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Catherine Demetriadou

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Aikaterini Dimitriadou was born in Thessaloniki from refugee parents, Heleni (Constantinople) and Paraskevas (Inoe of Pontos). In 1965, she graduated from the Elementary School of the Pedagogical Academy in Thessaloniki; in 1972, she graduated from the 1st Six-Grade High School of Thessaloniki. In 1976, she got a degree from the School of Psychology and Pedagogy of the Department of Philosophy of Aristotle University of Thessalonik (AUTH), Greece (the degree was “fairly good”). In 1982, she got a M.A. Degree in Pedagogy from the School of Pedagogy, Department of Pedagogy and Philosofhy, Philosophical School of AUTH.; in 2001, she got a Ph.D. in Educational Science from the Department of Pedagogy, School of Nursery Education of the AUTH (the degree was “excellent”).

From 1976 to 2004 she worked in Secondary Education in Greece as a philology teacher; meanwhile, from 1982 to 1983 and from 2001 to 2004, she was detached to the Philosophical and Pedagogical Department of the Philosophical School of AUTH in order to support students’ Field Practice. From 1990 to 1992 she was detached to the Department of Pedagogy, School of Nursery Education, for research work; there, she later completed her dissertation having the title: Pedagogical Exploitation of Historical Sites for Pre-School Students: A Pedagogical Intervention in the Roman Forum of Thessaloniki.

From 2003 to 2005 she had a teaching appointment in the Department of School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE) in Thessaloniki.

In 2004, she was elected and appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Primary Education of the Department of Pedagogy of U.O.W.M., her subject being “Teaching Methodology”; in 2008 she was elected and appointed as an Assistant Professor on the same subject.

She is married to Theodoros Christidis and mother of two sons, Ioannes and Paraskevas.

Her scientific and research interests concern the field of Teaching Methodology, with an emphasis on the following thematic axes:

  • differentiated instruction
  • intercultural education
  • ethical development
  • visual literacy
  • pedagogical exploitation of historical sites
  • critical thinking and instruction

Participation in Professional Activites

  • 2010 – 2011

    Guest researcher in the Linnaeus University, Sweden: School of Natural Sciences.

  • 2010 – 2013

     In charge of sub-actions (3) of Act 1, as well as (3B and 4) of Act 9 of the Project “Education for Foreign and Immigrant Students”, in the context of the Operational Program Education and Life-Long Learning of the axis of priority 1: “Upgrading of the quality of education and of the forwarding of social integration (Scientific supervisor: A. Anastasiades-Symeonides, AUTH).

  • 2010 – 2012

    Scientific supervisor of the Action “Students’ Field Practice in the School of Primary Education, Department of Education in Florina, University of Western Macedonia”, in the context of the Operational Program Education and Life-Long Learning of the axis of priority 2: “Upgrading of the systems of initial professional training and professional education and of connection of education to the work field”, which is co-funded by the ECF.

  • 2010

    Coordinator ofthe Erasmus Intensive Programme (IP) 2010 P.S.BoWMa:“People and Space in the Borderland of Western Macedonia: tracing historical, social and intercultural features”, developed in Florina and Prespes during 28 June - 9 July 2010(participants: The Netherlands and Slovenia)

  • 2009 – 2011

    Member of the research network team of the Research and Development Centre (RDC) “Curricula in Teacher Education” of ATEE 

  • 2009 – 2012

    Member of the research network team “The Linnaeus International Project on Integrative Approaches within Teacher Education” (TLP), funded by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education. 

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