(born December 5th,
1964, Hořice, Czech Republic) is the professor at University of Hradec
Králové (Czech Republic), Faculty of Education, Department of Chemistry
(head of Section for Chemistry Didactics), Rokitanského 62, CZ-500 03 Hradec
and the professor at University J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem (Czech
Republic), Faculty of Education, Department of Pedagogy, Hoření 10, CZ-400
96 Ústí nad Labem, CZ.
Vice-chair of Section “Chemistry Education” at Czech Chemical Society,
Secretary of Czech Section Supported International Academy of Sciences San Marino,
Member of Section for Education of Czech Commission UNESCO,
Member of IGIP (International Society for Engineering Education),
Member of Czech Association of Pedagogical Research,
Member of Editorial Board – Journal “Technology of Education” (SK),
Member of Editorial Board – Journal “Gamtamokslinis Ugdymas / Natural Science Education” (LT)
Head of Editorial Board of Edition “Didactics of Science and Technical Subjects” (PdF UHK, CZ),
Member of scientific board and tutor of dissertations at Ph.D. study programme “Didactics of Technical Subjects” and “Didactics of Physics” at Pedagogical Faculty University of Hradec Kralove,
Member of scientific board and tutor of dissertations at Ph.D. study programme “Chemical Education” at Charles University in Prague,
Tutor of dissertations at Ph.D. study programme “Didactics of Chemistry” at Pedagogical Faculty University of Trnava (SK),
Tutor of dissertations at Ph.D. study programme “Educational Technology” at Pedagogical Faculty Constantine Philosopher University Nitra (SK),
Member of Scientific Board of University of Hradec Králové (CZ), Scientific Board of Faculty of Military Health Sciences University of Defence (CZ) and Scientific Board of Faculty of Education Constantine Philosopher University Nitra (SK).
Selected publications (about 150 research and pedagogical publications):
Bilek, M. et al.: Selected Aspects of Visualization in Science Education. Publisher M&V, Hradec Kralove, 2007.
Bilek, M.: Chemistry Didactics – Research and Education. Publisher M&V, Hradec Kralove, 2003.
Set of textbooks for primary chemistry education “Chemistry Step by Step / Chemistry Everywhere” (in cooperation with J. Rychtera), Publisher MobyDick, Prague, 1999 – 2000.
Bilek, M. et al.: Chemistry Education with Computer. Publisher Gaudeamus, Hradec Kralove, 1997.
Bilek, M. et al.: Psychogenetic Aspects of Chemistry Didactics. Publisher Gaudeamus, Hradec Kralove, 2001.
Andris Broks (born
August 12th, 1942, Valka, Latvia) is the
Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, Zellu 8,
1960-65 Latvia State university, Faculty of physics and mathematics - higher education in physics, qualification solid state physics.
1969-72 Latvia State university, doctor studies in solid state physics.
Academic and scientific grades:
1974 Candidate of physics and mathematics sciences, solid state physics, Latvia State university.
1981 Docent, Latvia State university (LSU).
1992 Docent, University of Latvia (UL).
1992 Doctor of Physics, University of Latvia.
2001 Associate Professor of Physics Didactics, University of Latvia.
Participation in professional and public
Assoc. Professor, a head of the Department of Teaching and Didactics of
Professional/Research Interests and Skills:
She worked as a teacher at the Department of Didactics, Methodology and History of Sciences, Faculty of Science - Charles University (1978 – 1988). Since 1988 she has worked at the Department of Teaching and Didactics of Chemistry at this Faculty, where she has been engaged in the education of future secondary school teachers of chemistry.
In the teaching position, she has been running lectures, seminars, and laboratory practice for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the subject field Didactics of Chemistry, she has provided consultations for 75 Bachelor, Master and PhD students.
In terms of subject field knowledge, she meets the criteria required to the professorial appointment procedure. She is the author or co-author of more than 280 publications, research articles and papers written for national and international journals and the World and European proceedings of the conferences and symposium; she is the author or co-author of 35 course books for elementary and secondary schools, and universities.
Her the most important research activities are: selection and structuralization of chemistry subject matter, creation of curricular documents, chemistry textbooks, didactic and methodical materials for chemistry teachers, chemistry teaching materials, computer programs and use of current technologies in chemical education, theory and practice of the use of experiments in chemical education, sets of chemical experiments for primary, secondary and tertiary education, chemical experiments and computers, theory and practice of chemical task creation, workbooks and task sets for chemical education, didactical tests and their statistical processing.
