"Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who give birth to them; for the first only gave them life, while the latter the art of living well"
Dr. Vasiliki Brinia is the Head of the Teacher Education Program (TEP) of the Athens University of Economics and Business, Scientific Director of the TEP and a lecturer at the Department of Informatics, School of Information Sciences and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business.
She holds two Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration, a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA), a Diploma in Pedagogical Studies, a Diploma in Counseling, a Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) in Education and Teaching Sciences and has carried out PostDoc Research in the teaching methodology of adult education through experiential teaching methods.
She has been an expert-advisor at the Ministry of Education in the organizational and administrative restructuring of the Greek educational system. She has long-term administrative and teaching experience in secondary education and adult education. She has been teaching at the Athens University of Economics and Business (since 2005), as well as in Postgraduate Programs, such as "Studies in Education-Management of Educational Units" and "Adult Education" of the Hellenic Open University (since 2008), in the Postgraduate Program "Institutions and Health Policies "of the University of Peloponnese-Corinth (since 2011), in the Postgraduate Program "Theory, Practice and Assessment of the Educational Process" of the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Athens (since 2014), in the Postgraduate Program "Education and Culture" of the Harokopio University. She has also taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Piraeus (Department of Economics) and at the University of Patras (Department of Primary Education).
In 2010, with the mandate of the Senate and the Rector's Council of the Athens University of Economics and Business, she innovatively designed, organized and implemented, according to the Teacher Education Program of the Harvard School of Education and the Stanford Graduate School of Education, as a teaching and scientific director, the Teacher Education Program of the Athens University of Economics and Business, which is the first of its kind teacher education program certified by the Ministry of Education (2013) in Greece at the level of Higher Educational Institutes.
She has pursued extensive research and writing activities in Greece and abroad. In particular, she has made 145 publications, 70 of which are research papers that have been published in international scientific journals with the blind peer review system. She has participated in several international and local scientific conferences. She is author of five monographs-university textbooks and of two chapters in two edited books.
Finally, she is an active member of the international scientific community, as Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Education and Teaching Methodology, NADIA, Australia as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Education Economics and Development-(Inderscience, UK) while she is a scientific member of the Editorial Advisory Board in international scientific journals with reviewers such as: Educational Studies (Taylor&Francis), International Journal of Educational Management (Emerald, UK), Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education (Emerald, UK), Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning (Emerald, UK), Quality in Education, (Emerald, UK), International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies (Inderscience, UK), International Journal of Management in Education (Inderscience, UK), International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability (Inderscience, UK), International Journal of Happiness and Development, (Inderscience, UK), International Journal of Business and Management (Asian Institute of Research), Education Quarterly Reviews (Asian Institute of Research), Sustainability (MDPI).
He is a Lecturer in the Teacher Education Program, Athens University of Economics and Business. His research is in the fields of network economics, information systems and education. He is a graduate of Informatics and holds postgraduate specializations in Information Systems Management as well as in Economics from the Departments of Informatics and Economic Sciences of the Athens University of Economics and Business. In 2009, he was awarded a Doctorate Degree in Network Economics by the Athens University of Economics and Business.
Ms. Christina Koutouvela holds a degree in philology from EKPA, she continued her postgraduate studies at the Pedagogical Department of Elementary Education of EKPA where she completed, subsequently, her doctoral thesis in pedagogical sciences and quality in education. He has teaching experience in Higher Education especially in the field of Quality in education and teaching where he has a significant number of publications and participation in conferences. In particular, her articles have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, while she has participated in national and international scientific conferences. Her scientific interests focus on the field of educational reform, evaluation, effectiveness and quality of education. He teaches as a teacher in private education. At the same time, he deals with short story and translation. Her short stories are published on the internet, while she has a collective translation work such as: "Crisis época or época tis crisis", Ed. Alexandria, "Amour-Erotic Anthology", Ed. Hammock and Marcel Proust- "Dreams", Ed. Gavrielidis.
