Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorEva Pavlidou
Course ID80003438

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

Registered students: 72
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
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the semester students will be able: - To express themselves artistically through movement and dance, individualy and cooperatively - To recognize the value of dance in kinetic, emotional, cognitive level - to manage official curricula and create integrated activities of dance, of expressive movement and development in early childhood and childhood - To apply modern teaching methods for movement education - Organize intercultural activities through dance and kinetic expression
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • 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
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course's theoretical background refers to kinetic expression's value in education and its directly related to practice. It focuses on contemporary theories and research findings on dance education, on educator's role to children's kinetic expression, on dance therapy issues and other similar subjects. In the practical part of the course, personal experimentations and group cooperations are encouraged, ideas and techniques and offered related to the expression through movement. The core of this process is dance and its approached by differentiated ways, connected to drama improvisations. The practical part's content includes individual and group improvisations, creative dance, selected items from of Greek traditional dances, European social dances, latin etc. Theatrical expression is approached both by improvised movement and dialogue, as by pantomime. The music and movement relation is approached both by dance, as by improvised cooperative melodic compositions (using melodic and percussion instruments), accompanying by rhythmic-expressive movements.
creative dance, expresive movement, traditional dances, latin-american dances, primitive dance, teaching approaches
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
1. ICt is used for lesson presentations (PPT) and video analysis. 2. Intrenet is also used: Platform elearning(document publications, announcments,students document exchanging ect) 3. In addition, ict is used for more communication with students (webmail use for answers to questions, instructions for exams and term papers etc.)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment251
Artistic Workshop251
Written assigments251
Artistic creation251
Other / Others110.4
Student Assessment
1.During term time: exercises and small essays on both theoretical and practical part of the course 2.At the end of the semester: a combination of a written assignment (essay) and a practical artistic presentation (team work) plus teaching simulations In every case, evaluation criteria will be presented in the beginning the course, on the elearning platform.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
  • teaching simulation (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Γαλάνη, Μ. (2010). Ο Χορός στην Εκπαίδευση. Εκδόσεις Έλλην, Αθήνα 2. Βενετσάνου, Φ., & Λεβέντης, Χ. (2010). Ο Ελληνικός παραδοσιακός χορός για παιδιά προσχολική ηλικίας: 40 μαθήματα με στόχο την ολόπλευρη ανάπτυξη των παιδιών. Εκδόσεις Αθλότυπο2 Ο Ελληνικός παραδοσιακός χορός για παιδιά προσχολική ηλικίας: 40 μαθήματα με στόχο την ολόπλευρη ανάπτυξη των παιδιών. Εκδόσεις Αθλότυπο, Θεσσαλονίκη.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Joyce, M. (1994). First Steps in Teaching Creative Dance to Children (3rd ed.). California: Mayfield Publishing Co. 2. Μπελισά, Ι., & Ιμπερτί, Ν. (1998). Ο Χορός στο Νηπιαγωγείο. (Ν Χούνος, Επιμ.) Αθήνα: Άγκυρα 3. Laban, R., & Ullmann, L. (1988). Modern Educational Dance. United Kingdom: Northcote House. 4. Κεφάλου-Χορς, Ε. (2001). Ρυθμική. Αθήνα: Orpheus 5. Μπαρμπούση, Β. (2004). Ο Χορός στον 20ο Αιώνα. Αθήνα: Εκδ. Καστανιώτη
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