Evangelia Mavrikaki

Evangelia Mavrikaki
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | uoa · Faculty of Primary Education

PhD Biology

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October 2007 - present
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Description
  • Health Education (undergraduates) Biology (undergraduates) Educational Research (postgraduates) Biology teaching Environmental Education
September 1999 - September 2007
University of Western Macedonia
Position
  • Lecturer and Assistant Professor
Education
September 1992 - March 1998
September 1985 - September 1990

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Publications (76)
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The primary objective of this research was to compare various groups of Greek university students for their level of knowledge of Evolution by means of Natural Selection (ENS). For the purpose of the study, we used a well known questionnaire the Conceptual Inventory of Natural Selection (CINS) and 352 biology majors and non-majors students from the...
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Σκοπός της παρούσας μελέτης ήταν να διερευνηθεί εάν η επιστημολογική επάρκεια (γνώση περί της Φύσης της Επιστήμης, ΦτΕ) μπορεί να επηρεάσει την κατανόηση προπτυχιακών φοιτητριών του τμήματος Εκπαίδευσης και Αγωγής στην Προσχολική Ηλικία του Εθνικού και Καποδιστριακού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών για τη Θεωρία της Εξέλιξης (ΘτΕ). Η αποδοχή της ΘτΕ ελέγχθηκε...
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Critical education demands that science teachers go beyond delivering science content knowledge; they should reposition their role in two ways. Firstly, they should introduce a moral dimension in their teaching, as well as a historical and cultural one, in order to help students critically evaluate the scientific discipline and scientific activitie...
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Η συγκεκριμένη εργασία είναι μια μελέτη περίπτωσης πειραματικής διδασκαλίας εστιασμένης στη μετάδοση ασθενειών και στην ύλη της Γ' Γυμνασίου. Πραγματοποιήθηκε αφήγηση της ιστορίας του Τζον Σνόου (7ο1ιη3ηο\ν) και τα αποτελέσματα της συγκρίθηκαν με αυτά αντίστοιχης παραδοσιακής μετωπικής διδασκαλίας. Η εργασία εντάσσεται στο πλαίσιο ευρύτερης έρευνας...
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Nature of science (NOS) is an important part of science education; nonetheless, teachers tend to neglect it mainly due to lack of time and lack of resources. We propose that telling stories derived from the history of science, combined with discussion is a suitable way of teaching NOS. Twenty-two teachers who initially attended an experiential stor...
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Evolution is a key concept of biology, fundamental to understand the world and address important societal problems, but research studies show that it is still not widely understood and accepted. Several factors are known to influence evolution acceptance and understanding, but little information is available regarding the impacts of the curriculum...
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Background Investigations of evolution knowledge and acceptance and their relation are central to evolution education research. Ambiguous results in this field of study demonstrate a variety of measuring issues, for instance differently theorized constructs, or a lack of standardized methods, especially for cross-country comparisons. In particular,...
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Telling stories derived from the History of Science (HOS) is an educational tool that can be used in science teaching to achieve multiple learning goals. In this research we examine the effectiveness of storytelling as an educational approach in secondary education biology teaching. We designed storytelling interventions about the transmission of d...
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While several researchers have suggested that evolution should be explored from the initial years of schooling, little information is available on effective resources to enhance elementary school students’ level of understanding of evolution by natural selection (LUENS). For the present study, we designed, implemented, and evaluated an educational...
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Relatively little information is available regarding the level of evolution acceptance and knowledge in Europe. The present study fills this gap and provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of research regarding the relationship between evolutionary knowledge and acceptance of students and teachers across Europe, based on a systematic...
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While several researchers have suggested that evolution should be explored from the initial years of schooling, little information is available on effective resources to enhance elementary school students’ level of understanding of evolution by natural selection (LUENS). For the present study, we designed, implemented and evaluated an educational a...
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Storytelling is a core human characteristic that describes the way we think, dream, construct our knowledge of the world, communicate, and learn. In science and in biology teaching, it may facilitate the introduction of history and philosophy of science in the teaching context, promoting cultural content knowledge and Nature of Science (NOS) unders...
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We aimed to examine the acceptance of evolution and its relationship with religiosity among Greek biology university students and whether the attendance of an evolutionary biology course could affect the acceptance of evolution. In Greece the teaching of evolution has been downgraded from secondary education for years and Greeks exhibit a strong re...
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Background Relatively little information is available regarding the level of acceptance of evolution and knowledge about evolution in different educational settings in Europe. The aim of the present study is to fill this gap and provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of research regarding evolutionary knowledge and acceptance of stud...
