In 1994 the Research and Development Department is founded, through which the participation of Ellinogermaniki Agogi in international programs of design, application and assessment of innovative pedagogical methods and materials is pursued. The Department of Research and Development actively involves itself in the design of advanced educational materials, both conventional and electronic. The main pursuit is the exploitation of state-of-the-art technologies in the education process so as to enhance teaching and learning. The tools developed within the framework of educational programmes are the fruit of cooperation and joint efforts amongst specialists from a variety of academic fields, with a major focus on information technology, teaching and learning studies.
Within the framework of meaningful research, elaboration of educational programmes, and design and development of technological tools, Ellinogermaniki Agogi communicates and closely collaborates with the most well known European universities and research institutes in the fields of pedagogy and educational technology.
This effort is governed by solid and fundamental pedagogic principles:
Cross-curricular approaches to the various subjects
Intercultural approaches to teaching and learning
Promotion of learning through cooperation
Equal and simultaneous development of pedagogical and technological innovation
Ellinogermaniki Agogi has participated as coordinator or fellow partner in a number of projects subsidized by the European Union, in collaboration with schools, academic institutions and research centers, both in Greece and abroad. At the same time it has contributed to the development of software and has published numerous books of educational character. The outcomes of research are assessed, presented in conferences and published in international scientific magazines. Educational tools are applied in teaching and learning, thus complementing and enriching the traditional teaching method.
The interaction of the school with academic institutions, the sharing of views among teachers and specialized scientists in a European framework, in addition to the use of information technology in the reality of the school aim at the creation of a school open to the world at large, of a school which not only responds to the challenges and requirements of our era, but also paves the way for effective innovation.