Polyxeni Karavitou

Polyxeni Karavitou is a Greek Language and Literature teacher and a theatre pedagogue. She is a graduate of the University of Athens, School of Philosophy, Department of History and Archaeology, with postgraduate studies in Theatre at the University of Essex and at the Royal Holloway University of London, UK. Since 2011 she has been a member of the Creative Expression Team of volunteer language specialists, which created the digital project “Politropi Glossa”, for the teaching of Modern Greek in secondary education. She is a founding member of the Hellenic Theatre/Drama and Education Network (TENet-Gr). In the context of her participation in the design and implementation of training programs for TENet-Gr, she participated from 2015 until 2020 in the “it could be me, it could be you: an awareness raising program on human rights and refugee issues”, implemented by TENet-Gr and UNHCR, as a training consultant, teacher trainer, youth facilitator and regional coordinator for Northern Greece. She was a coordinator for the “Caring and acting: Volunteerism – Solidarity – Civic Engagement” programme, coordinated by the Lambrakis Foundation. She has also been involved in the coordination and implementation of teachers’ and cultural educators’ European training programs,  has written on theatre and education, translated various educational resources, as well as fiction and poetry.