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Ουρανία Κατσάρα

Ε.Ε.Π. (Ειδικό Εκπαιδευτικό Προσωπικό)

Ουρανία Κατσάρα
Ουρανία ΚατσάραΕ.Ε.Π. (Ειδικό Εκπαιδευτικό Προσωπικό)
Βαθμίδα: Ε.Ε.Π. (Ειδικό Εκπαιδευτικό Προσωπικό), Γνωστικό Αντικείμενο: Αγγλικά, Ηλεκτρονικό Ταχυδρομείο: okatsara@upatras.gr, Τηλέφωνο: +30 26410 74134, Γραφείο: 2.10.

Ουρανία Κατσάρα

Ακαδημαϊκοί Τίτλοι

  • Πτυχιούχος Αγγλικής Γλώσσας & Αγγλικής και Ευρωπαικής Λογοτεχνίας του University of Essex, UK [BA (Hons) English Language and English and European Literature, (1996)].
  • Μεταπτυχιακός τίτλος από το University of Essex, UK στην Εφαρμοσμένη γλωσσολογία [(MA in Applied Linguistics, (1997)].
  • Διδακτορικό δίπλωμα από το University of Brighton, UK [PhD in International Education. Dissertation Title: Greek Students in UK Universities:  A Support Strategy; supported by a small grant from the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) [formerly United Kingdom Council for Overseas Student Affairs (UKCOSA)].

Ερευνητικά Ενδιαφέροντα

  • English for General and Specific Academic purposes
  • International education
  • Intercultural communication
  • Culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Student mobility



  1. Katsara, R.  (2008).  Comprehension and Vocabulary Building of the English We Read and Use Every Day.  Athens: Ion Publications.
  2. Katsara, R. (2016) Celestine’s Magic Stick (children’s book), available online at: https://www.storystar.com/

Book editing

  1. Katsara, O., Athanasopolou, K. (Eds.) (2020). Καινοτομία στην Εκπαίδευση στο σχολείο και στο Πανεπιστήμιο [Innovation in education at school and at university]. Patras: University of Patras Press
  2. Γκιούρης, Θ. Β., Καραγκούνη, Κλεονίκη- Κέλλυ. Δ., Κατσάρα, Ο. Α., Λότσαρη- Γρούμπου, Α. Β., Παπαϊωάννου, Ε. Γ., Τσελίγκα, Θ. Α., Λότσαρη- Γρούμπου, Α.Β (επιμέλεια ελληνικής έκδοσης). Adams John, Fitzgerald Patrick, McCullagh Marie, McLisky Marie, Roberts Mark, Scott Roger, Tabor Carol (2019). Αγγλικά των Επιστημών Οικονομίας, Διοίκησης, Λογιστικής, Χρηματοοικονομικής και Πληροφορικής [English for Economics, Management, Accounting, Finance and ICT]. Cyprus: Broken Hill Publishers, Ltd
  3. Γκιούρης, Θ. Β., Kαπράλου, Β. Ι., Κατσάρα, Ο. Α, Λότσαρη- Γρούμπου, Α. Β., Χρυσογιάννη, Ε. Δ. (επιμέλεια ελληνικής έκδοσης). Tony Corballis, Wayne Jennings, Marie McLisky, Hans Mol, Mark Robertor Manages, Carolyn Walker.  (2019) Αγγλικά των Επιστημών Διοίκησης, Οικονομίας και Τουρισμού [English for Management, Economics and Tourism]. Cyprus: Broken Hill Publishers, Ltd

Book Chapters

  1. Katsara, O. (2020). Towards building intercultural competence for Greek and Erasmus students. In Gaulee, U., Sharma, S., Bista, K. (Eds.). Rethinking Education Across Borders (pp. 289-301). Springer, Singapore
  2. Katsara, O. (2016). Internationalisation of Curriculum for Italian and International Postgraduate Students.  In Bista, K., and C. Foster (Eds.) Campus Support Services, Programs, and Policies for International Students (pp. 209-222). IGI Global, Hershey, PA.

