National and International Research Projects and Collaborations, by the Interdisciplinary Research Community of the
Communication Institute of Greece (COMinG), “Ινστιτούτο Επικοινωνίας της Ελλάδας”

This page is dedicated to the projects and collaborators of the Communication Institute of Greece (COMinG)
and its research and creative community.

 

***2022***

 

Publish, don’t perish. An introductory workshop, led by: Dr Jürgen Rudolph

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Description: This workshop took place on Thursday 28 April 2022, 15:00 – 16:00 EET time (real time for Greece).  Its purpose is to demystify the academic writing and publishing processes and consider aspects of a sustainable and enjoyable writing practice that fosters confidence and reduces stress, as many academics find writing and getting published quite hard. The workshop run in English.

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Teaching literature in the language classroom: the basis of establishing an intercultural dialogue and students redefining their own identity”, led by: Dr Fotini Diamantidaki

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Description:The workshop took place on Friday 25 February, 15:00 – 16:00 EET time (real time for Greece) and demonstrates how teaching literature in the foreign language classroom can provide a platform for students to start a dialogue over a contentious subject that they would not approach otherwise. Examples are presented from francophone literature alongside their translations. The workshop run in English.

 

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Title: Communicating through music: a tool for students’ inspirational development‘ (click on the title to download it)

Summary: This article gives concrete reasons to K-12 and higher education stakeholders of why and how such projects should become part of curricula. This case study presents the creation of a multicultural disc in three languages (Greek, Corsican, and French) as an attempt to add to the inspirational development of students to aid teachers to achieve overall educational aims.

Reference: Kefalaki M. (2021). Communicating through music: a tool for students’ inspirational development. Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching. Vol.4 No.2

 

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Title:Face masks in education: The cases of Greece and Singapore    (click on the title or the link that follow to download it,  https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10130570/ )

Summary: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments across the world implemented practices and rules related to masks in educational settings and beyond. Through a desktop analysis and systematic literature review, leveraging educational, governmental and journalistic sources, this article provides an extreme comparison of two nations’ intra-period responses on the use of face masks in education. Taking the examples of two different countries (Greece and Singapore), we discuss their contrasting approaches to face mask use in education, ranging from pre-schools to universities, while taking into account the macroenvironmental dissimilarities of their educational systems and technological capabilities.

Reference:Kefalaki, M., Rudolph, J., Tan, S., & Diamantidaki, F. (2021). Face masks in education: The cases of Greece and Singapore, Thesis, 10(1).

 

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Title:Cross-cultural effects of COVID-19 on higher education learning and teaching practice: A case study from Greece

Summary: Changes to academic curricula have had tremendous cross-cultural effects on higher education students. This study will investigate, by way of focus groups comprised of students studying at Greek universities during the pandemic, the cross-cultural effects that this ‘global experience’ has had on higher education, and particularly on students in Greek universities.

Reference:Kefalaki, M., Nevradakis, M., & Li, Q. (2021). Cross-cultural effects of COVID-19 on higher education learning and teaching practice: A case study from Greece. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 18(5). https://doi.org/10.14453/jutlp.v18i5.5

https://pesquisa.bvsalud.org/global-literature-on-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov/resource/pt/covidwho-1378698?lang=en  (click on the link to download it)

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Title:Masks as part of our Novel Identity: Creation of Meaning within a Time of Global Pandemic

Summary:In this article, based on personal experiences, observation and bibliographical research, we explore and reveal the symbolic meaning of masks. We make use of the social identity theory (SIT) that assumes that one part of the self-concept is defined by our belonging to social groups (Trepte, 2006). More particularly we are examining our identity’s, personal and social, need to respond to the ‘obligation’ of mask wearing. We believe that finding or inventing meaning to the use of mask, can help us evolve and accept our new reality

Reference: Kefalaki M. (2021). Masks as part of our Novel Identity: Creation of Meaning within a Time of Global Pandemic. Journal of Education Innovation and Communication, 3 (1), pp. 25-36. https://doi.org/10.34097/jeicom-3-1-june21-2

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Title:’‘WORDS OF MUSIC’/ ‘ΛΟΓΙΑ ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗΣ’    (click on the title to download it)

Summary: Α book with words of music, with lyrics that seek music, a book with moments of poetry and creativity. This book contains, words, thoughts, poetry, that seek music, but at the same time have the music in them. The words in this book are projected as an example of emotions to be shared and to inspire. The lyrics are provided in Greek language for now.

It is with great joy that we present you the ‘Words of Music’- ‘Λόγια Μουσικής’, a book in greek language with words, thoughts, poetry, songs, that seek music, but at the same time have the music in them. The words in this book are projected as an example of emotions to be shared and to inspire.

We wish you a wonderful inspiring journey at ‘Words of Music’ !

Reference: Kefalaki M. (2021). Words of Music. Communication Institute of Greece. ISBN: 978-618-85622-2-6

«Λόγια μουσικής» – Ποιητική συλλογή της Μαργαρίτας Κεφαλάκη • Ανοικτή Βιβλιοθήκη (openbook.gr)

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Title: ‘Aspire to inspire. Together we can

Summary:The Founder and President of COMinG, Dr. Kefalaki Margarita, was invited by the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation, at the Symposium: Women in ICT, organised 24/3/21, to speak about women in ICT. Dr. Margarita referred to her personal story, her journey as a wife, a mother, and a professional, referring also to how ICT has helped her during this pandemic, maintaining the connection with people and collaborators from all around the world. The Communication Institute of Grece and the Journal of Education, Innovation, and Communication, was of course a great part of this talk. By sharing her story, using the autobiographical method, she wishes to eventually inspire women and why not men. Together we can aspire to inspire! Please click here to see the talk. The event was transmitted live via Facebook and Youtube.

