University of Athens, Greece

Hellenic Conference on

Innovating STEM Education

Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs and
General Secretariat of Research & Technology

About the Conference

In recent years, there has been a focus on promoting the uptake of STEM subjects in schools. This has been driven by the need to ensure that young people gain the knowledge and skills essential to help them participate in a society in which mathematics, science and technology are increasingly important. Nevertheless, reform efforts, including curriculum development have treated the STEM subjects mostly in isolation. Recognizing that education within the individual STEM disciplines has great value and that efforts to improve discipline-centered teaching and learning should continue, this conference considers the potential benefits and challenges of an explicit focus on integration. In order to prepare students to address the problems of our society, it is necessary to provide students with opportunities to understand the problems through rich, engaging, and powerful experiences that integrate the disciplines of STEM.

The conference provides a platform for dissemination of best practice in teaching and learning in Greece, and will inspire and empower STEM educators to improve teaching quality, to Increase engagement in STEM education and career pathways, to connect students with real life industry relevancy, and to drive creativity, inquiry based learning, problem-solving & project based learning.

The conference will contain four strands:

  • STEM Practice will include 15’ presentations from individuals and teams from K-12 schools who implement STEM programs and learning approaches
  • STEM Education Research will include 15’ presentations from STEM education researchers who examine integrated curriculum challenges in STEM education
  • STEM Projects and preliminary results at conception or early practical stages in 5’ flash presentations
  • STEM Resources will include invited organizations and other community partners that have resources available to support STEM education.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Computational Intelligence
  • Mobile computing
  • Ubiquitous and pervasive computing
  • Serious games
  • Robotics
  • Smart educational technology
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Public understanding of Science
  • Innovative teaching in STEM Disciplines
  • Modelling and model-based reasoning
  • Curricular programs that integrate STEM
  • Project based learning
  • Conversion of knowledge
  • Women and STEM disciplines
  • Didactic transpositions
  • Pedagogical aspects of educational technology

Conference attendees will learn how to:

  • Make ICT real world relevant but still cover curricular outcomes
  • Understand the different types of projects they can implement
  • Design a project-based Maths and Science learning unit
  • Run assessments in a project based learning setting
  • Use the right assessment tools for project based learning
  • Explore best practices for mentoring and training STEM students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to connect their learning to real-world problems
  • Identify institutional practices for integrating the values and traditions of STEM disciplines with other campus domains to fully capture the distinct characteristics and comprehensive nature of scientific solutions.

Certificates of attendance will be awarded.

You can also download the conference flyer English Greek


Read the submitted papers:

