vosniadou

Stella Vosniadou

International scientific advisory board

EDUCATION
1979
Ph.D. Psychology, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Thesis: Inferential Processes in Language Comprehension
Advisor: Rachel Falmagne
Fellow, Clark University from 1974 to 1979

1974
M.A. Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York,  USA
Thesis: Strategies in the Acquisition of Greek
Advisor: Lois Bloom

1971
B.A.  Philosophy, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Cum Laude with Honors in Philosophy
Minor: Psychology
Wien International Scholar from 1967-1971

1992 - 1995 Professor, Department of Elementary Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

1990 - 1992 Professor, Department of Preschool Education, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece

1986 - 1990 Associate Professor, Department of Preschool Education, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece

1979 – 1986 Senior Scientist, Center for the Study of Reading, and Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA.

PRESENT OFFICES
1995 - present  Professor, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

RESEARCH
Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany (1997)
Life as Learning Research Program, Academy of Finland, Helsinki, Finland (2002)
U.S. National Science Education for the evaluation of Science of Learning Centers, University of Chicago, Chicago, (2002), and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, U.S.A. (2006)
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, for the evaluation of CNR Institutes, Rome, Italy (2009).

Member of the International Evaluation Committees of the European Commission for the Research Programs:
New and Emerging Science and Technology (NEST) from 2002 to the present.
Human Capital and Mobility (Marie-Curie) from 2003 to the present.
Information Society Technologies (2004).

Member of the International Consultation Committees of the European Commission for the Research Programs:
New and Emerging Science and Technology (NEST), Pathfinder Topic Selection, March, 2004
Information Society Technologies, consultation on Technology – Enhanced Learning Research: Input to work program 2005-2006, April, 2004.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITY
Member of the External Evaluation Committee for Doctoral Dissertations:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, University of Strathclyde, (Scotland), University of Twente, (The Netherlands), Turku University (Finland), University of Stockholm (Sweden), University of Tampere, (Finland).
Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, University of Crete, University of Thrace, University of Ioannina, University of Cyprus.

Supervision of Doctoral Dissertations at the University of Athens. Ten dissertations have been completed under my direction. A number of Ph.D students, research assistants, and post-doctoral fellows have university positions.


MOST RECENT ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Vosniadou, S. (Ed.) International Handbook of Research on Conceptual Change, Routledge (2008)
  • Vosniadou, S., Baltas, A. & Vamvakoussi, X. (Eds.) Re-framing the Conceptual Change Approach in Instruction Advances in Learning and Instruction Series, Elsevier Science (2007)
  • Verschaffel, L., Dochy, P., Boekartz, M., & Vosniadou, S. (Eds.) Powerful Learning Environments. Advances in Learning and Instruction Series, Elsevier Science (2006)
  • Vosniadou, S. Children, Schools and Computers, Athens, Gutenberg Publications (2005)
  • Vosniadou, S. (Ed.) Cognitive Science, Athens, Gutenberg Publications (2004)
  • Vosniadou, S.  Introduction to Psychology (Volume A), Athens, Gutenberg Publications (2002)