Sofia Avgitidou is a Professor of Pedagogy and Teacher Education at the Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Western Macedonia, Greece. She has studied and published papers on children’s play and peer relationships in early childhood classrooms as well as teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding children’s participation in ECEC. Sofia has also worked on various action research projects to empower teachers in their transformation of teacher thinking and practice through research and reflective processes.
She is a country coordinator for the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) and convenor of the EECERA Special Interest Group Rethinking play. She is also a member of the OECD Early Childhood Education and Care network.