Alkistis, an educator, is considered an innovator in the field of the use of dramatic art in education. She has written numerous children’s books (her tests are particularly well-known) and other works rooted in the use of drama in education, puppet shows, and museum teaching. Early in her career she established a kindergarten, founded a publishing house, and presented children’s shows on television. Later she became involved in special education at the Kaisariani Special School, and subsequently worked for the Education Ministry and the Pedagogical Institute. She became a school advisory and today she teaches at the University of Thessaly in Volos. According to the testimony of her dog, Lioubos, she has been writing and publishing articles in Greek and foreign scientific journals for years and has participated in a number of European programs, conferences, and workshops.
On a personal level, she is vivacious, full of life and has many interests which she pursues with passion. She believes in her friends, wants to contribute, and is very interested in the “other”. Her interest in the world, creativity, and awareness help her approach her relationships with young and old, friends and strangers, Greeks and non-Greeks, with sensitivity. She loves differences, the colors yellow and mauve, aromas, the sea, children’s gazes, caresses, languages, travels, and her dog. Does she feel lonely in her world?
Alkistis is the author of Black Cow, White Cow: Dramatic Art in Education and Multiculturalism
(Topos Books 2008).