Dr. Chaimala Foteini

Collaborating Researcher

Educational Research and Evaluation
Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas

Nikolaou Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton
GR 700 13 Heraklion, Crete

Phone: +30 2810 391828
Fax: +30 2810 391761
e-mail: haimala at iacm*forth*gr

Dr Foteini Chaimala studied Physics at University of Crete in Greece and obtained her MA degree in Education at the University of Southampton, UK. Received her PhD from the University of Southampton, UK, in the area of Peer Learning and argumentation by the aid of ICT. She has ten years of experience as a secondary and high school physics teacher. In 2007 she worked as the coordinator and co-teacher in the course ‘Scientist as a Citizen’, Faculty of Sciences and Engineering, University of Crete, Greece. During 2004-2006 she worked as a collaborator and student consulter for the course ‘Didactics of Physics in Practice’, Department of Physics, University of Crete, Greece, where she developed innovative teaching materials and approaches for prospective science teachers. Research interests in teaching and learning in the context of interactive pedagogies, by the use of ICT, prospective teachers education and teachers’ professional development in the context of scientific argumentation.