Maria Papadopoulou

Maria Papadopoulou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | AUTH · School of Early Childhood Education

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Maria Papadopoulou currently works at the Department of Early Childhood Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Maria does research in Semiotics and Literacy. Her current research interests focus on 'Language education for refugees', 'Visual semiotics', 'Literacy and Language learning'

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Perceiving the 'refugee crisis' as a construct shaped, among others, by contemporary political cartooning, we examine how cartoonists have represented European attitudes towards refugees by focusing on the metaphorical representation of 'Europe' and the 'refugee.' Specifically, we identify the conceptual metaphors used to depict Europe and refugees...
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Το άρθρο εξετάζει την πολυτροπικότητα αλληλεπιδράσεων με και διά των κουκλών στο πλαίσιο ενός εκπαιδευτικού προγράμματος για παιδιά με προσφυγική εμπειρία. Το πρόγραμμα, που έλαβε χώρα σε τάξη ΔΥΕΠ στον Βόλο, είχε ως στόχο τη διευκόλυνση της μετάβασης των παιδιών στο σχολείο με δημιουργικό και παιγνιώδη τρόπο (Almond, 2005˙ Calvert & Sheen, 201...
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Verbal text and images constitute the principal semiotic modes interacting to produce interpersonal meanings in multimodal science texts for young children. These meanings relate to pedagogical perceptions about children’s learning. This study examined verbal text–image relations regarding the interpersonal meaning dimensions of address (the way th...
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Οι δυνατότητες που παρέχει η σύγχρονη τεχνολογία στην ανάπτυξη νέων κωδίκων επικοινω�νίας αλλά και η μεγάλη εξοικείωση των ανηλίκων με τα προϊόντα της δεν άφησαν αδιάφορο το χώρο του θεάτρου για κοινό ανηλίκων θεατών. Η διερεύνηση της ενσωμάτωσης, της λει�τουργίας και της αλληλεπίδρασης των νέων επικοινωνιακών κωδίκων στο συγκεκριμένο εί�δος θεάτρ...
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The paper presents aspects of a drama based six months’ project with refugee children during their first period of schooling in Greece. The project aimed to investigate whether drama sessions could facilitate second language learning, strengthen children’s participation in classroom communication and enhance interaction among pupils and teachers wi...
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The study builds on the notion of identity investment as developed in sociocultural approaches to language learning in order to explore course design properties which can motivate language learners’ engagement in the learning process. Data are drawn from an ethnographically oriented large-scale project of teaching Greek to diverse social groups of...
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Dominant discourses construct Roma as illiterate, with no literacy experiences, connecting thus much of their marginalisation with low school attendance and a high drop-out rate from school. Roma move into and across many different social and geographical units, exhibiting multiple and varied practices of language use, such as language crossing and...
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mobility), γεωγραφική και συμβολική, είναι ουσιώδες χαρακτηριστικό της εποχής της ύστερης νεωτερικότητας. Kαθώς οι άνθρωποι μετακινούνται σε πολλαπλούς κόσμους, εκφεύγουν από το πλαίσιο της σταθερής, αμετάβλητης και προσδιορισμένης ταυτότητάς τους και διαπραγματεύονται τον ρόλο τους σε νέες τοπικότητες, σε διαρκώς διαφοροποιούμενα πολιτισμικά και ε...
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Today’s society is highly visual, imposing the use of respective practices in Higher Education; under this scope the importance of images and multimedia alters the way 21st digital literacy is perceived. As technology advances, it is important for education professionals to learn how to read visuals through practicing and analyzing techniques, but...
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Η έρευνα αφορά παραγωγές βίντεο φοιτητριών, στο πλαίσιο εκπαιδευτικής παρέμβασης, με στόχο την ανάπτυξη λόγου πειθούς σχετικά με το ρατσισμό. Η παρούσα εργασία, μέρος πιλοτικής έρευνας διδακτορικής διατριβής, έχει ως στόχο τη διερεύνηση του τρόπου οικειοποίησης έτοιμου ψηφιακού υλικού που χρησιμοποιήθηκε για την παραγωγή των βίντεο. Η ανάλυση του α...
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The article discusses the impact of a drama based project on increasing intercultural understanding and communication, improving refugee children’s communication skills in a multilingual environment, strengthening their inclusiveness in the Greek educational system and empowering them to overcome negative experiences. The 6-month project involved 2...
