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Department of Educational Studies


The Environmental Education Lab (EEL) is a research centre run by the Department of Educational Studies. Founded in 2004 it is based at the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. EEL advances knowledge with regards to environmental, scientific and citizenship literacy, and promotes educational research and practice on innovative teaching and learning approaches and tools that raise awareness, trigger socio-critical and creative thinking and strengthen action competence, among youths and the general public, on current environmental and sustainability issues.

The EEL brings together academic researchers with school education actors, non-formal and informal education organisations (NGOs, museums) and other societal stakeholders (i.e., municipalities and regional authorities, SMEs) to co-define current socio-environmental issues of concern and to co-create research-based knowledge and solutions that are theoretically relevant, socially sensitive and practically applicable in various education contexts.

The Lab aims at academic and educational cooperation for theory building and research implementation in the fields of environmental education and education for sustainable development. Among its current research interests are:

  • the design of innovative teaching and learning strategies and tools to address current sustainability challenges
  • the forging of mutually constructive synergies among environmental and sustainability education and the environmental social sciences and humanities  
  • the integration of environmental citizen science in formal, informal and non-formal educational contexts and the exploration of its learning potential
  • the study of co-design of digital resources as meaningful learning experiences
  • climate change communication and education
  • narrative inquiry as research methodology for studying ‘experience’ and as professional development strategy in environmental and sustainability education

The EEL holds a long-term experience from academic cooperation and participation in European and national research projects; the education of undergraduate and postgraduate students and teacher training; the supervision of doctoral and master dissertations; and the provision of consultation services for educational organisations, practitioners and researchers.

The Environmental Education Lab is directed by Associate Professor Dr Maria Daskolia, who is also head of the scientific team.

For more detailed information you can visit the website of the Environmental Education Lab.

Tel.: +30 210 727 7567       e-mail: info[at]eel.uoa[dot]gr

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