Dr. Tereza Markidou

Dr. Tereza Markidou is an academic, a primary school teacher and art educator. She is currently a Scientific Collaborator at the School of Humanities, Social and Educational Sciences at the European University of Cyprus. Tereza holds a BA in Education Sciences (University of Cyprus), an MA in Creative and Visual Arts (University of Exeter) and a PhD in Art Education (UCL Institute of Education). Previously, she worked as a Special Scientist at the Department of Education at the University of Cyprus. Tereza is committed to enhance the social and inclusive dimensions of art education through developing theoretically grounded and quality learning experiences offered in and out of school to children and adults. Her research work was presented widely in various local and international conferences and she co-authored art education programmes for museums and NGOs in Cyprus. Moreover, she has a rich voluntary practice as an art education consultant, and she is a member of various art education associations. During 2013-2017, she served on the executive and scientific committee for the Cyprus Society of Education through the Arts (CySEA). She is also invited to offer various keynotes, university lectures and teachers’ training workshops with regards to social justice and democratic practices in art education. Moreover, she participated in many public art initiatives including bicommunal projects (Common Ground, 2015), multicultural projects (Alien Trail, 2017) and Erasmus + (KS2) programs. In 2015-2016, Tereza was awarded with the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Grand, which she conducted at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA. Her full CV is available at: https://euc.academia.edu/TerezaMarkidou.

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