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17:30 - 19:00 9 March 2017

Religion and Education in Greece: New challenges in an old battlefield


Committee Room 3 | UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Open

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Dr Marios Koukounaras-Liagkis, Assistant Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Marios Koukounaras-Liagkis studied Theology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1994) and Greek Philology at the Democretian University of Thrace (2001). He holds an MA in Pedagogy (2001) and a PhD in Sociology of Religion (2008) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He worked as a Religious Education (RE) teacher from 2003 until 2012 and as a consultant to the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs during 2007 – 2009. Since 2013, he has been a Lecturer in Religious Education at the University of Athens. He serves as a member of the Experts Scientific Committee for the RE Curriculum in Greece. His recent research project is Transformative Religious Education and personal and social change. His research foci include te

In this seminar Dr. Marios Koukounaras-Liagkis will outline and examine the consequences of the historical and constitutional relationship between the Greek State and Church in the field of education, and the ongoing conflict between them since 2011, when a new curriculum for Religious Education was announced. Dr. Marios Koukounaras-Liagkis will present the pedagogical basis of this new curriculum and the current situation in Religious Education in Greece, detailing the interplay between politics, religions, education and communities.


William Nicholas
+44 (0)2076126423 | ioe.creme@ucl.ac.uk


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