  • «STEM» Ενίσχυση των ικανοτήτων των εκπαιδευτικών, Ioannis Linardakis and Theodoros Antoniou
  • «ΟΔΥΣΣΕΑΣ 2013-2014» ΤΠΕ και Δημιουργικότητα στο Σύγχρονο Σχολείο., Sofia Panagiotopoulou, Lampros Karvunis and Panagiotis Anastasiades
  • Arenas For Innovative STEM Education: Scenarios From The Norwegian University of Science And Technology, Anna Mavroudi, Michail Giannakos and Monica Divitini
  • CREATIONS: Developing an Engaging Science Classroom, Ioannis Alexopoulos, Sofoklis Sotiriou, Zacharoula Smyrnaiou, Menelaos Sotiriou and Franz Bogner
  • Developing a Design Framework for UMI Educational Scenarios, Olga Fragou, Achilleas Kameas and Ioannis Zaharakis
  • Exploring students knowledge and interesting concerning STEM field, Spyros Doukakis, Stylianos Katsoulis and Ioanna Pylioti
  • Flipped Classroom and Independent Learning, Gerasimos Papachristopoulos and Elizabeth Lakin
  • Infotronia: Χρήση των αρχών του STEM σε τομείς ειδίκευσης του Επαγγελματικού Λυκείου Διδυμοτείχου, Dimitrios Ioannis Kapsidis, Dimitra Tasidou and Theopoula Tsiorali
  • Interrogating Sea Water, Eleni Tharouniati and Ermioni Kontogoula
  • 'Introducing STEM to Primary Education Students with Arduino and S4A.', Panagiotis Michalopoulos, Sofia Mpania, Anthi Karatrantou and Chris Panagiotakopoulos
  • Mathematics as a laboratory science, Afratis George and Eugenia Koleza
  • New perspectives for Geometry teaching: Mechanical linkages Technology, Kalliopi Siopi and Eugenia Koleza
  • Searching for Black Holes. Photometry in our Classrooms., Ioannis Chiotelis and Maria Theodoropoulou
  • Spectroscopy by simple means, Παντελής Μπαζάνος
  • Stem actvities for kids. Πρόταση για εφαρμογή STEM δραστηριοτήτων, Βασιλική Σερέπα
  • STEM εκπαίδευση με τη χρήση εκπαιδευτικής ρομποτικής για την αντιμετώπιση της πρόωρης εγκατάλειψης του σχολείου, Κωνσταντίνος Ασημακόπουλος, Παναγιώτης Καρκαζής, Γεώργιος Πιτσιάκος, Ιωάννης Σαραντέας, Δήμητρα Ρούσσου, Θωμαΐς Σπήλιου, Γεωργία Σανδαλή, Ιωάννης Μάκαρης, Κωνσταντίνος Αναστασόπουλος and Δημήτριος Παναγόπουλος
  • STEM+ARTS=STEAM Skills: Innovation Management and Scratch Programming for Year 4 Students, Niki Lambropoulos and Ioannis Dimakos
  • STEMART = STEM + ART: An Erasmus+ STEAM project for K-12 education, Milan Hausner, Paraskevi Karypidou, Maria Gratiela Popescu, Serkan Altinöz, Laura Bozzo, Olya Mihova and Petra Mikše
  • Stimulating Intrinsic Motivation for Science learning by using digital tools during scientific multi – maker event, Konstantina Kotsari, Zacharoula Smyrnaiou and Menelaos Sotiriou
  • Tangible User Interfaces in early year mathematical education: An experimental study, Rizos Chaliampalias, Anna Chronaki and Achilles Kameas
  • Teaching basic programming concepts to novice programmers in Secondary Education using Twitter, Python, Ardruino and a coffee machine., Stamatis Papadakis and Vasilleios Orfanakis
  • Teaching safe internet through digital storytelling, Christina Papanagopoulou, Pinelopi Frantzi
  • To T του STEM: Μια ολοκληρωμένη προσέγγιση στην πρωτοβάθμια εκπαίδευση, Pandora Sifnioti, Konstantinos Sotiropoulos, Theodora Apartoglou and Alexia Iakovou
  • Triangles, squares, rectangles … let’s get to know each other better, Evmorfia Ntouma and Ioannis Koutsikos
  • Utilizing Sphero for a speed related STEM activity in Kindergarten, Michalis Ioannou and Tharrenos Bratitsis
  • Ανάπτυξη Υπολογιστικού Πειράματος για την Οριζόντια Βολή. Μία μελέτη περίπτωσης βασισμένη στο πεδίο S.T.E.M., Αθανάσιος Πέρδος and Ιωάννης Σαράφης
  • Αξιοποίηση του μοντέλου της Γνωστικής Μαθητείας στην επαγγελματική ανάπτυξη των εκπαιδευτικών προσχολικής αγωγής μέσω του STEM, Aikaterini Akritidou, Foteini Paraskeva and Aikaterini Alexiou
  • Από τα Μαθηματικά στη Φυσική Μέσω του Λογισμικού Ιχνηλασίας Tracker- Μία Μελέτη της Κυκλικής Κίνησης, Michael Petropoulos
  • Γυναίκες και STEM...Μπορούμε, Maddie Sevastou
  • Διαθεματικά project με βάση τα μαθηματικά και στοιχεία φυσικής και επιρροές τους στις διδακτικές-μαθησιακές πρακτικές, Ioannis Lazaridis
  • Διδακτική αξιοποίηση του υπολογιστικού συστήματος arduino uno για την επιβεβαίωση υδροδυναμικών νόμων της Φυσικής., Dimitrios Loukatos and Lamprini Papatsimpa
  • Διδακτικό σενάριο στην “εκπαίδευση STEM”: μετάδοση θερμότητας με αγωγή, ΑΡΙΣΤΕΙΔΗΣ ΠΑΛΙΟΥΡΑΣ and ΣΑΡΑΝΤΟΣ ΨΥΧΑΡΗΣ
  • Διδασκαλία Φυσικών Επιστημών με «αντεστραμμένη τάξη»: Μια καινοτόμα πρακτική διδασκαλίας της Βιολογίας-Χημείας στην εκπαίδευση STEM, Αγγελική Γαριού and Σπυρίδων Παπαδάκης
  • Ενίσχυση του ενδιαφέροντος των μαθητών για το STEM μέσω της Εκπαιδευτικής Ρομποτικής, Μαριάνθη Γριζιώτη, Μάριος Ξένος and Χρόνης Κυνηγός
  • H ενσωμάτωση των προγραμμάτων σπουδών των αντικειμένων STEM στον σχεδιασμό ενός σεναρίου STEM, John Sdrallis
  • Η ανάπτυξη της Τεχνολογικής Παιδαγωγικής Γνώσης Περιεχομένου Εκπαιδευτικών στο πλαίσιο του Μεταπτυχιακού Προγράμματος S.T.E.M. της Α.Σ.ΠΑΙ.Τ.Ε., Sarantos Psycharis and Spyros Doukakis
  • Η διδασκαλία της έννοιας ενέργεια για σύνθετα τεχνολογικά συστήματα: Η περίπτωση των σταθμών παραγωγής ενέργειας, Νίκη Σισσαμπέρη and Δημήτρης Κολιόπουλος
  • Η εξολόθρευση του καρκίνου με τη βοήθεια της νανοτεχνολογίας: μια δημιουργική μαθητική ματιά, Pandora Sifnioti and Foteini Chalari
  • Η θέση των STEM στο Αναλυτικό Πρόγραμμα του Νηπιαγωγείου. Παράδειγμα αξιοποίησης της εφαρμογής “PEEP”., Μαριλίνα Βέρρα
  • Η σημασία της προσθήκης των τεχνών στην εκπαίδευση STEM, Anastasia Zoi Souliotou
  • Η συμβολή της Εικονικής Κοινότητας Μάθησης στην Eπιτυχία της Μαθησιακής Διαδικασίας, Ioanna Kakalou
  • Κάτι περισσότερο από ένα απλό πρόγραμμα: το STEM ως φιλοσοφία στην εκπαιδευτική καθημερινότητα, Pandora Sifnioti
  • Συνδέοντας τη Διδασκαλία των Φυσικών Επιστημών με την Καθημερινή ζωή – Νευτώνεια Μηχανική, Sofoklis Sotiriou and Elpida Gialouri
  • Συστήματα απτών διεπαφών χρήστη και προβλήματα προσθετικής σύνθεσης: μια πειραματική έρευνα., Ρίζος Χαλιαμπάλιας and Άννα Χρονάκη
  • Τεχνολογίες Περιρρέουσας Νοημοσύνης στην Εκπαίδευση: Πιλοτικό Εκπαιδευτικό Σενάριο, Κωνσταντίνος Δελησταύρου and Αχιλλέας Δ. Καμέας
  • Φωτοβολταϊκά και Πράσινη Ενέργεια: Διαθεματικές διδασκαλίες με διερευνητική μάθηση στα Μαθηματικά και τις Φυσικές Επιστήμες, Panagiota Kotarinou, Maria Pliakou and Maria Houpi


