Alexis Kokkos is Emeritus Professor of Adult Education in the Hellenic Open University. He has actively participated in the establishment of the institution of Popular Education in Greece, as well as in the foundation of the Hellenic Open University. He was the scientific responsible of the national program of Training the Educators of Professional Training. He is Chairperson of the Hellenic Adult Education Association and editor-in-chief of the international journal ADULT EDUCATION Critical Issues. His books and articles on Adult Education and Training, as well as on Transformative Learning, have been published in Jossey-Bass, Palgrave Macmillan, Brill/Sense, Routledge, Nova Science Publishers, Journal of Transformative Education, RELA, Convergence, LifeLong Learning in Europe, International Journal of Education and Ageing, Andragogical Studies, International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education.
Thanassis Karalis is Professor of Lifelong Learning and Adult Education in the Department of Educational Science and Early Childhood Education at the University of Patras, director of the Laboratory of Pedagogical Research and Lifelong Education and coordinator of the Center of Teaching and Learning at the University of Patras. His research interests include adult and higher education, planning and evaluation of non-formal education programs, distance education and e-learning, and teaching and learning in higher education. He is a founding member and member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenica Adult Education Association.
Dimitrios Patronas holds an MBA from the Strathclyde University and he is a highly experienced trainer in strategic planning. He was a member of the Staff Team of the National Trainers’ Training Program and he was responsible for the team of all the permanent trainers in the National Bank of Greece. He is a member of the Board of Directors in the Hellenic Adult Education Association and responsible for the Association’s European Projects.
Ira Papageorgiou holds a PhD in Adult Education from the University of Glasgow, a postgraduate degree in Adult Education and Community Development and an undergraduate degree in Linguistics and Political Science. She has conducted research in various fields of adult education (second language education, the role of adult educators, vocational education and training, trade union education, women’s education, etc.).
Katerina Kedraka is an Associate Professor at the Democritus University of Thrace. Since 2005 she teaches ‘Adult Education’ at an undergraduate and postgraduate level in her University and in the Hellenic Open University. Her research focuses on University Pedagogy, Adult Education, Learning and Teaching, Counseling and Career Management, addressing issues related to education and careers of bioscientists, teachers, adults, women, vulnerable groups and young people.
George A. Koulaouzides, studied mathematics and adult education. He is Assistant Professor of the Methodology of Adult Education at the Hellenic Open University and he is adjunct professor at the Democritus University of Thrace. He has designed the well-known accredited training program for the instructors of the National Centre for Public Administration in Greece and has a vast experience in training of trainers. George is considered as the person who guided the internationalization of the Greek adult education community. His research interests are learning, transformative learning, educational biography and critical reflection.
Effrosyni Kostara holds a PhD in Adult Education and she is specialized in teachers’ training. Her research focuses on the theories and methodology of learning and on the enhancement of critical thinking through the use of literature and ancient Greek tragedy. She has published several chapters and papers on the importance of critical reflection in adult education and her forthcoming book by Routledge is titled Diversity and Inclusivity through Classics: A Teaching Methodology.
Review Editor of the Journal ADULT EDUCATION: Critical Issues
Dr. Natassa Raikou teaches adult and higher education at the University of Patras and the Hellenic Open University. She has a long teaching experience on higher education and teachers training programs, with publications in international and Greek journals. She is also reviewer in three scientific journals and member of several international and Greek scientific networks.
European Programmes Responsible
Polyxeni is an Adult Educator specialised in Non-Formal Education.She has a vast experience (since 1996) in project management both of European and national programs. She has been working as an adult educator internationally since (2002) and has developed training methodologies on issues such as: Women empowerment in the labour market, Human Rights Education for teachers and youth workers, Non Formal Education as a means to empower refugees and migrants. Xenia is active in the international voluntary movement since 1996 and has been involved in numerous related projects both as a volunteer and project coordinator.