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Academic Rank: Associate Professor

Subject: Mathematics and Didactics of Mathematics

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Tel: (+30) 24210-74622

Research interests

  • Sociocultural approaches in the education of Mathematics
  • Ethnomathematics (study of particular groups out of the main stream regarding mathematics: Romany, deaf etc.)
  • The culture of Mathematics classroom (sociocultural interactions)
  • Use of CTI on mathematics teaching

SED courses

  • Basic notions and Techniques of Mathematics
  • Didactics of mathematics
  • Applied didactics of mathematics
  • Main Geometrical Concepts and their teaching

Selected publications

  • Appelbaum, P., Stathopoulou C, (2014). Critical Issues in Culture and Mathematics Learning, Chapter to be included in the Handbook of International Research in Mathematics Education, edited by Lyn English and David Kirshner.
  • Stathopoulou, Ch., Chronaki, A. Kotarinou, P. (2013). Establishing the use of ‘meter’ as a measure unit: An interdisciplinary approach,, in, Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: International Journal of the IMA (in presss).
  • Tsitsos, V., Stathopoulou, Ch., and Kouletsi E, (2013). Transitions between micro-contexts of mathematical practices: The case of arc length. In Eleonora Faggiano & Antonella Montone (Eds), Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching, pp 280-285, Bari, 9th-12th July 2013.
  • François, K., Stathopoulou, Ch. (2012). In-Between Critical Mathematics Education and Ethnomathematics. The Case of a Romany Students’ group Mathematics Education, Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, Volume 10, Number 1 (April 2012) ISSN 1740-2743, pp 234-247.
  • Stathopoulou, Ch., Fragiskos Kalabasis, (2007), "Language & Culture in Mathematics Education: Reflections on Observing a Romany class in a Greek school", Educational Studies in Mathematics, 64(2), pp 231-238.
  • Stathopoulou, Ch. (2006), Exploring Informal mathematics of Craftsmen in the designing tradition of ‘xysta’ at Pyrgi of Chios, For the Learning of Mathematics 26, 3 (November, 2006), FLM Publishing Association, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

More information

Charoula Stathopoulou is an Associate Professor of Didactics of Mathematics in the Department of Special Education at the University of Thessaly. She teaches Basic Notions and Techniques of Mathematics, Didactics of Mathematics, Applied Didactics of Mathematics, and Main Geometrical Concepts and Their Teaching.

Professor Stathopoulou completed a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and pursued additional postgraduate study in the Didactics and Methodology of Mathematics at the University of Athens. She studied Social Anthropology and completed her doctorate in Ethnomathematics at the Aegean University.

Her main research foci include: Ethnomathematics and Sociocultural Factors of Mathematics teaching/learning in and out of school, Language and Mathematics teaching, CTI and Drama in Education Techniques for Mathematics teaching, Mathematics teaching for students with special needs, teachers’ education.

She contributed in a lot of research and educational projects, while now she participates in the following collaborative research projects: «Roma education» and «Multiculturalism, Migration, Mathematics Education and Language« (COMENIUS Multilateral projects). She is member of national and international scientific associations (ENEDIM, HMS, MES, CIEAEM, ISGEm), and was invited to become an official member of CIEAEM (International Commission for the Study and Improvement of Mathematics Teaching) in July, 2013. Dr. Stathopoulou has been a reviewer and member of scientific committees of Greek and international conferences, as well as a member of editorial teams in the following Greek and international journals: «International Journal for Mathematics in Education”, "Euclid III," "Review of? Science and Education".

She was invited as a keynote speaker at the international conference EME 06 - Elementary Mathematics Education, in Portugal (2006), and for two lectures in the United States, by the Mathematics Department of Saint Joseph’s University, and by the Department of Curriculum, Cultures, and Child-Youth Studies, the School of Education, Arcadia University, during the 2012-13 Fall semester as a Visiting International Scholar at Arcadia. Also she was invited in Greek conferences.

Professor Stathopoulou had published more than 90 papers in international and Greek journals, volumes and conference proceedings that are indexed in international databases with citations in Greece and international literature. She is the author of, «Ethnomathematics: Exploring the cultural dimension of both mathematics and mathematics education” and co-author of “Interaction between mathematics education and school failure: An engineering educational approach focusing on the case of the multi-island complex of the Dodecanese”.

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