Dr. Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris

School : School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Position : Professor, Mathematics Education

Dr. Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris Mailing Address
Nicosia
Cyprus

22713288 22713288

22590539 22590539

Email: M.Mavrotheris@euc.ac.cy M.Mavrotheris@euc.ac.cy

Profile

Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris is a Professor of Mathematics Education at the European University Cyprus, and Director of the Research Laboratory in ICT-Enhanced Education. She has a PhD in Mathematics Education (University of Texas at Austin, 2000), an MSc in Statistics (University of Texas at Austin, 1994), an MSc in Engineering (University of Texas at Austin, 1998), an MA in Open and Distance Learning (UK Open University, 2008), a BA in Mathematics (University of Texas at Austin, 1993), and Teacher’s Diploma in Elementary Education (Pedagogical Academy of Cyprus, 1990). Her research work focuses on the study of issues related to the teaching and learning of statistics, while at the same time equally contributing to several other areas of mathematics, science, and technology education. She has established a respected research record through numerous publications in scholarly international journals and edited volumes, and has been able to attract considerable funding from national and international sources. Her research record includes the coordination of multiple EU funded projects.

 

Participation in Funded European Union Projects

  • European Commission –Erasmus+ / Key action 2, Cooperation for school education (Program Coordinator): The Living Book - Augmenting Reading For Life, level of funding €375,000, 2016-2019.
  • European Commission –Erasmus+ /Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices/ Strategic Partnerships (Research Collaborator): E-LOISE - E-learning Objects for Innovative Science Education, level of funding € 127 480, 2015-2017.
  • European Commission –Erasmus+ /Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices/ Strategic Partnerships (Research Collaborator): JOBIT - Innovative teaching methodologies and courseware for software development VET to reduce skills gap in IT, level of funding €206 373, 2015-2017.
  • European Commission –Erasmus+ /Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices/ Strategic Partnerships (Research Collaborator): Relobie: Reusable learning objects in education, level of funding €80 070, 2014-2016.
  • European Commission - LLP Tempus Higher Education and Society Joint Project (Research Collaborator): NeReLa: Building Network of Remote Labs for strengthening university-secondary vocational schools collaboration, level of funding €750 000, 2014-2016)
  • European Commission - Lifelong Learning/ Development of Innovative ICT-Based Content, Services, Pedagogies and Practice for Lifelong Learning Multilateral Network (Research Collaborator): European Network for Technology Enhanced Learning in an Inclusive Society, level of funding €450 000, 2014-2016.
  • European Commission - Lifelong Learning Development of Innovative ICT-Based Content, Services, Pedagogies and Practice for Lifelong Learning Multilateral Network (Research Collaborator): School on Cloud: Connecting Education to the Cloud for Digital Citizenship, level of funding €450 000, 2014-2016.
  • EDUCAUSE Next Generation Learning Challenges (Research Collaborator): simSchool: Deeper Learning Modules for Learning to Teach, 2011-2012.
  • European University Cyprus – Internally Funded Project (Program Coordinator): Establishment of Blended-Learning at European University Cyprus, 2009-2012.
  • European Commission –Lifelong Learning /Erasmus Academic Networks (Research Collaborator): EUGENE: European and Global Engineering Education, level of funding €600 000, 2009-2012.
  • European Commission – Lifelong Learning/Grundtvig Action (Program Coordinator): Helping Parents to Help their Children Excel in Math and Science, level of funding €300 000, 2007-2009.
  • European Commission – Socrates/Comenius Action (Program Coordinator): Enhancing the Teaching and Learning of Early Statistical Reasoning in European Schools, level of funding €275 000, 2005-2007.
  • Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation– Eureka Cyprus Program (Program Coordinator):  E!3118-Eurolearn European Welder, level of funding €100 000, 2006-2008.
  • European Commission – Leornado Da Vinci/ Community Vocational Training (Research Collaborator): New Models for European Cost-efficient in-company Certification and Accreditation training (MECCA), level of funding €300 000, 2005-2007.
  • European Commission – Program EQUAL (Research Collaborator): Εφαρμογή Προγράμματος Κοινοτικής Πρωτοβουλίας EQUAL για τον Οργανισμό Νεολαίας, level of funding €375 000, 2005-2007.
  • European Commission – Minerva Action (Research Collaborator): AVD-Merge: Educational Network Structure for Dissemination of Real Time AV/Data Communication in Engineering Education, level of funding €300 000, 2004-2006.
  • European Commission – Minerva Action (Research Collaborator): NSDL - Content Management, Communication and Collaboration System for the Support of Distance Learning of Natural Sciences, level of funding €300 000, 2003-2005.
  • Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (Program Coordinator):  Cypriot Higher Education Graduates' Transition to the Labour Market, level of funding €50 000, 2002-2006.
  • Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (Program Coordinator). Book publication of Cypriot Higher Education Graduates' Transition to the Labour Market study findings, level of funding €8 000, 2007.
  • European Commission – Socrates/Comenius Action (Research Collaborator):  Effective Learning and Teaching of Mathematics from Primary to Secondary School, 2001-2003.

