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Organizing visits in science and technology museums

Code number: 
1603O
ECTS credits: 
4
Year of study: 
2nd - Semester: 4th
Course content: 

Basic concepts and principles of informal Education are introduced. Emphasis is given on school visits inScience and Technology Museums. Visits in two relevant places, real orvirtual,are organized, where field – work is appointed. Such a place is the Center for Science Dissemination and Technology Museum: Noesis (Thessaloniki), the Natural History Museum in Kozani, the Zoo in Thessaloniki, etc.

Teaching methods: 

Lectures, small individual or group assignments, final assignment.

Expected learning outcomes: 

Students know the basic principles of teaching and learning in the Science and Technology Museums, as well as the expected results. They also know how to plan, realize and assess school visits, ininformal education contexts, real or virtual.

Assessment methods: 

Small – scale individual or group works- presentations during the lessons. Final work: visit plan, ininformal educationcontexts.

Teaching language: 
Greek
Suggested bibliography – reading: 

Hein, G. (1998). Learning in the museum. London & New York: Routledge.

Kariotoglou, P. (2003). Education in science and technology museums: Education programmes organization. Themes in Education, 4(2-3), 169–182.

Kariotoglou, P. (2003). School visits in science and technology museums: Teaching and research issues (p.p. 45-51). In A. Margetousaki & P. Michailides (Eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd Hellenic conference: Science education and ICT applications in education.

Koliopoulos, D. (2005). Teaching approach of the Science Museum. Metaixmio, Athens.

Psillos, D. & Kariotoglou, P. (Eds.) (1998). Proceedings of the conference: The educational role of the Museum. Thessaloniki: Technical Museum of Thessaloniki Publications.

Recent publications

  • ZoupidisA., Pnevmatikos D., SpyrtouA., and KariotoglouP. (2017). Combining and linking virtual with real experiments as scaffolding for conceptual understanding: the explanations of floating/sinking phenomena, (under review, Research in Science & Technological Education).

  • Psillos D. and Kariotoglou P. (Eds) (2016). ITERATIVE DESIGN OF TEACHING-LEARNING SEQUENCES: INTRODUCING THE SCIENCE OF MATERIALS IN EUROPEAN SCHOOLS. Springer (collective volume) pp 462.
    ISBN 978-94-007-7808-5

  • Kariotoglou, P. & Papdopoulou, P. (Eds) (2014). Science and Environment in preschool education. Questions and Proposals. Gutenberg publication, pp 249.

  • Loukomies, A., Pnevmatikos, D., Lavonen. J., Spyrtou, A., Byman, R., Kariotoglou, P., Juuti, K. (2013). Promoting Students' Interestand Motivation Towards Science Learning: the Role of Personal Needs and Motivtion Orientations, Research in Science Education, DOI: 10.1007/s11165-013-9370-1

  •  Karnezou, M., Avgitidou, S., Kariotoglou, P. (2013). Links between Teachers'  Beliefs and Their Practices in a Science and Technology Museum Visit, International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, DOI:10.1080/21548455.2013.773467

  • KARIOTOGLOU, P., SPYRTOU, A., PNEVMATIKOS, D. & ZOUPIDIS, A. (2012). Current Trends in Science Curricula: The cases of investigation and visits to places of science and technology Iin program Material Science. Themata Episthmon kai Texnologias stin Ekpedeysi, 5(1-2), pp. 153-164(in Greek)

Recent projects

  • SCIENCE TEACHERS EDUCATION (STED): Coordinator, ARISTEIA II, General Secretary for Research and Technology: 1-2-12014 ΈΩΣ 31 - 10 - 2015, 178.000,00 Euros.

  • Materials Science Project: University-school partnerships for the design and implementation of research-based ICT-enhanced modules on Material Properties, SAS6-CT-2006-042942-Material Science (042942). Responsible of the Universityof Western Macedoniaresearch team (partner)

  • “Business Plan for the organization of Lifelong Institute of the University of Western Macedonia.  2006, Ministry of Education  (Institutional Coordinator)

  • “Investigation of Teaching – Learning sequences: the case of force”.(2004 - 2006). Ministry of Education- PythagorasI, (Coordninator)

    

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