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Ανθρώπινο Δυναμικό

Spiliotopoulou Vasiliki

Emeritus Professor

Department of Education
School of Pedagogical & Technological Education (ASPETE)

e-mail: vaspiliot-at-aspete.gr


  • 1979: B.Sc. in Physics, Department of Physics, University of Patras, GR
  • 1987: M.Sc. in Science Education, Department of Physics & Department of Education, University of Liverpool, UK
  • 1997: PhD in Science Education, Department. of Education, University of Patras, GR

Research Interest

  • Exploratory investigation of students’ thinking and experiences in Science, Mathematics and Technology
  • Development and evaluation of learning objects, teaching materials and innovations (textbooks, digital resources, literacy, multimodality, argumentation, socio-scientific issues, multicultural dimensions)
  • The meaning of History and Nature of Science in teaching and learning, epistemic goals
  • Teacher education and Professional development
  • Qualitative Research: perspectives in designing and analyzing data

Teaching Experience

  • Lectures on ‘STEM education epistemology in practice’ & ‘Computational thinking – STEM Epistemology & Pedagogy – Engineering Education” (M.Sc. in “Educational Applications with STEM Epistemology”, University of Thessaly – ASPETE, 2021-22)
  • Lectures on ‘Educational Research Methodology & Statistics’, ‘Technology and current trends in Science and Mathematics Education’ (M.Sc. in “Pedagogy by Innovative Technologies and Biomedical Approaches”, University of Western Attica – APETE, 2017-2021)
  • Lectures on ‘Research methods in education’, ‘Didactics of school subjects’, ‘Educational Evaluation’, ‘Educational Technology-Multimedia’, ‘Computer applications in Education’, ‘Pedagogy & Philosophy of Education’ (Department of Education, ASPETE, 1996-today)
  • Lectures on ‘Research Methodology for Counselling & Guidance: Statistics and Research’, ‘Counselling for Vulnerable Groups (Cross-Cultural Counselling, Minorities, Special Needs Groups, etc)’ (Department of Education, PESYP Programme, ASPETE, 2017-19, 2020-21)
  • Lectures on ‘Research, Policy & Sociological aspects in STEM Education – Curriculum of Computational subjects’, ‘Principles & Research methods in STEM Education’ (M.Sc. in “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Education”, 2014-18)
  • Lectures on ‘Methodology of Educational Research’ (M.A. “Education Sciences”, ASPETE, Dept. of Education, 2014-18) & (M.A. in “Education (Education Sciences)”: ASPETE – Roehampton University, London, UK, 2007-2014)
  • Lectures on ‘Science Education’ (Department of Education, University of Patras, 2005-13)

Selected Publications

  1. Triantafillou, C., Psycharis, G., Potari, D., Bakogianni, D., & Spiliotopoulou, V. (2021). Teacher Educators’ Activity Aiming to Support Inquiry through Mathematics and Science Teacher Collaboration. International Journal of Science & Mathematics Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10763-021-10153-6
  2. Bakogianni, D., Potari, D., Psycharis, G., Sakonidis, C., Spiliotopoulou, V., & Triantafillou, C. (2021). Mathematics teacher educators’ learning in supporting teachers to link mathematics and workplace situations in classroom teaching. In M. Goos & Beswick, K. (Eds.), The Learning and Development of Mathematics Teacher Educators – International Perspectives and Challenges (pp. 281-299). New York, NY: Springer.
  3. Papageorgiou, G., Amariotakis, V., & Spiliotopoulou, V. (2019). Developing a Taxonomy for Visual Representation Characteristics of Submicroscopic Particles in Chemistry Textbooks. SCIENCE EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL, 30(3), 181-193.
  4. Papageorgiou, G., Amariotakis, V., & Spiliotopoulou, V. (2017). Visual representations of microcosm in textbooks of chemistry: constructing a systemic network for their main conceptual framework. CHEMISTRY EDUCATION RESEARCH & PRACTICE, 18(4), 559-571.
  5. Triantafillou, C., Spiliotopoulou, V., & Potari, D. (2016). The Nature of Argumentation in School Mathematics and Physics Texts: The Case of Periodicity. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL IN MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE EDUCATION, 14(4), 681-699.
  6. Spiliotopoulou, V., Karatrantou, A., Panagiotakopoulos, C. & Koustourakis, G. (2009). Visual Representations of the Internet in Greek School Textbooks and Students’ Experiences. EDUCATION & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, 14, 205-227.
  7. Spiliotopoulou, V. & Agelopoulos K. (2008). Enhancement of Pre-service Teachers’ Teaching Interventions with the Aid of Historical Examples, SCIENCE & EDUCATION, 18(9), 1153-1175.
  8. Spiliotopoulou, V. (2007). Models of the Universe: Children’s experiences and evidence from the history of Science, SCIENCE & EDUCATION, 16(7-8), 801-833.
  9. Potari, D. & Spiliotopoulou, V. (2001). Patterns in children’s drawings and actions while constructing the nets of solids: the case of the conical surfaces. FOCUS ON LEARNING PROBLEMS IN MATHEMATICS, 23(4), 41-62.
  10. Boyes E., Stanisstreet M., & Spiliotopoulou – Papantoniou V. (1999). The Ideas of Greek High School Students about the Ozone Layer. SCIENCE EDUCATION, 83, 724-737.
  11. Patronis, A., Potari, D. & Spiliotopoulou, V. (1999). Students’ argumentation on a socio-scientific issue: Implications for teaching. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION, 21(7), 745-754.
  12. Potari, D., & Spiliotopoulou, V. (1996). Children’s approaches to the concept of volume, SCIENCE EDUCATION, 80(3), 341-360.