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Social responsibility

Social responsibility

Minister of Education and Religious Affairs visits 3rd Experimental Primary School of Evosmos

On Thursday September 10th 2020, the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Mrs Niki Kerameos visited the 3rd Experimental Primary School of Evosmos (supervised by the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). Mrs Kerameos was accompanied by the Regional Director of Primary and Secondary Education in Central Macedonia, Mr Alexandros Koptsis, the Director of Primary Education of Western Thessaloniki, Mr Athanasios Frosinis, the Mayor of Kordelio-Evosmos, Mr Kleanthis Mandalianos, and two Parliament members (Ms Elena Rapti and Mr Stratos Simopoulos). Mrs Niki Kerameos was welcomed by the Head of School, Mr Evangelos Drossos, the faculty, Professor Marina Mattheoudakis, President of the Board of the school, the Coordinator of Education, Mr Yiannis Trikaliotis, and members of Parents’ Association. Mrs Niki Kerameos praised the educational achievements and innovations of the school. She also talked extensively about the precaution measures that need to be in place before the opening of the schools this year and answered questions raised by the audience. Before leaving, Mrs Kerameos was given a tour in the school classrooms and facilities and expressed her intention to support the expansion of the 3rd Experimental Primary School to the secondary sector.

Media Watch

Round table on non-sexist language (10/5/2021)
A discussion with experts, mainly from the field of linguistics, on the application of non-sexist language in oral and written speech, the development of awareness strategies in education and the media against sexist language, the forms of professional nouns and promotion of heightened awareness of the general population on gender and language issues. The meeting was organised by Nina Topintzi (Associate Professor at the School of English) and Stavroula Tsiplakou (Associate Professor, Open University of Cyprus). It featured as guest speakers members of the School (Marianthi Makri-Tsilipakou, Professor Emerita; Angeliki Alvanoudi, lecturer on contract) and other distinguished scientists in the field (Costas Canakis, Maria Gasouka, Marianthi Georgalidou, Dimitra Kogidou, Theodosia-Soula Pavlidou, Anastasia Stamou, Roula Tsokalidou). The discussion video is available here.

Foreign Language in Kindergartens?
12/6/2020: Interview of Assoc. Professor Thomai Alexiou.

Workshops

2012-present day: Organization of workshops on a volunteering basis in collaboration with Schools in Primary and Secondary Education under the theme of “Urban Environments in Transition.” These workshops aim at approaching English language teaching through the creative exploration of urban-related themes.
Research Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Ôatiani Rapatzikou

2014-present day: Organization of workshops on a volunteering basis in collaboration with Schools in Primary and Secondary Education in the framework of the activities of the School of English, AUTh, “Multimodal Research and Reading Group.” These workshops focus on the use of multimodality as an educational tool for the exploration of diverse themes as well as the development of digital skills in conjunction with English language teaching.
Research Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Ôatiani Rapatzikou

Recycling

The School of English recycles paper on a weekly basis. Besides using the special battery collectors in the Faculty of Philosophy building, the School is in contact with the main Battery Recycling Company "Afis" for the recycling of the big UPS batteries. Furthermore, the School provides other university units, schools, etc. with no-longer needed but still functional equipment with the aim of reducing waste while supporting material reuse.