Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA)
Ellinogermaniki Agogi (EA) is a private organization officially recognized by the Greek state as a provider of education at all levels from pre-school to upper secondary. It has about 400 members of staff, out of whom 250 are teachers and 2000 students. EA Research and Development Department, founded 19 years ago, currently employs 20 full time researchers. The Department focuses on the design, implementation and support of pedagogical and technological innovation in educational practice. The EA R&D Dept. has coordinated and supported the participation of EA, either as coordinator or as partner, in more than 186 national and international collaborative research projects and networks.. One particular line of projects EA has undertaken in the last 6 years (Creative little Scientists, CEYS, CREAT IT, CREATIONS, Stories of Tomorrow) is concerned with the interplay between science pedagogy and creativity, with a special focus on younger pupils. Moreover EA has also developed rich activity in the provision of European teacher training and professional development, in the context of summer courses, in which hundreds of participants from across Europe have taken part, funded by the European Commission through staff mobility grants of the Erasmus+ Programme.
Ellinogermaniki Agogi is the leading partner regarding the implementations activities and pilots of CASE. In this framework Ellinogermaniki Agogi is responsible for the development of a concrete and detailed implementation plan that will present the methodology adopted in the design of the planned activities and will serve as a practical guide of action for the whole period of pilot implementation and validation on the field. Ellinogermaniki Agogi is also responsible for organizing CASE Summer Schools which will act as the main training courses in which the participants will acquire the needed skills and competences for the implementation of CASE Initiatives with students in their countries and beyond..