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Academic Rank: Associate Professor

Subject: Educational Perspectives in the Education of Individuals with Visual Disability

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Tel: (+30) 24210-74860

Curriculum vitae

Research interests

  • Education and inclusion of students with visual disability
  • Issues of accessibility in academic and physical environments
  • The braille code, literacy in the education of students who are visually impaired, universal design, differentiated instruction and differentiated curricula.

SED courses

  • Introduction in the education of students with visual impairments.
  • The education of students with visual impairments – Instructional approaches.
  • The differentiated curriculum in the education of students with visual impairments.
  • The Braille Code: Reading and Writing.

Office hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 12:30, Thursday 11:30-13:00

Selected Publications

  • Papadimitriou, V. & Argyropoulos, V. (2017). The effect of hand movements on braille reading accuracy. International Journal of Educational Research, 85, 43-50.
  • Argyropoulos, V., & Papadimitriou, V. (2017). Spelling accuracy and students with visual impairments: A quantitative and qualitative approach of spelling errors. International Journal of Educational Research, 83, 135-141.
  • Vlachos, F., Argyropoulos, V., & Papadimitriou, V. (2017). Effects of handedness and blindness on braille reading accuracy. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 1, 141-148.
  • Argyropoulos, V., Masoura, E., Tsiakali, T., Nikolaraizi, M., & Lappa, C. (2017). Verbal working memory and reading abilities among students with visual impairment. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 64, 87-95.
  • Argyropoulos, V., & Chamonikolaou, S. (2016). Investigating key functions of hand movements by individuals with visual impairment: Improving instructional practices in special education through research. Contemporary Educational Researches Journal, 6(1), 02-10.
  • Κανάρη, Χ., Αργυρόπουλος, Β., & Φιλιππάτου, Δ. (2017). Κοινωνική ένταξη και μουσεία: Απόψεις εκπαιδευτικών ειδικής αγωγής και εκπαίδευσης για τη συνεισφορά των μουσείων στην κοινωνική ένταξη μαθητών με αναπηρία όρασης, Museumedu, 107-133.
  • Αργυρόπουλος, Β., & Παπαδημητρίου, Β. (2016). Άτομα με αναπηρία όρασης και διερεύνηση της ακρίβειας ανάγνωσης μέσω του κώδικα braille, Μέντορας, 150-166.
  • Argyropoulos, V., & Kanari, C. (2015). Re-imagining the museum through “touch”: reflections of individuals with visual disability on their experience of museum-visiting in Greece. European Journal on Disability Research, 9(2), 130-143.
  • Argyropoulos, V., Nikolaraizi, M., & Papazafiri, M. (2018). Disaster Education and children with visual impairment. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Advanced Pedagogical Sciences and Educational Policies (pp. 2134-2137). Sydney, Australia.
  • Argyropoulos, V., & Papazafiri, M. (2017). Investigating tactile exploratory procedures of students with multiple disabilities and visual impairment: current trends in education. Proceedings of ICERI2017 (pp. 2023-2029). Seville, Spain.
  • Argyropoulos, V., Nikolaraizi, M., Kanari, C., & Chamonikolaou, S. (2017). Current and future trends in museums regarding visitors with disabilities: the case of visitors with visual impairments. Proceedings of the 9th ICEVI “empowered by dialogue” (pp. 32-33). Bruges, Belgium.
  • Argyropoulos, V., Nikolaraizi, M., Kanari, C., Chamonikolaou, S., Plati, M., Markou, E., & Leotsakou, B†. (2017). Bridging theory and practice in developing inclusive practices in museum: The Greek case. Proceedings of the 9th ICEVI “empowered by dialogue” (pp. 40-41). Bruges, Belgium

More information

Dr. Vassilios Argyropoulos is Associate Professor in the Special Education Department of the University of Thessaly. He has participated in national and international projects in the area of special educational and he also runs as a coordinator a number of projects pertinent to research and training in the field of visual impairment and special education as well. He has more than 50 national and international publications (journal papers and proceedings). He also serves the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairments (ICEVI) as the contact person in Balkan Countries. He holds BSc in Mathematics from the University of Patras and a PhD in Education from the University of Birmingham. His thesis shaped an integrated picture of the development of geometrical concepts among children with severe visual impairments. His research areas include Education and inclusion of students with visual disability, issues of accessibility in academic and physical environments, the braille code, literacy in the education of students who are visually impaired, universal design, differentiated instruction and differentiated curricula.

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