Staff Catalogue


Department of Education
Crosspoint, 402
40, Kallipoleos Ave.
Undergraduate studies at the University of Cyprus (B.A. in Pre-school Education, 1996)
Graduate studies at the University of Hartford, CT, USA (M.A. in Early Childhood Education, 1997) and
Columbia University- Teachers College,NY, USA (Ed.D. in Early Childhood Education, 2002).
Young children’s humor
Play (sociodramatic and imaginative play, play pedagogy)
Empowering young children, teachers and parents
Early childhood curriculum
Infant-toddler development and practice
Early childhood teacher education
Loizou, E. & Recchia, S. (eds.)(2019). Research on Young Children’s Humor: Theoretical and Practical Implications for Early Childhood Education. (Educating the Young Child Series Vol.15). Switzerland: Springer Publisher.
Loizou, E. & Demetriou, M. (2019). Infancy pedagogy and praxis. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 27(4), 436-453. 
Loizou, E. Michaelides, A and Georgiou, A. (2019). Early childhood teacher involvement in children’s socio-dramatic play: Creative drama as a scaffolding tool. Early Child Development and Care, 189(4), 600-612.
Symeonidou & Loizou (2018). Disability studies as a framework to design disability awareness programs: no need for ‘magic’ to facilitate children’s understanding. Disability & Society, 33 (8), 1234-1258.
Loizou, E. (2018). An Early Childhood Curriculum that Responds to Children’s Voices on Transition to First Grade. Early Child Development and Care. DOI:10.1080/03004430.2018.1488169
Loizou, E. & Recchia S. (2017). In-service infant teachers reenvision their practice through a professional development program. Early Education and Development Journal 

Loizou, E. (2017). Towards Play Pedagogy: Supporting teacher play practices with a teacher guide about socio-dramatic and imaginative playEuropean Early Childhood Education Research Journal

Loizou, E. & Charalambous, N. (2017). Empowerment Pedagogy. Journal of Research in Childhood Education.

Loizou, E. & Kyriakou, M. (2016). Young children’s appreciation and production of verbal and visual humor. Humor 29 (1), 99-124.

Loizou, E. & Avgiditou, S. (2014).The Greek-Cypriot Early Childhood Educational Reform; Introducing play as a participatory learning process and as children’s right. Early Child Development and Care 184(12), 1884-1901.

Loizou, E. (2013). Empowering parents through an action research parenting program. Action Research 11(1), 73-91.

Loizou, E. (2013). Re/Conceptualization of an Early Childhood Research Laboratory Framework: Necessity, the mother of invention. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 21(4), 581-595. 

Zacharia, Z., Loizou, E. & Papaevripidou, M. (2012).Is physicality an important aspect of learning through science experimentation among kindergarten students?Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 27(3), 447-457. 

Loizou, E. (2011). The diverse facets of power in early childhood mentor-student teacher relationships. European Teacher Education Journal, 34(4), 371-384

Loizou, E. (2011). Disposable cameras, humor and children’s abilities. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 12 (2), 148-162.

Loizou, E., Kyriakides, E. & Hadjicharalambous, M. (2011). Constructing stories in kindergarten: children's knowledge of European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 19 (1),63-77.

Loizou, E. (2011). Empowering aspects of transition from Kindergarten to first grade through children’s voices.  Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 31(1), 43-55

Hadjioannou, X. & Loizou, E. (2011). Talking about Books with Young Children: Analyzing the Discursive Nature of One-to-one Booktalks. Early Education and Development, 22(1), 53-76.


Positions at the Department of Education

Director of Early Childhood Research Lab (ECRL):