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1st Annual Teacher Development Symposium-Thessaloniki
We are proud to announce that the first Annual Teacher Development Symposium will be taking place this February in Athens and Thessaloniki.

The Symposium will comprise two presentations on different aspects of teacher development by Marisa Constantinides and George Vassilakis, followed by lunch offered to participants courtesy of PEOPLECERT S.A. In the afternoon, we will be holding a round table discussion on assessment and the City & Guilds exams, and educational psychologist Despina Dimitraki will be giving a presentation on affective development, which will also be open to students and their parents, and will, for this reason, be given in Greek.   





Sunday, 27 February
10:30 - 16:00

Macedonia Palace Hotel

Aristotelis I

Registration Required
or email or call us on 2103729150

Registration Deadlines:   Athens 17/2   |  Thessaloniki 24/2

Symposium Agenda

10:30-11:00  Registration & Coffee
11:00-12:00  Developing  creative thinking skills in English Language Teaching
Marisa Constantinides, CELT Athens Teacher Education Centre Director
Creative thinking, or divergent production potential is present in all learners but many of the standard classroom activities stunt rather than develop it. This presentation aims to point out opportunities for making this part of our design including activities that have the potential of developing the different facets of this composite aspect of human intellect.
12:00-13:00 Teacher Development: a never ending story
George Vassilakis, Language Certification Director, PEOPLECERT
The terms teacher education, teacher training and teacher development are often confused; and in reality, both teacher training and teacher education are related to teacher development, the main difference being that development continues even after initial training and further education has been completed. In this presentation, we will discover what is involved in teacher education and development and discuss ways in which teachers can continue developing and offering a better service to their students.
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00  H κατάκτηση της ευτυχίας: ουτοπία ή εφικτός στόχος;
Δέσποινα Δημητράκη, Εκπαιδευτική Ψυχολόγος
Στην ομιλία αυτή θα εξετάσουμε το ζήτημα της ευτυχίας από επιστημονική σκοπιά για να δούμε σε ποιο βαθμό οι άνθρωποι σήμερα είναι ευτυχισμένοι και, κυρίως, ποια χαρακτηριστικά, γνωρίσματα και συνθήκες συμβάλλουν στην κατάκτηση της ευτυχίας. Στόχος είναι οι συμμετέχοντες να προσδιορίσουν και να μπορέσουν να αναπτύξουν τους παράγοντες που θα κάνουν τους ίδιους, τους μαθητές τους και τα παιδιά τους πιο ευτυχισμένα.
15:00-15:30 Round Table Discussion 
George Lampropoulos, Marios Molfetas, George Vassilakis