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Maria Papazachariou – Christoforou
Lecturer, Music Education
School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department of Arts
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
PhD in Music Education and Pedagogy (Informal Music Learning Practices) 2016 Kapodistrian University Athens Greece, School of Music Implementing informal music learning practices in a music class of a public primary school in Cyprus
Master Degree of Music in Music Education 2008 Michigan State University U.S.A. A touch of Leri: The beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions of an elementary student in Cyprus about his experiences in different music-making and learning practices
Bachelor Degree in Primary Education 1998 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Teaching Diploma 1993 Pedagogical Academy Cyprus
Certificate of professional Training in Music Learning Theory (Early Childhood & Primary Level 1 and Level 2) 2005-2008 Michigan State University U.S.A.
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
September 2018 today European University Cyprus Cyprus Lecturer, Music Education
2008 2017 Pedagogical institute Cyprus Cyprus Supporting Officer for Music Curriculum Development & Training of in service music teachers.
1993 2018  Ministry of Education and Culture Cyprus Cyprus Assistant Director and Music Educator in Primary Public Education
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2017 “Democracy in Music Education:  A case study on implementing Informal Music Practices in a Primary school in Cyprus” Moysikopedagogika 15 23-42
2015 “Thrown in the deep end: Integrating informal music practices in a primary music classroom in Cyprus G.S.M.E 7th Congress Papers Annual Scientific Edition of the Greek Society for Music Education 361-371
2014 Book: Music for A Primary  Class Soteroula Larkou Maria Yennari Constandina Michaelidou Pedagogical Institute Cyprus, Curriculum Development Unit
2014 Book: Music for B Primary Class Soteroula Larkou Maria Yennari Constandina Michaelidou Pedagogical Institute Cyprus, Curriculum Development Unit
Research Projects
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service
2010-2015 Ministry of Education Cyprus Creation and development of New Music Curriculum (Member of the team)
Awards/International Recognition
Other Achievements