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Publication: Antibiotics in livestock: introducing in-service teachers to the nature of contemporary socio-scientific controversies

Eleni A. Kyza, Yiannis Georgiou, Andreas Hadjichambis and Andria Agesilaou Abstract: This article presents an experiential activity organised around a contemporary socio-scientific controversy about the use of antibiotics in livestock. Such controversies can help students develop skills to engage in evidence-based discussions about modern societal challenges. Even though the activity ...

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Publication: New thinking in environmental citizenship

Dr Andreas Hadjichambis and Professor Pedro Reis The European Network for Environmental Citizenship (ENEC) is changing the way we think about how citizens behave in respect to the environment. The Network’s efforts is helping to forge a more sustainable future based on environmental citizenship. Dr Andreas Hadjichambis and Professor Pedro ...

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Publication: Investigating the Effectiveness of an Inquiry-Based Intervention on Human Reproduction in Relation to Students’ Gender, Prior Knowledge and Motivation for Learning in Biology

Andreas Ch. Hadjichambisa, Yiannis Georgioub, Demetra Paraskeva-Hadjichambia, Eleni A. Kyzab & Demetrios Mappourasa Abstract Despite the importance of understanding how the human reproductive system works, adolescents worldwide exhibit weak conceptual understanding, which leads to serious risks, such as unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Studies focusing on the development and ...

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Publication: Environmental citizenship research and the European Network for Environmental Citizenship

Andreas Ch. Hadjichambis, Pedro Reis, Demetra Hadjichambi Abstract By way of an introduction to environmental citizenship, it is a very important concept for the protection of the environment and the success of any environmental policies being pursued. This relatively new term comes mainly from the political science arena but has ...

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Publication: Active Citizens: Evaluation of a Community-Based Education Program

Petra Simonova 1, Jan Cincera 1,* , Roman Kroufek 2 , Sarka Krepelkova 1 and Andreas Hadjichambis 3 Abstract This study analyses the Active Citizens program conducted in seven Czech elementary schools in 2017/2018. The data were obtained in a mixed-design research study containing pre/post experimental/control groups (N = 114), ...

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Publication: Promoting RRI and active citizenship in an inquirybased controversial socio-scientific issue: the case of cholesterol regulation with statins

Andreas Ch. Hadjichambis, Yiannis Georgiou, Demetra Paraskeva Hadjichambi, Eleni A. Kyza, Andria Agesilaou & Demetrios Mappouras Abstract Science education is an important dimension of the European Commission’s Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) objectives; however, RRI is not an explicit focus of biology teaching and few biology teachers have experience in ...

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European Network For Environmental Citizenship – Cost Action CA16229

      European Network for Environmental Citizenship (ENEC) aims to improve understanding and assessment of environmental citizenship in European societies and participating countries. Environmental Citizenship is a key factor in EU’s growth strategy (Europe 2020) and its vision for Sustainable Development, Green and Cycle economy and Low-carbon society (EU-roadmap ...

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“Scientix”: The Community for Science Education in Europe

Did u know? 3000 science teachers use Scientix to enhance their lessons STEM. http://bit.ly/194swod  [Demetra Hadjichambi, Scientix Deputy Ambassador, Cyprus-10/3/2014, 19:00] Did u know? The sun has freckles. 1 +100 astronomy resources on Scientix. http://bit.ly/1uTiZu3 [Demetra Hadjichambi, Scientix Deputy Ambassador, Cyprus-10/3/2014, 19:00]  Good science teaching is as much about passion ...

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European Research Project “Fibonacci”

Participation of CY.C.E.R.E. in Fibonacci The Cyprus Center for Environmental Research and Education participated in the European project “Fibonacci”. The program, which began in January 2010, has duration of three years. The aim of the Fibonacci project is to promote methods for the dissemination of appropriate educational approaches and creative ...

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