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Dr. Dimitrios Schizas holds a Biology Degree in Biology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.Th.) and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Ecology and History & Philosophy of Biology from A.U.Th. He worked for several years as an adjunct lecturer in A.U.Th and Technological Institutes of Thessaly, Western and Central Macedonia, where he taught ecology and biology education courses. He has taken a post-doc research scholarship focusing on History, Philosophy and Didactics of Biology topics and as member of research teams he has participated in five Greek and International research programs. As principal educator he has also addressed eight long-life learning biology education seminars organized by A.U.Th.

Publication List in Peer-Reviewed Journals and International Books

  1. Schizas D. & Stamou G. (2005): “Network rethinking of nature and Society”, Ludus Vitalis 24: 55-82.
  2. Schizas D. & Stamou G. (2006): “The Concept of Life and its Significance in the Construction of the New Ecosystem Ecology of Bernard Patten, Sven Jorgensen and Milan Straskraba”, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 28: 49-66.
  3. Schizas D. & Stamou G. (2007) “What ecosystems really are – Physicochemical or biological entities?”, Ecological Modelling 200: 178-182.
  4. Stamou Α., Lefkaditou Α., Schizas D. & Stamou G. (2009) “The Discourse of Environmental Information: Representations of Nature and Forms of Rhetoric in the Information Centre of a Greek Reserve”, Science Communication 31:187-214.
  5. Schizas D. & Stamou G. (2010) “Beyond Identity Crisis: The challenge of recontextualizing ecosystem delimitation”, Ecological Modelling 221:1630-1635.
  6. Schizas D. (2012). Systems Ecology reloaded: a critical assessment focusing on the relations between science and ideology. In Stamou G. (ed.), Populations, Biocommunities, Ecosystems. A review of Controversies in Ecological Thinking. Bentham Science Publishers, Oak Park 101, 67-92.
  7. Lemoni R. Lefkaditou A., Stamou A.G., Schizas D., Stamou G.P. (2013). Views of nature and the human-nature relations: An analysis of the visual syntax of images about the environment in Greek primary school textbooks—Diachronic considerations. Research in Science Education, 43: 117-140.
  8. Schizas D., Katrana E. & Stamou G (2013). Introducing Network analysis into Science Education: Μethodological research examining secondary students’ understanding of ‘decomposition’. International Journal of Science and Environmental Education 8: 175-198.
  9. Stamou, A. G., Maroniti, K., & Schizas, D. (2014). Greek Young Children’s Engagement with Media in the Home: Parents’ and Children’s Perspectives. Studies in Media and Communication,2(2), 93-106.
  10. Schizas, D., Psillos D. & Stamou G. (2016). Nature of science or nature of the Sciences? Science Education 100(4): 706-733.
  11. Schizas, D., Papatheodorou E. & Stamou G. (2017). Transforming “ecosystem” from a scientific concept into a teachable topic: philosophy and history of ecology informs science textbook analysis. Research in Science Education, 1-34.
  12. Schizas, D. & Psillos D. (2018). Exploring the relation between the domain-general and domain-specific approaches to Nature Of Science (NOS) through focusing on physics teachers’ conceptions of Newtonian physics and Neo-Darwinian biology. Science & Education (submitted).
  13. Schizas, D. & Papatheodorou E. Vezagou T. and Stamou G (2018). Unraveling the holistic nature of ecosystems: biology teachers’ conceptions of ecosystems’ borders. Journal of Research in Science Teaching (submitted).
  14. Schizas, D. (2018). De-black-boxing learners: what’s happening in their mind when they answer multiple-choice questions that assess their understanding of biological concepts. International Journal of Science Education (submitted).
  15. Schizas, D. & Stamou G. (2018). Holistic ecology: dispelling the myth of being romantic. Biology & Philosophy (submitted).
 

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