Psychology of Education

Course Information
TitleΨΥΧΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗΣ 1 / Psychology of Education
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolVisual and Applied Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorPanagiotis Dafiotis
Course ID280006785

Programme of Study: New PPS of School of Visual and Applied Arts (2014-today)

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours26
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction)
Learning Outcomes
The general objective of this course is to develop arts student's ability to find innovative solutions to problems that arise in arts educational practice through an understanding of theory and research of the psychology of creative processes and through enhanced personal and collaborative creative expression. Specific objectives include: 1. The use of the creative process to enhance artistic self-awareness and transform teacher-agency, 2. The development of self-confidence in personal modes of expression and art educational practice, 3. The use of creative experiences to transgress artistic creativity, imagination, and choice, 4. The development of intuitive processes in interpersonal interactions, 5. The exploration of inter-artistic creative approaches, 6. The appreciation of the value of diversity for creative development in group and community processes.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course—attended by both music and visual arts students of the School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki—outlines an inter-artistic learning approach that arises from a complex range of factors – among them, changes in the art worlds, the society, and the economy; the potential for interdisciplinary forms of expression and communication; and growing expectations amongst students that education should expand their potential for personal satisfaction and civic participation. Research topics discussed throughout the semester are the following: 1) The origins and functions of music creativity, 2) A psychology of music creativity: History and research, 3) Children as creative thinkers in music: focus on composition and improvisation, 4) Fostering creativity in inter-artistic settings, 5) Creating soundscapes, 6) Effects of community and educational settings on creativity. For a number of students the course also serves as a preparation for the course "Introduction to Music Education," which encompasses in the kernel of its syllabus the unique, on-going (since 2000), and sustainable interdisciplinary project C.A.L.M. (Community Action in Learning Music—/) that aims to communal creative engagement between “high-risk” Greek schools/communities and the music department.
education, inter-arts, creativity, audio visuality
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Reading Assigment
Artistic Workshop
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Ενεργή συμμετοχή στο μάθημα (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Μέσω του Blackboard διανέμεται στους φοιτητές πολλαπλή βιβλιογραφία. Ενδεικτικά, κεφάλαια από: Sullivan, T., & Willingham, L. (Eds.) (2002). Creativity and Music Education. Canadian Music Educators Association. Hallam, S., Cross, I., & Thaut, M. (Eds.) (2009). The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Burnard, P. (2012). Musical Creativities in Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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