Iterative Design of Teaching-Learning Sequences

Introducing the Science of Materials in European Schools

  • Dimitris Psillos
  • Petros Kariotoglou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Dimitris Psillos, Petros Kariotoglou
    Pages 1-8
  3. Theoretical Aspects

  4. Aspects of Materials Science and Their Educational Adaptation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Euripides Hatzikraniotis, Theodora Kyratsi
      Pages 75-100
    3. Italo Testa, Sara Lombardi, Gabriella Monroy, Elena Sassi
      Pages 101-125
  5. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Anni Loukomies, Jari Lavonen, Kalle Juuti, Veijo Meisalo, Jarkko Lampiselkä
      Pages 201-231
    3. Dimitris Psillos, Anastasios Molohidis, Maria Kallery, Euripides Hatzikraniotis
      Pages 287-329
    4. Nicos Papadouris, Costas Constantinou, Marios Papaevripidou, Michalis Livitziis, Argyro Scholinaki, Rodothea Hadjilouca
      Pages 331-369
    5. Costas P. Constantinou, Dimitris Psillos, Petros Kariotoglou
      Pages 371-375
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 377-382

About this book


This book addresses a very important aspect of science education and science education research respectively: The research-based development of Teaching  Learning Sequences.  The authors elaborate on important theoretical issues as well as aspects of the design and iterative evolution of a several  Teaching Learning Sequences  in a modern scientific and technological field which is socially relevant and educationally significant.  The book is divided into two parts. The first part includes a collection of papers discussing the theoretical foundations and characteristics of selected theoretical frameworks related to designing  Teaching  Learning Sequences,  elaborate on common issues and draw on the wider perspective of design research in education. The second part  contains a collection of papers presenting case studies concerning  the design, implementation, iterative evolution and evaluation of Teaching and Learning Sequences in a variety of educational  context. The case studies  deal with a more or less new subject matter, a part of modern interdisciplinary  science, material science, which enhances  the connections between science and technology. From a wider perspective the case studies draw on existing theoretical ideas on inquiry in various contexts and provide powerful suggestions for contextualized innovation in a variety of school systems and existing practices.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitris Psillos
    • 1
  • Petros Kariotoglou
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of Western MacedoniaFlorinaGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7807-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7808-5
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