Michael Skoumios is an Assistant Professor of Science Education in the Department of Primary Education of the University of the Aegean (Greece).

(See my biography page for more information).


Latest publications:
The Role of Cognitive Conflict in Science Concept Learning

A study on the contribution and limits of cognitive conflict in pupils' mental progress within the framework of a series of lessons in heat-temperature.

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Research-based Teaching about Science at the Upper-Primary School Level

Planning, application and evaluation of teaching, aiming to change the conceptions of primary school students regarding science concepts and phenomena and, in particular, heating and cooling of bodies.

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Development of Pupils’ Competences to Identify Obstacles during Research-based Science Teaching

Studying the development of methodological competences comprising a meta-cognitive dimension, specifically pupils’ competences to identify obstacle manifestations during research-based teaching sequences on heat and temperature at upper primary school level.

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The Structure of Pupils’ Written Explanations within the Framework of the Didactic Elaboration of Pupils’ Obstacles in Science

A study on the structure of the written explanations produced by the pupils during the implementation of research-based science teaching sequences focused on the pupils’ obstacles regarding temperature and heat.

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Improving the Level of Pupils’ Grounds Included in their Dialogic Argumentation During the Didactic Elaboration of Obstacles in Science

Investigating the effects of the didactic elaboration of pupils’ obstacles to understanding regarding temperature and heat on the quality of their dialogic argumentation

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Studying Science Class Discussion: Relations between Discourse Moves and Grounds

A study on the relation between the discourse moves of the comments made during their discussions and the grounds included in these comments, during a science teaching sequence.

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Learning and Justification during a Science Teaching Sequence

Studying the content and grounds of pupils’ comments in their group discussions during a science teaching sequence focused on pupils’ conceptual obstacles.

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Chemistry Laboratory Activities: The Link between Practice and Theory

This paper studies the relations between contexts of labwork and “high performing” students’ verbal knowledge during chemistry laboratory activities.

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Exploring Pupils’ “Pathways” towards the Identification of Obstacles: The Case of Thermal Equilibrium

This paper emphasizes studying the “pathways” towards the development of pupils’ competence to identify an obstacle and investigating the impact of teaching situations on the identification of obstacles.

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Assessing Pupils’ Perceptions of Schoolyard Habitats with the Use of Photoshop Drawings

The purpose of this study was to investigate Greek primary school pupils’ perceptions of schoolyard environment by using drawings processed with the Photoshop.

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