Also she is chairperson of the Section of the Chemical Education in Czech Chemical Society (since 1998), vicechair of DivChemEd of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS), the representative of the Czech Republic in the International Organization for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE) and European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), organizer, member of scientific committee and participant in world-wide, Europe-wide and international conferences, member of abroad editorial board of the following journals: CERP – Chemistry Education: Research and Practice, Journal of Baltic Science Education, Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, and a researcher or co-researcher involved in national and international subject field projects.
in 1966 in Bratislava, Slovakia),
Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics,
Main interest: Effective use of MBL (Data Loggers) in science education, mainly working with CMA Coach and Vernier products.
distant teaching synchronous and asynchronous (e-learning);
teaching in lifelong education (in-service teachers):
contact point of the faculty in STEDE (Science Teacher Education Development in Europe, http://www.biol.ucl.ac.be/STEDE/;
leader of one of examination teams in International Baccalaureate Organisation (www.ibo.org);
involved in setting the standards for physics at secondary schools in Slovakia;
applied research in science education at secondary schools;
co-autor of textbooks for secondary school;
involved in some projects as assistant researcher – (COMENIUS, TEMPUS, Open Society Foundation);
international coordinator of Comenius project (Effective use of ICT in Science Education);
experience in teaching Physics at secondary school in national curriculum and in International Baccalaureate curriculum;
contacts with faculties preparing future physics teachers in Slovakia and
in Czech Republic, with secondary and primary schools in Slovakia,
experience with dissemination of research outcomes and information.
Scientific and academic Degrees: Dr.chem. (1993; former Cand.Sci. Chem., 1978), M.A. (pedagogics, 1994).
Scientific interests: Science Didactics (since January 2003), Pedagogical Ergonomics (since Sept. 2000), Subject Integration (mainly 1994-2000), Phosphate Chemistry (1972-1986).
Scholarships: ERASMUS (Teacher Mobility, June 2003, Germany), Visby-scholarship (Sept.1997-May 1998, Sweden), Nordic Council of Ministers scholarship (sept 1995 – Jan 1996, Sweden).
Scientific activities: Member of ESERA (since 1999), Member of Swedish Science Didactics society (since 2002), Member of the Editorial Board Journal of Baltic Science Education (since 2002) and Gamtamokslinis ugdymas/ Natural Science Education (since 2004).
Scientific Publications: about 50 scientific and methodological articles in analytical and inorganic chemistry (1972-1987) and 70 articles in science didactics and pedagogical ergonomics (since 1994). Some most relevant publications are:
Integration - Goal or Tool? In: Today's Reforms for Tomorrow's School's//
ATEE Spring University 2000. - Klaipeda, 2000, 76 - 80.
is the Head of the Department of Chemical Education at
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University and was the Head of Postgraduate
Studies for Chemistry Teachers
(1988-1994). In 1986 - 1990 a coordinator of the team for
the research in chemical education
in the national scientific program in
Poland. He is a member of the Presidium of the Educational Division
of the Polish Chemical Society and the representative
of the Polish Chemical Society in the Division of Chemical
Education of the
European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences.
organized the following international
conferences: III European Conference on Research in Chemical
Education (1995); II IOSTE Symposium for Central and East
European Countries (1997); Education of Science Teachers (1998); XI
Symposium of International Organization for Science and Technology Education
(2004) and was the member of Scientific
Committees of many international conferences on chemistry and science
education. He is the
member of the Editorial Board of the following journals:
Chemistry Education Research and Practice, Journal of Baltic
Science Education, Revista de Education en Ciencias/Journal of Science
Education and Chemia w Szkole.
He was a coordinator of the Tempus-Phare project "Science Teachers’ Education Programme" and participated in the international programs financed by the European Commission (STEDE, SySTEM).
