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Lifelong Learning Programme With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

MARCH Conferences

Speakers

Adrian Fenton

Adrian Fenton

Adrian Fenton is currently the Head of Education at the British Science Association. Having studied Physics at university he went on to qualify as a secondary science teacher, working in a wide range of educational settings, including with deaf students studying in Further Education, in standard secondary schools and as a Head of Science with VSO in Tanzania. He has worked for over 10 years in STEM related curriculum support roles, including informal settings, leading projects and running teacher training. Particular areas of expertise include inclusion, special educational needs and STEM project work relating to the CREST Award scheme.

 

 

Anastasia Andritsou

Anastasia Andritsou

Studied at the National Technical University of Athens, at the School of Electrical Engineering, and received her MA degree from the University of Toulouse. Works at the British Council since 2004, having started as head of the scientific programme of the Institution, where she designed a major programme on the Communication of Science for the general public and schools. Since 2007 she is head of the Department of Programmes and Partnerships, which aims to plan and implement innovative and creative actions in science, arts and education through strategic partnerships with institutions in Greece and abroad. In November last year she participated in the Guardian programmme “50 Voices: what social enterprise mean to you”.
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Antreas Valadakis

Antreas Valadakis

Bachelor in Physics, National and Kapodistrian Universtiy of Athens. Ph.D in Theoretical Particle Physics, Section of Nuclear and Particle Physics, Physics Department, National and Kapodostrian University of Athens Ex scholar of the Greek Atomic Energy Commission Ex Member of Scientific Commission of Nuclear Research Center "Demokritos". Physics Teacher in Varvakios Pilot School, Athens Greece Research Interests: Particle Physics, Physics Teaching, History and Philosophy of Physics, with publications in scientific journals and announcements in scientific conferences. Writing, editing and translation of Physics books and popularization of Physics. First prize in the Greek Competition "Science on Stage", organized by the Greek section of the European Program "Science on Stage". First prize in Physics and second prize overall in the International Competition: "Virtual Science Hub - Global Excursions" organized by Schoolnet, Brussels. First prize in CERN international competition: A Beam Line for Schools.

 

Anna Christodoulou

Anna Christodoulou

Anna is Project Leader at SciCo. She has studied Physics in the University of Athens and has been distinguished in science communication. She has published popular science articles in magazines and websites and she has a long experience in creating educational science programmes. She has co-organised and co-created seven science theatre shows. She is also experienced in project management, having worked with the British Council and SciCo in many occasions, undertaking the organisation, development and management of many programmes such as School Lab (digital learning programme) and Big Dance (the educational programme of the London Cultural Olympiad 2012) for the needs of each she coordinated more than 1000 participants nationwide.

 

Apostolos Papanikolaou

Apostolos Papanikolaou

Apostolos Papanikolaou is teacher of mathematics from 1985 and scientific advisor (consultant) of Herakleidon Museum in Athens from 2005.Deals with (His scientific field of interest is) the interactive teaching of mathematics and connectivity (connection) with philosophy and art. It has postgraduate studies in the Didactics, Philosophy and Epistemology of Mathematics, with a lot of publications and lectures in scientific magazines and conferences on didactics of Mathematics.

 

Aris Mavromatis

Aris Mavromatis

Aris Mavrommatis is a teacher of mathematics from 1985 and scientific adviser/ consultant at the Herakleidon Museum from 2009. His research is focused on approaching mathematical concepts through interactive objects and art. He has published numerous papers in scientific journals and conferences. He has given many lectures on topics including Mathematics, Philosophy and Art and their connection.

 

 

Betty Tsakarestou

Betty Tsakarestou

Betty Tsakarestou Ph.D is Assistant Professor and Head of Advertising and Public Relations Lab at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of Panteion University, Athens, Greece. Betty, is also visiting professor at ISUP -Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and member of the research network CCEBI- Co-Creating Experience Based Innovation at CBS Bettyʼs strengthʼs include communicating and building collaborative networks among academia, business, communication and public relations sectors, social media and digital influencers, startups and social entrepreneurs, social and cultural sector organizations Actively engaging , researching and advocating : digital and mobile learning in education, communication and entrepreneurhsip, collaborative consumtpion and social innovation, crisis communication, CSR/Sustainability and social innovation, co-creation appreaches Co-designing innovative learninng experiences with aim to inspire and train the future creative minds in : Advertising, PR, Mobile Marketing and Communication, Crisis Management and Communication, Social Media and Startup Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Digittal Storytelling, Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, Event Management and Fundraising, Leadership and CSR, Cultural and City Branding.

