Scientific Counselor at the Institute of Educational Policy, Research Associate at the Lifelong Learning Programs, VET & Emerging Technologies Expert
Stavros Pitsikalis is a Ph.D. Candidate at University of the Aegean, in the field of innovation in education and training, specifically “Augmented Reality in VET”. He holds a B.Sc. in Technology Electronic Engineering Educators from the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education of Athens, and an M.Sc. in Technology Education and Digital Systems” (Track: e-Learning) from the Department of Digital Systems University of Piraeus.
Ηe is a teacher, working at Greek public secondary and technical – vocational schools since 1998. He is currently attached to the Institute of Educational Policy as the Head of the Unit for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeship. In parallel he has additional roles such as, Technical Delegate of WorldSkills Greece, Member of the Committee of Model EPAL, Co-Ordinator of the Greek team for the National Career Framework etc. He has been attached to the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQAA) in the IT Department between July 2016 and September 2017. He has been attached to the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning in the Vocational Training Department between September 2012 and June 2016. He has been attached to the administration office of several vocational training institutes between September 2005 and August 2011. He has been an Instructor and Trainer at Structures on Non-Formal & Informal Learning (GR: IEK, KEK, KSE) since 2004. He has been a Certified Instructor (License 9381-12/09/2013) by the National Centre for Public Administration & Local Government since 2013.
He has published / conducted research on the fields of Vocational Education and Training (VET), Technology Enhanced Learning, Distance Learning and Training, Mobile Learning, Augmented Reality in Education. His research interests focus on Immerging Technologies (Augmented/Mixed Reality, IoT etc.) in Education and Training, STEM Education and Training, Open Education, Instructional Design of Adult Learning Programs, Public Education Management.
He has participated in numerous projects/programs, including NSRF, Erasmus, Interreg etc.