Dr. Kathy Kikis-Papadakis

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Kathy Kikis-Papadakis received her PhD in Educational Planning and Evaluation (area of investigation: Employability and Language Training of Minority Groups in the USA. In the past she held the post of leading the section of bilateral cooperation at the Hellenic Ministry of Research and Technology and taught at the Department of Philosophical and Social Science at the University of Crete. Since 1993 she is leading the Educational Research and Evaluation Group at the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics at FORTH. Her research interests are in the study of impact of technology enhanced learning, both from an effectiveness and innovation introduction perspectives, and on the socio-cultural aspects of learning and e-learning. Other areas of interest include gender and mathematics and curriculum development for teachers' professional development. All of her research work is supported from competitive grants (National and Community levels) and concern educational policy and evaluation.