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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 in 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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Coaching in the classroom – Creating the pedagogy that delivers deep learning, fosters resilience and creates reflective and independent learners

School coaching as a field and as a process can play a key role in the social-emotional learning of young people. The term ‘school coaching’ or ‘coaching in education’ has been used loosely with a generally accepted definition as yet to be agreed on. School coaching has been defined as a “one-to-one conversation focused on the enhancement of learning and development through increasing self-awareness and a sense of personal responsibility where the coach facilitates the self-directed learning of the coachee through questioning, active listening and appropriate challenge in…

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Inclusive education for ALL: The approach of differentiated teaching with the adoption of innovative methods and new technologies.

Inclusive education is a modern educational approach whose main objective is to ensure equal access for all pupils to the educational good and to overcome the structural obstacles and stereotypes of the system that make it unable to respond to the heterogeneity of the needs of the students. Inclusive education values diversity and the unique contributions each student brings to the classroom. In a truly inclusive setting, every child feels safe and has a sense of belonging. Students and their parents participate in setting learning goals and take…

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Reducing Early School Leaving – Treatment and Prevention of Dropouts

Every year in Europe thousands of young people leave school within their attendance without completing education initiated; a fact that leads to the consequence that there is no possibility of training, employment outlook and often leads to deadlock professional and social exclusion. In this course we will initially highlight the role of the school in the treatment and prevention of dropouts and the contribution of school not only in learning, but also to the positive development and promotion of mental health of students. We will present the research…

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STEAM Education – Creating a fun learning environment oriented in reality

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art + Design and Math) is an educational framework that brings reality into the classroom by connecting different subjects together in a way that they will relate to both the real and business world and to each other. STEAM is the second step of STEM education, in which one incorporates the artistic and design- related skills and thinking processes to student-learning process. As such, STEAM education is posed to be gender inclusive and accessible for all levels of technical abilities. STEAM education provides an…

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Thinking about Thinking: Developing Metacognitive skills in Teaching

Metacognition is one of the latest psychological buzzwords which enables us to be successful learners, problem solvers, and decision makers, and has often been used synonymously with words such as language, awareness, and consciousness. Metacognition refers to "cognition about cognition", "thinking about thinking", or "knowing about knowing" and higher order thinking skills. In this course, we will examine various components of metacognition, including its role in learning and memory. During the workshop the participants will practice in experienced techniques as the main aim is the active participation, utilization…

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Stress Management in Schools

Stress is an inevitable and necessary -to a degree- component of life. Excessive stress can become a disease promoting agent and constitutes a major health concern today. While some stressors can be avoided and others need to be confronted, in the end, a good balance of stress in one's life can be healthy, and grow promoting in terms of one's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. Stress coping strategies acquired through experience, vary individually, with some appropriate and successful, and others inappropriate and unsuccessful. Many of these coping…

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Second Language Acquisition in Childhood

In an over speeding open border world with no limits in communication, acquiring a second language is essential. According to the school curriculums, teachers play a crucial role in facilitating the children to learn a second language. A variety of teaching and learning approaches has been implemented, some of which are: learning grammar rules, vocabulary, memorizing phrases and dialogues, engagement in tasks and games while speaking in the new language. However, in order to communicate effectively with the students, teachers should not only focus on textbooks but also…

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Prevention of Violence and Child Abuse

In an everyday changing environment it is vital for schools to be able to identify violent behavior among students early and to implement prevention strategies that affect the entire community. Teachers are often in a sticky position when it comes to school violence a fact that puts them at risk for much of the same abuse as children in their schools, but it also assigns them the role of protector for a good part of each day. While school violence is everyone’s problem, teachers are in a valuable…

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