Athens International Conference 2018
Theatre/Drama and Performing Arts in Education
Utopia or Necessity?

Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr) in the 20th anniversary of its foundation (1998-2018), in partnership with the International Drama/Theatre & Education Association (IDEA) and in collaboration with a number of academic, professional and artistic institutions in Greece and abroad, is organizing the 8th Athens International Conference on Theatre and Performing Arts in Education.

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Invited speakers - Paper contributors - Workshop facilitators

Kalogridi Valia

Kindergarten teacher, special education kindergarten teacher, theatrical play animator, Greece

Valia Kalogridi is a kindergarten teacher, a special kindergarten educator, a theatrical play animatorand a psychodrama trainee. In 2006, she graduated from the Faculty of Early Childhood Education of the University of Athens. She continued her post graduate studies on Special Education at the University of Athens following that at the Institute of Education on the University of London. In addition, in June 2014, she concluded the studies offered at the “Scholio Pechnidiou” (Play School) Cultural Education Workshop. She has worked as an adult educator in the Lifelong Learning Program for Persons with Severe Disabilities and Multiple Dependency Needs in Social Skills implemented by the National Confederation of Disabled People (ESAMEA) within the framework of Subproject 1, Action 5 of the LIFELONG EDUCATION PROGRAMS ON DISABILITY, from November 2014 to May 2015. She has also taken part as a subject matter expert in the authorship of a differentiated instruction guide to be included in the new curriculum of early childhood education. Kalogridi has worked with the Institute of Educational Policy for the “Planning and Development of Accessible Educational and Monitoring Tools for Students with Disabilities”, as part of the authoring group of the “Watch and Learn- My first skills in Greek Sign Language” manual.  Since 2017, she has been participating as a subject matter expert in the authorship of educational material aimed at promoting awareness of both educational professionals and students on matters of accepting disability and diversity and at developing an inclusive culture within schools, in collaboration with the Institute of Educational Policy.