Dr. Katerina Plakitsi

Professor in Science Education
University of Ioannina Greece
Participates in 5 items
  Name Katerina Plakitsi
Affiliation Professor
Discipline Science Education during Early Childhood
Tel./Fax 00302651005771/5842
Web site http://users.uoi.gr/kplakits
e-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Office: 2nd floor, Science Education Lab Room
Academic – Researching Interests
  • Scientific Concepts
  • Learning and Teaching Science in/for early childhood
  • Socio-cultural approaches to STEM Education
  • Science – Technology – Society – Environment
  • Cultural Historical Activity Theory in Formal and Informal Science Education
Education
2001 PhD
Department of Primary Education, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Title of PhD thesis: "Primary pupils. conceptions of time and the understanding of scientific concepts. An interdisciplinary teaching approach”
1997 M.A.
Science Education in the sector of Science, Technology and Environment, School of Education, Department of Primary Education, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
 1986 Degree in Pedagogical Academy of Florina
 1983 Degree in Physics, School of Sciences, University of Patras
Work experience
2013 – now: Associate Professor of Science Education
Dept. of Early Childhood Education, School of Education, University of Ioannina.
2011 Permanent Assistant Professor of Science Education
Dept. of Early Childhood Education, School of Education, University of Ioannina.
2008 Assistant Professor of Science Education
Dept. of Early Childhood Education, School of Education, University of Ioannina.
2003 - 2008 Lecturer of Science Education
Dept. of Early Childhood Education, School of Education, University of Ioannina.
1985 - 2003 Teacher in public or private sector
1983 - 1985 Physicist in private sector
 Distinctions
2016External Evaluator of the FP7 – INSTEM project (http://instem.tibs.at/).
2016Organizer and President of the International Conference on Sustainability connected to the ERASMUS+ EPOQUE project.
2016Co-organizer and co-president of the ISCAR regional event on cultural historical activity theory and socio-cultural research in the times of crisis (http://www.iscar.info/announcement-for-conference-at-crete-in-june-2016/). Collaboration with Anna Stetsenko CUNY Graduate Center.
2015Invited Keynote Speaker during the IOSTE 2015 Eurasia Regional Symposium & Brokerage Event Horizon 2020
(http://www.ioste2015.org/).  
2015`Coordinator of the joint European master’s course on Sustainability with the Universities of Ioannina, Helsinki, Naples, Hellenic Open University and the BEST and PiM Institutions.
2015Coordinator of the Science and Sustainability Fest, recruiting 67 Greek institutions as exhibitors and over 1000 Ioannina citizens.
2014-2016Coordinator of the ERASMUS+, KA2-Strategic Partnership for Higher Education, EPOQUE project (highest evaluation score) (http://www.epoque-project.eu/language/el/).   
2014-2016National Coordinator of the ERASMUS+, KA2-Strategic Partmership for School Education, @MINDSET project (http://bdfprojects.wix.com/mindset).
2015Organizer/chair of two Symposia during ESERA 2015 at Helsinki University.
2015Visiting Professor at the University of Helsinki.
2014Visiting Professor at the University of Helsinki.
2014Organizer of a Symposium during the Nordic Conference on Science Education with Prof. Norman Lederman (University of Illinois, Institute of Technology). 
2014National Head of the ERASMUS Intensive Program “Managing Social Relations in Schools”, in Kalmar, Sweden, in collaboration with the Linnaeus University.
2014Organizer of a Symposium during the ISCAR International Conference in Sydney Australia, in collaboration with Prof. Sylvie Barma, Laval University, Canada (www.iscar.org).
2013Organizer/chair of two Symposia during ESERA 2013 at the University of Cyprus.
2013Organizer of the Greek team participation to CALLIOPE project (http://calliope-project.org/) for Adult Learning.
2012Founding member of the initiative concerning a proposal submission for creating a special section in I.S.C.A.R. international community entitled: Sociocultural approaches to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical Education (ISCAR-STEM) http://www.iscar.info/organisation/sections/thematic-sections/
2012Visiting Professor to St. Partick’s College (Dublin City University) Ireland, April 21-28 under the ERASMUS STAFF MOBILITY grant.
2011Discussant to the TRACES symposium during the European Science Education Research Association – ESERA 2011 Conference, Lyon, France.
2011Advisory Committee of the 2nd International and 6th Greek PhD School joint to the 11th International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Conference (http://ihpst2011.eled.auth.gr/phdschool.htm), Thessaloniki.
2011Contract offer from Springer- International Publisher Science, Technology and Medicine for a new book.
Roth, W.M., Goulart, M.I.M., Plakitsi, K. (in preparation). Science Education during Preschool Years A Cultural-Historical Approach. SERIES TITLE: Cultural Studies of Science Education. Editor: Wolff Michael Roth (http://education2.uvic.ca/Faculty/mroth/).
