course «Natural Sciences and Didactics»
• 2016-2017: Adjunct Lecturer for the course “Research Methodology”-Supervision of Theses-postgraduate level
• 2017-2018: Adjunct Lecturer for the course “Didactics of science” -postgraduate level
• 2017-2018: Supervision of Theses for Didactics of Science
• 2019-2020-2021: Adjunct Lecturer at Greek Open University and Coordinator of the Thematic Unit “Informatics in Education”
2021-2022: Joint Master programme-University of Thessaly- Department of Computer Science and Telecommunications- and Department of Pedagogy(ASPETE): Educational Applications using the STEM Epistemology. Teaching for the courses:
• Educational Applications using the STEM Epistemology
• Computational Thinking, STEM Epistemology
• Digital objects and Repositories, Computational Engineering pedagogy.Virtual and Augmented Reality applications
• Platforms for IoT in Education
• Artificial Intelligence in Education
• STEM and Arts

Selected Publications
1. Psycharis, S. (2011),‘The Computational Experiment and its Effects on approach to Learning and Beliefs on Physics’. Computers & Education 56 (2011), 547–555.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2010.09.011

2. Psycharis,S., Chalatzoglidis,G., & Kalogiannakis,M.(2013). ‘Moodle as a Learning Environment in Promoting Conceptual Understanding for Secondary School Students’.EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. EURASIA, Eurasia J. Math. Sci. & Tech. Ed.9(1), 167-176.

3.Psycharis, S. (2013).‘The Effects of the Computational Models on Learning Performance, Scientific Reasoning, Epistemic Beliefs and Argumentation’. Computers & Education- Volume 68, October 2013, 253–265 (DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2013.05.015). ISSN 0360-1315

4.Psycharis, S.,Botsari,E.,Mantas, P.,&Loukeris, D.(2014),‘The impact of the Computational Inquiry Based Experiment on Metacognitive Experiences, Modelling Indicators and Learning Performance’. Computers & Education, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2013.10.001 90-99

5. Psycharis, S. (2016). ‘The Impact of Computational Experiment and Formative Assessment in Inquiry Based Teaching and Learning Approach in STEM Education” Journal of Science Education and Technology, v25 n2 p316-326 Apr 2016 https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1092976

6.Psycharis, S., (2016).‘Inquiry Based- Computational Experiment, Acquisition of Threshold Concepts and Argumentation in Science and Mathematics Education”. Journal “Educational Technology & Society- Volume 19, Issue 3, 2016. 282-293

7. Stavroulia,K., Makri-Botsari,E., Psycharis,S.,& Kekkeris,G., (2016) “Emotional experiences in simulated classroom training environments”, The International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, Vol. 33 Iss: 3,.172 – 185 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJILT-10-2015-0030

8. Psycharis, S. ,Kalia, M.(2017). The Effects of Computer Programming on high school students’ problem solving, reasoning skills and self-efficacy in Mathematics; ,Instructional Science, 45(5), 583-602 10.1007/s11251-017-9421-5, Impact factor: 1,690

9.Psycharis,S.,Kalovrektis,K.,Sakelalridi,E.,&Korres,K.,Mastorodimos,D.(2017).Unfolding the Curriculum: Physical Computing, Computational Thinking and Computational Experiment in STEM’s Transdisciplinary Approach. European Journal of Engineering Research and Science (EJERS),

10.. Psycharis, S (2018) STEAM in Education: A Literature review on the role of Computational Thinking, Engineering Epistemology and Computational Science. Computational STEAM Pedagogy (CSP). SCIENTIFIC CULTURE, Vol.4, No.2, 51-72.

11. Psycharis, S., Mastorodimos, D., Stergioulas, L., & Abbasi, M.(2019) .Visualization of Algorithms using Easy Java simulations and their impact in students motives and self-efficacy. International Journal of Physics & Chemistry Education (IJPCE). International Journal of Physics and Chemistry Education, 10(4), 71-84

12. Psycharis, S., & Kotzampasaki, E.(2019). The impact of a STEM Inquiry Game Learning scenario on Computational Thinking and Computer self-confidence. EURASIA, Eurasia J. Math. Sci. & Tech. Ed. EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2019;15(4):em1689.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/103071

13. Chatzopoulos,A. Papoutsidakis, M., Kalogiannakis,M.,& Psycharis,S(2019),Action Research Implementation in Developing an Open Source and Low Cost Robot Platform for STEM Education. International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA),June edition. DOI: 10.5120/ijca2019919039

14. Kasimatis,K, Gkantara,C.,&, Psycharis,S.(2019) It is my Promoting STEM content epistemology in Technology enhanced collaborative learning environments”. International Journal of Physics & Chemistry Education (IJPCE),Volume 11, issue 4, 2019. http://ijpce.org/index.php/IJPCE/article/view/22