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Η συμπερίληψη μαθητών/τριών με προσφυγική προέλευση στο εκπαιδευτικό σύστημα προϋποθέτει την υιοθέτηση των αρχών της διαπολιτισμικής εκπαίδευσης αλλά και την αξιοποίηση μεθόδων που ενισχύουν την αλληλεπίδραση όλων των εμπλεκομένων. Η αξιοποίηση τεχνικών της Δραματικής Τέχνης επιτρέπει την προσέγγιση της γνώσης με καινοτόμο τρόπο καθώς στο επίκεντρο...
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This special issue of Punctum on ‘Multimodality in Education’ aims to contribute to the investigation and the understanding of the impact of multimodality on contemporary edu- cational theory and practice and, by implication, to the development of multimodally literate students.
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The paper discusses university students’ multimodal digital compositions concerning racism in the specific sociopolitical context marked by the expansion of racist violence following the rise of far-right political parties and the financial crisis in Greece. Drawing on the fields of Multimodal Social Semiotics, Argumentation and Rhetoric, this pape...
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The paper discusses university students’ multimodal digital compositions concerning racism in the specific sociopolitical context marked by the expansion of racist violence following the rise of far-right political parties and the financial crisis in Greece. Drawing on the fields of Multimodal Social Semiotics, Argumentation and Rhetoric, this pape...
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In this chapter we present and discuss aspects of the “Language Education for Refugees and Migrants (LRM)” Master’s program, which was launched by the Hellenic Open University in 2016. We focus on key elements of the curriculum design , such as digitality, criticality, interdisciplinarity , creativity, collaborative learning and a practice-oriented...
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Η δόμηση των σύγχρονων κειμένων βάσει αρχών πολυτροπικής οργάνωσης έχει οδηγήσει στη διαμόρφωση καινούριων επικοινωνιακών πρακτικών, οι οποίες απαιτούν αυξημένες δεξιότητες ‘πλοήγησης’ από πλευράς κειμενικών δεκτών στις αναγνωστικές-προσληπτικές οδούς που διαμορφώνονται, κύριο γνώρισμα των οποίων είναι η διαρκής μεταβολή και αναπροσαρμογή βάσει των...
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The book chapter presents and discusses aspects of an informal learning intervention with refugee children highlighting the importance of research-led and participatory approaches in case of education in emergency. The focus is on the adopted bottom-up approach concerning the design and the development of educational material and interventions insi...
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During the last few years, there has been an ongoing interest in applying multimodality in educational practice, while the need to develop future educators’ multimodal literacy has become more than necessary. In this context, the present research aimed at exploring whether a multimodal literacy course could contribute to university student multimod...
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During the last few years, there has been an ongoing interest in applying multimodality in educational practice, while the need to develop future educators’ multimodal literacy has become more than necessary. In this context, the present research aimed at exploring whether a multimodal literacy course could contribute to university student multimod...
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From the beginning of the 1990s, the so-called minor senses evoked interest in the fields of cultural history, sociology, anthropology and philosophy, questioning the parallel advances of visual studies thus leading away from the hegemony of vision. The title of 11th International Conference on Semiotics «The Fugue of the Five Senses: Semiotics of...
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Οι χάρτες χρησιμεύουν για την επιτυχή πλοήγηση στον χώρο μέσω της αναπαράστασής του με οπτικοποιημένο και εύληπτο τρόπο για τους χρήστες τους. Τα παιδιά εξοικειώνονται από νωρίς με τους χάρτες και αντιλαμβάνονται την αναλογία με τον πραγματικό κόσμο, την έννοια και τη λειτουργία τους. Ωστόσο, η πρώιμη χρήση χαρτών δεν αναφέρεται βιβλιογραφικά και τ...
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The aim of this study is to probe into the methods, approaches, and principles used in educational environments, both formal and non-formal ones, throughout Greece that address immigrants' and refugees' language needs. The data were collected in the context of the Postgraduate Programme ''Language Education for Refugees and Migrants'' at the Hellen...
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This paper reports on the good practices followed by the tutors of HOU new Master's Programme, entitled "Language Education for Refugees and Migrants" (LRM). After presenting the profile and rationale of LRM, we focus on the online Tutor-Students Sessions (TSSs) and present the tutors' practices before, during and after the programmed TSSs, as well...
