Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorConstantinos Vouyoukas
Course ID80003370

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

Registered students: 111
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreBackround CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students to acquire scientific knowledge and to get training regarding the teaching profession. Studens to be able to understand the relationship between psychology and education with emphasis placed on preschool education. More specifically, to become familiar with 1. basic theories of learning and motivation and 2. important principles of classroom management.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Learning and teaching. I. Behaviorism, learning and teaching, ii.Piaget’s influence. Cognitive constructivism, cognitive conflicts and learning, Bruner’s discovery learning, Ausubel’s meaningful learning. Socio-cognitive theories of learning and teaching. Vygotsky’s and Bandura’s influence. Social constructivism. Social interactions and learning. Socio cognitive conflicts. Culture and learning. Situated learning. Tacit knowledge Children’s learning and teachers’ expectations. Prejudices, stereotypes and education. Self-fulfilling prophecy Motivation and learning. The psychosocial theory of Erikson and its application to education. i. Motives and anxiety, curiosity and interest, ii. Theories of motivation, iii. Motivation and encouragement, iv. Motivation and self-determination, v. learned helplessness, vi. Goal orientation, vii. Educational applications. Classroom management. i. Classroom management and children’s behavior, ii. Children’s time engagement in learning activities, iii. Classroom discipline, rules setting, logical consequences, iv. Social discipline in classroom, false children’s aims, v. critical classroom management.
Learning theories, motivation, classroom management
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
powerpoint, email
Course Organization
Written assigments502
Student Assessment
Written exams (40%), personal essay (40%), group presentation (20%). Written exams and personal essay grades should be 5/10.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Elliott S, Kratochwill T, Littlefield-Cook J, Travers J. (2008). Εκπαιδευτική Ψυχολογία. Εκδόσεις Gutenberg. Woolfolk, A. (2007). Εκπαιδευτική Ψυχολογία. Εκδόσεις Έλλην. (διαθέσιμο στη βιβλιοθήκη του τμήματος ψυχολογίας)
Additional bibliography for study
Gaonach, D. & Golder, C. (2003). Εγχειρίδιο Ψυχολογίας για την Εκπαίδευση. Τόμος Α. Εκδόσεις Πατάκη. (διαθέσιμο στη βιβλιοθήκη του τμήματος ψυχολογίας) Slavin, R. E. (2007). Εκπαιδευτική Ψυχολογία. Εκδόσεις Μεταίχμιο. (διαθέσιμο στις βιβλιοθήκες του τμήματος ψυχολογίας, του τομέα παιδαγωγικής της φιλοσοφικής σχολής και του τμήματος γερμανικής γλώσσας και φιλολογίας) Foulin, J.N. & Mouchon, S. (2001). Εκπαιδευτική Ψυχολογία. Εκδόσεις Μεταίχμιο. (διαθέσιμο στις βιβλιοθήκες της παιδαγωγικής σχολής, του τμήματος ψυχολογίας και του τομέα παιδαγωγικής της φιλοσοφικής σχολής) Δήμου, Γ. (2005). Εκπαιδευτική Ψυχολογία: θεωρία μάθησης. Εκδόσεις Gutenberg. (διαθέσιμο στη βιβλιοθήκη της θεολογικής σχολής) Παπαηλιού, Χ. Ξανθάκου, Γ. & Χατζηχρήστου, Χ. (2005). Εκπαιδευτική-Σχολική Ψυχολογία. Εκδόσεις Ατραπός. (διαθέσιμο στις βιβλιοθήκες της παιδαγωγικής σχολής και του τμήματος ψυχολογίας) Καψάλης, Α. (1986). Παιδαγωγική Ψυχολογία. Εκδόσεις Κυριακίδης. (διαθέσιμο στις βιβλιοθήκες της παιδαγωγικής σχολής και του τομέα παιδαγωγικής της φιλοσοφικής σχολής) Φράγκος, Χ. (1985). Ψυχοπαιδαγωγική. Εκδόσεις Gutenberg. (διαθέσιμο στις βιβλιοθήκες της παιδαγωγικής σχολής, του τμήματος ψυχολογίας και του τομέα παιδαγωγικής της φιλοσοφικής σχολής)
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