Peer-Reviewed Articles in Academic Journals·       

  1. Katsara, O. and De Witte, K. (2019). How to use Socratic questioning in order to promote adults’ self-directed learning, Studies in the Education of Adults, 51(1), 109-129
  2. Katsara, O. (2018) Implementing tutorials within the context of an English for General Academic Purposes course in University of Patras: A preliminary study, Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning, 9(1), 133-148.
  3. Katsara, O. (2016). The use of linguistics in indicating the influence of political power in shaping politicians’ behaviour: The case of Demetrios D. Bousdras. The Linguistics Journal, 1, 203-226.
  4. Katsara, O.  (2015).  The use of ombudsman's services for alleviating international students' difficulties.  Journal of International Students, 5(3), 260-270.
  5. Katsara, O.  (2015).  Reaffirming the teacher role within the context of culturally responsive pedagogy: A case study and relevant issues.  ELT WO Journal, National University of Singapore, 7, 1-23.
  6. Katsara, O.  (2014).  The need to investigate the Greek cultural perspective within the teaching practice of an ESAP class.  Asian ESP Journal, 10(2), Article 5, 88-113.
  7. Katsara, O.  (2008).  The use of Focus Group Interviews in order to define Students’ Views of the ESP course. English for Specific Purposes World Journal, 2(18), 1-14
  8. Katsara, O.  (2008).  Aspects of motivation within the context of an ESP course.  English for Specific Purposes World Journal, 3(19), 1-26.
  9. Katsara, R.  (2004).  The need to investigate Greek students’ experiences in British universities: the use of ethnography in the identification of such a need. International Education Journal, 5(1), 70-89
  10. Gil, M.C., and Katsara, R.  (1999).  The experiences of Spanish and Greek students in adapting to UK higher education: the creation of new support strategies.  Education Line (electronic journal found in:   http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol)

Peer-Reviewed Articles in Proceedings

  1. Katsara, O and De Witte, K. (2020). The need to investigate the pedagogical dimension of specific learning settings within the context of internationalisation: A literature review. In EEPEK (Eds.) Proceedings for the 5th International Conference for the Promotion of Educational Innovation. (2, pp. 632-641). University of Thessaly, Larissa: Greece
  2. Katsara, O. (2018) The first part of an investigation of Greek students’ use of study skills within the learning context of an English for Specific Academic Purposes Course. In West East Institute (Eds.). Proceedings for International Academic Conference on Education & Humanities and Social Sciences (pp.131-156), University of Vienna, Vienna: Austria.
  3. Katsara, O.  (2016).  The role of the Greek tutor in tutorial sessions within an English for Specific Purposes context: An expert or a facilitator? In Rizomilioti, V. and V. Deli (Eds.). Proceedings for English for Academic Purposes: Teaching Practices and Challenges (pp.38-49), Foreign Languages Unit, University of Patras, Patras: Greece
  4. Katsara, O.  (2010).  The Development of a Web Site for Preparing Greek Students for an ESP Course.  In Panourgia, E., T. Dalpanagioti, F. Perdiki, and M. Zafiri (Eds.).  Proceedings of the 2nd ESP/EAP Conference: ESP/EAP Innovations in Tertiary Settings: Proposals and Implementations (pp.188-198), Kavala Institute of Technology, Kavala: Greece
  5. Hill, B., and Katsara, R.  (2001).  The role of electronic media in enhancing support strategies for overseas students.  UKCOSA Periodical, World Views, Issue 5, Spring.

Publications in newspapers and magazines

  1. Katsara, R. (2016). English Teaching Belongs to Everyone. EFL Magazine, 21 October, http://eflmagazine.com/2016/10/
  2. Katsara, O. (2014). The development of a database in promoting the status of language centres in Greek Universities.  TESOL Newsletter, No. 124, October-December, pp. 24-26.
  3. Katsara, O. (2013). A nightmare or an opportunity to develop professionally as a teacher?  com for Teaching English in Japan, 19 November, available online at http://www.eltnews.com/features/special/
  4. Katsara, O. (2012). Some ideas for effective classroom management techniques in an EAP university classroom.  TESOL Greece Newsletter, No. 116, October-December, pp. 24-26. 
  5. Katsara, O. (2009). Looking at EFL conferences from another point of view. TESOL Newsletter, No. 102, April-June, p.
  6. Katsara, O. (2009). Adjusting to the culture of higher education in Greece.  Essential Teacher, Vol 6 1, March, pp. 16-18.
  7. Katsara, O. (2008). The impact of the education system on students’ learning preferences. TESOL Greece Newsletter, No. 97, January- March, pp. 17-18.
  8. Katsara, O. (2007). Students’ perceptions on English language learning in the University of Ioannina.  TESOL Greece Newsletter, No. 96, October-December, pp. 12-15.
  9. Katsara, O. (2006). Enhancing student motivation by promoting and evaluating communication among themselves. TESOL Greece Newsletter, No. 90, April- June, pp. 16-17.

