Assistant ProfessorOffice: 009
Office hours: Tuesday: 10.30-11.30, Thursday: 17.15-18.30
Phone: 28310 77229
Eleni Katsarou, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum Theories and Teaching Methods in the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, University of Crete, Greece. She graduated from the School of Philosophy at Athens University where she also did her postgraduate studies (Ph.D. 1998 and post-doc 2002). She has worked as a teacher in secondary education for more than ten years.
Her current research and publications focus on curriculum studies, teaching theory and pre- and in-service teacher education. She is also interested in the teaching of Modern Greek as Mother Tongue within the framework of New Literacy Studies. She is the co-author of a large number of educational materials, particularly for the secondary education, of a book with the title: “From Teaching to Research. The Educational Action Research” (co-author: V. Tsafos) and of several articles on educational action research and its use in teaching, curriculum development and teachers’ professional development.
Teaching and Research Experience
- 2010 - present Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, School of Philosophy, University of Crete
- 2006—2010 Lecturer, Department of Philosophy and Social Studies, School of Philosophy, University of Crete
- 2000-2004 Temporary Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, School of Philosophy, University of Athens, Greece
- 1998-2002 teacher in secondary education working in research projects at the Pedagogical Institute (Athens) and at the Centre of Educational Research (Athens)
- 1987-1998 Teacher in secondary schools
Honors & Fellowships
- Greek Scholarship Foundation (I.K.Y.), Doctoral Scholarship, 1991
- Greek Scholarship Foundation, Post-Doctoral Research Award 2002
educational action research, curriculum studies, literacy and multiliteracies.
- Katsarou, E. & Tsafos, V. (2003). From Teaching to Research. The Educational Action Research. [in Greek]. Athens: Savalas.
Papers in Journals and chapters in books (in English)
Katsarou, E. & Tsafos, V. (2010). Multimodality in L1 Curriculum: the case of Greek Compulsory Education, Critical Literacy: theories and practices, 4:1, pp. 48-65.
Chatzidaki, A. & Katsarou, E. (2010). Teachers’ professional development in Intercultural Pedagogy: a case from Greece. In Christos Govaris & Stavroula Kaldi (eds.), The Educational Challenge of Diversity in the International Context, Munster / Westfalen: Waxmann Verlag.
Katsarou, E. (2009). Literacy in the Greek educational context: the aspects of Literacy promoted by the Language Curriculum of the Junior High School. L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature, 9 (3), pp. 49-70.
Katsarou, E. & Tsafos, V. (2009). Students’ Subjectivities vs. Dominant discourses in Greek L1 Curriculum. International Journal of Learning. 16,11, pp. 34 -46. Common Ground Publisher, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Katsarou, E. (2009). A multiliteracy intervention in a contemporary “mono-literacy” school in Greece, International Journal of Learning. 16,5, pp. 54 -65. Common Ground Publisher, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Katsarou, E. & Tsafos, V. (2008). Collaborative school innovation project as a pivot for teachers’ professional development: the case of Acharnes’ Second Chance School in Greece, TeacherDevelopment, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp. 125 – 138.
Katsarou, E. (2008). Students research and modify teaching and their perceptions of a subject: a students as co-researchers approach, Action Research Expeditions, e-journal.
Papers in Journals and chapters in books (in Greek) – selectively
Katsarou, E. (in press). Multiliteracies and Multimodality: Two Theories for Meaning Making. Their Epistemological Origins and their Consequences on Teaching. In Marios Pourkos and Eleni Katsarou (eds.), Lived experience, Metaphor and Multimodality in Communication, Education and Learning.
Katsarou, E. (2010). Action Research: Epistemological, Methodological and Ethical Issues. In Marios Pourkos and Manolis Dafermos (eds.), Qualitative methods in Social Sciences: Epistemological, Methodological and Ethical Issues. Athens: Topos.
Katsarou, E. (2008). School textbook as a social processes factor and product at the same time, in the greek educational system, Epistimes tis Agogis, 4/2008, pp. 105-122.
Katsarou, E. (2007). Students’ role as defined by the new school textbooks for teaching L1 in secondary education: a critical review, Ariadni – scientific edition of School of Philosophy, 13, pp. 244-265.
Katsarou, E. & Tseliou, V. (2006). Innovation elements in the new school textbooks for teaching L1 in secondary education, Nea Paideia, 118, pp. 47-71.
Katsarou, E. (2004). Students’ assessment as proposed by L1 Curriculum for secondary education and the corresponding school textbooks: convergences and divergences. In the proceedings of the Conference Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary Education, Department of Philosophy-Pedagogy-Psychology, Athens University.