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Dr Olga Ververvi

Dr Olga Ververi

LECTURER IN EDUCATION STUDIES
Education Studies
0151 291 3027
Education
ververo@hope.ac.uk

PhD – Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, UK; MA – Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; BA (Hons) – Greek Literature and Language, University of Patras, Greece.

After completing my studies in Greek Philology in Greece, I was awarded a scholarship by the Greek Scholarship Foundation (IKY) for postgraduate studies abroad. I took the MA in Education at Manchester Metropolitan University where I first developed my interest in CPD and deepened my knowledge in Pedagogy. I then went to the University of Bristol to pursue a PhD at the Graduate School of Education and focused upon teachers’ critical thinking in citizenship education.
 
Research Interests: My main area of research has been the concept, meaning and process of critical thinking in citizenship education. In my research I draw on cognitive psychology, critical pedagogy and social constructivism. I attempt a systematisation of the three approaches on critical thinking – with the aid of the philosophy of Critical Realism – under the concept of the ‘Sociology of Critical Thinking’. I focus upon citizenship education teachers’ critical thinking in relation to their professionalism, training and CPD.
 
My current research is about citizenship education teaching and learning through the prism of the concept of the ‘Sociology of Critical Thinking’.
 
Supervision:  I supervise MA and MTL students in the areas of:
 
International Education
Educational Leadership
Sociology of Education
Citizenship and Human Rights Education
Higher Education in Europe
Pedagogy
Teaching Methodology

 

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