Skip to Content
Exit Menu

Mr Giannis Efthymiou
Lecturer in Education

Research area(s)

  • Education for Global Citizenship, Global Learning, Education for Sustainability; 
  • Democratic Education & Pedagogies of Interruption;
  • Critical theories (critical pedagogy & postcolonial theory);
  • Primary teaching (particularly interested in the contexts of England and/or Greece);
  • Participatory research methodologies;
  • De-colonial ontological perspectives. 

Research Interests

My research is positioned in the heart of teaching and I am an advocate of teachers' voices and their importance to forming and influencing the narrative of education and educational policy. I am particularly interested in research methodologies that enable teachers' voices to be heard within a context of regulation, accountability and ongoing mechanisms of correctedness. 

Research Conferences

  • Efthymiou, GS. (2023) "Trainee teachers' perceptions towards a meaningful primary Physical Education through an auto/biographical approach", International Conference, International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP), Santiago de Chile, 4th-7th July 2023
  • Efthymiou, GS. and de Vries, M. (2023) "Reaching for Global Citizenship Education Otherwise through imagining and living a trans-temporal and spatial collaboration", Early career researcher event, Academic Network on Global Education and Learning (ANGEL), 19th April 2023
  • Efthymiou, GS., Kiss, EG. and Efthymiou, D. (2023) "Education for Global Citizenship in the teaching and learning of Physical Education: possibilities for sustainable development", International Conference 'New Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges in Sports Professions', University of Peloponnese, 31st March-2nd April 2023
  • Efthymiou, GS. (2022) "Global Learning: empowering teachers to become the Act-ors of their own stories and possibilities of interruption in England's ITE framework", Teacher Education for Equity and Sustainability Network (TEESNet) 13th Annual Conference, Liverpool Hope University, 28th September 2022
  • Efthymiou, GS. (2021) "Global Learning and Teaching: Towards an ideological framework", Academic Network on Global Education and Learning (ANGEL), UCL Institute of Education, 25-27 May 2021
  • Efthymiou, GS. (2021) "Education for a cosmopolitan democracy: developing teachers' agency and working towards social justice", University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Education, April 2021
  • Efthymiou, GS. (2020) "Global Learning as an opportunity for teachers' agency: the case of one Greek primary school", Academic Network on Global Education and Learning (ANGEL), University of Oulou, June 2020
  • Efthymiou, GS. (2020) "Is a pedagogy of hope a possibility for Greece?", Doctoral Summer Conference, UCL Institute of Education, June 2020
  • Efthymiou, GS. and Papanikolaou P. (2019) "Global Citizenship Education in the Greek Primary School curriculum: challenges and opportunities", International Conference of the Hellenic Education Society, University of Thesally, November 2019