Short Curriculum vitae Anna Fterniati is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary Education, Division of Pedagogy, of the University of Patras (subject: Language Education). Studies Bachelor in Letters (University of Athens) DEA in Linguistics (University Paris 7) DEA in Educational Psychology (University Paris 8) PhD in Language Education (University of Patras) Languages: English, French, German Teaching experience: Anna Fterniati has been employed as a teacher in secondary education and as a researcher at the Hellenic Pedagogical Institute of the Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs. She has served as a member of the board of designers of the National Curriculum for Language Arts in the Greek Primary School (2003) and was a member of the board of editors of the new teacher manuals for Language Arts for elementary education (2003-2005). She has also participated, since 1993, in initial and continuing in-service teacher training. Research Interests Participation in various research projects and publication of papers and books in the field of Language Education and specifically in the field of literacy pedagogy and written discourse instruction, as well as in the field of multiliteracies. Experience also and publications in curriculum design, development and assessment. Selected publications Fterniati, A. & Spinthouraki, J..A. (2004). The L1 communicative-textual competence of Greek upper elementary school students. L1. Educational Studies in Language and Literature 4:221-240. Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Fterniati, A. & Spinthouraki, J..A. (2005-6). Implementing a communicative text oriented teaching approach. The International Journal of Learning 12 (3): 309-315. Fterniati, A. & Spinthouraki, J..A. (2006). National Curriculum Reform and New Elementary School Language Arts Textbooks in Greece. The International Journal of Learning 13 (4): 37-44. Fterniati, A. (2007). The New Greek Elementary Language Arts Textbooks: Teaching Written Discourse Production. The International Journal of Learning 14 (9): 112121. Fterniati, A. (2009). Teaching Multimodality in Greek Elementary School Language Arts. The International Journal of Learning 16 (4): 299-325. Fterniati, A. (2010). Literacy pedagogy and multiliteracies in Greek Elementary School Language Arts. The International Journal of Learning 17 (3): 319-350. Fterniati, A. (2013). Narrative skills and Genre Based Literacy Pedagogy Teaching Material: The Case of Greek Upper Elementary School Pupils one year after the implementation of the current teaching material. The International Journal of Literacies 19. Fterniati, A., Archakis, A., Tsakona, V. & Tsami, V. (2013). Media and literacy: Evidence from elementary school students’ literacy practices and the current teaching practices in Greece. Menon. Journal of Educational Researche, 2b.