Greek Primary School Teachers’ Understanding of the ‘Cross-Curricular’ and the ‘Project Method’ Teaching Approaches Applied in Classrooms

By Stavroula Kaldi.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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How Greek primary school teachers understand the ‘cross-curricular’ and the ‘project method’ teaching approaches in classrooms

Keywords: Primary School Teachers, Understanding, Cross-curricular Teaching, The ‘Project Method’ of Teaching

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.123-136. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.818MB).

Dr. Stavroula Kaldi

She conducted undergraduate studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece in Education and then postgraduate studies at Sussex University in the UK (MA and PhD in Education). Her doctoral theses focused on the project method of teaching in English and Greek primary schools regarding the promotion of the European Dimension. She worked as a pre-school and primary school teacher in English schools as well as in Greek schools of the Hellenic societies in the UK. Later, she taught ‘Comparative Education’, ‘European Dimension in Education’, ‘Teaching Methodology’ and ‘Intercultural Education’ in undergraduate courses at the following Universities: Aegean University, University of Thessaly and University of Peloponnese in Greece. Her postdoctoral research interests include a) students concept maps about Europe, b) cross-curricular teaching of the contemporary art in primary schools, c) multicultural paradigms of teaching in primary schools, d) primary school teachers understanding and application of the cross-curricular and project method teaching approaches. Presently she is a senior lecturer on ‘Teaching Methodology’ at the University of Thessaly, she is in charge in two out of four stages of the teaching practice for pre-service trainee teachers and involved in a large scale research project about school prospects and teaching the roma children in Greece.

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