Tatjana Taraszow

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Tatjana Taraszow
Tatjana Taraszow
With FWC February 2007-April 2012
Title Visiting Research Associate
Project Coordinator
Research Associate
Key Project(s) Civil Society Dialogue
Educational Hypermedia (Hibernation)
MAPS
EU Kids Online
SteLLLa
MobLang
CARDIAC
IdentifEYE
Degree(s) MSc
Filed(s) of study Psychology (major): Educational Psychology, Media Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Testing & Evaluation, Clinical Psychology, Diagnostic & Intervention
International Relations (elective)
University(ies) Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany
McGill University, Canada
Specialization(s) Project Management
SDD Facilitation
Mediation
Notable Achievements Scholarship "Baden-Würtemberg-Stipendium"



Tatjana Taraszow has been with the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute between February 2007 and April 2012. In 2006, after having completed her MSc degree she visited Future Worlds Center as a visiting scientist with budget from the Knowledge Media Research Center. During her 3-months visit to Cyprus together with her colleague Julia Wahl she worked primarily on the Educational Hypermedia (Hibernation) scientific project, e.g. preparation of theoretical background, coordination of translations, management of graphic designers, coordination of audio recordings. Tatjana returned to the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute in February 2007 as the co-coordinator of the UNDP-funded project Civil Society Dialogue, as research associate for the research-based Dynamic Visualizations in Instruction project as well as a team member of the research project MAPS. Between 2007 and 2009, she coordinated the 1001 Action of the Anna Lindh Foundation Dialogue through Sports: Play for Peace plus worked on several EU-funded projects related to the Internet: CyberEthics, EU Kids Online, SteLLLa. From 2009 on, she coordinated the EU-funded project MobLang besides working on newly funded projects such as SteLLLa 2.0, CARDIAC, IdentifEYE, eCom4s2p. Throughout the years, Tatjana has been involved in writing grant applications for the organization.

Biography

Tatjana completed her MSc (Master of Science) in Psychology with an emphasis on Educational & Media Psychology as well as Organizational Psychology with International Relations as an elective subject in 2006 at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany. She received the scholarship Baden-Würtemberg-Stipendium that allowed her to study one year at McGill University, Canada. During her studies she supported herself working as Research Assistant at various research groups at the Department of Psychology to the University of Tübingen. Her work involved the development of questionnaires, conducting literature reviews and presenting their results to the team, carrying out scientific studies, overseeing literature and participants' databases. While studying she was member of the Psychology student association where she gathered experience with the organization of events as well as financial management. She has also accumulated experience working with terres des hommes organizing activities with the Tübingen group. Moreover, she volunteered as a DaF instructor to teach German as a foreign language to international students at the university.

Trained Facilitator & Mediator

Tatjana is a trained Facilitator for the Structured Dialogic Design Process and has conducted co-laboratories using the SDD Process at a wide spectrum of topics ranging from peace reconciliation over possible risks to a project as well as technology transfer in accessible and assistive ICT products and services to cooperation between civil society and local authorities in many projects including Civil Society Dialogue, CyberEthics, MobLang, CARDIAC and MeDevNet.
Tatjana is also a trained mediator enabling parties to a conflict to solve their conflict based on a win-win-solution. Moreover, she is in the process of being trained in NVC (Non Violent Communication).

