Department of Education
Cyprus University of Technology
Undergraduate studies at the University of Cyprus (B.A. in Education) and at Rutgers University – New Brunswick, USA (B.A. in Physics). Graduate studies at Columbia University, USA (M.A., M.Sc., M.Phil., and PhD in Science Education).
Computer supported inquiry learning, modeling and the use of computer-based simulations and inquiry-based experimentation as cognitive tools in science teaching and learning.
Zacharia, Z., Loizou, E. & Papaevripidou, M. (2012). Is physicality an important aspect of learning through science experimentation among kindergarten students? Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 27(3), 447-457.
Olympiou, G., Zacharia, Z. C., de Jong, T. (2013). Making the invisible visible: Enhancing students' conceptual understanding by introducing representations of abstract objects in a simulation. Instructional Science, 41, 575-587.
de Jong, T., Linn, M., & Zacharia, Z. C. (2013). Physical and Virtual Laboratories in Science and Engineering Education. Science, 340, 305-308.