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Title: Communicating through music: a tool for students’ inspirational development    (download at: https://journals.sfu.ca/jalt/index.php/jalt/article/view/447 ).

Summary: This article gives concrete reasons to K-12 and higher education stakeholders of why and how such projects should become part of curricula. This case study presents the creation of a multicultural disc in three languages (Greek, Corsican, and French) as an attempt to add to the inspirational development of students to aid teachers to achieve overall educational aims.

Reference: Kefalaki (2021). Communicating through music: a tool for students’ inspirational development. Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching. Vol. 4 No. 2 (2021) https://doi.org/10.37074/jalt.2021.4.2.18 

 

*** 2020***

Title: Participant and collaborator, Virtual International Academic Conference, organised by AAB College, Pristina, Kosovo

TRANSFORMATIONS AND CONSEQUENCES IN SOCIETY DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIA (book of abstracts)

Pristina: 05.09.2020 – 06.09.2020, with the collaboration of the Communication Institute of Greece

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Title: Pedagogy in the Time of Pandemic: Local Responses toward Global Education        (click on the title to download it)

https://coming.gr/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/1_SP_JEICOM_JUNE_2020_Bonk-et-al_Pedagogy-in-the-Time-of-Pandemic.pdf

Summary:This current article undoubtedly joins others in starting the historical record. Across the globe, each author captures a snapshot of not only pedagogy and technology but also culture and individuality. Understanding why one nation moves education fully online while another places education on hold, as an example, perhaps reflects societal mores as well as computer scarcities. A panoply of schools ranging from state or public systems to private or religious raisons d’être may uncover
unexpected motives. Communication technologies that fall prey to robotic intruders might suggest security measures. And even why someone would hack into online educational systems during this time of crisis could reveal a wider vista when grappling with the pandemic’s aftermath.

Taken together, such snapshots of selected pedagogical adaptations may indeed reveal parameters for a global paradigm shift in higher education. For each institution’s section, an introductory theme offers institution-specific context; these themes are then joined in the overall analysis for the article. May history thus record that we educators harnessed this pandemic’s challenges as an impetus for innovation, comprehension, and glocalization.

Reference:Bonk, R., Kefalaki, M., Rudolph, J., Diamantidaki, F., Rekar Muno, C., Karanicolas, S., Kontoleon, P. & Pogner, K.-H. (2020). Pedagogy in the time of pandemic: From localisation to glocalisation. Journal of Education, Innovation and Communication, 2 (SI1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.34097/jeicom_SP_june2020_1

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Title: COmmunication’s ROugh NAvigations: ‘Fake’ news in a time of a global crisis        (click on the title to download it)

https://journals.sfu.ca/jalt/index.php/jalt/article/view/237/211

Summary:In this article, authors, from Greece and Australia, aim to:
a)Discuss the severe and even fatal problems that misinformation can cause, especially in the case of a global pandemic, like COVID-19
b)provide an audit and access to reliable sites,
c)provide an outline of simple strategies that all individuals (including undergraduate students) can implement to source
valid and reliable information surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reference:Kefalaki, M. & Karanicolas S. (2020). Communication’s ROugh NAvigations: ‘Fake’ News in time of a Global Crisis. Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching. Vol.3 No.1 (2020). https://doi.org/10.37074/jalt.2020.3.1.19

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Title: “WHY IS IT WORTH WAKING UP EVERY MORNING”     (click on the title to download it)

https://coming.gr/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/1_WHY-IS-IT-WORTH-WAKING-UP-EVERY-MORNING.pdf

Summary: For their first collaborative project, the Vice Presidents of our Institute have worked together to pass on a message of hope through  their  Motivational Book titled: “WHY IS IT WORTH WAKING UP EVERY MORNING”  This book was created as a sign of hope, especially during the difficult times we faced as a global collective (ex. COVID-19 global crisis, 2020). It is a book of encouragement with impressions and reflections on inspiration, motivation, and collaboration.

The VP Community of the Communication Institute of Greece is Sophia Karanicolas, Michael A. Altamirano, Ailson J. De Moraes, Fotini Diamantidaki, Robert J. Bonk, Carolin Rekar Munro, and Jürgen Rudolph, who have contributed and shared their viewpoint on why it is worth, or not, to wake up each morning (Christian Schnee and Karl-Heinz Pogner, also participated in this project, joining our VP community until 5 November 2020).

Reference: Kefalaki M. (2020) (ed.). Why is it worth up every morning. Communication Institute of Greece. ISBN: 978-618-81861-8-7

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Some of the COMinG International and National collaborators:

*Journal of Education, Innovation, and Communication (JEICOM)
*Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching (JALT)

*Beijing Normal University, China
*Zhejiang University, China
*King Graduate School at Monroe College, USA 

*Media Informatics Lab, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

*Kaplan University, Singapore

*IPSA RC21, and IPSA RC29: Research Committee 21 on Political Socialization and Education, and Research Committee 29 on Political Psychology, of the International Political Science Association
*Center for Intercultural Dialogue
*IJBST journal group
*Cambridge Scholars

 

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