research programmes

Title of Research Project: Investigating aspects of psychosocial adaptation in undergraduates of the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Thessaly related with their studies and academic life

Duration: 2019-2020
Principal Investigator: Irini Dermitzaki
Research group members: G. Vleioras, C. Roussi, M. Chatzistamatiou, S. Theodosiou, E. Kallia
Funding: Research Committee of the University of Thessaly (code: 5600.03.04.02.05)
Brief description: The project aims at investigating aspects of psychosocial adaptation in freshmen of the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Thessaly and at investigating individual, social, and academic factors related to adaptation, such as academic expectations from university studies and aspects of mental health and well-being.

Title of Research Project: Discourses on knowledge in education

Duration: 2012-2014
Principal Investigator: Eleftheria Tseliou
Research group members: Ioanna Moraitou, Sofia Kelesidou
Funding: Research Committee of the University of Thessaly (code: 4504.01.13)
Brief description: This research project aimed at studying the discourse on knowledge (that is, on the ways that knowledge claims or knowledge theories become constructed in discourse) in the context of the interaction between students and academic lectures of education departments in higher education by analyzing transcribed recorded academic lectures.

 

Title of Research Project: “Learning in a smart way”: Empowering students and teachers on fostering students’ self-regulated learning skills

Duration: 2012-2014
Principal investigator: Irini Dermitzaki
Research group members: Maria Kriekouki
Funding: Research Committee of the University of Thessaly (code: 4290.01.41)

Brief description: This research project concerns an intervention with a dual aim: first, the project aimed to implement in regular school classes a programme to promote learning skills in primary school students with a focus on reading comprehension and second, it aimed at training school teachers to effectively implement the above instructional programme in order to foster their students’ learning skills but also to enable them to disseminate this expertise in the wider educational community.

 

Title of Research Project: Preference formation on the basis of peripheral cues

Duration: 2010-2011
Principal Investigator: Georgios Abakoumkin
Research group members: Maria Bakarou
Funding: Research Committee of the University of Thessaly
Brief description: People’s preferences may be based on systematic processing, yet it has been found that they may also be formed on the basis of peripheral cues. In this research project, two experimental studies were conducted in order to examine the role of two peripheral cues, namely familiarity and order, on preferences.