Head of Chemistry Department, Belarusian State Pedagogical University
named after Maxim Tank, Republic of Belarus. He is an
Career / Employment:
Post-graduate, Chemistry Department, Belarusian State University, (1991-1993),
Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Belarusian State University (1993-1998)
Associate Professor (1998-1999), Faculty of Science, Belarusian State Pedagogical University
Researcher, University of Konstanz (2003-2004)
Head of Chemistry
) Belarusian State
History and Methodology of Science;
the professor of Educology at the
University of Šiauliai,
a doctor of social sciences, the chairman of a public methodic centre
”Scientia Educologica” and the editor-in-chief of an international
scientific periodical "Journal
of Baltic Science Education"
and editor-in-chief of an international
scientific methodical journal "Gamtamokslinis
Also he is a member of IOSTE (International Organization for Science and
Technology Education), and
Honor Member of Riga Teacher
Training and Educational Management Academy (latv. Goda Biedrs)/Latvia/,
of Editorial Board of international academic journal “Eurasia
Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
The author graduated the department of Sciences-Geography at Vilnius Pedagogic University in 1991. He was a teacher and executive of a secondary school in 1991 – 1997. Lamanauskas served as a vice-minister of Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania in 1997 – 1998. Since 1998 the author has been working at the University of Šiauliai. Lamanauskas is a member of the Council of Lithuanian Scientific Society and an expert of Lithuanian State Science and Studies Foundation.
Aadu Ott was borne in Tallinn, Estonia in 1940. He has spent his academic carrier in Sweden, he received his teacher diploma in 1970, and make his doctoral dissertation at the University of Goteborg, in physics studying atomic mobility in metals in 1971. The title of the dissertation was Mobility Studies of Inpurities, Thermal Defects and Matrix Atoms in Lithium Metal. He has worked as assistant professor for one year at the University of Arizona in USA were he did research in high pressure physics. He has been working for 20 years as teacher at different levels in the Swedish School System. He was promoted professor at the University of Goteborg in Science Education in 2001. He has written about 40 publications and about 40 conference reports on subjects as „Solar Energy Research“, „Science and Technology Education“, „History and Philosophy of Science in Science Education“, „Informal Education with Science Centers“. Ott has published in journals as: Physical Review, Journal of Applied Physics, Physics Education, Planetarian, Pedagogisk Forskning, Nordisk Pedagogik. He was one of the founders of IASEE, International Association for Solar Energy Education and has had a close cooperation with ETEN, European Teacher Education Network. He has received the „Oscar von Miller Honorary Medal“ for his cooperation with Deutsches Museum in Munich. His current field of interest is to study theoretical aspects on Neurophysiology of Learning.
Paul Pace, B.Ed. (Hons.), M Ed., Ph.D.: is the Director of CEER
(Centre for Environmental Education and Research). He has been very active
inenvironmental education as chairperson of Malta’s National Environmental
Education Strategy (NEES), founder of the Malta Association of Environmental
Educators (MAEE) and as a researcher at the Faculty of Education, University
of Malta where he is a senior lecturer inenvironmental education and science
Appointed Eko Skola National Coordinator for Nature Trust (Malta), he is also a member of the National Commission for Sustainable Development, vice-chair of the Environment Commission of the Maltese Archdiocese and a Member of the National Commission for Sustainable Development. Member in several editorial boards of international journals of environmental education and science education, he is also founder member of the Working Group of the European Foundation of Education and Sustainable Development. He also co-ordinates the Education Minor Area in the MA (Islands and Small States Studies) and is responsible for several in-service courses focusing on whole school approaches to environmental education. He was involved in several local and foreign projects aimed at the development of curriculum material for environmental education and works actively with teachers in the implementation of environmental and science school policies.
Valfrids Paškevičs, (born August 7 th, 1950, Ilūkste, Latvia) is the professor at Daugavpils University, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, head of Physic’s department, chairman of DU Senate, Parades 1, Daugavpils LV-5400, LATVIA; phone: +371 9448444, +371 54 20111.
Research areas and expierence:
General physics, electrodynamics, electroengineering, lasers and holography, physics of non-crystalline solids, biomechanics for physiotherapists, physics of nature phenomena.
Jongwon Park (born in 1960, Seoul, Korea) Professor of Department of Physics Education, Vice Dean of College of Education at the Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea.
1983-1985 Department of Physics, Seoul National University, Korea (Major: Elementary Particle Physics, M.Sc).
1988-1992 Department of Science Education, Seoul National University, Korea (Major: Science Education).
Major Positions Held:
2005.9-1006.8: Visiting Scholar at University of British Columbia, Canada.
2007-2009: Chief Editor of the ‘Journal of The Korean Association in Science Education’.
2007.8-2010.8: Director of the Center for the Gifted Education in Science and Mathematics, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea.
2004: Korean Virtual Campus (on-line lecture) Best Teacher Award.
