Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorMaria Birbili
Course ID80003397

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

Registered students: 109
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
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
This course will examine teaching approaches that are suitable for teaching young children. The aim of the course is to help students: Learn suitable teaching methods for young children Chose the right teaching methods taking into consideration relevant factors. Use teaching methods that encourage children's curiosity and thinking Understand the importance of dialogue and interaction between teacher and students and students themselves for learning
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The contents of the course include the following: learning and teaching principles in ECE - young children as learners Learning environment, learning experiences and community of learning: terms and definitions Planning teaching in early childhood classroom - guiding and supporting young children's learning Communication, dialogue and interactin in the classroom Objects and materialc in the early childhood classroom Teaching methods and strategies Play as a learning tool The role and importance of questions Problem solving The project approach Cooperative learning Involving families in children's learning
dialogue, teaching methods, early childhood education, interaction
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work301.2
Reading Assigment401.6
Written assigments401.6
Other / Others120.5
Student Assessment
Student assessment will take place both during and at the end of the course with papers, oral presentations and a final paper. Assessment criteria are both presented in the first session and posted on the course website.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Προς μια παιδαγωγική του διαλόγου, Μπιρμπίλη Μαρία, Εκδόσεις Gutenberg 2. Τα παιδιά ως φιλόσοφοι. Μάθηση μέσω έρευνας και διαλόγου στην πρωτοβάθμια εκπαίδευση, Joanna Haynes, Εκδόσεις: Μεταίχμιο
Additional bibliography for study
Ανδρούσου, Α. (2002). Κίνητρο στην εκπαίδευση, στη Σειρά «Κλειδιά και Αντικλείδια» (Επιστ. Υπεύθυνη:Α. Ανδρούσου), Εκπαίδευση Μουσουλμανοπαίδων 2002-2004, ΥΠΕΠΘ – Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών, Αθήνα. http://www.kleidiakaiantikleidia.net/book4/AAndrousou4.pdf Αυγητίδου, Σ. (2001). Το παιχνίδι. Σύγχρονες ερευνητικές και διδακτικές προσεγγίσεις. Αθήνα: ΤΥΠΩΘΗΤΩ Knud, I. (2009). Σύγχρονες θεωρίες μάθησης. Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο Σφυρόερα, Μ. (2003). Διαθεματική Προσέγγιση της γνώσης, στη Σειρά «Κλειδιά και Αντικλείδια» (Επιστ. Υπεύθυνη:Α. Ανδρούσου), Εκπαίδευση Μουσουλμανοπαίδων 2002-2004, ΥΠΕΠΘ – Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών, Αθήνα, σσ. 9-47. http://www.kleidiakaiantikleidia.net/book1/MSfyroera1.pdf Σφυρόερα, Μ. (2003). Το λάθος, εργαλείο μάθησης και διδασκαλίας, στη Σειρά «Κλειδιά και Αντικλείδια» (Επιστ. Υπεύθυνη: Α. Ανδρούσου), Εκπαίδευση Μουσουλμανοπαίδων 2002-2004, ΥΠΕΠΘ – Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών, Αθήνα, σσ. 9-41. http://www.kleidiakaiantikleidia.net/book9/book9.pdf Δαφέρμου, Χ., Κουλούρη, Π. & Μπασαγιάννη, Ε., Οδηγός νηπιαγωγού: Εκπαιδευτικοί σχεδιασμοί – δημιουργικά περιβάλλοντα μάθησης. Αθήνα: ΟΕΔΒ. http://www.pi-schools.gr/preschool education/odigos/nipi.pdf Νέα Πιλοτικά Προγράμματα Σπουδών: Επιστημονικό Πεδίο: Προσχολική – Πρώτη Σχολική Ηλικία, 1ο Μέρος. http://digitalschool.minedu.gov.gr/info/newps/%CE%A0%CF%81%CE%BF%CF%83%CF%87%CE%BF%CE%BB%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%AE%20-%20%CE%A0%CF%81%CF%8E%CF%84%CE%B7%20%CE%A3%CF%87%CE%BF%CE%BB%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%AE%20%CE%97%CE%BB%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%AF%CE%B1/1%CE%BF%20%CE%9C%CE%AD%CF%81%CE%BF%CF%82.pdf
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