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Costas P. Constantinou
University of Cyprus
Nominated by Roser Pinto Casulleras and Andreas Redfors
C. P. Constantinou is a Professor in Science Education and Director of the Learning in Science Group at the University of Cyprus. He has a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge and has worked at Washington State University and the University of Washington. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Science Education, theEducational Research Review and the journal Learning, Culture and Social Interaction. He is serving as a reviewer in other international research journals including Learning and Instruction, the International Journal of Science Education, the Journal of Research in Science Teaching and Science & Education. He has been active in international educational research over a period of more than 20 years with research interests that focus on the learning and teaching of science as a process of inquiry and the use of educational technologies as a tool for promoting critical evidence-based thinking. The Learning in Science Group uses the results of this research in the development of online learning environments, such as the STOCHASMOS platform, and research-based teaching-learning sequences to promote conceptual understanding and scientific thinking. Dr Constantinou has co-ordinated a number of projects funded by the European Commission and the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation. He has participated in the High Level Expert Group that authored the report Europe needs more Scientists! in 2004; he was the Rapporteur in a group of experts that carried out the mid-term evaluation of the EC Science in Society program in FP6 and he has participated in an expert panel on the educational outreach programme of the European Space Agency. He is currently serving ESERA in the role of Secretary to the Executive Board.