 

Editorial Boards

  • Member of Advisory Editorial Board: Evans, C. (Ed.) (in press), Handbook of Research on Open Data Innovation in Business and Government.  Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Member of Advisory Editorial Board: Chao, L. (Ed.) (2016). Cloud-Based STEM Education for Improved Learning Outcomes. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Proceedings of the Seventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME-7), Rzeszów, Poland, 9-13 February 2011.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Proceedings of the Fifth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME-5), Larnaca, Cyprus, 22 - 26 February 2007.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME-4), Sant Feliu de Guνxols, Spain, 17 - 21 February 2005.

 

Publications

Books:

  • Leavy, A., Meletiou-Mavrotheris, and Paparistodemou, E. (Eds.) (forthcoming).  Early Statistics: Supporting the Development of Statistical Understandings in the Early Years. Springer.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., Mavrou, K., and Paparistodemou, E. (Eds.) (2015).  Integrating Touch-Enabled and Mobile Devices into Contemporary Mathematics Education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Μελετίου – Μαυροθέρη, Μ., Μαούρη, Χ., Χατζηχρήστου, Χ., και Χαρτά, Δ. (2008). Η Μετάβαση στην Αγορά Εργασίας των Αποφοίτων  Ιδρυμάτων Τριτοβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης της Κύπρου. Λευκωσία: Σ.Ε.Κ.Α.Π.

 

Chapters in books:

  • Serrado, B., Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Paparistodemou, E. (in press). Study on statistics technological and pedagogical content knowledge on an innovative course on quantitative research methods. In G. Aldon, F. Hitt, L. Bazzini, and U. Gellert (Eds.), Mathematics and technology. Springer.
  • Kyriakides, A., Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Prodromou, T. (2016). Changing children’s stance towards mathematics through mobile teaching: The case of robot A.L.E.X. In. M. Meletiou-Mavrotheris, K. Mavrou, and E. Paparistodemou (Eds.), Integrating Touch-Enabled and Mobile Devices into Contemporary Mathematics Education (pp. 122-145). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Prodromou, T., Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and  Kyriakides, A.,  (2015). Students’ kinaesthetic interactions with a touch-enabled virtual mapping tool. In. M. Meletiou-Mavrotheris, K. Mavrou, and E. Paparistodemou (Eds.), Integrating Touch-Enabled and Mobile Devices into Contemporary Mathematics Education (pp. 1-25). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Kleanthous, I., and Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M. (2015). A Case Study of Primary School Students’ Use of a Dynamic Statistics Software Package for Analyzing and Interpreting Data.  In D. Polly (Ed.), Cases on Technology Integration in Mathematics Education (pp. 24-42). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., Mavrou, K., Stylianou, G., Mavromoustakos, S., and Christou, G. (2014). Teaching Mathematics with Tablet PCs: A Professional Development Program Targeting Primary School Teachers.   In H. An, S. Alon, and D. Fuentes (Eds), Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implications (pp. 175-192). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., (2013). Supporting the development of college-level students’ conceptions of statistical inference.  In S. Habre (Ed.), Enhancing Mathematics Understanding through Visualization: The Role of Dynamical Software (pp. 168-200).  Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Mavrou, K., and  Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M. (2013). Flying a math class? Using Web-Based Simulations in Primary Teachers Training & Education. In S. Mukerji , and P. Tripathi (Eds.), Cases on Interactive Technology Environments and Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education Management (pp. 391-417). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Mavrou, K. (2013). Web-Based Simulations for the Training of Mathematics Teachers.  In A.D. Ritzhaupt, and S. Kumar (Eds), Cases on Educational Technology Implementation for Facilitating Learning (pp. 308-340). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., (2013). Integrating Game-Enhanced Mathematics Learning into the Pre-Service Training of Teachers.  In S. de Freitas, M. Ott, M. Popescu, and I.Stanescu (Eds), New Pedagogical Approaches in Game Enhanced Learning: Curriculum Integration (pp. 142-166). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Mavrou, K. (2012). Bridging the Gap between Teacher Preparation and Practice: The simSchool Virtual Classroom.  In C. Brasidas, and P. Panaou (Eds), Design Thinking in Education, Media and Society (pp. 64-73). Nicosia: University of Nicosia Press.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Paparistodemou, E. (2012). SMASH: An Inquiry-Based Approach to Parent Education in Math and Science.  In L. Lennex, and K. Nettleton (Eds.), Cases on Inquiry through Instructional Technology in Math and Science: Systemic Approaches (pp. 73-98). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M. (2012). Online Communities of Practice as Vehicles for Teacher Professional Development. In A. Juan; M. A. Huertas, S. Trenholm, and C. Steegmann (Eds.), Teaching Mathematics Online: Emergent Technologies and Methodologies (pp. 142-166). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Serradó, A. (2011). Distance Education of Statistics Teachers. In C. Batanero, G. Burrill, and C. Reading (Eds.), Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics - Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education: A joint ICMI/IASE Study (pp. 383-394), New ICMI Study Series, Springer.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Mavrotheris, E. (2010). SMASH: Training for Parent Education in Mathematics And Science. In S. Mukerji & P.  Tripathi (Eds.), Cases on Interactive Technology Environments and Transnational Collaboration: Concerns and Perspectives (pp. 171-192). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M. (2007). The Formalist Mathematical Tradition as an Obstacle to Stochastical Reasoning. In J.P. Van Bendegem and K. François (Eds), Philosophical Dimensions in Mathematics Education (pp.131-155). Brussels, Springer.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M. and Lee, C. (2007). Effects of Τechnological Tools on Introductory Statistics Students’ Understanding of Sampling Distributions. In M. Murtonen, J. Rautopuro and P. Väisänen (Eds), Learning and teaching of Research methods at University (pp. 95-118). University of Turku, Finland.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Stylianou, D. A. (2003). Advancing from Elementary to Secondary School Mathematics in Cyprus: A Step or a Leap?  In L. Rogers and J. Novotna (Eds), Theory, Principles and Research. Effective Learning and Teaching of Mathematics from Primary to Secondary School (pp. 53-81). Bologna, Pitagora.
  • Stylianou, D. A. and Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M. (2003). Building Instructional Bridges from Elementary to Secondary School: A New Role for Technology. In L. Rogers and J. Novotna (Eds), Classroom Contexts. Effective Learning and Teaching of Mathematics from Primary to Secondary School (pp. 29-41). Bologna, Pitagora.

