Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Cyprus University of Technology
Stefania Savva is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Cyprus University of Technology, after securing €120,000 funding for two years from the Research Promotion Foundation in Cyprus (RESTART Didaktor Program 2016-2020). Her post-doctoral research (POST-DOC/0916/0248) is entitled “Museum Affinity Spaces (MAS): Re-imagining Museum-School Partnerships for the 21st century through a Multiliteracies Lens”.
Stefania has completed a PhD in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK in 2016, with a focus on developing innovative museum-school partnerships to support diversity and multiliteracies-based pedagogy for the 21st century.
Following on from her undergraduate studies in Primary Education in Greece, she completed an MA in Art, Craft and Design Education in London in 2009, focusing on art education curriculum for social change and inclusion. Since 2012, Stefania has been working as a Research Associate of the Art and Design e-learning Lab at Cyprus University of Technology, supervised by Dr Nicos Souleles. Among her work there is the focus on projects and EU funded projects on Design for Social Change, Innovation and Enterpreuneurship, whereas she has conducted research on the instructional use of iPads in Art & Design Education. Concurrently, she has been working with diverse children and adults since 2009, as part of her work as a primary teacher and museum educator.
Stefania has a number of presentations in international conferences following Scholar Grants received, while her work is featured in academic peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. She is particularly fascinated by work in the field of inclusive museum learning, design thinking, technology-enhanced learning and social change.