Eugenia Kypriotis

Eugenia Kypriotis

Eugenia Kypriotis holds a degree from the History and Philosophy of Science Department of the University of Athens and a Masters Degree (MSc) on Science Communication from Imperial College London. Her career path started in a Greek NGO, as a Project Manager, dealing with the spread of science to public. Later on, she worked as a Special Associate to the Greek Prime Minister in the “Innovation and Good Practices Unit”, where she worked on the technology and new media integration in the Greek educational system. Her field of interest was mainly the exploration and the adaptation of worldwide educational good practices and their adjustment to the Greek curriculum. She has been working in the team of the Research and Development department of "Ellinogermaniki Agogi" since November 2012, concentrating on large scale implementation projects and in the science teachers’ training in the adaptation of eLearning.

 

Galya Pencheva

Galya Pencheva

Galya Pencheva is a math teacher from Bulgaria. She graduates Aircraft technology in the Technical Universities of Sofia and Torino, but soon finds out that teaching is what gives her wings. She is a co-founder of the Center for Fun Mathematics in Bulgaria, where she creates activities, workshops and math shows that uncover the beauty and joy of Mathematics for very young children. In 2013 she won the jury and audience of Famelab Bulgaria with her stories about math, love, functions, numbers and people. Now she is a PhD student in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, working on the early childhood and primary education of Mathematics.

 

 

Georgia Fermeli

Georgia Fermeli

Dr Georgia Fermeli is Counsellor A΄ in Institute of Educational Policy of the Hellenic Ministry of Education and contracted lecturer of Geosciences Didactics, Environmental Sciences and Museums Pedagogy in University of Athens. She is an active researcher in Geodidactics and Geoconservation of geological and paleontological Heritage. She is also involved in numerous Educational programs, coordinator of the European programme GEOschools and member of the steering committee in international networks related with Natural sciences, Environment and Education for Sunsainable Developmet. She was awarded with the distinction of geosciences of the Academy of Athens.

 

 

Hrissi Karapanagioti

Hrissi Karapanagioti

Hrissi K. Karapanagioti is an assistant professor of Environmental Chemistry working at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Patras, Greece and at Hellenic Open University, since 2007. As a student in the program “Studies on Teaching”, she attended 4 graduate classes, including “Natural Science Teaching”, at Hellenic Open University (2002-2009) and received a certificate on Open and Distant Education (2003). She served as an external evaluator of courses taught through the software Web CT Vista for EPEAEK Program, by the Department of the Environment, at the University of the Aegean (2005-2008). In 2011, she participated as Level B Teacher Trainer, in a program run by the Hellenic Pedagogical Institute, Greece, using distant and conventional teacher training with group activities and micro-teaching. In 2013, her vision paper on “Open Higher Education 2030” received one of the best paper awards from JRC-IPTS. From 2011 to 2013, she participated in an open workshop organized by the University of Patras Library that was taught through Second Life, using a wiki to perform activities, slideshare, livestreaming, and facebook covering research methods and publications. Currently, she participates with 4 courses in the program Open Courseware taking place at the University of Patras (2012- present). She currently teaches “General Chemistry” to Elementary Teaching students and “Natural Science Teaching” to Chemistry students.

Loreta Statauskiene

Loreta Statauskiene

Dr. Loreta Statauskiene is the Head of Education Content Department responsible for national curricula and an Expert for Project Quality Monitoring in Education Development Centre (Lithuania). Her doctoral dissertation in Social Sciences: “The Harmonisation of the Relation between the Didactical Components and the Participants of the Educational Process of Technological Education” (2005) justifies a new aspect of the educational process – the relation between the participants of this process and the goals, content, and methods of activities. The background for dissertation was her studies in Teaching of Chemistry and Applied Sciences, work experience in Secondary School, and MA in Social Sciences. During her work in Lithuanian Educational University Dr. Statauskiene has published numerous articles on technology education and didactics, an educational tool designed for technology education for the students in higher education, and technologies textbook for secondary schools. Since 1999 she participates in drafting, expertise and the editorial board of educational documents on the national level: general programs for secondary and for professional education and maturity exam programs, methodological recommendations. She regularly participates in conferences, is a member of various education experts’ groups in Lithuania and abroad. She is a member of Lithuanian Royal Union of Nobility; NLP association of Lithuania.

Louise Archer

Louise Archer

Professor Louise Archer (Kings College London) researches the sociology of education and education policy. She is interested in identities and inequalities of ‘race’, gender and social class within compulsory and post-compulsory education. Louise is PI of the ASPIRES and AS{IRES2 projects - longitudinal studies of children's science and career aspirations age 10-14 and 14-19, funded by the ESRC. She is the lead coordinator of the ESRC’s Targeted Initiative on Science and Mathematics Education (TISME) (a research programme comprising five major national projects) and is the Director of the King's strand of the Enterprising Science project, conducted in partnership with the Science Museum and BP, which seeks to understand and build 'science capital' among disadvantaged young people, their schools and families.