2006: Listed in ‘Who’s Who in Asia’.
2008: Academic Award from The Korean Association in Science Education.
2009: Best Teacher Award from Chonnam National University.
Investigating the students’ mental processes when they perform scientific inquiry and construct scientific concepts, and developing model of students’ thinking, such as, mental model of scientific observation, thinking strategies for finding research problems, similarity-based reasoning model for generating scientific hypothesis, types of students’ hypothesis testing based on philosophy of science.
Developing 3-dimentional model of scientific creativity, teaching creativity in science classroom, and developing concrete teaching materials for improving students’ scientific creativity.
Major Publications from 2000:
Analysis of the students’ processes of confirmation and falsification of the hypotheses in electrostatics. International Journal of Science Education, 23(12), 1219-1236. (2001).
An analysis of thought experiments in the history of physics and implications for physics teaching. In Pinto, R., & Surinach, S. (Eds.), Physics Teacher Education Beyond 2000. (pp. 347-351). Paris: Elsevier. (2001).
Deductive reasoning to promote the change of concept about force and motion. International Journal of Science Education, 24(6), 593-610. (2002).
Conditions for the effective use of simulation and its application to middle school physics inquiry activities. Journal of the Korean Physical Society, 42(3), 318-324. (2003).
Analyzing cognitive or non-cognitive factors involved in the process of physics problem solving in an everyday context. International Journal of Science Education, 26(13), 1577-1596. (2004).
Classification of Students’ Observational Statements in Science. In R. Nata (Ed.), Progress in Education Research (pp. 139-154), NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (2004).
Analysis of the Actual Scientific Inquiries of Physicists- Focus on Research Motivation. Journal of the Korean Physical Society, 47(3), 401-408. (2005).
Modelling analysis of students' processes of generating scientific explanatory hypothesis. International Journal of Science Education, 28(5), 469-489. (2006).
An analysis of the actual physicists' research and implications for scientific inquiry in school. Research in Science Education, 39, 111-129. (2009).
is the assoc.professor at
Vilnius Pedagogical University,
a doctor of social sciences (education).
Educational background and profession: Vilnius Pedagogical University (1984-1989), speciality of basic biology and agriculture, biology teacher qualification; Doctoral studies of Educology (Education Science) at Vilnius Pedagogical University (1993-1998).
Academic degrees and titles: Doctor of Social Sciences, Educology (Education Science) (1998); Docent of Social Sciences, Educology (2003).
Fields of research: Didactics of World Knowledge at Primary School, Natural Science Education at General Education Schools, Investigation of Environment at School, Ecological Education and Ethics, Teachers Training.
Professional experience (working places and positions); Vilnius Pedagogical University, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, Department of Primary Education and Department of Pedagogy – lecturer (1999 – 2000); Docent of Primary Education Department (since 2001); Pro-Dean of Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology (since 2005). Vilnius S.Daukantas secondary school (university school of VPU) – teacher (1993 – 2000). Teacher – methodologist since 1996, teacher expert – since 2002. A Member of the Experts Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science for Exact Sciences, Technologies, Education of Natural Sciences, Health and Physical Education; a member of a working group at the Ministry of Education and Science for the development of the General Curriculum of Primary Education.
Born in 1970, (full)
lauream in Physics (University of Naples “Federico II”), with a
dissertation history of thermodynamics: Sadi Carnot’s thermodynamics: a
new interpretation based on logics and mathematics. He has a Ph.D
(University of Rome “La Sapienza”) with a research in history of mechanics:
The role played by mechanical science in the architects and engineers
design in the Renaissance. He also is multi-specialized
(School of teaching physics and mathematics specialization, University of
Naples “Federico II”), teaching of physics and mathematics. He teaches
history of science as temporary professor at SSIS – University of Udine and
physics in Latina (Rome), didactic of mathematics and history of science in
various education courses and P.O.N for teachers and scholars. He also is
"associated to research" in history of science: The science of
equilibrium from Middle Ages to Renaissance, Dept. of Ingegneria
Strutturale e Goetecnica, Faculty "Valle Giulia", Università di Roma "La
He was Member of the Italian National Council AIF – Association for the teaching of Physics (2005-08) and currently he is Member (since 2006) of steering committee of ESHS - European Society for the History of Science. He has been a member of the Group for the history of science directed by Antonino Drago at Naples, University “Federico II”. He published papers for international and national reviews using as interpretation categories the logic and the discovery of mathematics studying history of the foundations of physical and mathematical sciences.
