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Reflecting upon the Greek state-school teacher’s changing role in the 21st century: an ‘ecosystemic’ approach

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Maria Tzotzou (http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1705-0410), Maria Poulou (http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8564-8812), Thanassis Karalis (http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1135-4547), Amalia Ifanti
Maria Tzotzou, Maria Poulou, Thanassis Karalis, Amalia Ifanti



In the 21st-century globalized context, education systems world-wide are challenged to respond to increasingly rapid and often unpredictable demands of the globalized society in an interdependent way towards achieving common education goals on a transnational level. In this globalized space, the Greek state-school teacher’s role evolves and changes towards thinking and acting both locally and globally, as an active participant of the global ‘ecosystem’. The purpose of this article is to reflect upon the Greek state-school teacher’s changing role in the 21st century taking into consideration the global educational context in conjunction with the changing state-school context in Greece as well as the characteristics, challenges and changes of the teacher’s role internationally identified, both conceptual and practical, through an ‘ecosystemic’ approach.

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teacher’s role; 21st-century skills; global ‘ecosystem’; global citizenship; global citizenship education; digital citizenship

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