Dr. Aravella Zachariou
Visiting Assistant Prof

Dr. Aravella Zachariou

DL - Education
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Short CV
Aravella Zachariou has a PhD in Environmental Education from the University of Ioannina Greece. She is the Coordinator of the Unit of Education for Environment and Sustainable Development (ESD), in Cyprus Pedagogical Institute. During the period of 2006-208 was in Aegean University as a lecturer in EE and the period 2008-2010 was visiting Ass. Professor on EE/ESD, in Athens National kapodistrian University. Since 2009 she is Visiting Ass. Professor in EE/ESD at the Frederick University. Her research involves the integration of education for environment and sustainable development in formal and non-formal education as well as in teacher education. Her research work is published in international scientific journals for Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development and also, presented in international and worldwide conferences. She is participating in international organizations and networks for Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development (e.x. MIO, ENSI), and recently (April 2017) she has been elected as the Chair of the UNECE ESD Steering Committee. She is the author of the book “Environmental Education and National Curriculum: Theoretical framework and Principles in Cyprus Primary Education” and Co-author of the book “Sustainable Development Issues in Education”. Aravella Zachariou participated in more than 15 projects funded by EU (Erasmus, Life etc) as a senior expert, researcher and coordinator. She is nominated as a national expert of Cyprus in the field of ESD and is representing Cyprus in international fora, technical consultation meetings and expert group meetings in the field of ESD. She was member of the scientific committee for revising the curricula in EE/ESD and she led the technical committee for founding in Cyprus the Governmental Network of Environmental Education Centers.
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