Training Adults’ Trainers in Greece: “Efforts for Innovation”

By Constantinos Tsamadias, Konstantina Koutrouba and Maria Theodosopoulou.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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In the last few years a systemic approach to lifelong learning has been developing in Greece. It involves legislative acts, buildings, technological infrastructure, administrative structures of lifelong education and training, financing sources, cooperation among stakeholders, quality provision, professionalization of the field. This article focuses on presenting the national lifelong learning strategy regarding the trainers and staff, as they are depicted in relevant reforms and educational programmes and researches and reflects on further steps for the developments on the field. It particularly presents innovative, for Greece, training programmes of trainers which were designed in 2009 and are expected to be completed by 2013, by presenting those programmes’ content, objectives, implementation and scientific support.

Keywords: Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Training of Adults’ Trainers, Quality Provision, Initial and Continuous Professional Development, Blended Learning, Financing

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 11, pp.149-164. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.167MB).

Constantinos Tsamadias

Assistant Professor, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

Constantinos Tsamadias is Assistant Professor of Evaluation of Investments in Education, Harokopio University, Athens Greece. He is in the process of applying for the position of Associate Professor of Evaluation of Investments in Education and Lifelong Learning, Harokopio University, Athens Greece. He is Former Secretary General of Lifelong Learning in Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs in 2004-2009. President of the National Committee of Lifelong Learning.

Konstantina Koutrouba

Assistant Professor, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

Konstantina Koutrouba is an Assistant Professor of Science of Education in the Department of Home Economics and Ecology at Harokopio University, Athens, Greece. During 2004-2008 she was Director of Teachers’ Training in Second Chance Schools in Greece. Her research interests focus on the investigation and implementation of alternative teaching strategies during the learning process and on involvement of teacher’s personality and professionalism into the teaching practice.

Dr. Maria Theodosopoulou

University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Maria Theodosopoulou has a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, Master’s Degree in Career Counselling and a Ph.D. in Adult Education. In 2004 she worked at the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning (G.S.L.L.L.) of the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and since 2005 works at the Institute of Continuing Adult Education of G.S.L.L.L.


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