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Georgia Solomonidou

Dr Georgia Solomonidou works at the Department of Education at the University of Nicosia. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Greek Language specialized in Linguistics from the University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and MSc in Educational Research Methods from the University of Leicester (UK). She was then awarded a Phd in Education with the main theme under study being the students’ and teachers’ perception on assessment in Cyprus in an era of curriculum change. As routes grow from BA in Greek Literature she enjoyed having a few secondary school children per school year in parallel with academic work for helping them with school curriculum in Modern Greek, Ancient Greek and History. Repatriated in Cyprus in 2014 and started working with Dr. Charalambous at the University of Cyprus as a research assistant. Started teaching a newly established BA summer module at the University of Cyprus, on epistemological research and writing. She successfully designed, taught and assessed the module. Especially challenging was the composition of the class, involving more than 20 students from nine different faculties where foundations of research is diverse. Also taught the MSc Distance Learning Module ‘Research Methods’ IMAESC521 through the International Programme in Adult Education for Social Change through the Open University of Cyprus. Responsible for developing, organizing, and undertaking the module, weekly teleconferences, developed the study guide, assessment and assessment criteria in collaboration with University of Malta, Tallinn University and University of Glasgow. Participated and presented in several conferences mainly in UK from 2012-2015. Published two articles in 2016 in collaboration with dr.Michaelides in two international journal, namely the European Journal of Psychological Assessment and Studies in Educational Evaluation. She considers herself as qualified and highly competent teacher in secondary and higher education. She has a pleasant personality with excellent time management, she is respectful and tolerant. Proven ability to work to strict deadlines. Good organizational, research and presentation skills. Capable of conducting and reporting research involving both quantitative and qualitative data in English and Greek.