2010Invitation from the editor in chief of the international journal Cultural Studies of Science Education, Ken Tobin, to write a review essay on Goulart and Roth’s article, in CSSE, 5(3): 577-590 (http://www.springerlink.com/content/1871-1502/5/3/). The first reviewer was Marilyn Fleer (Monash University-Australia). She is the President of the International Society of Cultural and Activity Research-ISCAR (http://en.new.myiscar.org/President_Letter___Welcome_to_the_new_ISCAR_webpage). This review essay made the editor of another journal, the World Journal of Education, to offer me a reviewer position to that journal.
2011Visiting Professor to Linnaeus University of Kalmar Sweden, from May 2-7 under the ERASMUS STAFF MOBILITY grant.
2010Introducer and co-ordinator of seven successful bilateral agreements between University of Ioannina, University of Naples-Italy, Linnaeus University-Kalmar-Sweden, St. Patrick’s College-Dublin-Ireland, University of Cyprus, University of Minho-Portugal, Eindhoven University of Technology-The Netherlands.
2011Introducer of Wolff Michael Roth as a doctor honoris causa. Conferral Ceremony: 2011-5-31.
2010Distinction as an “Example of best institution’s practices” from the National Agency concerning the co-ordination of the ERASMUS INTENSIVE PROGRAM “LIGHT” (State Scholarships Foundation-I.K.Y.) http://www.iky.gr/IKY/portal/gr/default/CMSGRWindow?action=2&uri=/gr/socrates/hmerides/hmer_eras.html The program is included, as a best practice example, into the final report of the Greek National Agency to the Commission.
Participation to the Central Agency info days in Bordeaux (2009) (http://www.europe-education-formation.fr/erasmus-intensif.php) and in Brussels (2010) http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/events/infodays_2011/infoday_llp_2011_en.php
20102nd honorary distinction of the short movie “Day Out” made by the ERASMUS IP 2009-2010 LIGHT students. Directed/produced by Nick Apostolopoulos and Katerina Gerothanasis. Managing producer: Katerina Plakitsi. Thess(aloniki) International Short Film Festival (http://www.azafestival.com/anl_2010winners.html).
2010-2013PhD scholarship for my PhD student Charikleia Theodoraki in the context of the project Heraclitus II, which is co-financed by Greece and European Union.
-2012: Acceptance of my PhD students named Eleni Kolokouri and Charikleia Theodoraki to the 3rd ISCAR International Summer University in Moscow, July 2-8.
- 2011: Acceptance of my PhD student named Eftychia Nanni to the PhD Day on September 5 in Rome, Italy.
- Finally, Efthymis Stamoulis, has got a scholarship from the Greek National Agency for his PhD.
2009Invitation to a Symposium in ESERA 2009 Conference. Organizer: Michiel van Eijck. Participants: Justun Dillon, ESERA President (UK), Mattias Lundin (Sweden), Mariona Espinet (Spain), Katerina Plakitsi (Greece). Discussants:
Selected Publications
  1. Plakitsi, K. (2010). Collective curriculum design as a tool for rethinking scientific literacy. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 5:577–590. DOI 10.1007/s11422-010-9288-0
  2. Roth, W.-M., Goulart, M.I.M., Plakitsi, K. (2013). Science Education during Preschool Years. A Cultural-Historical Approach. SERIES: Cultural Studies of Science Education. Series editor: Kenneth Tobin, City University of New York, USA, and Catherine Milne, New York University. Authors from University of Victoria, Canada and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil and University of Ioannina, Greece. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
  3. Plakitsi, K. (Ed.) (2013). Activity Theory in Formal and Informal Science Education. Series: Cultural perspectives in science education: research dialogs. Series editor: Kenneth Tobin, City University of New York, USA, and Catherine Milne, New York University. Editor and Co-authors: ATFISE group of the University of Ioannina (K. Plakitsi and PhD students) p. 252. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  4. Plakitsi, K. (2012) (Ed). Sociocognitve and sociocultural approaches in Science Education for early childhood. ISBN 978-960-16-3828-7. Athens: Patakis.
  5. Plakitsi, Κ., Spirtou, A., Papadopoulou, P., Kalogiannakis, M., Soulios, J., Kolios, N., Rizaki, Ai., Stamoulis, E., Zoupidis, T., Tsaparlis, G., (2011). New Greek Science Curriculum for Primary Education. Athens: Institute of Educational Policy – Ministry of Education.
  6. Kouloumparitsi, A., Plakitsi, K., Perraki, V., Klonari. Ai., Spirtou, A., Papadopoulou, P., Kalogiannakis, M., Soulios, J., Kolios, N., Rizaki, Ai., Stamoulis, E., Zoupidis Τ., Mandrikas, A., Melista, A., Tsaparlis, G., (2011). New Greek Environmental Science Curriculum for primary Education. Athens: Institute of Educational Policy – Ministry of Education.
  7. Plakitsi, K., Kassetas. A., Smirnaiou, Z., Develaki, M., Diakonou, M., Kanderakis, N., Fanidis, Ch., Taramopoulos, A., Papatsimpa, L., (2011). New Science Curriculum for Secondary Education: Physics. Athens: Institute of Educational Policy – Ministry of Education. 
  

Items in which Dr. Katerina Plakitsi participates

Wednesday Aug 30, 2017

4:10 PM
4:10 PM

Thursday Aug 31, 2017

2:50 PM