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Loizou Eleni

Department of Education
Cyprus University of Technology

Loizou Eleni


Undergraduate studies at the University of Cyprus (B.A. in Pre-school Education, 1996) Graduate studies at the University of Hartford, CT, USA (M.A. in Early Childhood Education, 1997) and Columbia University- Teachers College,NY, USA (Ed.D. in Early Childhood Education, 2002).

Research Interest

Young children’s humor Play (sociodramatic and imaginative play, play pedagogy) Empowering young children, teachers and parents Early childhood curriculum Infant-toddler development and practice Early childhood teacher education


  • Loizou, E. & Kyriakou, M. (2016). Young children’s appreciation and production of verbal and visual humor. Humor 29 (1), 99-124.

  • Loizou, E. & Charalambous, N. (in press). Empowerment Pedagogy. Journal of Research in Childhood Education.

  • Loizou, E. (accepted). Towards Play Pedagogy: Supporting teacher play practices with a teacher guide about socio-dramatic and imaginative play. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal

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