Partner 3        Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)

 

 

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki consists of 44 Schools and is the largest university in Greece. Due to research and teaching activities the university has gained international recognition. The School of Primary Education and the School of Preschool Education together constitute the Faculty of Education at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

 

The HIPST project is supported by the ATLAS research group (A Teaching and Learning Approach for Science) of the School of Primary Education of AUTH. The ATLAS research group pursues major research and development aims: teaching science in the context of science literacy, science for citizenship, three-dimensional cognitive, meta-cognitive and emotional approach of teaching and learning science, design, development and evaluation of instructional material, traditional and innovatory teaching strategies in science literacy (e.g. theatre in the classroom, debate, role-play), design, development and evaluation of instructional e-material and web-based learning environments, gender and science education, pre- and in-service teacher training in science education. Head of the ATLAS research group is Fanny Seroglou, lecturer in the School of Primary Education and scientific responsible for AUTH for the HIPST project.

 

For the HIPST project in Greece fourteen researchers are actively involved. They are science education researchers, most of which for a decade now have been carrying out research concerning the use of history and/or philosophy of science in science education. Among these researchers are also education advisors, psychologists, experts in semeiotics and in-service school teachers. The group works and interacts at a regular basis on Atlaswiki, a wiki-based environment supporting the research group work (atlaswiki.wetpaint.com).