Conference Presentations

  1. Katsara, O. (2020). Insights from an ERASMUS teaching programme on Academic Writing: The French case. 4th International ESP Teachers Association (IESPTA) ESP Conference. Mediating Specialised knowledge: Current Approaches in ESP Research and Practice, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain and IESPTA, October 29-30.
  2. Katsara, O.  (2020). Some ideas on using cultural diversity as a language curriculum resource within the context of internationalisation at home. 1ST International conference on English for Specific Purposes (ESP), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) & Applied Linguistics (AL), University of Thessaly: Volos, Greece, September 26-27.
  3. Katsara, O. (2019) How Adult are Greek University Students in an English-for-Specific-Academic-Purposes Class? A Case Study. 5th Saarbrucken Conference on Foreign Language Teaching. The magic of language: productivity in linguistics and language teaching, Saarland University of Applied Sciences: Saarbrucken, Germany. October 29-31.
  4. Katsara, O and De Witte, K. (2019) The need to investigate the pedagogical dimension of specific learning settings within the context of internationalisation: A literature review. 5th International Conference for the Promotion of Educational Innovation, University of Thessaly: Larissa, Greece October 11-13.
  5. Katsara, O. (2018) Introduction to the event’s theme: Innovation in Education (opening speech). One-day event, University of Patras, Agrinio campus, Agrinio, October 6.
  6. Katsara, O. (2018). The first part of an investigation of Greek students’ use of study skills within the learning context of an English for Specific Academic Purposes Course. West East Institute International Academic Conference on Education & Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Vienna: Vienna, Austria, April 17-19.
  7. Katsara, O. (2017). Post method Pedagogy to build intercultural competence: The Greek case. 5th BELTA day Annual Conference: Theory in Practice, Odisee University College: Brussels, Belgium, May 13.
  8. Katsara, O.  (2014).  The Use of Tutorials Within the Context of an EGAP Course in University of Patras.  One-day event: English for Academic Purposes: Teaching Practices and Challenges. University of Patras, Foreign Languages Unit: Patras, Greece, October 18.
  9. Katsara, O.  (2013).  The English Language in Tertiary Education.  European Day of Languages:  The Necessity of Foreign Languages in the 21st Century School, Union of Secondary School of French Teachers, Prefecture of Etoloakarnania: Agrinio, Greece, September 26 (invited speaker).
  10. Katsara, O.  (2012).  Effective Classroom Management Techniques for an EAP Classroom in a Greek University.  SIG Day (Special Interest Group) Event, Drama/Literature Group, ESP/EAP Group, MM/Call Group, and Young Learners Group, IST College, University of Hertfordshire: Athens, Greece, November 4. 
  11. Katsara, O. (2012).  The Use of Culturally Responsive Teaching Pedagogy in Order to Activate Quality Procedures in Teaching Greek Students in a University Classroom.  12th Cercles Conference Language Centres:  Going for Gold- Overcoming Hurdles, London School of Economics: London, UK, September 6-8. 
  12. Katsara, O.  (2011).  A Rationale for a Culturally-Orientated Approach to Teaching ESAP to Greek Students.  32nd Geras Conference. Hegemony and Singularities:  Orchestrating Language for Specific Purposes, University of Burgundy: Dijon, France, March 17-19.
  13. Katsara, O.  (2010).  The Development of a Web Site for Preparing Greek Students for an ESP Course.   2nd  ESP/EAP Conference:  ESP/EAP Innovations in Tertiary Settings: Proposals and Implementations, Kavala Technological Institute: Kavala, Greece, May 21-23.
  14. Katsara, O.  (2009).  The Use of Group Work for Effective ESP Teaching.   30th TESOL Greece International Annual Convention:  Back to the Future: English for All Ages, Hellenic American Union: Athens, Greece, March 14-15.
  15. Katsara, O.  (2000).  The Role of Electronic Media in Enhancing Support Strategies for Overseas Students.  UKCOSA 2000 Annual Conference, Heriot Watt University: Edinburgh, UK, July 9-12. 
  16. Gil, M. C, Katsara, O. (1999).  The Experiences of Spanish and Greek Students in Adapting to UK Higher Education: The Creation of New Support Strategies.  British Educational Research Association Annual Conference (BERA), University of Sussex: Brighton, UK, September 1- 5.