short history of Storyline in Greece
A young Greek
teacher, Ifigenia Iliopoulou from Anilio, has used Storyline to
gain a Master's degree from Strathclyde University. Her main purpose
is to adapt the ideas in the methodology for teaching environmental
studies to children in the early stages of education in Greece.
She was instrumental in my receiving an invitation to the University
of Patras in May 2000 to present a Storyline Seminar organised
by Professor Spiras Kriwas and to observe a course given by Ifigenia.
In 1999 Ifigenia
gave the following courses:
- A Seminar
for Nursery Teachers of the prefecture of Kavala (city of Greece)
concerning the implementation of Storyline in Environmental
- A lecture
in the Thessaly University addressed to nursery and primary
teachers on Storyline as a method for teaching environmental
concepts and issues
- A Lecture
in the First Hellenic Conference on Environmental Education
- A Seminar
for nursery teachers in the Centre of Environmental Education
in Konitsa (prefecture of Ioannina)
- A lecture
in the International Conference for Environmental Education
on the evaluation of Storyline method by teachers who experienced
this method during their in-service training on Environmental
- A Seminar
for teachers of all levels of education in the University of
- She is
going on to implement Storyline in her classroom this year.
A new topic has been designed and will be described later
An article written by Ifigenia
- latest at the top
of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Early Education Conference, 17th & 18th march
kind invitation of Associate Professor Domna Kakana, Director of Postgraduate
Studies in Early Education, Gudmundur Kristmundsson from the Teachers'
University of Iceland and Steve Bell of Storyline Scotland were invited
to make Storyline presentations at this conference. A Storyline link
has been established through the special interest of Ifigenia Iliopoulou,
a doctor student, who took her master's degree in Strathclyde University,
Glasgow, some years ago. She has recently published the first Storyline
book in Greece. The new Greek curriculum aims at linking different cognitive
subjects through interdisciplinary processes and so Storyline presented
a strategy of interest to the many teachers and students who attended.
Erasmus contracts have also been established between the University
of Thessaly and the Teachers' University of Iceland.
Storyline Book in Greece
Iliopoulou, who took her master's degree some years ago at Strathclyde
University in Glasgow using Storyline as a special study is the author
of this new Storyline book. It is aimed at Kindergarten teachers and
those teaching early stages in primary school. Ifigenia now works at
the University of Volos and is a studying for her doctorate while still
engaged in teaching and in giving inservice courses to teachers. She
is to be congratulated on this fine achievement.
news from Greece
the past four years Ifigenia Iliopoulou has been introducing Storyline
to students and teachers in Greece. Her contact with this approach developed
from a special study for her master's degree taken at the University
of Strathclyde in Glasgow. She is particularly interested in working
with pupils at the early stages and especially in the area of environmental
studies. She tells an interesting story of her experiences which you
can read by clicking below.