Authors are invited to submit regular full papers, short papers and posters though the Conference online system here.

Submitted papers should follow the conference template.

All papers accepted in the conference will be published by Common Ground publishers in a special volume that will be made available to conference attendees.

Important Dates

Paper submission: 9 November 2016

Notification of acceptance: 30 November 2016

Camera-ready submission: 5 December 2016

Early registration: 5 December 2016

Conference dates: 16-18 December 2016

Official languages of the conference are English and Greek.


Friday 16/12

Francesco Montefoschi, Giovanni Burresi, Università degli Studi di Siena
Building IoT applications with UDOO App Inventor and the STEM approach

Saturday 17/12

Ioannis V. Pavlidis, Group of Biotechnology, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Kassel, Germany
Interdisciplinary approaches for the development of accurate representation of experimental data and development of critical thinking

Julian Williams, University of Manchester, UK
Becoming Un-Disciplined by and with STEM

Stephane Brunel, Université de Bordeaux, France
Hand and Brain

Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Science in Writing: Collaborative Reasoning and Disciplinary Practice

Registration fees

One full registration (€70) is required *per paper*, for it to be included in the conference programme, no matter if the presenter is a student or not. This amount has to be paid via bank transfer *only* by Tuesday 13 December.

If any of the other co-authors of a paper is going to attend the conference, a registration of € 25 is required. This amount can be paid via bank transfer or on site.

Conference attendees who are not authors or co-authors have to pay €70 via bank transfer or on site.

Conference attendees who are not authors or co-authors but are student have to pay €25 via bank transfer or on site. Proof of student status will be requested at the registration desk.

Bank Account
Registration fees are to be deposited into one of the two accounts of the Research Commitee of the University of Patras. GR60 0110 2290 0000 2295 4000 232 , GR11 0140 5340 5340 0200 1000 029 and then email your deposit receipt, including your contact details to using "[HiSTEM-2016] Registration" in the subject line.

On the day of the Congress you have to present your deposit receipt.

Conference Chairs

Eugenia Koleza

University of Patras, Greece

Achilles Kameas

Hellenic Open University, Greece

Kostas Skordoulis

University of Athens, Greece

In connection with:
Interdisciplinary approach on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Education – STEM Education