 

Monographs

  • Θεοφιλίδης, Χ., και Μελετίου-Μαυροθέρη, Μ. (2002). H Aποτελεσματική Nηπιαγωγός. Λευκωσία, Κύπρος.

 

 

Editor of Special Issue:

  • Couceiro, M., Faria, D., Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., Pallavicini, F., and Hocine, N.  (forthcoming 2017). Serious Games: Games Technology for Humanity. International Journal of Computer Games Technology.

 

 

Articles in referred journals:

  • Lasica, I.E., Katzis, K., Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Dimopoulos, C. (in press). Research Challenges in future laboratory-based STEM Education. Bulletin of the IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology, 18(1).
  • Kyriakides, A., Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Prodromou, T. (2016). Mobile technologies in the service of students' learning of mathematics:  The example of game app A.L.E.X. in the context of a primary school in Cyprus. Mathematics Education Research Journal (MERJ), 28(1), 53-78.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Prodromou, T. (2016). Pre-Service Teacher Training on Game-Enhanced Mathematics Teaching and Learning.  Technology, Knowledge and Learning (TKNL). Online First: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10758-016-9275-y
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Kleanthous, I. (2016). Early Statistical Reasoning: An Exploratory Study of Primary School Students' Use of a Dynamic Statistics Software Package for Analyzing and Interpreting Data.  International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD) 8(1), 26-41.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Paparistodemou, E. (2015). Developing Young Learners’ Reasoning about Samples and Sampling in the Context of Informal Inferences. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 88(3), 385-404.
  • Mavrou, K., Hoogerwerf, E.J., Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., Karki A. & Sallinen, M. (2015). A conceptual framework related to ICT-AT competence development: The theoretical foundations of ENTELIS. Studies in Health Technology Informatics, 217, 664-670.
  • Mavrou K, & Meletiou-Mavrotheris M. (2015). Views and considerations on ICT-AT competences development within the ENTELIS project: The Case of Cyprus. Studies in Health Technology Informatics, 217, 671-678.
  • Prodromou T.,  Meletiou-Mavrotheris M.,  and Kyriakides A. (2014).  Students' Interactions with the Recce 3D Map. Reflections, 39(4), 41-43.
  • Serrado, A., Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Paparistodemou, E. (2014). EarlyStatistics: a course for developing teachers' statistics technological and pedagogical content.  Le Revue Statistique et Enseignement, 5(1), 5-29.
  • Serradó, A., Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Paparistodemou, E. (2013). EarlyStatistics: A case study on in-service teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge of statistics. Quaderni di Ricerca in Didattica (QRDS), 23 (1), 444-451.
  • Konstantinou-Katzi, P., Tsolaki, E., Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., & Koutselini, M. (2013). Differentiation of teaching and learning mathematics: An action research study in tertiary education. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 44(3), 332-349. 9.
  • Serrado, A., and Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M. (2012). Parent-trainer Training Course for Success in Mathematics and Science. Quaderni di Ricerca in Didattica (QRDS), 22(1), 167-171.