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Nature of science (NΟS) is considered to be an essential aspect of science literacy. However, the incorporation of NΟS into school practice turns out to be challenging. History of science (HOS) has been repeatedly acknowledged as valuable in teaching NOS. We propose that stories derived from HOS should be introduced in class by storytelling followe...
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In this study we investigated whether high school students can effectively argue on SSIs of Biotechnology when they lack the relevant knowledge but they have been taught Biology over at least two years in a context that is considered to enhance argumentation skills. Twenty Cypriot students participated in this study. They responded to open-ended qu...
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The purpose of this research was to detect the Greek high school graduates’ ability of argumentation about socioscientific issues emerging by Biotechnology. We also examined the type of informal reasoning used in this case. The results revealed that most of the arguments were not strong enough, whereas only the Science oriented students used the ra...
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The purpose of this research was to identify to what extent teaching Biology only through socioscientific issues (SSIs) for a long period of time contributes to the development of students' argumentation skills even when they lack the cognitive background about the subject they are asked. We worked on a random sample of 20 Cypriot students who were...
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The purpose of this research was to identify to what extent teaching Biology only through socioscientific issues (SSIs) for a long period of time contributes to the development of students' argumentation skills even when they lack the cognitive background about the subject they are asked. We worked on a random sample of 20 Cypriot students who were...
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In recent years inquiry-based learning has proven highly effective in science and more specifically in geography education. In addition, argumentation is meant to be at the heart of geography education, and especially inquiry-based learning enhances students’ argumentation skills. In this research, we would like to make use of the theoretical poten...
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Argumentation seems to play a central role in science education. Among other factors that could affect students' argumentation skills, the duration of their engagement in appropriate teaching environments or teaching interventions have been studied, yielding opposing results. Thus, the aim of this research was to shed light in this direction. For t...
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Objective It remains a challenge for children with congenital heart disease (CHD) to develop healthy lifestyle behaviors. This study investigates the interrelationship of physical activity and self-efficacy levels in Greek children with corrected CHD and compares them with those of healthy controls. Methods A prospective cross-sectional study of 7...
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This multi-authored book presents a set of dialogues between geographical literacy (geo-literacy), critical heritage and education, their interrelations as well as possible implications. The book opens up a discussion about the shaping of geo-literacy through formal and informal sources, “tools” and procedures from an interdisciplinary spectrum whi...
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The third cholera pandemic (1852-1860), the most severe one, left its imprint in Europe. In this chapter we present the cholera outbreaks in London and in Athens during 1854. The cultural heritage that was left behind the cholera outbreaks in the two different countries is examined as it constitutes a part of the European cultural heritage. We sugg...
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In the present study, students’ epistemological beliefs were investigated based on theoretical framework of the epistemological theories model. For this purpose, Conley’s questionnaire was translated and adapted in Greek and in Chemistry and it was distributed to 257 students in Secondary Education. Τhe results revealed mild sophisticated students'...
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Περίληψη This paper reports on the design of Action Research on using the Flipped Classroom Model to teach the chemical composition of the cell unit to two 11th grade classrooms of a school in a south low to middle class area of Athens. Two more classes are used as a control group. The Flipped Classroom Model suggests lessons should be delivered a...
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This work-part of a wider project aimed at engaging first year primary school pupils in public open-space design-explores the perceptions of junior primary school children as to the urban square. Data collection tools comprised semi-structured interviews, sketches and storytelling via puppet-animation. Our findings have shown that-according to the...
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is one of the most frequently occurring disorders in school children, and information and communication technology (ICT) in education is one of the tools that is lately considered as helpful for the education of some children with disorders. This research is a case study – using mixed-methods – of th...
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Η επιχειρηματολογία (argumentation) έχει απασχολήσει κατ’ επανάληψη την επιστημονική κοινότητα τα τελευταία χρόνια, καθώς θεωρείται ότι βρίσκεται στην καρδιά των Φυσικών Επιστημών. Στην παρούσα έρευνα μελετήθηκε η ικανότητα επιχειρηματολογίας Ελλήνων μαθητών ηλικίας 15-16 ετών γύρω από κοινωνικο-επιστημονικά ζητήματα (ΚΕΖ) από το πεδίο της Βιοτεχνο...
