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Ανθρώπινο Δυναμικό

Vaikoussi Danae-Meropi


Department of Education,
School of Pedagogical and Technological Education

e-mail: dvaik-at-aspete.gr


  • 1994: PhD in Pedagogical Sciences. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, PTN. (Degree grade Excellent).
  • 1982: B.Sc. in Political Sciences of Panteion University. (Degree grade 8.4).
  • 1985: Degree in Pedagogical Academy of Mytilene. (Degree grade 8.38)

Scientific Interests:

  • Group Dynamics, Communication and Interpersonal Relationships, Classroom Management, Person-Centered Counseling, Systemic Counseling, Teacher/Trainers’ Training, Teaching Methodology of Adult Education,Lifelong Learning.

Educational Work in Higher Education

  • Since 1997 Professor of ASPETE / Patras Branch.
    Courses taught:
  1. “Counseling in Lifelong Development”,
  2. “Educational Evaluation”,
  3. “Counselling and Vocational Guidance”,
  4. “Developmental Psychology”.

Selected Publications

  1. Faliaga Ε., Tsakalidis, Α. & Vaikousi, D. (2011). Teenagers’ Use of Social Network Websites and Privacy Concerns: A Survey. Στο Informatics (PCI), pp. 207 – 211.
  2. Delibeis, G. & Vaikousi, D. (2012). The phenomenon of bullying in the Greek school today. Posted a paper at the 4th Panhellenic Congress of Counseling Psychology:”The role of counseling psychology in crisis conditions, Thessaloniki.
  3. Koliofoti, E., Lykokanellos, G., Vaikousi, D. & Davrazos, G. (2014). Study of Internet addiction in Post-secondary and Tertiary Education Students. In proceedings of the5th Panhellenic Congress of Counselling Psychology: Counseling Psychology: Current trends, future orientations 6-9 November, 2014. Patras.
  4. Philippou, Th. & Vaikousi, D. (2014). Empirical research on the evaluation of teachers’ training process in the framework of the program Utilization of asynchronous and distance learning techniques through the moodlee-learning environment» Presentation at the conference:”Education in the age of TEE”, 22-23 November, 2014, Athens (ISBN 978-960-99435-6-7(eBook/pdf).
  5. Vergidis, D. & Vaikousi, D. (2014). The influence of the critical approach on the development of adult education in Greece. In D. Andritsakou & L. West (Εds), What’s the point of transformative learning? , Proceedings of 1st Conference of ESREA’s Network «Interrogating Transformative Processes in Learning and Education: An International Dialogue», 27-29 June 2014 Athens-Greece: ESREA & Hellenic Adult Education Association, pp. 114-125.
  6. Anagnou, E., Vaikousi, D., Vergidis, D. (2016). Dialogue in Freire’s educational method, in era of crisis. In Andritsakou, D & Kostara, E. (Eds). “The role, nature and difficulties of dialogue in transformative learning”. Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of ESREA’s Network «Interrogating transformative processes in learning and education: an international dialogue». Athens, Greece: ESREA & Hellenic Adult Education Association, pp.97-107.
  7. Patrikakou, A., Douni, N. & Vaikousi, D. (2017). The value of relating to group counseling. In proceedings of the 16th Panhellenic Conference on Psychological Research:”Individuals, institutions, Society: The world of Psychology”, 10-14 May 2017, Thessaloniki.
  8. Philippou Th., Vaikousi, D & Vergidou, A. (2017). The use of art in education: An application of the method to the trainees of the Second Chance School of Zakynthos. Presentation of a paper at the 6th Conference of the Scientific Association for Adult Education: “GoodEducationalPractices: Critical Thinking and Creativity”, 23-25 June 2017, Athens.
  9. Anagnou, E., Vaikousi, D., & Vergidis, D. (2017). Freire’s method of troubling learning in practice: A timely, forgotten (;) Experience of Popular Education. In the UGSR (Ed.). 6th Conference of the Scientific Association for Adult Education “Good Educational Practices: Critical Thinking and Creativity”, 23-25 June 2017, Athens(ISSN 2585-3562), pp.593-607.
  10. Anagnou, E., Vaikousi, D., & Vergidis, D. (2018). The process of critical awareness: educational material and culture of the trainees; a case study. In A. Radew (Ed.) Proceedings of the First Greek Conference of the Scientific Association for Adult Education for Transforming Learning, 5 and 6 May 2018, Athens, p. 71-81.
  11. Rigopoulos, Th., Vaikousi, D, Karakiozis, K. & Papakitsos, E. (2018). Parents’ attitudes towards the educational and professional choices of their children, general lykeio students: The case of the Municipality of Acharnes. In the Proceedings of the Scientific Conference of the PESYP of ASPETE, “Counseling and Vocational Guidance in Education of the 21st Century”, 19-20 October 2018, Athens, pp. 362-371.
  12. Aggeletopoulou M-S., & Vaikousi, D. (2018). The Relationship between emotional intelligence and the professional development and professional maturity of high school students” (2018). Posted paper at the 7 th Panhellenic Congress of Counselling Psychology “Making the Invisible Visible”, Volos-University of Thessaly 8-11 November 2018.
  13. Vaikousi, D. (2019). Freire and Mezirow: Parallel lifes. In A. Kokkos (Ed.). Expanding the theory of Transformation, the contribution of ten important thinkers. Athens: Scientific Association for Adult Education, p. 61-78.
  14. Vergidis, D., Sakkoulis, D., & Vaikousi, D. (2019). Interactive, Participatory and Collaborative Course: An attempt at university teaching and its prerequisites. In K. Kedrakas Proceedings of the 1st Panhellenic Conference of University Pedagogy – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Alexandroupolis, 12-13 April 2019, p. 1-9.
  15. Georgiou, P, Vaikousi, D, Lappa, A & Prapa, A. (2019). “Application of Active Education for Adults in a Second chance School of Focida”. Posted paper at the 5th International Conference for the Promotion of Educational Innovation – Scientific Association for the Promotion of Educational Innovation – EEPEK – University of Thessaly – Larissa 11-13/10/2019. Proceedings of the Conference, Volume C, ISSN: 2529-1580 ISBN: 978-618-84206-7-0, p. 350-361.
  16. Vaikousi, D. (2019). Study Guide for the CSR thematic unit52, with an area of 135 pages. Teaching material of the CSR Thematic Unit52: “Modern Approaches to Adult Education” of the Postgraduate Program of CSR Studies “Adult Education”.
  17. Vaikousi, D. (2019). Freire and Mezirow: Parallel lives, congruent views”. In
    Α. Kokkos (Ed.) Expanding Transformation Theory Affinities between Jack Mezirow and Emancipatory Educationalists. London: Routledge.
  18. Vaikousi, D. & Karkania, G. (2020). Investigation of the perceptions of compulsory education teachers on Bullying and Counseling Intervention to address it. In the Proceedings of the 4th Panhellenic Conference on the Sociology of Education on “Human Rights and Education: Xenophobia, Homophobia, School Violence”, University of Ioannina, School of Education Sciences, Department of Early Childhood Education, Laboratory for the Study of Social Issues, Media & Education, Research Unit K.D.E.T.E.S. Ioannina 2-4 October 2020, 117-127, ISBN 978-960-233-258-0.