 

Nafsika Kapsala

Nafsika Kapsala

Nausicaa (Nafsika) is a biologist and a storyteller. Her postgraduate specialization is in «Modern Trends in the Teaching of Biology with the Aid of New Technologies». Currently she is a PhD candidate in the Department of Education at the University of Athens on "Storytelling as an educational tool in teaching biology" and she teaches Biology at the Social Tutorial of the Municipality of Zografou. Her research interests lie in finding effective methods of teaching biological issues, and the dissemination of science. Alongside her postgraduate studies, she graduated from the "School of Storytelling", organized by the NGO: "Center for the Study and Dissemination of Myths and Folktales" and attended the educational program "MYTHOS" (a Grundvig project among five European storytelling organizations) on multilingual storytelling and artistic interpretation. She combines her two big loves, science and storytelling in the context of artistic, educational and scholarly activities. She is a founding member of the Social Cooperative Enterprise “Mythologion”. She tells myths, fairytales, experiential and scientific stories in Greek and in English and she has participated in artistic and educational events and storytelling festivals in Greece and in other European countries.

Panagiota Argyri

Panagiota Argyri

Mathematician in the Experimental Model School of Evangeliki Of Smyrni. Scientix Deputy Ambassador in Greece. Studies: MSc -Economical Mathematics, University of Economics in Athens (AUEB) -Methodology of Teaching Mathematics’, University of Athens.
Certification of A and B level in ICT. -Very good knowledge in using Web 2.0 tools and e- learning in classroom (Presentation Software, Spreadsheets, Word Processing, blogs, etc). -Excellent Knowledge in using mathematical software for lesson plans and worksheets in teaching of mathematics. - Very good knowledge of English language.
Scientific Work - Presentations at conferences and training workshops of Mathematical and Educational Content. - Member of the editorial board of Euclides A and B. Published articles in mathematical journals and volumes. -Participation in trainings and workshops of pedagogical issues in teaching STEM. -Organization and participation of innovative actions and activities in secondary schools education (environmental, cultural and health education programs, research programs).

Philip O’Reilly

Philip O’Reilly

Philip O’Reilly studied Biotechnology at Dublin City University, Ireland and has worked as both a brewer and a baker. He then qualified with a masters’ in Science Communication and was involved with the STEM education sector and with student outreach as Science Communication Officer with Trinity College Dublin. He has worked with various Irish government bodies and media as a freelance Science Communicator. Philip also has a PGCE in Secondary Science Teaching and has 6 years’ experience in teaching across the UK and in Tanzania. His is interested in creative and innovative classroom practice.

 

 

Sandra Heidemann

Sandra Heidemann

Sandra Heidemann works as a project leader at the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung (Telekom Foundation) in Bonn, Germany, since 2011. Focal point of her work is the project “Junior Engineering Academy” that aims to promote young people’s general technical education and fill them with enthusiasm about the engineering profession. For this reason, upper secondary schools (“Gymnasium”) work closely together with companies and universities giving pupils at the age of 13/14 a practice-oriented insight into working life and broading their horizon in terms of future studies and career fields. Guidance and support, networking, quality assurance and the dissemination of junior engineering academies in Germany belong to Sandra Heidemann’s central tasks. She received her diploma in Economics and English in 1996 as well as her master degree in Human Resource Development in 2006. For ten years, Sandra Heidemann has worked in the field of vocational education and training and gained, among others, experiences with European (Leonardo da Vinci) as well as bilateral exchange programmes for apprentices, teachers and trainers.

Sofia Papadimitriou

Sofia Papadimitriou

Sofia Papadimitriou has studied Mathematics and Computer Science (M.Sc) in the Athens National University. Her PhD entitled “The role of tutor-counsellor and the development of his supporting mechanism in a collaborative learning environment in distance education” regards in the field of Open and Distance Learning in Higher Education and has been developed in the School of Humanities at the Hellenic Open University. She has been an ICT Secondary teacher since 1990 and also an educator in ICT training courses for primary and secondary teachers. She has been working in the Educational Radio-Television, since September 2007 and she coordinates its Social and Digital Media. Furthermore, she has coordinated 5 working groups in the Educational RadioTelevision for the European projects: EduTubePlus:, MEDEAnet, March (MAke science Real in sCHools). Sofia has also participated in the “Energy-bits”, a cross media European project distributed in Television and the Web. Plus, she has participated at the development of the “Photodentro/Educational Video” which is the Greek Educational Video Repository for primary and secondary education, designed and developed by CTI Diophantus in the framework of the “Digital School”. Sofia has co-authored three book chapters and published 26 papers in scientific conferences and journals on the topics of Open and Distance Learning, using Media in Education, Open Educational Resources, Academic staff development and STEM (papers and presentations are available at: http://eap.academia.edu/SofiaPapadimitriou, http://www.slideshare.net/sofipapadi).