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Το μεγαλύτερο μέρος της βιβλιογραφίας που αφορά στην επιστημολογία προέρχεται από το χώρο της Φιλοσοφίας. Σύμφωνα με τους φιλοσόφους, η επιστημονική επιστημολογία αποτελεί μία περιγραφή της φύσης της επιστημονικής γνώσης που μεταξύ των άλλων περιλαμβάνει τις πηγές της γνώσης, την αξία της αλήθειας και τις επιστημονικά κατάλληλες τεκμηριώσεις. Οι ψυ...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate students’ motivation towards biology learning and to determine the factors that are related to it: students’ gender and their parents’ occupation (relevant with biology or not) were investigated. The sample of the study consisted of 360 Greek high school students of the 10th grade (178 boys and 182 girls...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate students’ motivation towards biology learning and to determine the factors that are related to it: students’ gender and their parents’ occupation (relevant with biology or not) were investigated. The sample of the study consisted of 360 Greek high school students of the 10th grade (178 boys and 182 girls...
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Η διαπίστωση και διαχείριση των παρανοήσεων των μαθητών, αποτελεί σημαντικό βήμα στην οργάνωση και υλοποίηση οποιασδήποτε διδασκαλίας. Σε πολύπλοκα συστήματα, όπως το ανθρώπινο σώμα, είναι σημαντική η γνώση των μερών που το αποτελούν, η θέση τους και οι μεταξύ τους σχέσεις. Στην εργασία μας μελετήσαμε τις αναπαραστάσεις των μαθητών Α Λυκείου για το...
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To evaluate adolescents’ Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet (AMD) and its connection to anthropometric, demographic, socio- economic and lifestyle characteristics.Research Methods & ProceduresA total of 525 adolescents aged 12- 18 years, from Athens and Heraklion, Greece participated in this cross- sectional, school- based study which took place d...
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This paper illustrates a 4-year case study (2008 - 2012) regarding a course in environmental education that was designed for the training of 58 practicing Greek in-service elementary teachers. The aim of the study was to reveal if a six-month Environmental Education training course succeeded in fulfilling Greek in-service teachers’ needs in Environ...
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The aim of this research was to investigate the argumentation skills of 10 th grade Greek students and the type of informal reasoning they use about Biotechnology issues, as also whether there were differences between students that had different approaches to this subject. We worked with three groups of students: the first had been traditionally ta...
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Numerous attempts have been made to measure levels of environmental literacy around the world, only five of which were at the national level. To date, no comprehensive study has been carried out with in Greece. The main focus of our research was to develop an instrument (Greek Environmental Literacy Instrument – GELI) to contribute to evaluating th...
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This research aimed on revealing Greek senior high school students’ thoughts about the role of science and scientists in society as well as the impact of mass media regarding scientific issues on the occasion of the H1N1 pandemic. The sample of our study consisted of 97 Greek senior high school students whose answers in an open question were analyz...
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This paper describes the structure of the ‘Air Pollution Course’, an environmental science laboratory course developed at the Science Education Laboratory of the Faculty of Primary Education, University of Athens, as well as the findings resulting from its implementation by pre-service elementary teachers. The course proposed in this study deals wi...
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This paper aims to give a picture of Greek students' views about biology and some of the factors that affect them. A questionnaire measuring students' intrinsic motivation to learn biology, individual interest in biology and perceived difficulty of biology, along with in-formation about students' gender, level, parents' occupation and educational l...
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The self-efficacy beliefs of in-service elementary school teachers in Greece were examined in an attempt to evaluate their biology teaching skills. For this purpose, we constructed a valid and reliable instrument consisting of a Likert-type questionnaire that was distributed to the target population and to which 202 teachers responded. Results reve...
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CINS) και απαντήθηκε από 312 φοιτητές των Τμημάτων Βιολογίας και ΤΕΑΠΗ του ΕΚΠΑ. Τα αποτελέσματα της ανάλυσης έδειξαν ότι οι Έλληνες φοιτητές του δείγματος υπερτερούσαν σαφώς των φοιτητών/ριών της αντίστοιχης έρευνας στις ΗΠΑ, συγκεκριμένα υπερτερούν συνολικά στη γνώση των 9 από τις 10 επιμέρους έννοιες του CINS και υστερούν έναντι των αμερικανών ο...
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The purpose of this research is to find out to what extend do children with learning disabilities, aged 11-12,5, construct the concept of microbes, and to find possible differences between children with and children without learning disabilities in the understanding of those concepts. The research method was semiconstructed interviews. The statisti...
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Similes, beyond their value in literacy, most of the times are pure and clear social reconstructions that are used to declare social properties. Their use in speech and their social function comes from the very nature of language as a social product and as a tool of social communication and organization. They are used in everyday speech in order to...
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Επιχειρείται η διερεύνηση της ικανότητας των νηπίων να αναγνωρίζουν πινακίδες οδικής σήμανσης και η συσχέτισή της με την προηγούμενη συμμετοχή τους σε προγράμματα κυκλοφοριακής αγωγής στο νηπιαγωγείο. Χρησιμοποιήθηκαν οκτώ πινακίδες οδικής σήμανσης τριών σχημάτων (τριγωνικού, κυκλικού και πολύπλευρου). Ζητήθηκε από τα νήπια να αναγνωρίσουν το κάθε...
