Dr Maria Gregoriou

Dr Maria Gregoriou
Dr Maria Gregoriou
Dr Maria Gregoriou


Accepting PhDs

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626 MacRobert Building
Old Aberdeen Campus
581 King Street
AB24 5UA

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School of Education

Research Overview

My research delves into the exploration of creativity and its integration into education, particularly through interdisciplinary approaches within the curriculum. This inquiry is geared towards fostering effective and purposeful educational prospects, with a specific emphasis on early years and primary school contexts. More precisely, my area of focus centers on cultivating children’s creativity and possibility thinking, both within and outside the classroom environment.


My initial background in primary education, both as academic and practitioner, has provided me with a unique viewpoint. I have developed a perspective that centers on embodied dialogue as the primary catalyst for creativity. This perspective offers an alternative to conventional notions of educational creativity, which often depict it as an individual, cognition-centered, and quantifiable endeavor. My research approach on creativity complements this perspective. I employ mixed methods and collaborate closely with teachers and children, rather than studying them from an external standpoint. My aim is to develop creative teaching and learning practices that respect teachers’ professional expertise and respect children’s viewpoints. 

Research topics: Creativity, Possibility Thinking, Museum Education, Outside the Classroom Learning and Teaching, Learning through Play, Teacher’s pedagogies, Interdisciplinary learning.


Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Education.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Education Studies

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.


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