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MirandaNet Fellowship Profiles (MirandaNet Archive - as of March 2015)
I am an ICT teacher at a public secondary school (low high school) in Drama, Greece. I have extensive experience in teaching a wide variety of courses to students aged from 6 years old to mature adults and experience in teaching in multicultural settings. I have also worked for nearly two years in an administrative position in Greek Education Office in Cairo providing supportive services to management and dealing with educational issues in the region.
Last year, while being a member of the Hellenic National Support Service of the eTwinning action (eTwinning is an EU initiative that encourages schools to form collaborative partnerships using ICT), I conducted an interview and wrote a case study report with reference to enablers and barriers in developing an eTwinning project (the case study was part of a wider European study), I organized a survey regarding Greek teachers’ training needs, and I developed and run an online course for Greek in-service teachers with reference to the European Year 2010.
As an educator, I perceive my main objectives as two-fold. On the one hand, I help students develop their understanding of ICT and build up valuable skills necessary to nearly any field. On the other hand, I scaffold student critical thinking by providing opportunities that reinforce reflective skills, to help them understand not only how to perform a function, but also justify why they arrived at that solution. Having said that, I try to reconcile these two objectives in my teaching practice instead of considering them separately.
I received my graduate degree in Informatics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), and my Master’s degree in e-learning from the University of Edinburgh (UK). I have been very fortunate to study with extremely rigorous academic professionals who are genuinely committed to teaching and mentoring.
My research interests lie in the areas of online learning, online assessment, online social networks, and adult training.
Further details (publications, work experience, etc.) about me you can find at: http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/angelos-konstantinidis/
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