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Οι χάρτες συμπεριλαμβάνονται στα σύγχρονα Αναλυτικά Προγράμματα Σπουδών για το νηπιαγωγείο σε ποικίλα γνωστικά αντικείμενα, καθώς τα σύγχρονα ερευνητικά δεδομένα υποστηρίζουν τεκμηριωμένα τη χρήση τους από μικρές ηλικίες. Η παρούσα εργασία διερευνά τις δυνατότητες αξιοποίησης των χαρτών από παιδιά προσχολικής ηλικίας μέσω της εφαρμογής μιας διδακτι...
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The present study aimed at investigating the immediate and delayed effects of a multiplestrategy instruction on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' reading performance. The sample of the study consisted of 99, 11e12 year old, Greek-speaking EFL learners. The study, quasi experimental in design, involved an experimental group that received...
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The paper discusses the ways the genre ‘recipe’ was transformed from the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 21st century in Greece. Modifications in the generic form and in the appearance of the text are presented along with the social practices into which recipes are involved.
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While little is known about how young children understand noise and its environmental aspects, this topic is suggested to be included in science curricula from early years on. To investigate if and to what extent preschool children’s level of noise awareness could be improved the ‘Young Noise Researchers’ educational scenario was designed, implemen...
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The study aimed to explore whether young children, who did not have formal reading skills, could speculate the linguistic message depicted in contemporary multimodal texts based on information provided in various modes (such as, colour or typography). The contribution of each mode to the meaning-making process was investigated as well. A further ai...
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The present study aimed to investigate whether preschoolers, who do not have formal reading skills, can detect information conveyed by typography in illustrated books for children. An additional aim of this study was to examine students' options in relation to their age. Forty six (46) children of preschool age, both boys and girls, participated in...
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The present study investigated EFL teachers’ familiarity with reading strategies. It aimed, particularly, at gaining an insight into whether they instruct students in using strategies in their attempt to derive meaning when interacting with written texts in EFL. The sample of the research consisted of 10 instructors, who work at public elementary s...
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The present study focuses on the comprehension and production of non-literal comparisons (NLC) via visual means in three age groups: kindergarten, second grade and fifth grade students. Although non-literality is a cognitive process, the educational system does not take advantage of it in pedagogy, especially before the fourth grade. The research t...
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The present study probes into elementary English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' reading comprehension practices. It aims at gaining an insight into how they approach reading comprehension and specifically whether they explicitly teach students reading strategies, when interacting with written texts. Five instructors, who work at public eleme...
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L’article présente un projet visant à la conception et à la mise en œuvre de l’enseignement du grec aux immigrés parents d’élèves de l’enseignement obligatoire. L'objectif spécifique du projet a été de développer chez les parents immigrés des compétences nécessaires pour une communication efficace avec l’école de leurs enfants, de sorte que l'intég...
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L’article présente un projet visant à la conception et à la mise en œuvre de l’enseignement du grec aux immigrés parents d’élèves de l’enseignement obligatoire. L'objectif spécifique du projet a été de développer chez les parents immigrés des compétences nécessaires pour une communication efficace avec l’école de leurs enfants, de sorte que l'intég...
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This study investigates Greek-speaking, elementary students' familiarity with multimodal texts in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and compares students' ability to retrieve information from multimodal texts before and after a small-scale teaching intervention. We constructed an informal reading comprehension test, which incorporated a multimoda...
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This paper is an attempt to shed light on the definitions of strategies and skills, pinpoint differences and suggest a possible way to reconcile these two terms in the teaching and learning process, especially concerning the teaching of reading comprehension, as there is confusion about how they are conceptualized and deployed throughout literature...
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Η παρούσα μελέτη είχε ως βασικό σκοπό τη διερεύνηση της συμβολής της εξ αποστάσεως επιμόρφωσης εκπαιδευτικών μέσω ψηφιακής πλατφόρμας στην αλλαγή στάσεων απέναντι στο γραμματισμό. Η έρευνα έλαβε χώρα από τον Απρίλιο 2011 έως το Φεβρουάριο 2012 και συμμετείχαν νηπιαγωγοί που υπηρετούσαν κατά κύριο λόγο στο Ν. Μαγνησίας. Η συλλογή των δεδομένων πραγμ...
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Communication is a multidimensional process. No matter what the field of the interaction is, there is always a crucial point in terms of the negotiation of social roles. This becomes more apparent in the field of education where institutional norms influence not only the children's behaviour, but at the same time the shaping of their consciousness....
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The present article extends prior research on graphic organizers mainly used as a reading strategy. Graphic strategies, visual representation of information in a text, refer to different approaches to reading from the traditional, linear text representation. This study constitutes an attempt to shed light on the re-search evidence regarding the eff...
