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Efthymia Penderi

Position : Assistant Professor

Field of study : Social Pedagogy and Applications in Early Childhood Education

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Efthymia Penderi


Scientific studies

  • Undergraduate Degree, Department of Early Childhood Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

  • Master’s Degree, Interdepartmental Master’s Degree Program “Socio-cultural Education and Training of Animators”

  • PhD, Department of Education Sciences in Early Childhood, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece


Undergraduate Courses (Department of Education Sciences in Early Childhood)

  • Evaluation: Theoretical Approaches and Applications in Early Childhood Education
  • Social Pedagogy
  • The Dynamics of Relationships and Contexts in the Learning Process
  • Basic Issues in Social Pedagogy and Innovative Educational Interventions

Scientific Interests:

Parental involvement and family-school partnerships
Parents’ ethnotheories and customs of child rearing to promote young children’s education and wellbeing
Social pedagogical practices and citizenship education regarding young children
Promotion of young children’s socioemotional competence and resilience
Culturally responsive teaching, young children’s rights and participation