Doctoral Studies

Guidelines for writing a dissertation abstract

Dear Reader! You are hereby invited to help us build up a bank of European science education abstracts of doctoral theses. You may submit an abstract of your own dissertation, or encourage your colleagues or students to do so. Our editorial policy on this web site is to publish science education dissertation abstracts from European universities. We also publish abstracts from non-European countries if a thesis has been supervised or written by an ESERA member.

Eirini Gkouskou

Utilize of educational possibilities by the formal education of the museum of Natural History, first generation. The impact of the educational activities that take place in the zoological museum of the University of Patras in the construction of the concept of classification of animals by preschoolers University of Patras, Greece Supervisor: Koliopoulos, D. E-mail: /

Constantina Stefanidou

The Role of History and Philosophy of Natural Sciences in Natural Science’s Teaching: Teaching and Learning about the Nature of Science – Laws, Models, Theories – through the History of Electricity National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece Supervisor: Skordoulis, K. E-mail:

Anne K. Liefländer

Effectiveness of environmental education on water – Empirical study about connectedness to nature, environmental attitudes and environmental knowledge University of Bayreuth, Germany E-mail:

Marc Stuckey

Understanding and promoting the societal dimension of relevant science education University of Bremen, Germany Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ingo Eilks (Co-reviewer Prof. Dr. Avi Hofstein, Rehovot, Israel) E-mail:

Nadja Belova

Learning with and about advertising in science education University of Bremen, Germany Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ingo Eilks (Co-reviewer Prof. Dr. Avi Hofstein, Rehovot, Israel) E-mail:

Julia Arnold

The effectiveness of scaffolding to support inquiry learning: An intervention study for the promotion of scientific thinking skills in upper secondary level Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, Germany E-mail:

Nicole Garner

Sustainability and chemistry – the potential of non-formal learning environments for innovating the chemistry curriculum University of Bremen Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ingo Eilks E-mail: 

Sebastian Opitz

Students' Progresing Understanding of the Energy Concept: An Analysis of Larning in Biological and Cross- Disciplinary Contexts Leibniz Institute of Science and Mathematics Education, Kiel, Germany Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ute Harms Email:

Jenna Koenen

Development and Evaluation of Experiment-supported Worked-examples to Foster Scientific Inquiry Universitat of Duisburg-Essen, Germany  Supervisor: Elke Sumfleth, Markus Emden Email: Jenna.koenen AT

Alexandra Moormann

Longitudinal Changes in Students' Attitudes towards Natural Sciences during the Transition from Primary School to Secondary School  Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany Supervisor: Annette Upmeier zu Belzen E-mail:

Christiana Th. Nicolaou

Collaboration and Modeling in Learning Environments University of Cyprus, Cyprus E-mail:

Olia Tsivitanidou

Investigating student teachers’ profiles of assessors and assessees in the context of reciprocal web-based formative peer-assessment in a learning environment on ecosystems University of Cyprus, Cyprus E-mail: 


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