https://hellenicstem.com/index.php/journal/issue/feed Hellenic Journal of STEM Education 2021-04-01T22:19:50+03:00 Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Hellenic Journal of STEM Education (HJSTEM) (</strong><a href="http://www.hellenicstem.com/index.php/journal">http://www.hellenicstem.com/index.php/journal</a>) is an International Journal and aims to increase knowledge and enhance understanding of ways in which STEM epistemology can improve education, through the publication of high-quality peer-review research. The Editorial team welcome research papers on the STEM pedagogy, which combine theory and practice. Hellenic Journal of STEM Education is published online in English by iSER (The International Society of Educational Research) and E3STEM (Hellenic Education Society for S.T.E.M.). Hellenic J STEM Ed aims to become a major outlet for scientific work in the field of STEM education. All manuscripts are published open access and are subject to CC 4.0. Authors retain the copyright for their articles. Issues are published twice a year which make a volume for the journal. We are implementing a strict double blind review process in which authors and reviewers do not identify the other side. Please visit <a style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: #ffffff; color: #007ab2; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" href="http://hellenicstem.com/index.php/journal/about/submissions#authorGuidelines">Author Guidelines</a><span style="color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; display: inline !important; float: none;"> to view the review criteria that form the basis of reviewer evaluation and editor decision.</span></p> https://hellenicstem.com/index.php/journal/article/view/14 Editorial: A New Era with STEM Education? 2021-04-01T22:19:50+03:00 Sarantos Psycharis spsycharis@aspete.gr <p>Over the last two decades, discussions, rhetoric, recommendations have proposed numerous suggestions for the integrated STEM approach. Different approaches are based on different “interpretations” of the nature of integration, epistemological approaches and the implementation of didactic models to include engineering design. New aspects like artificial intelligence and mixed reality included in this volume can serve as STEM practices in alignment with the 21<sup>st</sup> century skills.</p> 2020-12-16T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Sarantos Psycharis https://hellenicstem.com/index.php/journal/article/view/9 Understanding Ancient Greek Civilizations: A STEAM Teaching Perspective 2021-03-12T15:00:32+03:00 Antonios Plageras aplageras@uth.gr Spyridon Kourtis skourtis1985@gmail.com Apostolis C. Xenakis axenakis@uth.gr Konstantinos Kalovrektis kkalovr@uth.gr Sarantos Psycharis spsycharis@gmail.com Dionisios Vavougios dvavou@uth.gr <p>The aim of this research is to suggest a didactic approach as to how students comprehend the growth and the activities of the two most well-known Ancient Greek civilizations (i.e. the Mycenaean and the Cycladic). The teaching approach is based on STEM perspective, the use of several digital technologies, as well as several learning theories. Digital technologies help students delve into the process of scientific discovery. The degree of new technology and STEM – based didactic approach appealing to students is evaluated through questionnaires. In particular, in our survey, 115 students participated and the questionnaires distributed to four schools of Volos and Veria Greece region. The Research was carried out with the consensus of their parents. According to our results, students expressed great interest in STEM activities that they were exposed to. Moreover, they expressed high interest in the integration of a classic history lesson with new technologies and they developed the ability to create simulations of ancient civilization activities. Furthermore, our work is focusing on issues regarding the process and efficiency, through the use, of an interactive time – line robotic car, which will be used to categorize historical events into periods on a timeline.</p> 2020-12-16T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Antonios Plageras, Spyridon Kourtis, Apostolis C. Xenakis, Konstantinos Kalovrektis, Sarantos Psycharis, Dionisios Vavougios