Doukas School is a K-12 educational institution, with educational and athletic facilities amongst the best in design and construction, offering to its 1,600 student body one of the finest educational and athletic programs in the country.
The school has received many awards for the innovative practices it is implementing in the teaching process. In 2011, it was identified as Pathfinder School by Microsoft for its innovative educational practices and its potential to create scalable and replicable educational transformation that can influence schools within Greece and around the world. In 2012, it was selected as Mentor School by Microsoft, for the year 2012-2013. Lastly, Doukas School became Microsoft Case Study School in 2012, for the implementation of 1:1 Computing. Since 1997, the School organizes the Web-based Panhellenic Student Competition LYSIAS that attracts, on average, 30,000 student participations per year.
Doukas School participates in several EU and National R&D projects and coordinates extensive European Networks (such as the “School on the Cloud” Project) under programmes such us Erasmus+, Lifelong Learning Programme, HORIZON 2020 and PAVET. Our key areas of interest are: School of the Future, 21st Century Competences, Cloud-based Education, Personalized Learning, Learning Analytics, e-Pedagogy and Technology-Enhanced Learning through Mobile and Wireless Devices, Educational Applications, Digital Games e-portfolios etc. A synopsis is presented in “Doukas School Research Profile“.
Doukas School is the first educational establishment in Greece that has been awarded in 2012 the Award “Recognised for Excellence” 4 Stars of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM).
Dr Yannis Kotsanis | Head of ICT
Yannis holds a PhD in Computer Engineering and Educational Technology from the National Technical University of Athens. From 1987 onwards is Head of the ICT Department at Doukas School. His main research interests pertaining to the innovative and competency-based education, educational applications, gamification, geography and adult training. He has worked as senior researcher and project manager in more than 50 R&D national and European projects, and he is also the co-author of more than 70 publications in Conferences and Journals. Moreover, he is a trainer/tutor/instructor in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses and Seminars on Information Technology in Education.
Panos Papoutsis | Project Manager
Panos holds a diploma in Public Administration from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences and a Master of Arts degree in European Studies, from the University of Reading in the UK. Since 2007, he has participated in various projects related to education and training under the FP6, CIP and Lifelong Learning Programme as Project Manager or Research and Administrative Assistant. Moreover, he has been the Financial Manager (financial programming, reporting & recording) in more than 30 EU & National projects in education and training for Doukas School, the University of Athens and NGOs.
Olympia Kortsari | PhD Candidate / Primary Teacher
Olympia holds a diploma in Primary Education from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a Masters of Education degree in Language, Literature and Theatre in Education from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as a Masters of Arts degree in Literature from the Tufts University in Boston, U.S.A.. She is currently completing her PhD in Children’s Literature at the University of Athens. Since 2004, she is also working as a primary school teacher at the educational institution Doukas. Her main research interest lies in Children’s Literature and the didactic of Language and Literature. She has participated in numerous conferences, her academic texts have been published in collective volumes and she has published a book as well. She is a tutor in Seminars on Literature and the use of applied Literature in the framework of Education. During the last 18 months, she has been coordinating the research project IDPBC as a project manager.