Costas P. Constantinou


C. P. Constantinou is a Professor in Science Education and Director of the Learning in Science Group at the University of Cyprus. He has published extensively on inquiry-oriented curriculum design, research–validation of teaching–learning innovations, assessment for learning and the development of transversal competencies such as modeling, investigation, argumentation and creativity. He has a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge and has worked at Washington State University and the University of Washington. He has been active in international educational research over a period of more than 25 years, with research interests that focus on the learning and teaching of science as a process of inquiry and the use of educational technologies for promoting critical evidence-based thinking and argumentation. The Learning in Science Group uses the results of this research in the development of online learning environments and research-validated teaching-learning sequences to promote conceptual understanding, evidence-informed reasoning and scientific thinking. Dr. Constantinou has co-ordinated a number of projects funded by the European Commission and the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation. He has participated in the High Level Expert Groups that authored the reports Science Education for Responsible Citizenship in 2015 and Europe needs more Scientists! in 2004. He has served as President of the European Science Education Research Association ( and as Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (
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