School of Pedagogical & Technological Education (ASPETE)

Department of Education










Vasiliki Spiliotopoulou - Papantoniou

Professor of Research in Science & Technology Education

  ASPETE | Department of Education         


Contact information

Academic background

Research interests

Professional Experience Scholarly Activities Publications in English Publications in Greek


Contact information

General Department of Education,

School of Pedagogical & Technological Education (ASPETE) – Branch of Patras

Achaikis Sympoliteias 20, 26441, Zavlani, Patras;

Telephone: +30 2610 433664, Fax: +30 2610 433544




Academic background

First degree Department of Physics, University of Patras, Greece, 1979
Postgraduate Studies Master of Science in Physics Education, University of Liverpool, Great Britain, 1987


PART A: “UK and Greek Science Students: Comparisons of their self-concept and their perceptions of behaviour”

PART B: “Microelectronic in Schools: A Digital Electronic System for waveform display".

Doctoral Studies Doctor of Philosophy, Started at Liverpool University in the Department of Education (1992-93), transferred and finished at the Department of Primary Education, University of Patras, (1993-1997)


The cosmologies of children, 6-16 years old.
Postgraduate certificate Open and Distance Education, Hellenic Open University, 1999



Research interests

  • Students’ thinking and experiences in science, mathematics & technology

  • Development of learning and teaching innovations and materials

  • The history and nature of science in education

  • The meanings of literacy and argumentation in classroom teaching and learning

  • Study of schools textbooks and visual representations

  • Research approaches in teacher education  


Last updated: 01.11.2010