The Laboratory aims to:
• the study and research of Language and Literature in Education, theoretically established, to contribute to the production of new knowledge about the international developments of literature and its approaches and the multidimensional texture of the Greek language,
• developing programs that will improve the level of students and familiarize them with the requirements of the teacher-researcher profession. It will inform and familiarize both students and instructors about educational issues and innovative activities taking place at an international level.
• The educational function also belongs to the Laboratory's immediate priorities: The Laboratory, along with its research activity, will also have a distinct educational function. It is therefore expected to function as a "core" of deepening of language and literature issues that are directly related to the manifestations of Greek culture, the cultures of the Mediterranean Basin, the Balkans and other European countries, as well as their presence in the classroom.
• In Crete, there is also a network of intellectual institutes with which the Humanities and Social Sciences Sector is already working and with which the Laboratory is expected to further cooperate in research and training.
The Laboratory aims to:
• Teaching language and humanities and enriching them through theater, theatrical play, literature, even philosophical discourse. Do not forget that philosophers, like Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Gramsi and others, have written children-specific texts.
• The linking of undergraduate seminars and the work of postgraduate courses with the research of children's books that refer to diachronic and modern problems, such as the memories of World War II, various diseases, wars, In the same context, questions of the recruitment of perception of Classics by children-readers are also being explored.
• The study of cultural products aimed at the child, such as the image or the book (school-out-of-school-preschool) and their use in school.
• The design of innovative actions within the school for the cultivation of ‘pleasure of reading’ and contact with the work of art.
• Preparing, educating and generally raising awareness and cultivating tomorrow's teachers around cultural actions.
• The coverage of undergraduate and postgraduate research needs of the Department, as well as other departments of the University of Crete, in matters falling within the scope of the laboratory activities as defined in Article 1 hereof.
• Conducting basic and applied research.
• The conduct and the elaboration of studies that are part of the research field of language and literature and have as reference the Greek, European and international space.
• The co-operation of any kind with research centers and academic institutions in Greece and abroad, since the scientific objectives coincide and complement each other with those of the laboratory.
• The organization of scientific lectures, symposiums, conferences and other scientific events, the implementation of publications and the invitation of Greek and foreign recognized scientists.
• The tender for literary contests
• The provision of services to individuals, as provided in the PD. 159/1984 "Requirements for the provision of services by the university laboratories to individuals and to all legal bodies" (A 53).
• The organization of a specialized library and special archives, as well as the creation of a data bank.
• The publication of books and studies related to the subject of this Laboratory.
• To undertake any scientific initiative that will support and facilitate the research work of the Department.
(FACULTY) Zervou Alexandra (Professor of Children's Literature and Classical Literature). (RESEARCHERS) Papadogiannakis Nicolaos E. (Emeritus Professor of Modern Greek Literature), Nikoloudaki-Souri Elpiniki (Emeritus Professor of Modern Greek Literature), Perrot Jean [Professeur Emeritus (Paris XIII)], Halkiadakis Emmanouil (philologist, member of laboratory teaching staff), Havaki Eleftheria (teacher, Ph.D. candidate), Georgousi Anna-Maria (philologist, Ph.D. candidate).
*The Laboratory also collaborates with ILER and the Center for Odyssey Studies.
Research Projects (after 2010)
• Contribution to the training of teachers of Rethymno with lectures and working group. A lecture and workshop was held on "The Homer at School: co-reading and Spiritual Adulthood" (November 28, 2016).
• Participation in the XII Homeric Seminar. Announcement on the subject “Odysseus' Intertextual Travels” (August 2016).
• We co-organized, together with ILEP and the Secondary Education Directorate, two workshops for P. Prevelakis. First, on December 19, 2016, there were two papers on "Prevelakis and the Ancients - Political attitude and circumstances" (Zervou) and "The Volcano - The Transformations of Historical Testimony" (Nikoloudaki).
• Participation in the anniversary celebrations for the Holocaust of Arkadi with the suggestions "Interchange of space-time and national identity: The little heroine of Galateia Kazantzakis, Hetzel, and Velintska." and "Prevelakis, Pantermis Crete - An interdisciplinary research at school".
• Workshop on "Kazantzakis and the Ancients", May 14, 2017
• As co-organizers of the scientific conference Kazantzakis in Education (Heraklion, October 2017) we participated with the announcements of Professors Alexandra Zervou & Elpiniki Nikoloudaki and the PhD Candidates of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Anna-Maria Georgousi & Eleftheria Chavaki.
• Professors Alexandra Zervou, Elpiniki Nikoloudaki & Paraskevi Thomou formed the scientific jury in the action of the ODYSSEUS program (scientifically responsible: Professor Panos Anastasiadis) on "How I Imagine the School of Tomorrow: Text, Painting, Theater". The award ceremony was combined with a workshop organized by the Laboratory on distance learning (Professor Panos Anastasiades director) and our Laboratory (Director: Professor Alexandra Zervou). Invited writer, Mrs. Pavlina Papoudi.
• The Laboratory for the study of language and literature in education participates with contributions to the anniversaries of international events, such as the one hundred years from the Union of Crete to Greece, one hundred and fifty years after the Holocaust of Arkadi. Recently, on 30 and 31 July 2018, in the collective mourning of another Holocaust, the Laboratory co-organized the two-day events “Madara Voices” in Asi Gonia. The scientific team of Laboratory, N.E. Papadogiannakis, Alexandra Zervou and Elpiniki Nikoloudaki showed up the multifarious work of George Psychoudakis, a physiognomy that preserved unknown aspects of the history of the Resistance in Crete and managed to translate Homer into the Cretan dialect.
• International Conference on The Upper and the Under World in Homeric and Archaic Epic.
• Participation in the International Homeric Congress (13th International Symposium on the Odyssey)
• International Conference on "Kazantzakis in Education .... of the 21st century ... "(20-22 October 2017)