Father’s name: Lambros
Mother’s name: Maria
Marital status: Single
Date of Birth: 21st June 1967
Place of birth: Heraklion, Crete
Communication address: P. O. Box 135
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Since June 1999 I am a Doctoral student at The University of Crete, Department of Primary Education (General Assembly Decision No: 194/3-6-1999).
I hold an MPhil in Science Education from The Nottingham Trent University. The title of my Thesis was: "Aspects of Conceptual Change of 10-11 year-old children in England and in Greece: The concept of frictional force" (19th December 1997). I received a scholarship from The Nottingham Trent University for the two-year period of my post-graduate studies.
I hold a B.Ed. (Honours Degree) from The University of Crete, Department of Primary Education (13th July 1990).
Certificate of Proficiency in English, University of Cambridge (June 1994).
Assistant researcher in a research project entitled “A Critical Review of the Science Textbooks ‘Investigating the Natural World’ in Primary Education”. The research co-ordinator was Prof. Dr. Dimitris Ploumbidis (Code No. 177, The University of Crete, August 1991).
I have conducted research and teaching interventions in Primary Schools in England and in Greece as part of the research project for my MPhil Thesis.
I am a member in the following groups and/or Research Associations:
Publications – Conference Papers:
TSAGLIOTIS, N. (2001). The contribution of the History of Physics in the teaching of the concept of friction in Primary Education: An attempt to incorporate a research study in the SHINE model. Paper presented at the Symposium “The contribution of the History Philosophy of Physical Science in the Teaching of Physical Science”, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 6-8 April (in Greek).
TSAGLIOTIS, N. (2001). Conceptual Change within a Phenomenographic Approach: The concept of mechanical energy with Year 5 children in Greece. Paper to be presented at the Third International Conference of the European Science Education Research Association E.S.E.R.A., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, August 21-25.
TSAGLIOTIS, N. (2000). Concept maps as tools for representation and restructuring of knowledge: Examples from the concept of mechanical energy with Year 5 children. Paper presented at the 2nd Panhellenic Conference for the “Didactics of Science Education and the Application of New Technologies in Education”, The University of Cyprus, Nicosia, 3-5 May (in Greek).
TSAGLIOTIS, N. (2000). Aspects of conceptual change of Year 5 children: The concept of frictional force. In the Proceedings of the 1st Panhellenic Conference for the “Didactics of Science Education and the Application of New Technologies in Education”, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, 29th –31st May 1998 (in Greek).
TSAGLIOTIS, N. (1999). Approaching conceptual change through a constructivist teaching intervention with 10-11 year-old children, in England and in Greece: the concept of frictional force. Proceedings of the Second International Conference of the European Science Education Research Association E.S.E.R.A., August 31-September 4, Kiel, Germany, pp. 297-299.
(Available at URL: http://www.ppm.ipn.uni-kiel.de/ipn/projekte/esera/book/eserbook.htm).
TSAGLIOTIS, N. (1998). The learning process of conceptual change through a constructivist teaching intervention with 10-11 year-old children, in England and in Greece: the concept of friction. Poster session presented at the International Conference of the Centre of Educational Research (Κ.Ε.Ε.) "Learning and Instruction: Contemporary Research Approaches ", Delphi, 18-20 December (in Greek).
TRAIANOU, A. & TSAGLIOTIS, N. (1991). A Critical Review of the Science Textbooks "Investigating the Natural World" in Primary Education: Textbook for E' Grade, Part A. Unpublished Manuscript from a research project (Code Number 177), Rethimno, The University of Crete (in Greek).
From January 1998 onwards I work as a Primary School teacher. I have mostly been teaching Science and Mathematics in the last two Years of Primary School and currently I am responsible for the Science Laboratory of the 9th Primary School of Rethimno.
I have taught English for two years in Private English Language Schools in Rethimno, Crete.
Prof. Dr. Dimitris Ploumbidis
The University of Crete, Department of Primary Education, Gallos Campus, GR-74100, Rethimno, Crete, Greece.
Dr. Michael Watts
Reader in Education at The Roehampton Institute, affiliated to The University of Surrey,
Downshire House, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 4HT,