Pavel Prokop was born in Slovakia at 1976. He has received PhD from Trnava University, Department of Biology Education in 2002. Now, he has been working at the Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia and at the Department of Biology, Trnava University, Trnava, Slovakia. He has collaborated with colleagues in the Europe, USA, and Asia. His major interests in the field of biology education are children’s ideas about biology phenomena, non-formal learning, attitudes toward biology and human – animal relationships. He is included as a member of editorial boards: Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice, Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education. He is currently an associate editor of the International Journal of Environmental and Science Education. He was a referee for International Journal of Science Education, International Journal of Environmental & Science Education, Eurasia Journal of Mathematics,Science and Technology Education, International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, Biologia, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Entomological News, Journal of Field Ornithology, Journal of Ethology.
Miia Rannikmäe is holding a permanent position of senior researcher
in the Center for Science Education of the
University of Tartu, Estonia.
Her first degree was in chemistry, MA in education and PhD in science
education, all from the University of Tartu. She is an experienced teacher,
educator and secondary school teacher, teaching at under- and post graduate
levels, supervising MSc and PhD students. Currently she is holding
research grants about the formation of scientific literacy and relevance
of science eduaction, earlier projects were on students cognitive
development in science. She has been involved in several EU, British Council
and UNESCO projects.
1998-2004 she was the ICASE European representative, since 2004 executive secretary for ICASE. She is the organiser of several international workshops and meetings, being active in IOSTE as an Eastern European representaive. She is also the founder and head of the UNESCO Associated Center for Science Eduaction and Microscience Experiments in the University of Tartu,a member of the Baltic Council of Chemistry Teaching. In 2003 she worked as an Fulbright scholar in the University of Iowa. 2003 -2005 she was member of High Level Group on Increasing Human Resources for Science and Technology in Europe for European Commission.
Alona Rauckienė, is the Head of Department of Education Methodologies, Assoc. prof. at Faculty of Pedagogy, Klaipeda University. She is a Member of Association for Teacher Education In Europe /ATEE/.
Involvement in the project:
|Egmont Foundation and Lithuania Open Society Foundation (Lithuania, Denmark), Democratization Educational System in Lithuania, 1994-1996, coordinator in Klaipeda, topic Special Needs Children and Social Inclusion|
|UNESCO , Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuanian Republic, Open Society Fund (Lithuanian) Curriculum Development for Social Inclusion, 2001, Baltic Sea regional seminar, participant.|
|European Union Universities Project 18th Symposium. Universities and Social Transformations (Salzburg, Austria) 2001, participant.|
|FR5RTD Integrated Management of European Wetlands (University of Durham, Great Britain), 2001-2004, social biomedical sciences, WP3 coordinator in Lithuania, topic Environmental Understanding.|
|Klaipeda University and Lithuanian Marital Museum (Lithuania) Influence of Dolphins Therapy to the Rehabilitation of Disable Children, 2004-2005 social biomedical research, participant.|
2.1, 2005 Education for Change – study circle as model for
teachers in service training regarding education for sustainable
Other relevant information (e.g. Publications):
Rauckiene, A. (1996). Physically handicapped children’ and the environmental of the kindergarten. Thirteen reports on the research and development in the Lithuanian kindergartens 1994-1996, Egmont Fondation. P. 170-185.
Rauckienė, A. (1997). Child and Nature. (Vaikas ir gamtinė aplinka) Pedagogikos mokslo keliu. Kaunas: Šviesa, p. 133-146.
Rauckiene, A. (1998). The development of child experience. Changing Education in a Changing Society. ATEE Spring University. Klaipeda. P. 76-79.
Rauckienė, A. (2000). The Ecological Education and the Teacher Training in the Situation of Ecological Crisis. Today’s Reforms for Tomorrow’s Schools. ATEE Spring University 2000. Klaipėda: KU leidykla. p. 194-198.
Rauckienė, A. (2003). Post-Modern Society: the Expression of Children’s Delinquent Qualities in Childhood. Dijete I Djetinjstvo. Osijek: Visoka učitelska škola. p. 307-320.
Hage R., Rauckiene, A. (2004). Ecocentric worldview paradigm: The reconstruction of consciousness. Journal of Baltic Science Education, No. 2(6), p.60-68.
