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Evgenia Theodotou

  • PhD in Early Childhood Education
  • Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies
  • University of East London
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Research interests

Play and Learn Through the Artinvolvementnew technologiesearly years educationartsLiteracy

About

Dr Evgenia Theodotou is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies and the programme leader for BA (Hons) Early Childhood with Psychology programme at Cass School of Education and Communities at University of East London. She holds a 1st class Diploma in Infant and Child Care Assistant from Sivitanidios College, a 1st class BA in Early Childhood Education and Care from University (TEI) of Athens, a MA in Education from Durham University and a MSc in Teaching Technology and Digital Systems from University of Piraeus with Distinction. She was awarded with a PhD in Early Childhood Education with Distinction in the research area of “Literacy skills in the early years settings” from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has more than 10 years of professional experience as a head teacher in the Early Years Settings and more than 5 years in Higher Education as a Lecturer/Visiting Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies. She has been for 4 years the Programme Leader in Education Department in Metropolitan College. Her research activity is focused on technology enhanced learning, creativity, arts and literacy skills. She has participated in several research projects and published her research in International Conferences, Journals, edited books and monographs. She is the author of “When I play I learn… and I better understand” from Delta publications and of “Creativity in the era of New Technologies” from Kritiki publications. She is also the author of a series of children’s books which will be shortly available to public. She has been a member in several Scientific Review Committees and organises several special sessions in International Conferences.

Co-authors (2)

  • Avraam Papastathopoulos

Publications (5)

  • Examining literacy development holistically using the Play and Learn through the Arts (PLA) programme: a case study

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  • Literacy as a social practice in the early years and the effects of the arts: a case study

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  • Supporting personal and social development through child-led art projects in the early years settings

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  • Early years education: Are young students intrinsically or extrinsically motivated towards school activities? A discussion about the effects of rewards on young children’s learning

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  • Using computers in early years education: What are the effects on children’s development? Some suggestions concerning beneficial computer practice

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Professional experience

Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

University of East London

July 2015 - Present

Education history

Department of Early Childhood Education

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

January 2011 - May 2017(6 years)

Department of Digital Teaching

University of Pireaus

January 2010 - January 2012(2 years)

School of Education

Durham University

January 2008 - January 2009(a year)

Department Early Childhood Education and Care

Technical Educational Institute of Athens

January 1999 - January 2003(4 years)

Department of Early Childhood Education

Sivitanidios College

January 1996 - January 1999(3 years)