Melliou Kiriaki' s Short CV

Mrs Kiriaki Melliou is a Kindergarten specialist and public speaker with considerable work and experience in the field of developing High Order Thinking with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). She received a Bachelors of Early Childhood Education with Distinction from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Masters of Educational Leadership with Distinction fromRhodes Aegean University. She is a Ph.D Candidate in the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Western Macedonia. Her research centers on the impact of ICT on developing thinking dispositions within the framework of Harvard’s Visible Thinking approach. She has also received a Professional Development Certificate of Making Thinking Visible from Wide World of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

Conference presentations and her research papers include studies on several Web 2.0 tools and applications. Her innovative practice on creating Digital Comics in Kindergarten has been awarded by the Greek Ministry of National Education. Her project on Humans Rights and Democracy is among the winning projects (4th position) that will be celebrated by the Council of Europe as a major contribution to citizenship and human rights education and will be included in one or several short-film(s)/animation(s) which will be commissioned afterwards. Mrs Melliou has served as coordinator for e-Twinning Learning Lab and contributed as pilot teacher to LLP Comenius Project. She is currently working as a Kindergarten Educator in the Directorate of Primary Education in Piraeus, Greece. 

Selected Presentations

Melliou, K. (2014). “Six Thinking Hats in Kindergarten”. 2nd International Conference on Academic Excellence and Charisma. Athens: Ministry for the Press and Media.

Melliou, K. (2013). “Thinking with Art: The integration of technologies using the Artful Thinking Program for Kindergarten”. IV Visible Thinking Conference “The Future of Teaching and Learning”. Miami 4-6 April 2013.

Melliou, K. (2012). “EduComics-Using Digital Comics in the Classroom”. E-Learning Expo. Eugenides Foundation, 6-7 October 2012.

Moutafidou, A., Melliou, K., Georgopoulou, A. (2011). “Educational research and teacher professionalism”. 2nd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration. American UniversityIstanbul. 28-30 October 2011.

Moutafidou, A., Melliou, K., Bratitsis, T. (2010). “Endangered species: Pilot WebQuest Implementation in Kindergarten”. 7th National Conference on Education in the Digital Era. Piraeus: 30-31 October 2010.

Selected Publications

Melliou, K., Moutafidou, A., Bratitsis, T. (2014). “Using Digital Comics to develop Thinking Dispositions in Early Childhood Education”. Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (under publication).

Melliou, K., Kouti, M. (2014). “Using critical thinking approaches to managing aggressive behaviors”.Modern Kindergarten Journal, (97), pp. 114-119.

Melliou K. (2013). “Three classic children’s stories from another point of view”. Proceedings of the 1stInternational Conference on Creative Writing, University of Western Macedonia, Athens College-Psychico College (under publication).

Moutafidou, A., Melliou, K. & Georgopoulou, A.A. (2012). Educational research and teacherdevelopment. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, (31), 156-161.

Melliou, K. (2012). “Think through Art and Technology. Pilot Artful Thinking implementation in Kindergarten”. I-teacher (5), pp. 206-216. Available online at http://users.sch.gr/fg/files/5o_teyxos_i-teacher_11_2012.pdf

Contact Information

Melliou Kiriaki

25th Chrysostomou Smirnis Str. 18547, Piraeus, Greece.

Tel. +306972996065

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