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Philippou Stavroula

Department of Education
Cyprus University of Technology

Philippou Stavroula


Stavroula Philippou is an Assistant Professor in Curriculum and Teaching at the Department of Education. Her studies include a B.Ed. (Hons) in Primary Education (University of Cyprus, Cyprus, 1998); an M.Ed. in Curriculum Studies (University of Sydney, Australia, 1999); and a Ph.D. in Education (University of Cambridge, U.K., 2004). She has worked in a variety of educational contexts, has participated in a number of conferences and has published work in journals and edited books.

Research Interest

Curriculum Development; Theory and Methodology of Teaching; Theory, History and Sociology of Curriculum; Teacher Professional Identity and Official Curricula; Textbook Research; Action Research; Curriculum Studies; European Education Policy and Curriculum; National and European Identity/Citizenship in Education; Social Studies Education; Citizenship Education.


  • Philippou, S., Kontovourki, S. & Theodorou, E. (2014). Can autonomy be imposed? Examining teacher (re)positioning during the ongoing curriculum change in Cyprus. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 46(5), 611-633.

  • Philippou, S. (2014). ‘Curriculum Studies’ in Cyprus: a research agenda for curriculum, bildung and didaktik as challenges of translation and re-contextualisation. European Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1(1), 83-99.

  • Theodorou, E., Philippou, S., & Kontovourki, S. (2017). Caught between worlds of expertise: Primary teachers amidst official curriculum development processes in Cyprus. Curriculum Inquiry.

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