List of SDDs facilitated and co-facilitated

Date Type Location Participants Project Triggering Question Title of SDDP Role(s)
2007/03/10-11 Design Platres, Cyprus 9 GCs & 12 TCs Civil Society Dialogue What goals, if achieved, would contribute significantly to bridging the gap between the two communities? Recorder, Workshop Coordinator, Report Writer
2007/07/03 Design Lefkosia, Cyprus 10 GCs & 11 TCs Civil Society Dialogue With the aim of economic integration, what are the benefits (opportunities) for Cyprus of free movement of goods and services within Cyprus and the EU? CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator, Report Writer
2007/07/10 Diagnosis Lefkosa, Cyprus 10 GCs & 11 TCs Civil Society Dialogue With the aim of economic integration; what are the obstacles including perceived threats in achieving free movement of goods and services within Cyprus and the EU? CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator, Report Writer
2007/07/27 Action Nicosia (Fulbright Center), Cyprus 10 GCs & 11 TCs Civil Society Dialogue With the aim of economic integration; what actions should be taken to overcome the obstacles and to reap the benefits in achieving free movement of goods and services? CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator, Report Writer
2007/09/17-19 Diagnosis Limassol, Cyprus 26 European country representatives CyberEthics What are obstacles that prevent our current network of EU safer Internet Nodes from being optimal? Facilitator, CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Report Writer
2007/09/17-19 Design Limassol, Cyprus 26 European country representatives CyberEthics What are descriptors of an ideal collaboration model between the Nodes and educators? Facilitator, CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Report Writer
2007/09/17-19 Action Limassol, Cyprus 26 European country representatives CyberEthics What initiatives or actions can Nodes take in order to encourage the mobile industry to take desired actions? Facilitator, CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Report Writer
2007/11/10 & 20007/11/17 Design Famagusta & Larnaka, Cyprus 10 GCs & 11 TCs Civil Society Dialogue What are descriptors of an ideal model of Famagusta/Varosha, a place of interaction, communication and cooperation of Greek and Turkish Cypriot Famagustians to serve as an example for a future united Cyprus and to act as a catalyst for solving the Cyprus problem? CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator, Report Writer
2007/11/17 & 2007/12/04 Diagnosis Larnaka & Nicosia (Fulbright Center), Cyprus 8 GCs & 10 TCs Civil Society Dialogue What are obstacles that prevent us from achieving the ideal model of Famagusta/ Varosha? CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator, Report Writer
2007/12/03 & 2007/12/05 Diagnosis Nicosia, Cyprus 7 GCs & 12 TCs New Media Landscape Now! What factors inhibit the development and practice of effective journalistic ethics in Cyprus? CogniScope Operator, Recorder
2007/12/06 Action Brussels, Belgium 26 European country representatives CyberEthics What actions can the current network of EU Safer Internet nodes take in order to reach the ideal and efficient network? Facilitator, CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Report Writer
2007/12/08 Action Nicosia (Fulbright Center), Cyprus 7 GCs & 8 TCs Civil Society Dialogue What are action options, which if we adopt and implement, we will overcome the obstacles and achieve the ideal image of Famagusta/Varosha? CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator, Report Writer
2008/06/17 Diagnosis Famagusta, Cyprus 10 GCs & 10 TCs Civil Society Dialogue What are the obstacles that prevent us/Cypriots' Voice from reaching our ideal organisation and our objectives of the declaration and to fulfill our vision? Facilitator, CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator
2008/06/18 Action Famagusta, Cyprus 10 GCs & 10 TCs Civil Society Dialogue What specific action plan / action tools could the organisation / Cypriot's Voice adopt in order to overcome the diagnosed obstacles to fulfill its vision? Facilitator, CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator
2008/03/17-18 Diagnosis Nicosia, Cyprus Representatives of Youth Organizations from 12 EU countries UCYVROK -- Uniting for Citizenship and Participation: Youth promoting Vulnerable Groups’ Rights, Opportunities and Knowledge What are the challenges faced within the European youth environment with respect to cultural diversity, discrimination and social exclusion, as well as active participation of less privileged youth? CogniScope Operator, Recorder
2008/05/10 Design Nicosia (Fulbright Center), Cyprus 13 members of PeacePlayers International: 5 GCs & 5 TCs & 3 internationals Dialogue through Play: Play for Peace How do you envision your team helping your community? Facilitator, CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Workshop Coordinator
2010/05/04 Diagnosis San Sebastian, Basque Country Representatives of the MobLang consortium MobLang What are the obstacles that might prevent potential end-users for using Moblang? CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Report Writer
2010/10/28-30 Design Pafos, Cyprus 20 experts from 14 countries CARDIAC What mechanisms would ensure successful technology transfer in accessible and assistive ICT products and services? Facilitator, CogniScope Operator, Recorder
2011/03/10 Diagnosis Nicosia, Cyprus Representatives of Non Governmental Development Organizations and Local Authorities MeDevNet What obstacles prevent cooperation between Civil Society & Local Authorities in Cyprus towards achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)? Facilitator, CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Report Writer
2011/03/22-24 Diagnosis St Julian, Malta 16 Representatives of Non Governmental Development Organizations and Local Authorities MeDevNet What obstacles prevent cooperation between Civil Society & Local Authorities in Malta towards achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)? Facilitator, CogniScope Operator, Recorder, Report Writer


