A centre of excellence for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) education research, science communication and innovation will be established in Cyprus.
Our aim is to create the first interactive science centre in Cyprus
Providing education and research resources to the people of Cyprus and Eastern Mediterranean region.
Funded by the European Union
The project (Phase I) has been funded by the European Union under the Horizon2020 “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation-Teaming”
People of the Consortium
Postdoctoral Researcher Department of Education, University of Cyprus
Olia Tsivitanidou (female) is currently working at the University of Cyprus as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Education (September 2015-present). She was a visiting researcher at the University of Kiel, Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN), Kiel, Germany. She has been employed by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW as a postdoctoral researcher (July 2014- August 2015). She has been also a member of the Learning in Science Group (LSG) of the University of Cyprus (Present–July 2008) and being employed as post-graduate researcher and teaching assistant in the Department of Education of the University of Cyprus. Olia has worked for various European Founded Research Projects. For example, she has been involved in the ASSIST-ME project which is funded by the European Community under the 7th Framework Programme (2013-2017). She has also worked for the research project Science Created by You (SCY), which was funded by the European Community under the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) theme of the 7th Framework Programme for R&D (Grant agreement no.: 212814). She has also worked for various National Founded Research Projects (e.g., in the research project “Checks und Aufgabensammlung,” which is conducted under the leadership of the Institut für Bildungsevaluation-Universität Zürich (2014-2015); involvement in a case study under the cooperation of the Pedagogical Institute, the Cardet Research Group of the University of Nicosia and the Learning Research Group in Natural and Environmental Sciences of the University of Cyprus, October-December 2008, on the integration of ICT in Education). She is member of ESERA (European Science Education Research Association) and EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction). Overall her research interest falls within the area of Science Communication and formative assessment in particular focus on (web-based) peer-assessment procedures in (computer supported) science learning environments with the aim of identifying their possible effects on students’ learning.