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 & EducatorI 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 StatementAs an educator, I perceive my main objectives as two-fold. On the one hand, I help students develop their understanding of Computational Thinking 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.
My key metrics :)
Years - as a CS teacher in Greek secondary education, firm believer of Game-Based Learning and kids' coding
Publications - in peer reviewed journals, book chapters and conferences during the last 5 years
Years - as EU Code Week Ambassador, a grassroots initiative about coding and digital literacy, #CodeWeek
Kids - and above all proud father and husband
I am a very organised person, flexible, passionate and motivated (willing to learn). I enjoy working in a team environment and I can communicate very well with my co-workers.
I am a postdoctoral researcher in the field of games and immersive learning technologies and CS teacher at Greek secondary education.
Innovative CS educator with 15+ years of experience developing-researching student-centered pedagogies.
- Tripoli, Peloponnese, GR
- +30 2710 372264
Postdoc & Digital Games in programming learning
HCI-VR LAB , Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Post doctoral research on digital games and programming learning.
PhD & Computer Science Education
Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Doctor of Philosophy diploma on didactics of CS with emphasis on Game-Based Learning, Alternative Teaching Methods and personalization techniques in programming learning.
MSc & Information Technology
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
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).
- Greek (native)
- English (excellent)
- German (good)
- C, C++, Python, Java, Swift
Ambassador of the European Code Week for Greece, https://codeweek.eu/ambassadors?country_iso=GR
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Panhellenic Open Robotics Competition of Open Technologies https://robotics.ellak.gr/
Reviewer and member of the scientific committee in several international scientific journals and conferences.
Head of department
2010 - 2012
Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs, Greece
- Head of the technical department and e-learning expert at Arcadia perfecture. Technical support for new technology infrastructures in Primary and Secondary Education schools.
- Design and developement of the DDE portal.
- Design and implementation of a call service center.
- Developement of a file server application and infrastracture.
- Design and developement of an electronic payment invoice application.
2005 - 2006
TIM Hellas, Athens, Greece
- Human Resources Department, TIM Hellas (Telecommunications, now known as Wind).
2004 - 2005
Daltec SA, Athens, Greece
- Lead in the design, development, and implementation of the graphic, layout, and production communication materials
- Supervise the assessment of all graphic materials in order to ensure quality and accuracy of the design
2004 - 2005
Athens 2004, Athens, Greece
- Level1 IT administrator for 'Admin' computers network - Olympic games of Athens 2004. During the games administrator @ 2 venues HEL/HEF Elliniko.
Adjunct Faculty Instructor
2019 - present
PDA - UoP, Greece
Adjunct Faculty Instructor at the department of Performing and Digital Arts, University of Peloponnese. Courses: Introduction to Technology, Human Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality.
2012-13, 2015-16, 2019-20
DIT - UoP, Greece
Seconded teacher (for three periods) at the department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Peloponnese. Laboratory staff member. Courses: Programming I (C), Programming II (C), Object-Oriented Programming (Java), Human-Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality, Intro to CS.
2005 - present
Ministry of Education, Greece
Teaching Computer Science to public Secondary Education Schools @ Arcadia prefecture, Peloponnese.
2005 - 2006
Ministry of Education, Greece
Teaching Computer Science courses to public Institutes for Vocational Training (IEK), Attica prefecture.
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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.
- Book Chapters
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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