Dr. Yannis Hadzigeorgio

Dr. Yannis Hadzigeorgiou is a professor of curriculum theory and science education in the School of Humanities at the University of the Aegean, in Rhodes, Greece. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Aristotle’s University (Thessaloniki, Greece), a master’s degree in biomechanics (Leeds University, Great Britain), another master’s degree in education/science education (Leeds University, Great Britain) and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction/major in science education (University of N. Iowa, USA).  His work over the past ten years has focused on the role of imaginative engagement in school science education. His most recent book Imaginative Science Education: The Central Role of Imagination in Science Education (2016, Springer) is an attempt to reclaim the value of such notions as wonder, creative imagination, aesthetics, and romantic understanding in the context of school science.