Ms. Efrosyni Kostara is a philologist, PhD in Adult Education at the Hellenic Open University with specialization in teacher training and educational evaluation. He teaches Adult Education at the Hellenic Open University while at the Pedagogical Department of Primary Education he teaches the course "Vulnerable Social Groups-Social Exclusion and Lifelong Learning". In the period 2020-2022, she has been assigned by the Institute of Educational Policy the preparation of the new Analytical Study Programs, the training of teachers and the writing of the New School Manuals for the Ancient Greek course in High School. It deals with the training of Secondary Education teachers in matters related to the teaching methodology with an emphasis on the cultivation of skills. At the same time, her research interests concern educational evaluation, the theory of transformative learning and its didactic utilization, as well as the teaching of ancient Greek tragedy to students, teachers and adult trainers. Since 2020, she is the Scientific Manager of the Short Study Program Integrated Teaching Methodology at the Hellenic Open University with an orientation, among others, in educational evaluation. She has presented her work with an emphasis on educational evaluation at international conferences while she has contributed chapters to four international collective volumes and is the editor of a collective volume published in 2021 by the international publishing house Routledge.
Mr. Gerasimos Makris is a doctor-psychiatrist graduated from the Department of Medicine, School of Health Sciences of the University of Crete. He holds a PhD in the Department of Medicine of the School of Health Sciences of the Greek Academy of Sciences on the subject: "Psychophysiological Study of the Phenotype and Endophenotype of Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders". He holds a Master's Degree in "Interconnective Psychiatry: Separate Physical and Mental Health Care" from the Department of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, E.K.P.A. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Society of Analytical Group & Family Psychotherapy (founder psychiatrist-psychoanalyst Mattheos Yosaphat). He has been systematically engaged on behalf of the Hellenic Society of Analytical Group & Family Psychotherapy (together with the doctor-psychiatrist and president of the society Mr. Pantelis Papadopoulos) with the training of teachers with "life lessons in schools" in collaboration with the Science Studies Program of Education and Training of the OPA. He has authored a large number of articles in the field of General and Evolutionary Psychology. In particular, his articles have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, while he has participated in national and international scientific conferences. His scientific interests focus on the field of evolutionary psychology and the cultivation of life skills in teachers in order to pass them on to their students.
Mr. Emmanuel Pavlakis is a trainer and human resource development consultant in educational organizations. He teaches Adult Education and Educational Leadership in postgraduate programs of the University of Athens and the Hellenic Open University. He has been the Learning Manager and creator of the educational material for the 'Youreca' program, which received a UNESCO Global Quality and Excellence Award. He has extensive teaching experience in Higher Education in subjects related to the Organization and Administration of Educational Units in Greece and abroad (Cyprus). He has written a large number of articles in the field of Organization and Management of Educational Units which have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, while he has participated in pan-Hellenic and international scientific conferences. His scientific interests focus on the field of Educational Leadership and the Organization and Management of Educational Units.
Ms. Nikki Phillips completed her basic studies in Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Humanities and a Masters Degree from La Trobe University, Melbourne. He holds a PhD from the Hellenic Open University in the field of Adult Education with a research object of Experiential Learning for the Development of Social Skills of Business Executives and Human Resources. She has been a Consultant-Professor for a number of years at the Hellenic Open University (in the Adult Education Master's Program and in the Education Studies Master's Program), at the Cyprus Open University (Educational Sciences Master's Program) and at the University of Piraeus (Digital Systems Master's Program). For 17 years (1995-2012) she worked as Director of Training & Human Resources Development at the Bank of Cyprus Greece. Since 1989, she has been training adults for the development of Social Skills and has been working as a trainer and scientific consultant with national and private adult education bodies (ETI, EDEE, IDEKE, GSEVEE, CANEP GSEE, EKEPIS, EOPPEP, EKDAA, KETHEA, etc.), but also as an author of scientific texts and educational manuals concerning the field of adult education in general and the training and certification of adult educators. She is a certified Trainer and Evaluator of adult trainers by EKEPIS/EOPPEP (2006) and by the international organization D. Kirkpatrick. He has written a large number of articles in the wider field of pedagogical science which have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, while he has participated in national and international scientific conferences. In particular, her writing and research work focuses on the Design and Evaluation of Educational Programs, Teacher Training, Experiential Learning and the development of Social Skills as fields of Pedagogical Science. He has translated books in the field of Adult Education (from and to Greek-English). He founded Skills (experiential HR training for organizations) in September 2012.