Academic Rank: Assistant Professor
Subject: Pedagogy: Educational Planning and Pedagogical Practices
Tel: (+30) 24210-74782
Education Policy and Planning
Introduction to Pedagogy
Theory of Instruction
Teaching Practicum in Primary Schools (5th and 6th Semester)
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Yiannis Roussakis is an Assistant Professor of Pedagogy at the University of Thessaly, Department of Special Education where he teaches Comparative Education, Introduction to Pedagogy and supervises the Teaching Practicum of student teachers. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Education and Education Policy (University of Athens), M.Ed. in Pedagogy, B.Sc. in Physics and B.Ed. in Primary Education.
He has been a Member of the Governing Board of the Authority for Quality Assurance in Primary and Secondary Education (2014-2017) and he is currently a Member of the Governing Board of the Greek Institute of Education Policy, where he worked for 5 years as member of the scientific staff and Counsellor for Primary Education and In-Service Training of Teachers.
Author of one book (“European Union: Policies for Education”, Greek Pedagogical Institute, 2008, with Chiristos Govaris) and co-editor of two collective volumes. Also author of many collective-volume chapters and scientific journal papers in Greek and in English.
He has taught at the University of Athens, the University of West Attica, the Alexander Technical Educational Institute of Thessaloniki and at the European University Cyprus, courses in Comparative Education, Education Policy, Entrepreneurship Education, Education and European Integration and Research Management. He has also taught in numerous in-service training seminars, European projects and programs for primary and secondary school teachers, mainly subjects relevant to European and International Education Policies, Teacher Education, Quality of Education and Educational Assessment.
His main research interests include European education policies in comparative perspective, teacher education policy and practice, educational assessment and quality improvement, education for sustainable development and ICTs in education. He has worked as a researcher in many research programs funded by European and national agencies and university research grants.
He is a member of the editorial board of the Scientific Journal “Comparative and International Education Review” published by the Greek Comparative and International Education Society and the University of Athens. He has served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE) from 2008 to 2010.
Selected publications in English
Books – Edited Volumes
Mattheou, D., Roussakis, Y. (Eds) (2009). Quality and Equality in Education – Policies and Practices in Comparative Perspective. CESE Papers and Reports, 1. Athens: CESE.
Chapters in collective volumes
Pasias, G., Roussakis, Y. (2009). Towards the European Panopticon: EU discourses and policies in education and training, 1992–2007. In Cowen R. and Kazamias A.M. (eds.), International Handbook of Comparative Education, Vol. 1, pp. 479–495. Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media B.V.
Articles in Scientific Journals
Roussakis, Y. (2018). Contra Aquam Remigare: Reimagining Humanistic Paideia Through Comparative-Historical Analysis of Education. European Education, 50(2), 119-133, DOI: 10.1080/10564934.2018.1455515
Pasias, G., Roussakis, Y., (2012). “Who marks the bench?” A critical review of the neo-European ‘paradigm shift’ through higher education policies and discourses. Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies, v.10, no.1 (April 2012), pp. 127-141.
Pasias, G., Roussakis, Y., (2012). Current «policies of knowledge» in the European Union: mapping and critically assessing «quality» in a «measurable» Europe of Knowledge. Revista Española de Educación Comparada, vol.20 (2012), pp. 303-324.
Papers in Conference Proceedings Books
Pasias, G., Roussakis, Y. (2013). Discourses of Quality, Practices of Performativity: Restructuring Teacher Education and Professional Development Politics in the ‘Europe of Knowledge’. Στο Κ.Γ. Καρράς, Π.Καλογιαννάκη, C.C. Wolhuter, Ν. Ανδρεαδάκης (Επιμ.), Εκπαίδευση και Εκπαίδευση Εκπαιδευτικών στον Κόσμο, 1ο Διεθνές Συμπόσιο, Ρέθυμνο, 28-30 Μαϊου 2013. Πρακτικά Συμποσίου σ. 39-48.