Penelope Papadopoulou

Penelope Papadopoulou
Professor in Biological Education

I have a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the School of Science of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and a PhD in Biology Education from the Department of Primary Education of the same University. My research interests focus on teaching basic biological concepts in preschool and compulsory education, on theory and practice of Environmental Education/Education for Sustainability in compulsory education, on in-service teachers’ training in science and on issues of teaching and learning evolution theory. I have published more than 120 papers in international and Greek journals, in collective volumes, as well as in proceedings of Greek and international conferences. I participated in research projects concerning teaching of Science and Environmental Education/Education for Sustainability. I also participated in the elaboration of curricula of Science for the compulsory education and writing teaching material for Biology Education for immigrant learners. I am the chair of the master’s Program “Educational Sciences: Science, Environment and Technology in Education”, at the University of Western Macedonia, Greece. I am also the dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.