Modern Greek Studies Association


Dr. Themistoklis Aravossitas

Lecturer, Hellenic Studies

University of Toronto, York University

CERES-Munk School of Global Affairs, Hellenic Studies Program

Post-Doctoral Fellow (University of the Aegean)

Degrees

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, PhD. 2015

OISE/University of Toronto, MA. 2010

Department of Education, University of Athens, B.Ed. 2007

Principal Publications

Books

Trifonas, P. Aravossitas, T. (Eds), (2017). Springer International Handbook on Research and Practice in Heritage Language Education. New York, NY: Springer International Publishing

Trifonas, P., Aravossitas, T. (Eds.), Rethinking Heritage Language Education. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2014

Book Chapters/Articles

Aravossitas, T., Oikonomakou, M. (forthcoming). Community- based research on Greek heritage language education in Canada: mapping, assessing activities and emerging perspectives (In Greek). In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference Crossroads of Languages and Cultures: Multilingual Educational Approaches and Language Policies. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Aravossitas, T., Oikonomakou M. (2017). Professional Development of Heritage Language Instructors: Profiles, Needs and Course Evaluation. In Trifonas, P. Aravossitas, T. (Eds) Springer International Handbooks of Education. Handbook of Research and Practice in Heritage Language Education. New York, NY: Springer International Publishing

Aravossitas, T., Trifonas, P. (2017). Heritage and Language: Cultural Diversity and Education. In Trifonas, P. Aravossitas, T. (Eds) Springer International Handbooks of Education. Handbook of Research and Practice in Heritage Language Education. New York, NY: Springer International Publishing

Oikonomakou M., Aravossitas, T., Skourtou, E. (2017). Heritage Language Learners in Mixed University Classes: Implications for Curriculum and Syllabus Design. In Trifonas, P. Aravossitas, T. (Eds) Springer International Handbooks of Education. Handbook of Research and Practice in Heritage Language Education. New York, NY: Springer International Publishing

Aravossitas, T. (2016). The Hidden Schools: Mapping Greek Heritage Language Education in Canada. PhD Dissertation

Multilingual Educational Approaches and Language Policies. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Aravossitas, T. (2014). Communities Taking the Lead: Mapping Heritage Language Education Assets. In Trifonas, P., Aravossitas, T., (Eds.) Rethinking Heritage Language Education (pp.141-166). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Aravossitas, T. (2012). “From Greek School to Greek’s Cool”. In Peter Pericles Trifonas (Ed) Learning the Virtual Life: Public Pedagogy in a Digital World (pp.178-197). New York: Routledge Falmer.

Hellenic Studies Program
CERES-Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place, Room 323N
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3K7 Canada

Department Website

Personal Website

Areas of Specialization

Modern Greek language and culture

Second/Heritage Language Education

Curriculum Teaching and learning

Teacher Development

Knowledge Media Design

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek Language: Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced levels

Modern Greek Language Literature & Culture after Independence

Modern Greek Culture: Literature, Theater and Cinema

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