Sofoklis Sotiriou

Sofoklis Sotiriou

Dr. Sofoklis Sotiriou has worked at CERN, at the National Center for Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS" in Athens and in the Physics Laboratory of Athens University. He holds a PhD in High Energy Neutrino Astrophysics and a PhD in Science Education. He is the Head of R&D Department of Ellinogermaniki Agogi, one of the biggest educational institutions in Greece, where has been active in the co-ordination and development of research projects on implementation of advanced technologies (e.g. mobile applications, wearable computers, VR and AR applications, robotics) in science education and training. Since 2001 he is the Director of the Ellinogermaniki Agogi Center for Teachers Training. His main research field is the design, application, and evaluation of virtual and digital media environments that could bridge the gap between formal and informal science learning. He has been involved in a long series of EU joint research and technology funded projects. He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences (since 2003), member of the board of ECSITE (since 2004) and has served as Expert Evaluator to the European Commission FP5 & FP6 Programmes. He has also act as a consultant to the development of the FP7’s Science in Society Work programme. He is author of numerous articles and publications on the use of ICT in science education. In 2011 he received the EPS Outreach Award for his work in the development of educational resources in Astronomy and High Energy Physics. the He is also author of the Science Textbooks that are used in all primary Greek schools since 2003.

Theo Anagnostopoulos

Theo Anagnostopoulos

Theo is a science communicator and a social entrepreneur. He holds a PhD in Medical Genetics from Kings College London and his Post-Doctoral Research work was in hereditary cancer. He is the Co-Founder and Director of SciCo, a nonprofit enterprise whose aim is to communicate scientific issues to various stakeholder groups via innovative means. Theodore has produced, co-written and co-acted in the following theatrical shows: The “Science of Christmas” (2008), the “Science of Love” (2009), the “Science of Ecology” (2009), the “Science of Nutrition” (2010), and “Me ta Matia tis Gis” (2012) which are currently being played in primary and secondary schools all around Greece. He has led a number of corporate social responsibility campaigns such as the award-winning “Ygeia En Gnosei”, “Healthy Kids” and “Through Earth’s eyes” for various organizations and corporations. Together with the British Council he has co-founded and developed School Lab, an interactive online learning platform for science communication. School lab now also operates in Malta and Cyprus. He has co-organised the Impact Series, the first workshops on social entrepreneurship via science and technology in Greece. He is also the curator and founder of TEDMED live Athens. Theo is an Onassis and Embirikion Foundation scholar, a British Council Climate Leader, has trained in NASA spacecamp for science education and has given numerous talks on science communication globally. In 2011, he was nominated by UNESCO Greece for the Kalinga Science Popularisator Prize and in 2012 he trained with Al Gore to become one of Climate Reality Project Ambassadors. Since 2011, he is the TEDxAthens host presenter. the President of the Onassis Foundation Scholar’s Association. Theo has travelled to over 70 countries and in his spare time composes music in piano.

Tim Slingsby

Tim Slingsby

Dr Tim Slingsby is the British Council's Advisor for Public Engagement in Science. He has a Ph.D. in molecular genetics, notable experience of science enrichment activities for schools and a considerable understanding of science communication in academia and in both private and public sectors. Tim has also gained invaluable insight into the medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, being particularly concerned with numerous EU and UK projects that required engagement with very different sectors of the scientific community. At the British Council Tim works to develop science and research-based collaborations between the UK and other countries, has keen interest in international development agenda and expertise in global policy dialogues, public engagement and STEM education initiatives and is proud to be the British Council’s FameLab International manager.

 

Vangelis Papathanassiou

Vangelis Papathanassiou

Vangelis Papathanassiou obtained his first degree in Biology from the University of Athens followed by a Ph.D. degree on Marine Biology from University of Swansea (UK). He is currently Research Director of the Institute of Oceanography in the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), in Greece, being also the Director (2003-2006) and Acting Director (2009-2012) of the Institute in HCMR. He has worked for more than 30 years in the fields of ecotoxicology, marine biology and ecology and has long experience in international marine policy and management. His current work focuses on marine research as well as on policy-relevant marine research in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Recently, he was involved in expeditions and research work in the Red Sea. He was the Greek representative member of Environment Committees of DG research for the 5th FP and 6th FP. He is currently the Greek representative of the “Climate Action, Resource Efficiency and Raw materials” Committee of the Horizon2020. He was the Coordinator of the SSA European program IASON, and SESAME-IP (2006-2011). He is currently leading the European project PERSEUS (2012-2015), with 53 partners from 21 countries, aiming at helping the implementation of Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas.

Lifelong Learning Programme MARCH (MAking science Real in SCHools) project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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