Ifigenia Vamvakidou, Associate Professor
Ifigenia Vamvakidou studied at the School of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where she also conducted her master studies on History of Philosophy. She also completed her doctorate thesis at the Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her scientific and research interests can be traced in Modern Greek History, in the methodology of historical search towards the direction of cultural studies, in Modern Art and in the semiotics of image. There are countless published works of hers (80) in Greek and International magazines and contributions of hers in edited volumes about History and Culture.
Katerina Dimitriadou, Associate Professor
Academic Titles: Bachelor: Psychology and Pedagogics, School of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Master: Pedagogics sector, School of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Doctorate: Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Research Interests: Theory of Schooling and Teaching, Didactics methodology of humanitarian courses, modern teaching interventions, educational development of historical places, intercultural teaching, Multi-literacy, Critical thinking and teaching, education in ethical development.
Evaggelia Kalerante, Assistant Professor
Evaggelia Kalerante is an Assistant professor of Educational Policy Department at the University of Western Macedonia. She is a graduate of Policy Department at the Law School of Athens, of the Faculty of Pedagogy in Athens and of the Faculty of Kindergarten teachers. She completed her Postgraduate Studies in Sociology. The topic of her Doctoral Thesis is Educational Policy. She is involved with issues of Educational Policy, Sociology of Education and Political Sociology. Having been involved with Sociology of Art and Literature, she also collaborates with the School of Fine Arts.
She is a member of various Greek and foreign Scientific Associations corresponding to her expertise. She has also worked with various research groups for the investigation of issues tied to Educational Policy about migration and equality. She is also interested in studying the History of Educational Policy by utilizing relevant archive material and biographical analysis. She focuses on the association of policy, education and the structured social reality. A great number of her papers and articles have been published in Greek and foreign scientific journals and volumes.
As regards gender issues, she collaborated, both in research and publications, with KETHI (a Minister of the Interior carrier about gender equality issues). Furthermore, she also participates, as a special scientist, in research programs about migration.
She also worked as a teacher trainer in the field of Leadership and Administration (IPEM 2014-2015). She taught Research Methodology in ASPAITE (2014-2016) and collaborated with the GESEE Institute of Education on special issues (2014-2016).
Kostas Kasvikis, Assistant Professor
Dr. Kostas Kasvikis is Assistant Professor at the School of Primary Education, Florina, University of Western Macedonia with an expertise in “The Didactics of History and Culture”. He graduated from the Pedagogical Academy in Thessaloniki, Department of History and Archeology, School of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, specialized on “archeology and history of art”. In this already mentioned department, he conducted his master’s and doctorate thesis. He worked as a teacher and as a researcher in Greek and European research programs. He designed and applied educational programs in archeological sites and museums. His research, educational and written works talk about the Didactics of History, Museum Education, Archeological Education and the Politics of the past. He is also cooperating with the Master’s Department of Museology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-University of Western Macedonia and he is a co-coordinator and teacher of the course “Museum Education”.
Kotopoulos Triantafyllos, Assistant Professor
Triantafyllos I. Kotopoulos is assistant Professor of “Greek literature with an emphasis on Children’s Literature” at the Department of Pre-School Education, University of Western Macedonia and scientific coordinator of the Master study program “Creative Writing” of the same University. He is a graduate and teacher of Philology at the School of Philosophy in Ioannina. His writings and research interests evolve around the study and didactics of literature, of literature theory and creative writing. He has published 7 scientific pieces. Many of his articles can be found in edited volumes, Greek and foreign scientific magazines and records of international conferences. He participated and still does in various research programs, with a special indication to the project “TSTORY Storytelling Applied to Training 2012-2014”. He is a member of cultural bodies and international companies. However, he values more than anything else his contribution as a founding member of the PanHellenic Association of Paraplegics-department of the Northern Greece.
Efi Papageorgiou, E.E.DI.P. I
Efthimia Papageorgiou offers her services at the Department of Primary Education, University of Western Macedonia, since 2008. She is part of the Specific Lab and
Teaching Staff (E.E.DI.P.), and she is accountable for the Workshop of Book Education “Vivliologion -Mimis Souliotis”. She is mainly responsible for the execution of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students’ laboratory and practical projects, related to the courses and the actions of the main lab. Subject of knowledge: Bibliology: History of Books (manuscript and print), Book related Arts (handmade and artistic bookbinding, as well as Traditional Typography), Publications. Scientific interests: Paleography, Papyrology, Codicology, Library Science.
Fields of action: “Filanagnosia”, book education in elementary education, Book Presentations, University Book Club
Sotiria Triantari, Assistant professor
Sotiria Triantari was born in Thessaloniki. She studied History and Archeology at the University of Ioannina, and Theology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She completed her postgraduate studies in Philosophy at the University of Tubingen in Germany. She has a PhD in History of Philosophy (on a scholarship) with specialization in Byzantine Philosophy, and she continued her Postdoctoral studies in Political Philosophy at the School of Philosophy, University of Athens (also on a scholarship). She was assigned to teach the following courses: Contemporary Political Philosophy at the University of Macedonia (department: International -European Economic and Political Studies), Philosophy and Aesthetic Philosophy at the University of Ioannina (department: Art Sciences). She now teaches at the University of Western Macedonia as an Assistant professor in the Department of Preschool Pedagogy School of Florina in the module “Philosophy and Education”. She has written many articles both in Greek and foreign magazines concerning ancient, Byzantine and modern philosophy, in the fields of politics, rhetoric, education, ethics and logic. She has also written many scientific papers.