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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: Language as tool for innovation and 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 method is designed in order to make the teaching act on the one hand innovative and on the other hand effective. It is based…

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Social Skills in the Diversity era – Cultivating social skills, diversity and participation in the classroom

Educators are often called to handle different challenges working with different types of learners. Some of them can easily build their 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…

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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 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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