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Making meaningful signs requires understanding both the informational and representational value of them. Signs convey specific information concerning the real object (referent) they “stand for” in an encrypted form. The current paper deals with the investigation of preschoolers’ coding orientation of cartographic symbols. The main purpose of the s...
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Η παρούσα εργασία διερευνά αν τα παιδιά προσχολικής ηλικίας διαθέτουν την ικανότητα να αποκωδικοποιούν και να κατανοούν την πληροφορία που αναπαριστά ο χάρτης και αποδεικνύει αντίστοιχα ότι διδακτικές παρεμβάσεις που εκθέτουν τα νήπια σε ποικίλο και αυθεντικό υλικό και περιλαμβάνουν σχετικές με αυτό δραστηριότητες, οργανωμένες σε ένα διαθεματικό άξ...
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The decline in the dominance of the written language in the field of public communication – as observed by Kress (1997) – and the increased use of visual means to convey the meaning of a text compels us to re-examine the way in which we perceive written texts and to seek different procedures for the analysis and production of written information. T...
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Η εργασία διερευνά τη δυνατότητα αξιοποίησης των χαρτών από μαθητές/τριες προσχολικής ηλικίας ως μέσων για τον προσανατολισμό τους στο χώρο. Εφαρμόστηκε σε τρία νηπιαγωγεία της ορεινής Μαγνησίας και διαπιστώθηκε ότι τα παιδιά προσχολικής ηλικίας εκλαμβάνουν τους χάρτες ως αναπαραστάσεις του πραγματικού χώρου και τους χρησιμοποιούν κυρίως ως εργαλεί...
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Weather charts in the popular media constitute a specific field of semiosis, meaning that they allow procedures of production and transfer of information by means of visual signs which, unlike other semiotic systems, are not firm and standard. The article deals with the ways 9 year old children interpret visual signs appearing on a website for weat...
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The paper presents a project on the use of maps in the kindergarten. Twenty-four children (5 to 6 years old) from three nursery schools in a rural area in central Greece participated in the program, which aimed at initiating them into the cartographic knowledge through the understanding and production of maps. Furthermore, the project aimed to prom...
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Η παρούσα εργασία διερευνά τη δυνατότητα αξιοποίησης των χαρτών από τους μαθητές/τριες προσχολικής ηλικίας και τον τρόπο που αυτοί προσεγγίζουν αναγνωστικά το χάρτη. Σχεδιάστηκε μια έρευνα που πραγματοποιήθηκε σε τρία νηπιαγωγεία του Δήμου Μουρεσίου και συμμετείχαν 24 παιδιά ηλικίας 5-6 ετών. Ως μέθοδοι συλλογής δεδομένων επιλέχθηκαν η ημι-δομημένη...
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The paper presents a small scale action research conducted and implemented in a Primary School in a Greek city with 6th Grade Students (11-12 years old). Sixteen children participated in the program, which aimed at promoting children’s critical understanding of print ads. The procedure included pre & post test questionnaire with open-ended question...
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Η διερεύνηση της πολυτροπικότητας (Kress 1997, Kress & Leeuwen 1996, Kress 2000a, Χοντολίδου 1999) στις ποικίλες αναλύσεις γραπτών κειμένων αναδεικνύει την πληθώρα των αναπαραστατικών τροπών που συναιρούνται και συντίθενται για τη δημιουργία σημασίας σε ένα γραπτό κείμενο.
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The paper presents a program on water conservation, designed and implemented in two nursery schools in a Greek city. Thirty-three children (4,5 to 6 years old) participated in the program, which aimed at initiating them to the issue of water shortage and conservation through multimodal functional texts where different modes of representation (image...
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This study looks into the role of the educational practices in constructing nursery school activities. A basic characteristic of the educational discourse in the nursery school is its multifunctional structure, which is however based on opposing discourses. While the contemporary curricula require the use of scientific discourse, the child centred...

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This project that was launched through our co-edited special issue of Punctum on ‘Multimodality in Education’, aims to contribute to the investigation and the understanding of the impact of multimodality on contemporary educational theory and practice and, by implication, to the development of multimodally literate students. The issue and its contents are available online via: http://punctum.gr/?fbclid=IwAR05o_AmGmlVX7MuQJRIISr9zfzwSE_zqtUAG6gla9CxG2I1iJja_QEzOrY
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The project explores the role of multimodal texts in science teaching and learning.