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Professor of Learning Materials
Department of Social and Educational Policy
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Peloponnese
Damaskinou and Kolokotroni str,
Korinthos, 20100
Greece
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Dr Kostas Dimopoulos has studied Physics at the University of Athens. He also holds an MSc in Physics Education from the University of Reading (U.K). Furthermore, he received his PhD in Education Sciences from the University of Patras. He is currently Professor of Learning Materials in the Dept. of Social and Educational Policy (University of Peloponnese) and coordinator of the postgraduate course “Education Programs and Materials” in the same department. He also teaches Didactics of Science in the Hellenic Open University.  He has written seventy eight journal articles, conference papers, and recently two books. Among the international journals he has published are: Public Uniderstanding of Science, Science Education, Science Communication, Research in Science Education, International Journal of Learning, Journal of Science Education and Technology. Moreover Dr. Dimopoulos has participated in nineteen national and European R&D projects.
His published work has received more than 150 citations from scientists from 25 different countries.
 
 

Main research interests

His main research interests concern the transformation of specialized forms of knowledge so as to become accessible from non expert groups (i.e. students and general population). Specifically he focuses on the design and development of relevant educational and communication material.
The more specialized domains of his research interests are:

  • The recontextualizations and transformations that techno-scientific knowledge undergoes as it is transferred within the contexts of school, museum and mass media.
  • The ways of “reading” different types of texts.
  • The national and international policies concerning the production, the selection, and the use of education and communication material.
  • The material culture of education institutions as a resource for the formation of their identities.