Heimo Saarikko is professor in Physics in the University of Helsinki (Finland), Department of Physical Sciences. He is the vice-director of the Department, and head of the Teacher Education Unit, and of the Electronics Research Unit. He has worked in different teacher/researcher positions in the University in Helsinki in 1970-1975 and since 1983. He is a member of several Department, Faculty and University level Boards, and has been coordinating various university level assessments (of Universities, Faculty, Departments, Education, Research). In the Helsinki Institute of Physics he is the programme leader responsible of the High Energy Physics Programme, coordinating Finnish research projects carried out in cooperation with large accelerator centers like CERN, FNAL and DESY. He was a researcher at CERN in 1975-1978, and a researcher/lecturer in the University of Bonn in 1979-1982. He has made shorter (few months) study and research associate visits to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1969), Serpuhhov Accelerator Center (Soviet Union) in 1978, Dubna Accelerator Center (Soviet Union) in the 1980’ies, and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory FNAL (USA) in 2002-2005. He is director of the LUMA-Centre, a Finnish national institution promoting interest in mathematics, science and technology learning among school children, and supporting also school teachers in their profession. Since 1983 he has organized annual summer schools and other further education courses, eg. for upper secondary school teachers, based also on new virtual university and distance learning practices.
Scientific and academic degrees: Degrees in the University of Helsinki: B.Sc. in Mathematics 1969, M.Sc. in Physics 1971, Ph.Lic. in Nuclear Physics 1974, Ph.D. in Particle Physics 1979, Degree approved in the University of Bonn: Dr.rer.nat. (SF) 1981. Major level studies also in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Minors in Chemistry and Educational Sciences. He is a docent in “Physics” since 1983 in the University of Helsinki, and a docent in “Particle Technologies” since 1997 in the Helsinki University of Technology.
Scientific interests: Particle Physics, especially instrumentation and physics analysis of Experimental High Energy Physics, and (to lesser extent) of Astro and Space Physics. Physics Education Research, concentrating on the role of History and Philosophy of Physics, but also Technology Transfer in research centers, and the Technology and Science Education of school children are of interest.
Scientific Publications: about 400 articles in Experimental High Energy Physics, 30 dealing with the instrumentation physics and astrophysics experiments, eight text books written for the upper secondary school and articles in Physics Education Research.
is a Research Associate at University of
Oregon, Center for Advanced Technology in Education (http://www.uoregon.edu).
2000 - Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences. Dissertation «Pedagogical Conditions of Design and Application of Software as a Vehicle of Environmental Education of Senior Pupils (on Natural Subjects Material)».
1986 - Vitsyebsk State Pedagogical Institute, Teacher of Biology and Chemistry, honor diploma.
Research Associate at UO, Center for Advanced Technology in Education, USA (since 2006), Chemistry teacher at Vitsyebsk Gymnasium No.4, Belarus (2005-2006), Assistant Professor at Vitsyebsk branch of Institute of Modern Knowledge, Computing and Management Department (2003-2005), Assistant Professor at Vitsyebsk State University Chemistry Department (2001-2003, 2004-2005), Courtesy Research Assistant at UO CATE, USA (2001), Lecturer at VSU, Chemistry Department, Belarus (1990-2002), Junior Research Associate at Metal Polymer Research Institute (1988-1990), Chemistry teacher at Rudnia Secondary School, Belarus (1986-1987).
PUBLICATIONS (over 100) on natural science and environmental education, advanced technology in education, and chemistry include 2 edited paper collections, 1 book, 10 inventions, papers, abstracts, laboratory manuals, and publications on the Net. The most important titles are Educational Media and Practices/ Collected Papers (Vitsyebsk, 2005), International Environmental Experience: Applications for Belarus / Collected Papers (Vitsyebsk, 2003), Human-Computer Interface as a Multicultural Educational Environment / National Education: Topical Collection of Papers. (Brest, 1996), Trainer Software in Content of Natural Subjects // Methodology, Theory, and Practice of Natural, Mathematical, and Pedagogical Education (Brest, 2002), Device for Obtaining and Burning Hydrogen // Viesnik Vitsyebskaga Dziarzhaunaga Universiteta (2001).
