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Peikos Giorgos

Giorgos Peikos is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Primary Education, University of Western Macedonia, Greece.

 

Education

2009-2013: Bachelor’s Degree from the Department of the Primary Education, University of Western Macedonia

2013-2016: Master’s degree in Educational Sciences (specialization in Science Education) from the Department of the Primary Education, University of Western Macedonia

2017-2018: Certificate of specialization in Special Education (Training courses: 600 hours).

2017- today: PhD candidate in Science Education, University of Western Macedonia. Thesis title: Nanoscale phenomena and concepts: learning and teaching issues in primary school

 

Scholarship

His PhD study is co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Social Fund- ESF) through the Operational Programme Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning in the context of the project “Strengthening Human Resources Research Potential via Doctorate Research” (MIS-5000432), implemented by the State Scholarships Foundation (ΙΚΥ).

 

Teaching Experience

2013-2015 and 2020-today: Supporting the laboratory teaching of the course “Concepts of Physics and their Representations”, (Department of the Primary Education, University of Western Macedonia) under the supervision of the prof. Anna Spyrtou.

2016-today: Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Anatolia College. Instructor of the course “Nanotechnology: Billionths at work”.

2017-2020: Teacher in private primary school (Arsakeio Primary School of Thessaloniki)

2020-today: Teacher in public primary school

 

Research interests

Science Education in Primary School

Nanoscience-Nanotechnology education in Primary School

Models and Modeling in Primary School

Teaching-Learning Sequences

 

Professional Affiliations and Associations

Member of European Science Education Research Association (ESERA)

Member of Greek Association for Education in Science and Technology

 

Publications

Peikos, G., Spyrtou, A., Pnevmatikos, D., & Papadopoulou, P. (2021). Primary School Students’ Preconceptions about the Term Nanotechnology and the Water Nano-filters. In Pixel (Ed.), International Conference New Perspectives in Science Education 10th (pp. 227-282). Filodiritto Editore.

Peikos, G., Spyrtou, A., Pnevmatikos, D., & Papadopoulou, P. (2020). Nanoscale science and technology education: Primary school students’ preconceptions of the lotus effect and the concept of size. Research in Science & Technological Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/02635143.2020.1841149

Peikos, G., Spyrtou, A., Pnevmatikos, D., & Papadopoulou, P. (2019). A Teaching Approach about Nanoscale Science and Technology Content: Evaluation of Primary School Students’ Learning. In O. Levrini & G. Tasquier (Eds.), The beauty and pleasure of understanding: Engaging with contemporary challenges through science education (pp. 1924-1933). Bologna: LMA MATER STUDIORUM – University of Bologna.

Spyrtou A., Manou L., Peikos G., Zachou P. (2019). Facilitating Primary Student Teachers’ Development of Critical Thinking Through a Nanotechnology Module. In: Tsitouridou M., A. Diniz J., Mikropoulos T. (eds) Technology and Innovation in Learning, Teaching and Education. TECH-EDU 2018. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 993, 137-152. Springer, Cham.

Peikos, G., Manou, L., Spyrtou, A. & Papadopoulou, Ch. (2017). Study of the evolution of primary students’ ideas about Nanoscience-Nanotechnology. In B. C. Dimov (Ed.) Proceedings of the Third International Conference Education across Borders: Education and Research across Time and Space‏ (pp.459-467). Bitola: University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Education. ISBN 978-9989-100-51-2.

 

Summer schools

1st Conference of New Researchers: Education in Science and Technology, 2017, Crete, Greece

2nd Conference of New Researchers: Education in Science and Technology, 2018, Volos, Greece

European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) Summer School, 2018, Jyväskylä Finland

 

Contact

giorgospeikos@gmail.com

gpeikos@uowm.gr

+30 6981026310

Webpage in Greek https://giorgos-peikos.webnode.gr

 

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