15. Psycharis,S., Kalovrektis,K.,& Xenakis,A.(2020). A Conceptual Framework for Computational Pedagogy in STEAM education: Determinants and perspectives. Hellenic Journal of STEM Education, Volume 1, http://www.hellenicstem.com/index.php/journal. Vol 1 No 1 (2020): Hellenic Journal of STEM Education

16. Papazogloy,P.,Psycharis,S.& Kalovrektis,K.(2020). Towards a Dynamic Multi-Agent Based Scaffolding Framework. international journal of circuits, systems and signal processing.ISSN: 1998-4464. Volume 14, 2020.https://doi.org/10.46300/9106.2020.14.25

17. Ntourou, V., Kalogiannakis, M., & Psycharis, S. (2021). A Study of the Impact of Arduino and Visual Programming In Self-Efficacy, Motivation, Computational Thinking and 5th Grade Students’ Perceptions on Electricity. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 17(5), em1960. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/10842 charis, S. (2021). Editorial: A New Era with STEM Education?. Hellenic Journal of STEM Education, 1(2), 43-44. https://doi.org/10.51724/hjstemed.v1i2.14

19. Plageras, A.,Kourtis,S.,Xenakis,A.,Kalovrektis,K.& Psycharis,S(2021). Understanding Ancient Greek Civilizations: A STEAM Teaching Perspective. Vol. 1 No. 2 (2020): Hellenic Journal of STEM Education

20. Rigg,J.,Hosein,A., & Psycharis,S.(2014).‘Researching Children’s ‘Self’ Constructs and their Success at Solving Word Problems: A Pilot Study’. British Congress of Mathematics Education Pope, S. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 8th British Congress of Mathematics Education 2014.

21. Psycharis, S. (2018). «Computational Thinking, Engineering Epistemology and STEM Epistemology: A primary approach to Computational Pedagogy». International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2018: The Challenges of the Digital Transformation in Education pp 689-698. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-11935-5_65

22.Xenakis, A.,Xenakis,C.,Psycharis,S.& Kalovrektis,K.(2020).”Calculation of the Hubble Universe Expansion Constant by Analyzing Observational Data: An Exploratory Teaching Proposal based on STEM Epistemology”. EDUCON2020 – IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference
“Engineering Education for the Future in a Multicultural and Smart World”. http://educon-conference.org/current/. Porto, Portugal, 2020, pp. 170-177, doi: 10.1109/EDUCON45650.2020.9125209.

23.Chatzopoulos, A., Papoutsidakis, M., Kalogiannakis, M., & Psycharis, S. (2020). Innovative Robot for Educational Robotics and STEM. In V. Kumar & C. Troussas (Eds), Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12149, (pp. 95–104) Switzerland, Cham: Springer.

24. Psycharis, S. (2020). The Impact of STEM-based Mobile Apps on learners’ Self-efficacy for Computational Thinking Dimensions https://www.icelw.org/proceedings/2020/ICELW2020/Papers/Psycharis.pdf

25. Evelpidou,N., Sarantos Psycharis,S., Paraskevi Iatrou, P. Kalovrektis,K. & Apostolos Xenakis,A.(2021). Experimenting with the shape of the Earth’s relief through surface runoff tables: A STEM didactic scenario approach. Panhellenic and International Conference on · “STE(A)M educators and education” · Patras 7-9-May,2021. https://steamonedu.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/STEAM2021-conference-programme-en-v1.pdf

26. Psycharis, S & Kalovrektis,K.(2021). A Conceptual Framework for Computational STEAM Integration. Crosscutting Concepts, Threshold Concepts, Border Objects and their propagation in STEM integrational fusion. Panhellenic and International Conference on · “STE(A)M educators and education” · Patras 7-9-May,2021. https://steamonedu.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/STEAM2021-conference-programme-en-v1.pdf

27. Kydonakis,P., Psycharis,S. ,Theodorou,P. & Williams,P.(2021). Mobile Learning with Computation Thinking for Vis. Panhellenic and International Conference on · “STE(A)M educators and education” · Patras 7-9-May,2021. https://steamonedu.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/STEAM2021-conference-programme-en-v1.pdf

28.Chatzopoulos, A., Kalovrektis, K., Xenakis, A., Papoutsidakis, M., Kalogiannakis,M.& Psycharis,S.(2022),Design and Evaluation of a Novel and Modular Educational Robot Platform based on Technology Acceptance Model. ICIET 2022 April 9-11, 2022 | Matsue, Japan www.iciet.org