Dr Spyros Doukakis ’s research and teaching have focused on Neuroeducation, Didactics of Computer Science and Mathematics, Adult Education and Distance Learning. Dr. Doukakis is a member of Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Lab (BiHELab) at Ionian University. He holds a BSc Degree in Mathematics and a BEng in Informatics Engineering. He holds also three MSc Degrees, one in Computer Communication and Networks, one in Basic and Applied Cognitive Science, and one in Education. He earned his Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis on the use of digital tools. He holds the position of Special Advisor for Teacher Training at the Institute of Educational Policy and the position of Academic and Development Advisor at Pierce-The American College of Greece. For his activities he has received awards from the Harvard Club of Boston (Excellence in Teaching Award), the University of Athens (Special Mention on Education and Learning), and the Ministry of Education (Best Teaching Practice Award). He has co-authored more than 80 papers in international journals and conferences as well as book chapters. He is also the co-author of nine educational books, a periodical publication for mathematics, and the creator of several educational materials.
His Fulbright project is focused on teaching and learning textual programming in comparison with the visual programming type, so as to explore and measure possible brain activity and event-related potentials and how computational and algorithmic thinking are enhanced depending on the programming type. The study aims at further understanding of behaviors associated with learning through multiple representations by providing data that may be used to strengthen Neuroeducation field research and lead to better teaching practices and optimal learning paths.