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Dr Andri Christodoulou 


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Dr Andri Christodoulou is Lecturer within Southampton Education School at the University of Southampton.

Andri Christodoulou currently holds a lecturer position at the School of Education and is a member of the Maths and Science Research Centre (MaSE). She received her BA in Primary Education from the University of Cyprus in 2005 and an MA in Science Education from King's College London in 2006. In 2007 she was awarded a 1+3 ESRC scholarship to undertake doctoral studies at King’s College London, as part of an ESRC funded professional development programme. Her PhD focused on secondary school teachers’ use of dialogic argumentation and the development of epistemic discourse in science classrooms. She has a keen interest in initial science teacher training and teacher professional development, students' understanding of the epistemology of science, argumentation and epistemic practices. Andri has teaching experience in different contexts and with various age groups teaching in primary schools in Cyprus, language teaching in post-compulsory education whilst studying in London, and teaching modules on qualitative data analysis whilst at King’s College London. She is currently involved in the Primary PGCE programme tutoring students and teaching Science. She is a member of the European Science Education Research Association and the National Association of Research in Science Teaching.

Research interests

  • Argumentation
  • Epistemic practices and the nature of science
  • Dialogic teaching
  • Primary and secondary science teaching

Research group

Mathematics and Science Education (MaSE) Research Centre

Affiliate research group

Mathematics, Science and Health Education Research Centre

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Book Chapters




  • Adams, J., Avraamidou, L., Bayram-Jacobs, D., Boujaoude, S., Bryan, L., Christodoulou, A., Couso, D., Danielsson, A., Dillon, J., Erduran, S., Evagorou, M., Goedhart, M., Kang, N-H., Kaya, E., Kayumova, S., Larsson, J., Martin, S., Martinez Chico, M., Marzabal, A., ... Zembal-Saul, C. (2018). Science education in a changing world. Universiteit Leiden.

Primary PGCE

Dr Andri Christodoulou
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