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Title: ICT and Collaborative Creativity in Modern School towards Knowledge Society
Speaker(s): Anastasiades Panagiotes, Professor, University of Crete - Christidis Kostas, Doctor, University of Crete - Karvounis Lampros, Doctoral Candidate, University of Crete - Kotsidis Kostas, Doctoral Candidate, University of Crete
Date & Time: 21/05/2016 09:00-12:00
Location: Conference Room, Ground Floor, Department of History
Language: Greek

Short Description:
Knowledge Society creates new financial and social framework at an international level. The recent economic crisis, having ethical, political, cultural and social dimensions, exacerbates social inequalities violently and rapidly contributes, from scratch, to the search of concepts and situations, which seemed solid in recent decades. The educational system follows these developments uneasily and tries to manage a new routine, feature of which is the uncertainty and the constant unknown that changes constantly. All we have as a fact is that we train citizens for a society and a world we have no idea how it will be, after a few years. The purpose of this workshop is to highlight the concept of collaborative creativity with the use of ICT, as one of the most important tools, which the thinking teacher has in order to respond critically to the demands of our times.

Short CVs
Anastasiades Panagiotes
Dr Panagiotes Anastasiades is currently Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Crete. Since 2004 he is also a Tutor Counsellor at the Hellenic Open University (Postgraduate Level, Master in Education, Module: EKP65 Open and Distance Learning). He has been Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and informatics at the Polytechnic School of The University of Patras (1999-2002), and also Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus (2000-2002).

Since 2002 he has the scientific responsibility of design and implementation of a e-learning environment adopted and developed for the training for the continuous training of teachers who teach Greek as a second and foreign language through e-learning under the project «PAIDEIA OMOGENWN» (http://ediamme.edc.uoc.gr/diaspora/) funded by the Greek Ministry of Education and the European Union.

He has additional papers published in Journal of Computers and Education, Computers in the Social Studies Journal, ACM Special Interest Group on Computers and Society (ACM SIGCAS), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, International Journal of Communication, International Journal of Learning, International Journal of the Humanities etc.

Since February 2012 was vice-president of the Pedagogical Institute of Greece and has the scientific responsibility of the “National Teachers Training Project” His current research emphasis focuses on Lifelong and Distance Learning via Advanced Learning Internet Technologies and Interactive Videoconferencing, Social & Educational Informatics, ICT & Creativity.
Christidis Kostas
Kostis Christidis was born in Rethymnon in 1967. He completed his undergraduate studies at the school of fine arts in 1995. He received his Masters from the Department of philosophy and social studies of the University of Crete in 2005. In 2013, he was awarded with a Ph.D from the Department of Primary School Education of the same University.
His research interests focus on Art Education, History and Theory of Art and Art Therapy. He has presented papers with other lecturers in national and international conferences. He has written articles with other writers in Greek and international scientific journals.
He is a member of the Greek Chamber of fine Arts and the Educational Association of Greece. He has participated in group exhibitions in Crete as well as Athens, Moreover, his work includes the scenography of theatrical plays and the illustration of educational books.
Karvounis Lampros
Karvounis Lampros graduated in 1987 from the Pedagogical Academy Mytilene.
From 2000 to 2002, he was trained in Teacher in service Education, University of Crete Department of Primary Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Education Course Studies and Computer Science.
From 2004 to 2007 he studied in the Master's program University of Crete Department of Primary Education the field of "Information Technology and Education - Modern Technologies in Science Teaching." thesis entitled “IT and educational process. Implementation of Educational Environment for Distance Teaching Physics-Electricity Module” From 2008 to 2014 he is o PhD candidate in University of Crete Department of Primary Education Thesis entitled “Teaching Presence – The role of the teacher in the learning environments of synchronous transmission with an emphasis in Teaching Utilization of Interactive Videoconferencing”.
He has attended many seminars workshops and conferences on various topics in Science of Education. He has presented papers with other lecturers in national and international conferences. He has written articles with other writers in Greek and international scientific journals.
He is a teacher for the last 24 years in schools of Aegina, Athens and Rethymno. Now he is the director of the primary School at Adele- Rethymno. He is an educator in several adult teaching projects.
From 2005 to 2014 He participates in the team of ‘‘ODYSSEAS” project for the development and implementation of cross-curricular activities of distant collaborative learning via VC between elementary schools of Greece.
From 2012 to 2014 he participates as an external cooperator in the Centre of Intercultural and Migration Studies (EDIAMME) in University of Crete Department of Primary Education for the design, implementation and evaluation of educational enviroment for distance teaching Greek Mythology and Greek History online.
Kotsidis Kostas
Konstantinos Kotsidis is a teacher in primary school since 2003. He has two Master of Education Degrees: a) in “Computer Science & Education” (University of Athens Greece / Department of Primary Education), b) in “Educational Leadership and Policy” (Open University of Cyprus). He is a Phd Candidate in the Department of Primary Education, University of Crete, and is actively engaged in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Distant Learning. His papers have been published in scientific magazines and also in Greek conference proceedings, with international participation. He has worked, as a Scientific Consultant, in the development of methodology and sampling educational scenarios for the subjects of primary education. Furthermore, he is a Teachers for Europe (T4E) Ambassador and educator of ICT to primary school teachers. He, also, participates, as a trainer, in educational workshops with the subject of the use of ICT in education and implements educational programs in cooperation with the Laboratory of Advanced Learning Technologies of Lifelong and Distance Learning at the University of Crete.
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