Publications & Presentations

Publications:
- Laouris, Y., Erel, A., Michaelides, M., Damdelen, M., Taraszow, T., Dagli, I., Laouri, R., & Christakis, A. (2009). Exploring Options for Enhancement of Social Dialogue between the Turkish and Greek Communities in Cyprus Using the Structured Dialogic Design Process. Syst Pract Action Res, 22, 361–381.
- Taraszow, T., Aristodemou, E., Shitta, G., Laouris, Y., & Arsoy, A. (2010). Disclosure of personal and contact information by young people in social networking sites: An analysis using Facebook™ profiles as an example. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 6(1), 81-102.
- Taraszow, T., Damdelen, M., Dagli, I., Beyatli, D., Christakis, A. and Laouris, Y. (2008) Exploring options for enhancement of social dialogue between the Turkish and Greek communities in Cyprus using the Structured Dialogic Design Process, Civil Society Dialogue Convention, Nicosia, Cyprus, 12 April 2007.

Presentations:
- Aristodemou, E., Taraszow, T., & Laouris, Y. (2008, May). Young Cypriot Internet users: A quantitative survey in the context of EU Kids Online. Paper presented at the Conference Child and Youth Research in the 21st Century: A Critical Appraisal, Nicosia, Cyprus.
- Aristodemou, E., Taraszow, T., Laouris, Y., Papadopoulos, T., & Makris, P. (2008, November). Prediction of Reading Performance Using the MAPS (Mental Attributes Profiling System) Multimodal Interactive ICT Application. Paper presented at the 7th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL), Ayia Napa, Cyprus.
- Shitta, G., & Taraszow, T. (2008, May). Safer Internet Forum: A youth-driven initiative for safer cyberspace. Paper presented at the Conference Child and Youth Research in the 21st Century: A Critical Appraisal, Nicosia, Cyprus.
- Taraszow, T., Aristodemou, E., & Laouris, Y. (2008, May). E-Learning adapted to the learning profiles of young learners. Paper presented at the Conference Child and Youth Research in the 21st Century: A Critical Appraisal, Nicosia, Cyprus.
- Taraszow, T., Arsoy, A., Shitta, G., & Laouris, Y. (2008, November). How much Personal and Sensitive Information do Cypriot Teenagers Reveal in Facebook? Paper presented at the 7th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL), Ayia Napa, Cyprus.
- Taraszow, T., Laouris,Y., Wahl, J., Scheiter, K., & Gerjets, P. (2008, November). A Matter of Modality: Do Multimedia Learning Environments really Support Students with Reading Difficulties? Paper presented at the 7th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL), Ayia Napa, Cyprus.
- Taraszow, T. & Laouris, Y. (2007, August). The development of the categorization ability in children age 8 to 12. Paper presented at the 12th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Budapest, Hungary.
- Taraszow, T., Wahl, J., Laouris, Y., Scheiter, K., & Gerjets, P. (2007, August). Using dynamic visualization with written explanation to by-pass information processing deficits in children with reading difficulties. Poster presented at the 12th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Budapest, Hungary.
- Zottmann, J., Dieckmann, P., Rall, M., Fischer, F., & Taraszow, T. (2006, June). Fostering simulation based learning in medical education with collaboration scripts. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM), Porto, Portugal.
- Zottmann, J., Dieckmann, P., Rall, M., Fischer, F., & Taraszow, T. (2006, September). Kooperationsskripts zur Förderung Simulations-basierten Lernens in der Medizin: Ergebnisse einer Pilotstudie im Tübinger Patienten-Sicherheits- und Simulations-Zentrum. Vortrag gehalten auf der 68. Tagung der Arbeitsgruppe für Empirische Pädagogische Forschung (AEPF), München.

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