Organizing and Managing Learning Environments

Course Information
TitleΟΡΓΑΝΩΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΣΗ ΜΑΘΗΣΙΑΚΩΝ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΩΝ / Organizing and Managing Learning Environments
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorAthanasios Gregoriadis
Course ID80003405

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Early Childhood Education (2012-today)

Registered students: 81
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreOrientation CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction)
Learning Outcomes
-To get familiar with international practices, policies and examples of organizing and evaluation early childhood education learning environments -To understand what the concept of quality in early childhood education environments meant and what does it include -To get acquainted with the observational rating scales of early childhood education environments ECERS-R and ECERS-E -To practice in using the observational rating scales of early childhood education environments ECERS-R and ECERS-E -To reflect on their own educational practices, based on the newly acquired knowledge from working with the observational rating scales of early childhood education environments ECERS-R and ECERS-E
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 autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
organize learning environments, evaluation of early childhood education environments, observational rating scales, professional development, professional reflection, ECERS-R scale, ECERS-E scale
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Power-point presentations, supportive materials uploaded to e-class, videos, e-mail communication. Support of course throughout the semester with e-learning (moodle) platform.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment502
Written assigments351.4
Student Assessment
Students’ evaluation will be formative (formative assessment). They will be evaluated in four different tasks: a) presentation of an article, b) mid-semester assignemnts, c) a problem solving task, and evaluating videos and d) the final project.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written assignments of evaluation and scoring videos using the ECERS scales
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
a) ECERS-E: Επέκταση της Κλίμακας Αξιολόγησης Περιβάλλοντος Προσχολικής Εκπαίδευσης ECERS-R. Τέσσερις Υποκλίμακες Γνωστικών Περιοχών. Εκδόσεις Ζήτη. b)Κλίμακα Αξιολόγησης Περιβάλλοντος για την Προσχολική Εκπαίδευση. Εκδόσεις Κυριακίδη.
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