Valery Solomin is the professor of biology and ecology teaching
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (St.Petersburg), a
doctor of pedagogical sciences, the chairman of the educational methods
council "Natural Science Education" of the Education Methods Association of
Russian universities; a member of the scientific methods council on ecology
education under the Ministry of Education in Russia. Also he is an active
member of the International Science Academy (the Russian section), of the
International Science Academy in Ecology and Life Security, a member of the
Editorial Board of the scientific methods journal 'OBZH. Life Security
V.Solomin is a graduate of Natural Sciences Department, specializing in biology and chemistry, of Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia in 1978. Worked as a teacher in St.Petersburg schools. Got a master's and since 1982 has been working in Herzen University. Worked as a dean of Natural Science Department. Presently he is a vice-rector in educational work.
He's the head of the council of doctorate dissertations defence in the specialties biology, geography, ecology and life security. Has the honor title of the honour worker of the Higher Education of the Russian Federation'.
University of Sofia, 1 James Bourchier Blvd., 1164Sofia, BULGARIA; tel.: +359 2 8161372, b. February,
1st, 1943, Belogradchik, BULGARIA; married with two children.
Education: Faculty of Chemistry, University of Sofia (1968); MSc (Chemistry): On the Kinetics of Holes Closing in Thin Crystal Plates, Sofia University, 1968; PhD (Chemistry): Thermodynamics of Thin Liquid Films, University of Sofia, 1975; DSc (Chemistry): Application of the Omega-Potential to the Theory of Capillarity, Sofia University, 1993.
Appointments: Professor of Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science with lectures in physical chemistry and/or colloid chemistry in the 'St. Kliment Ohridski' University of Sofia, University of Shumen, University of Plovdiv and University of Blagoevgrad; Head of the Department of Chemistry Education of the University of Sofia; Head of the Department of Physical Chemistry of the University of Sofia; Head of the Research Laboratory on Chemistry Education and History & Philosophy of Chemistry; f. Vice-Rector of the University of Sofia (Research and Development); f. Deputy Minister of Education and Science (Higher Education).
Teaching: Physical Chemistry (Sofia, Shumen, Blagoevgrad); Physical Chemistry with Colloid Chemistry (Sofia, Shumen, Blagoevgrad); Colloid Chemistry (Plovdiv, Blagoevgrad); Physical Chemistry of Chemical Reactions (Shumen); Thermodynamics of Thin Liquid Films (Åbo); Teacher's Chemistry Compendium (Sofia); Journal Club: Oral and Written Scientific Communication (Sofia); School Legislation (Sofia); Philosophy of Science (Sofia).
Research Areas: Physical Chemistry: Surface Thermodynamics and Theory of Capillarity; Chemistry Education; History and Philosophy of Chemistry; University Policy and Management with numerous books, journal articles and papers in book-collections quoted by other authors 844 times.
is associate professor of science/chemistry education at the Department
of Chemistry of the
University of Ioannina, Greece.
Born in Lemnos, Greece in 1948. Married, with two children.
Chemistry Graduate from the University of Athens, Greece; M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemical Physics/Theoretical (Quantum) Chemistry (under professor S/F.A. Kettle), School of Chemical Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich UK. Postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Science Education, University of Glasgow, UK, under professor A.H. Johnstone.
He has taught and teaches many undergraduate and graduate physical chemistry courses plus science and chemistry education courses at the University of Ioannina. Also has taught graduate courses of science and chemistry education in the Departments of Chemistry, of the Universities of Athens and Thessaloniki.
Founder and currently Joint Editor of the electronic journal “Chemistry Education: Research and Practice” (CERP), published by the Royal Society of Chemistry [http://www.rsc.org/Education/CERP].
His research interests are in science and chemistry education, with special interests in problem solving and higher-order cognitive skills (HOCS), in structural concepts, in teaching methodology, and in the application of complexity theory in science education. Has published numerous papers in international peer-reviewed journals, such as Science Education, International Journal of Science Education, Research in Science Education, Science & Education, Research in Science and Technological Education, Journal of Chemical Education, Chemistry Education: Research and Practice, Chemical Educator.
Muhammet Usak was born in Turkey at 1974. He has received PhD from Gazi University, Department of Science Education in 2005. Now, he is working at Zirve University, Department of Science Education, Gaziantep, Turkey. His major interests understand in science and environmental education, Science teachers’ PCK, and TPACK, ICT, communication human and animal, environmental education in the society and nature education. He is an associate editor of Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science &Technology Education. He is included those members of editorial board are; Journal of Baltic Science Education, Turkish Journal of Science Education and Kuram ve Uygulumada Egitim Bilimleri-Educational Science: Theory & Practice.
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