Anastasios (tasos) Theodoropoulos

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About

I am a Computer Science teacher at a public secondary school (high school) in Tripolis, Peloponnese, Greece. I have extensive experience in teaching a wide variety of courses to students aged from 6 years old to mature adults and experience in teaching in multicultural settings.

Postdoc Researcher & Educator

I received my graduate degree in Informatics from the Piraeus University of Applied Sciences - Automation Department (Greece), and my Master’s degree in Information Technology from the University of the West of Scotland (UK) - Computing School. In June 2017 I received my Ph.D. at the University of Peloponnese (department of Informatics and Telecommunications) in the field of Computer Science Education. I have been very fortunate to study with extremely rigorous academic professionals who are genuinely committed to teaching and mentoring.

  • Birthday: June 1978
  • Website: www.ict.mysch.gr
  • Phone: +30 2710 372264
  • City: Tripoli, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Age: 42
  • Degree: PhD
  • Email: ttheodor[at]uop[dot]gr

Personal Statement

As an educator, I perceive my main objectives as two-fold. On the one hand, I help students develop their understanding of ICT and build up valuable skills necessary to nearly any field. On the other hand, I provide opportunities for student critical thinking scaffold that reinforce reflective skills and help them understand not only how to perform a function, but also justify how they arrived at that solution. I try to reconcile these two objectives in my teaching practice instead of considering them separately.

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14

Years - as a CS teacher in Greek secondary education, firm believer of Game-Based Learning and kids' coding

19

Publications - in peer reviewed journals, book chapters and conferences during the last 5 years

7

Years - as EU Code Week Ambassador, a grassroots initiative about coding and digital literacy, #CodeWeek

2

Kids - and above all proud father and husband

Skills

I am a very organised person, flexible, passionate, motivated (willing to learn), teamworker and I can communicate very well with my co-workers.

Teaching 100%
Programming languages90%
Research 95%
Media Production Software 80%
Educational Technologies 90%
Unity (game developement) 75%

Resume

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the field of games and learning technologies and CS teacher at Greek secondary education.

Sumary

Anastasios Theodoropoulos

Innovative CS teacher with 15+ years of experience developing-researching student-centered pedagogies.

  • Tripoli, Peloponnese, GR
  • +30 2710 372264
  • ttheodor[at]uop[dot]gr

Education

Postdoc & Digital Games in programming learning

2020

HCI-VR LAB, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Post doctoral research on digital games and programming learning.

MSc & Information Technology

2010

University of the West of Scotland, UK

Master of Science from the Computing School of UWS in Information Technology with Management Stream (2 years).

BSc & Automation Engineer

2004

Piraeus University of Applied Sciences

Bachelor of Science for the department of Automation, Technological Education Institute of Piraeus, now called University of West Attica, Greece (4 years).

Additional

Languages

  • Greek (native)
  • English (excellent)
  • German (good)

Programming

  • C, C++, Python, Java

Professional Experience

Automation Engineer

2004 - 2005

Daltec SA, Athens, Greece

  • Lead in the design, development, and implementation of the graphic, layout, and production communication materials
  • Delegate tasks to the 7 members of the design team and provide counsel on all aspects of the project.
  • Supervise the assessment of all graphic materials in order to ensure quality and accuracy of the design

Teaching Experience

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2004 - 2005

Daltec SA, Athens, Greece

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Athens 2004, Olympic Games

2003-2004

IT supervisor, Athens, Greece

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Publications

A selection of recent journal publications, conferences & workshops & book chapters.

- Theodoropoulos, A., & Lepouras, G. (2020). Digital Game-Based Learning and Computational Thinking in P-12 Education: A Systematic Literature Review on Playing Games for Learning Programming. In Handbook of Research on Tools for Teaching Computational Thinking in P-12 Education (pp. 158-179). IGI Global.

- Theodoropoulos, A., Vassilakis, C., Antoniou, A., Wallace, M., & Lepouras, G. (2019, September). ATMF: A Student-Centered Framework for the Effective Implementation of Alternative Teaching Methods for CSEd. In Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society (pp. 116-127). Springer, Cham.

- Theodoropoulos, A., Antoniou, A., & Lepouras, G. (2016). How do different cognitive styles affect learning programming? Insights from a game-based approach in Greek schools. ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE), 17(1), 1-25.

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Research Interests

I do research on Game-Based Learning, Computer Science Education (Programming methods, environments and techniques), Immersive Learning Technologies, CHI, Game Design and Games. I pursue research concepts such as user experience modeling and procedural content generation for the design of personalized interactive systems for learning. Lately, I have been involved in projects that combine interactive technologies with arts and culture.

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Contact

You can contact me eiter by email or by using the form below. Feel free to send your message.

Location:

Department of Informatics and Telecommunications Faculty of Economics and Technology University of the Peloponnese Akadimaikou G. K. Vlachou Street GR-221 31 Tripoli, Greece

Call (office):

+30 2710 372264

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