  • Pratt, D., Batanero, C., Biehler, R., Eichler, A., Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Paparistodemou, E. (2012).  CERME7 Working Group 5: Stochastic Thinking. Research in Mathematics Education, 14 (2), 193-194.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M. , and Serrado, A. (2012). Distance Training of Mathematics Teachers: The EarlyStatistics Experience. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal (RUSC). 9(1), 340-353.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., Mavrotheris, E., and Paparistodemou, E. (2011). Distance Learning for Teacher Professional Development in Statistics Education. Teaching Statistics, 33 (1), 2-8.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Mavrotheris, E. (2011). SMASH: A Blended-Learning Approach to Parent Educator Training in Mathematics and Science. University of the Fraser Valley Research Review, 4 (1), 76-88.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Lee, C. (2010). Investigating College-Level Introductory Statistics Students’ Prior Knowledge of Graphing. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 10(4), 339 – 355.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., Maouri, Ch., and Hadjichristou, Ch. (2009). Cypriot College Graduates' Transition to the Labour Market. Pedagogikh Epitheorisi, 47, 98-118.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., Paparistodemou, E., and Stylianou, D. (2009). Enhancing Statistics Instruction in Elementary Schools: Integrating Technology in Professional Development. The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast, 6 (1&2), 57-78.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Azcárate Goded, P. (2009). Formación de formadores de padres para la mejora en matemáticas y ciencias. Revista Eureka sobre Enseñanza y Divulgación de las Ciencias, 6(3), 496-497. 
  • Paparistodemou, E., and Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M. (2008). Developing Young Students’ Informal Inference Skills in Data Analysis. Statistics Education Research Journal, 7(2), 83-106.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Meletiou-Mavotheris, E. (2007). Online Communities of Practice Enhancing Statistics Instruction: The European Project Earlystatistics. Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 5 (2), 113-122.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., Lee, C., and Fouladi, R. (2007). Introductory Statistics, College Student Attitudes and Knowledge – A Qualitative Analysis of the Impact of Technology-Based Instruction. International Journal of Mathematics Education in Science and Technology, 38 (1), 65-83.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Maouri, Ch.(2006). Computer-Supported Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning: Parents’ and Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices. Sychroni Ekpaideusi, 145, 156-173.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Lee, C. (2006). Introductory Statistics Students’ Conceptual Development of Variation in Data Distributions.  Mediterranean Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 5(1), 29-48.
  • Meletiou, M. and Stylianou, D. A. (2005). A cross-national comparison of teachers' practices in the third international mathematics and science study: Instructional and policy implications Pedagogiki Epitheorisi, 40, 9-25.
  • Stylianou, D., and Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M. (2005). Graphical Representation of Data: Effect of the Use of a Dynamical Statistics Technological Tool. Scientia Pedagogica Experimentalis, XLII, (2), 273-294.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M. (2003). Technological Tools in the Introductory Statistics Classroom: Effects on Student Understanding of Inferential Statistics. International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning, 8(3), 265-297.
  • Stylianou, D. A. and Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M. (2003). Dynamic software: New potential for technology use in the teaching of mathematics. Sychroni Ekpaideusi, 132, 27-37.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M. (2002). Conceptions of Variation: A Literature Review. Statistics Education Research Journal, 1(1), 46-53.
  • Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., and Lee (2002). Teaching Students the Stochastic Nature of Statistical Concepts in an Introductory Statistics Course. Statistics Education Research Journal, 1(2), 22-37.
  • Theofilides, Ch., and Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M. (2002). Qualities of an Effectve Kindergarten Teacher, Episthmes ths Agwghs, 2, 131-144.