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Επιχειρείται η διερεύνηση της ικανότητας των νηπίων να αναγνωρίζουν πινακίδες οδικής σήμανσης και η συσχέτιση της με την προηγούμενη συμμετοχή τους σε προγράμματα κυκλοφοριακής αγωγής στο νηπιαγωγείο. Χρησιμοποιήθηκαν οκτώ πινακίδες οδικής σήμανσης τριών σχημάτων (τριγωνικού, κυκλικού και πολύπλευρου). Ζητήθηκε από τα νήπια να αναγνωρίσουν το κάθε...
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Purpose – Greek pedagogical students’ attitudes towards environmental education in Greece are very important as these students represent future teachers who will affect the success of environmental education in schools. Therefore, the identification of their views will give us the potentiality to modify the curricula of pedagogical departments acco...
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Η Αγωγή Υγείας αποτελεί μια βασική εκπαιδευτική δραστηριότητα του σύγχρονου σχολείου. Παρά τη σημαντική καθυστέρηση εισαγωγής της στο ελληνικό εκπαιδευτικό σύστημα, μπορούμε να ισχυριστούμε ότι σήμερα έχει βρει έδαφος εφαρμογής και ότι οι δάσκαλοι και οι μαθητές άρχισαν ήδη να εμπλέκονται σε σχετικές δραστηριότητες. Ένα βασικό όμως ζήτημα παραμένει...
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Environmental Education (EE) has about 20 years of presence in the Greek educational system, but only 10 years in the Elementary School. During those years EE has had difficulties in finding its place in the system due to the centralized and compartmentalized nature of the latter. Furthermore the inter-disciplinary nature of Environmental Education...
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Η μελέτη αυτή εξετάζει τις διατροφικές συνήθειες των φοιτητών των Τμημάτων Παιδαγωγικού Δημοτικής Εκπαίδευσης, Παιδαγωγικού Νηπιαγωγών και Βαλκανικών Σπουδών (Φλώρινας) του Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης, όπως αυτές παρουσιάζονται στις απαντήσεις τους σε ερωτηματολόγιο, το οποίο κατασκευάστηκε για το σκοπό αυτό, διανεμήθηκε και συμπληρώθη...
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Το περιβάλλον κατά τα τελευταία χρόνια αποτελεί ένα πεδίο άσκησης πολιτικής σε τοπικό ή σε διεθνές επίπεδο. Έχει αναγορευθεί μάλιστα σε σημείο τριβής διεθνών, τοπικών οργανισμών πολιτικών κομμάτων και φυσικά συγκεντρώνει το ενδιαφέρον πολλών ενεργών πολιτών. Τα τελευταία χρόνια, οι συνέπειες της αλόγιστης χρήσης του περιβάλλοντος έγιναν ιδιαίτερα ε...
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Η μοίρα της περιβαλλοντικής εκπαίδευσης στην Ελλάδα μοιάζει να ακολουθεί τη μοίρα της ελληνικής περιβαλλοντικής πολιτικής όπου κυριαρχεί θεσμική αστάθεια και το οξύμωρο σχήμα του διπλού ρόλου του κράτους ως ιδιοκτήτη - εκμεταλλευτή και ως προστάτη του περιβάλλοντος. Μετά από 20 περίπου χρόνια παρουσίας της περιβαλλοντικής εκπαίδευσης στο ελληνικό σ...
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Οι παιγνιώδεις μαθησιακές καταστάσεις, οι οποίες μπορούν να συνδυάσουν τη μάθηση με την τέχνη και την αισθητική αγωγή (κουκλοθέατρο, ζωγραφική) στο νηπιαγωγείο αποτελούν εξαιρετικές ευκαιρίες εποικοδομητικής μάθησης, ειδικά για ζητήματα τα οποία δεν ανήκουν στη θεματολογία συγκεκριμένων γνωστικών αντικειμένων, όπως η Αγωγή Υγείας, η Περιβαλλοντική...
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Σήμερα που από κάθε γωνία της γης ακούγονται πολεμικές και εθνικιστικές κραυγές και που η ειρήνη μοιάζει να αποτελεί αγαθό εν ανεπάρκεια, το σχολείο μπορεί να παίξει σημαντικότατο ρόλο στην εμπέδωση της ανοχής του "άλλου" και στην ισότητα μεταξύ των λαών και των ανθρώπων. Προτείνουμε λοιπόν την εισαγωγή της Αγωγής για την Ειρήνη στο ελληνικό σχολεί...