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Spiliotopoulou Vasiliki 

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

Achaikis Sympoliteias 20, 26441, Zavlani, Patras;
Tel.: +30 2610 433664
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Homepage: http://education.aspete.gr/users/spiliotopoulou/index.htm



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


  • Students’ thinking and experiences in science, mathematics & technology
  • Development of learning and teaching innovations and materials
  • The history of science in education
  • Research approaches in teacher education


  • Didactics, Educational Research, Educational Evaluation, Educational Technology, Educational Psychology (ASPAITE, 1996-today )
  • Long Distance Learning, Educational research in action (Hellenic Open University, 2000-2001, 2002-2004)
  • Science Education, Science & Mathematics: a practical approach in their teaching, Computers & Physics: approaches in teaching (University of Patras, 1999-2010)

Selected Publications

  1. Potari, D., Spiliotopoulou, V. “Children’s approaches to the concept of volume”, Science Education, Vol. 80, No. 3, 341-360 (1996)
  2. Patronis, A., Potari, D. and Spiliotopoulou, V., “Students’ argumentation on a socio-scientific issue: Implications for teaching”, International Journal of Science Education, Vol.21, No. 7, 745-754 (1999)
  3. Boyes, E., Stanisstreet, M., and Spiliotopoulou - Papantoniou V., “The Ideas of Greek High School Students about the Ozone Layer”, Science Education, Vol. 83, 724-737 (1999)
  4. Potari, D. and Spiliotopoulou, V., “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, Vol. 23, No 4 (2001)
  5. Spiliotopoulou, V., “Models of the Universe: Children’s experiences and evidence from the history of Science”, Science & Education, Vol.16, No 7-8, 801-833 (2007)
  6. Spiliotopoulou, V. and Agelopoulos K., “Enhancement of Pre-service Teachers' Teaching Interventions with the Aid of Historical Examples”, Science & Education, Vol. 18, No 9, 1153-1175 (2008)
  7. Spiliotopoulou, V., Karatrantou, A., Panagiotakopoulos, C. & Koustourakis, G., “Visual Representations of the Internet in Greek School Textbooks and Students’ Experiences”, Education & Information Technologies, Vol. 14, 205-227 (2009)