#SavvyScholar: Harnessing the power of online media to boost research dissemination and impact

Dennis Relojo, MSc, MBPsS, Founder of Psychreg

The more traditional ways of research dissemination are through publication in scholarly journals and to attend annual conferences. Traditional dissemination is important – but arguably –is less accessible, transparent or visible. Fortunately, with the advent of online media, the principles and possibilities of disseminating research have been dramatically transformed. Through this workshop, the audience will become acquainted with alternative channels of disseminating their scholarly works such as Mendeley, ResearchGate,, Twitter, blogs, and podcasts. Tips (and tricks) on how to develop an academic online presence will also be covered.

The architecture of differentiated instruction: Theory and praxis

Dr Stavroula Valiandes, University of Nicosia, Greece
Dr Lefkios Neophytou, University of Nicosia
Dr Efi Paparistodemou, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute

Differentiated instruction provides a model for instructional planning that meets the requirements of both established national learning standards and the realities of student variance. Effective differentiation, utilises research findings on quality teaching practices and provides a framework that guides teachers in orchestrating all the components of teaching so that each student can succeed. This workshop aims to introduce participants to the key features of differentiated instruction and how this can be effectively incorporated into everyday practice.

Social and emotional competences in adolescents: A theoretical approach towards an integrative measurement model

Dr Magda Tufeanu, Petre Andrei University of Iasi, Romania
Dr Viorel Robu, Petre Andrei University of Iasi
Dr Anisoara Sandovici, Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau, Romania

The development of social and emotional competencies during early childhood years and adolescence is an important foundation for children’s later success. From a holistic perspective, the social and emotional competence is conceived as the possession and use of all personal skills to integrate thinking, feelings, and behaviours to achieve social tasks and outcomes that are valued within a cultural context. Children and adolescents who possess multiple social and emotional skills tend to be more competent as to social relationships with peers and adults.