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ICT IN EDUCATION – Towards a digital and inclusive pedagogy

Nowadays, it is widely accepted that information and communication technology (ICT) is used in every step of education. Educators and students face a great challenge and have to cover a distance that separates the knowledge and skills given by schools, today, from the knowledge and skills necessary for the future of the citizens of the emerging knowledge society. Moreover, ICT under pedagogical conditions can be one of the most important tools for educators and students to develop cognitive, social and technological skills in order to be able to…

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In the Flipped Classroom

Flipped learning is a pedagogical approach in which the conventional notion of classroom based learning is inverted, so that students are introduced to the learning material before class, with classroom time then being used to deepen understanding through discussion with peers and problem-solving activities facilitated by teachers. Fast forward to the present and the dramatic growth of online content creation, collaboration and distribution tools provide practitioners with an accessible toolkit for delivering flipped learning. Video creation and distribution tools provide the opportunity to create flipped content with ease.…

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The Social Media Classroom

The term “social media” includes all those forms of digital technology that allow as to communicate and share information or “content” with others using the internet. Social media include everything from blogs, wikis, and podcast to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, websites and apps. Social media are ideal for educators because they are nimble, flexible, easy to use and often very powerful: they focus on doing one thing only and on doing that thing well. Moreover,with social media students can participate easily in the creation of content, websites and…

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Without Borders: Intercultural Education and Education of Refuges

Migration is a multidimensional and multilevel phenomenon. Its complexity is due to the fact that it is a phenomenon associated with human evolution and consequently concerns many areas, such as economic policy, culture, but also psychology and sociology. The intercultural approach to a group of learners is expressed through a process where the emphasis is on getting to know and interact with the different cultures that make up a society. Cultural diversity is undoubtedly reflected in the public school The classroom environment itself, when judged to be "intercultural",…

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When Ancient Greek speaks

Many books exist written in the Ancient Greek language that are worth of reading today. Ancient Greek should be so taught as to develop power to read those books in original language. This task, however, is often complicated by the necessity of learning a formidable grammatical nomenclature, and the beginner is often called upon to deal with situations outside his own experience. The research that linguists, psychologists, and language teachers have conducted over the past three decades stress the importance of integrating all four skills – listening, reading,…

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CLIL: Innovation & Effectiveness in Teaching

Contemporary teaching requires up to date methods and tools. Teachers nowadays are not playing the role of the traditional master of knowledge anymore, but they are the medium and the guide in the process of acquiring the new knowledge. CLIL teaching method (Content and Language Integrated Learning) constitutes the key in methodizing the teaching act through the tools it offers to teachers worldwide. CLIL is the key to make the teaching act on the one hand innovative and on the other hand effective. It is based on contemporary…

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Cultivating Social Skills, Diversity and Bullying Prevention Innovative Methods

Educators are called to handle different challenges working with different types of learners. Some of them can build easily social relationships; others are very introvert, competitive or even aggressive. Some have self-control and some others may have difficulties regulating their emotions. Some tend to be leaders, while others hesitate to express their opinion. Different aspects influence social development. According to experts, social development correlates with the child’s and adolescent’s environment. Psychologists and social scientists underline that social skills can, and should, be taught. One of the basic role…

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Inclusive Education through Arts

“Creativity concerns what we do with our abilities” David. N.  Perkins, “The Mind’s best work”,1942 Different people learn in different ways. Each of us develops his or her learning style, capacities, preferences, and limitations. Some prefer to start with practical action and then reflect on what does or does not work, others prefer to have the theoretical explanation first. It’s important to learn how to combine positive sides of different personal styles and different methodological approaches to reach as many people as possible. We learn from our own…

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Greek Language, History and Culture

Greek language is one of the oldest and most important languages in the world. It is not only one of the most ancient languages but also one of great importance due to the fact that there are many scripts from ancient Greekthatare saved, nowadays. These scripts are the evidence, that ancient Greeks played an outstanding role on the progress of the European civilization and they were the source of timeless ideas like Democracy, Humanism, Justice and Socialization. Moreover, they greatly contributed to the formalization of the contemporary humanity…

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Robotics in STEAM Education

The speed of change in our society has been accelerating since the birth of the Internet. New technological tools are being introduced into our daily life more rapidly than ever before. Among a lot of  various technological advancements, the speed of the changes that robotics technology has created has been drastically increasing in recent years The world and its economy are changing at such a rapid pace that it is impossible to predict what the economy will look like even at the end of next week. Despite all…

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