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Markos Dallas is a teacher and researcher with a specialization in Research-Informed Teaching and Learning in the field of Mathematics Education. In particular, he is a PhD Candidate in "Mathematics Education" at the University of Agder, Norway. He also holds a bachelor's degree (BEd) in "Primary Education" from the Department of Primary Education, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, and a master's degree (MSc) in "Mathematics Education" from the Department of Mathematics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. After the completion of his master's studies, he worked for three years as a primary school teacher in Greece, and then he began his doctoral studies in Norway. During his master's studies, he conceived the idea for the creation of the website "Mathematics Education" aiming to inform on issues related to learning and teaching mathematics, which is developing and is visited by a considerable number of people. Also, given his research interest in issues of mathematics education, he carries on participating in conferences presenting research and also as a reviewer and member of the organizing and scientific committees. Finally, he attends online courses and he is actively contributing in scientific communities; specifically, he is a member (elected) of the board of directors of the "Greek Association of Researchers in Mathematics Education" (GARME).
- Bachelor's degree (BEd) with First-Class Honours ("Excellent" 9.04/10) in Primary Education. Department of Primary Education, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
- Title thesis: The ways in which pupils of fifth and sixth grade of primary school perceive the meaning of fraction.
- Award and scholarship from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY). Scholarship Program for Undergraduate Studies (IKY).
- Master's degree (MSc) with Distinction ("Excellent" 8.50/10) in Mathematics Education (Didactics and Methodology of Mathematics). Department of Mathematics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
- Title thesis: Metacognitive strategies employed by third graders at primary school during the process of solving a math problem.
- Scholarship from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY). Scholarship Program for Postgraduate Studies First Cycle (Master) - Horizontal Act, from the resources of the OP "Education and Lifelong Learning" by European Social Fund (ESF) and NSRF 2007-2013.
- PhD Candidate in Mathematics Education. Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway.
- PhD Scholarship from the University of Agder (Research Fellow position, Sep.2017-Apr.2021)
- PhD Mobility Scholarship from the University of Agder (Travel funding for participating in scholarly activities in the United States of America, 2020)
Educational, academic and research interests
- Mathematics Education as a scientific research field and its implications in learning and teaching mathematics. Epistemological perspective of mathematics education.
- Philosophy of Μathematics Εducation.
- Theories of learning and teaching approaches (practices) in Μathematics Εducation.
- Methodology, research methods and ethics in Μathematics Εducation (Research).
- Social and cultural dimensions in Μathematics Εducation. Gender and mathematics.
- Mathematics in and out of school. Formal and informal mathematics. Mathematics in the workplace.
- Metacognitive skills during the process of solving math problems.
- Mathematical reasoning, argumentation, shared (mathematical) meaning and understanding of mathematical ideas. Practices and norms in mathematics classroom interaction.
- Education policy and contemporary curriculum development, student-centred instruction, embedded formative assessment in (Mathematics) Education.