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Zacharia Zacharias

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).

Research Interest

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.

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