The sixth Biennial Conference of Greek Studies held at Flinders University from 23 to 26 June 2005 marked an important step forward: it became an international conference, thus attracting a considerable number of specialists from Europe as well as academics and post-graduate students from Australia. Fifty-five papers were published in these Proceedings after being assessed as significant contributions to knowledge by scholars of international repute.
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(Department of Languages - Modern Greek, 2007) Taratori-Tsalkatidou, Eleni; Chatzidimou, Dimitris
Please note: this article is written in Greek. The methods and means of instruction used by elementary school teachers were investigated in a survey of 210 6th grade students which was conducted in numerous elementary all-day schools in the cities of Thessaloniki and Chania (Crete), May 2004. Content analysis was
employed for the purpose of gathering data and texts served as a methodological tool. The results of the investigation indicated that: 1. Teachers use the same method in the subject of “Greek language” on a daily basis without any possible surprises. 2. Few students reported the use of audio-visual material by their teacher. 3. Students prefer female teachers in this linguistic subject; and 4. The majority of students, particularly girls, designated the subject of “language” as their favorite despite the occasional difficulties. The above data enable us to conclude that, despite the multitude of teaching methods, available by Departments of Elementary Education in their curricula, only a few educators use them to good account in teaching language in school.