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Chrystalla Papademetri-Kachrimani
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education & Early Childhood Mathematics Education
School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department of Education Sciences
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
PhD, Mathematics Education 2007 Institute of Education, University of London Department of Mathematics Education Structural knowledge about shapes: A case study of young children describing, constructing and reflecting on squares
Ma, Mathematics Education 1997 Institute of Education, University of London Department of Mathematics Education ZERO: Recreating a moment in history in the mathematics classroom
Ba, Early Childhood Education 1996 University of Cyprus Department of Education Sciences
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2007 today European University Cyprus Cyprus Lecturer (2007-2014), Assistant Professor, (2014-present) Department of Education Sciences
2006 2007 Cyprus College Nicosia, Cyprus Lecturer (Part time)
1998 2004 University of Cyprus Cyprus Special Teaching Personel
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2018 Chapter in book “’The exchange of ideas was mutual, I have to say’: negotiating researcher ‘roles’ in an early years educators’ professional development programme on inquiry-based mathematics and science learning” Philippou, S., Louca, L. Waters, J., Payler, J. and Jones, K. (Eds) (2018). The Professional Development of Early Years Educators. London: Routledge.   Chapter 13
2015 Article in Referred Journal “Learning about learning with teachers and (from) young children”     Constructivist Foundations. [Special Issue ‘Constructionism’, Chronis Kynigos and Gerald Futschek as Guest Editors] 10(3) 370-381
2015 Article in Referred Journal“Educational Reform. Is it Indeed Impossible?”     Constructivist Foundations. [Special Issue ‘Constructionism’, Chronis Kynigos and Gerald Futschek as Guest Editors] 10(3) 385-387
2014 Conference Publication “‘How many circles are in the shape?’ Defining modelling-based Learning (MbL) through the iterative implementation of a specific activity to groups of early childhood teachers”   G. Futschek & C. Kynigos (Ed.), Constructionism and creativity: Proceedings of the Third International Constructionism Conference, Austrian Computer Society   156-166
2014 Chapter in book “The Development of a joint mathematics and science literacy curriculum for the Kindergarten. Thetransition from a skill-based program toa process-based program” [In Greek  “Η Ανάπτυξη ενός ενιαίου πλαισίου γραμματισμού για τα μαθηματικά και τις φυσικές επιστήμες στο νηπιαγωγείο: Η μετάβαση από ένα πρόγραμμα δεξιοτήτων επιστημονικής μεθόδου σε ένα πρόγραμμα διεργασιών”] Louca, L. P. Kariotoglou & P. Papadopoulou (Eds). The Sciences and the Environment in Preschool [In Greek ‘Π. Καριώτογλου & Π. Παπαδοπούλου (Επ.) (2014). Φυσικές Επιστήμες και περιβάλλον στην προσχολική εκπαίδευση: Αναζητήσεις και προτάσεις, Αθήνα: Gutenberg’]   134-153
2012 Chapter in book “ Young Children´s Abilities andResources for Solving Area Problems ” [In Greek  “Δυνατότητες και αδυναμίες των παιδιών πρώτοσχολικής ηλικίας στην επίλυση προβλημάτων  μέτρησης εμβαδού ”]   Loulli, C. Constantinou, C. P. K. Plakitsi (Ed.), Sociocognitive andsociocultural approaches to science inearly childhood, Athens,  Patakis [In Greek ‘Κ. Πλακίτση (Επ) (2012). Κοινωνιογνωστικές και κοινωνικοπολιτισμικές προσεγγίσεις στη διδακτική των φυσικών επιστημών στην προσχολική και πρώτη σχολική ηλικία’]    
2012 Article in Referred Journal “Revisiting van Hiele”   Learning of Mathematics 32(3) 2-7
2012 Conference Publication “Is this Constructionism? A case of Young Children, Mathematics and Powerful Ideas”     S. Anastopoulou, M. Berland, J. B. Frant, P. Boytchev, K. Brennan, A. Chronaki & N. Yiannoutsou, Constructionism 2012 Theory Practice and Impact   94-103
2010 Conference Publication “Constructionism applied in early childhood mathematics education: Young children constructing shapes and meaning with sticks”   J. E. Clayson and I. Kalas (Eds), Constructionist approaches to creative learning and education: Lessons for the 21st century, Proceedings Constructionism 2010    
1999 Chapter in book “Zero: Recreating a moment in history in the mathematics classroom”   A. Gagatsis (ed.), A Multidimensional Approach to Learning in Mathematics and Sciences, Cyprus, Intercollege Press   273-296
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2011-2015   Planning, implementing, evaluating and scientifically justifying a joint mathematics and science literacy curriculum for early childhood education in Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation ΑΝΘΡΩΠΙΣΤΙΚΕΣ/ΠΑΙΔΙ/0609(ΒΕ)/14   Coordinator of the Research Project
2018-present EDUCLAB – Education and Digital Cultural Laboratory Erasmus+ Project 2018-1-IT02-KA201-048316 Researcher
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
2011-2014 World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP)-Cyprus Committee Chair Conference and event organization for the educational community in a local and European level
2014 Board: Meletiou-Mavrotheris, M., Mavrou, K. & Paparistodemou, E. (Eds) (2015),  Integrating Touch-Enabled and Mobile Devices into Contemporary Mathematics Education, USA: Information Science Reference Member of Editorial Advisory Book Chapter Reviewing
2011-present Inquiry in primary science education online journal, Educational Research Review, Cognition & Instruction, Instructional Science Reviewer Article Reviewing
Awards/International Recognition
Other Achievements