Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorCharikleia Kanari
Course ID80003423

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

Registered students: 114
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreBackround CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
1. ΤΕΠΑΕSapfo Tampaki
2. ΚΟΙΝΗ ΤΑΞΗSapfo Tampaki
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the students are expected to: Know different aspects and dimensions of the cultural heritage Know basic elements of the Greek civilization Understand the educational and social dynamic of the cultural heritage in formal education in the context of the contemporary multicultural social and educational reality Recognise the learning benefits of the cultural heritage in formal education for all children regardless of their differences Design and implement educational programmes based on the principles of interdisciplinarity, experiential learning and Universal Design for Learning according the characteristics of the school group Use relevant educational material and resources in and out of the classroom Evaluate activities and educational material and resources from cultural sites.
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
  • Work in an international context
  • 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 subject of the course “The Cultural Heritage in Education” is the theoretical and educational approach of cultural heritage (e.g. archaeological sites, monuments, historical sites, etc.) with the aim to prepare the future teachers to be able to use these elements both in the classroom and outside classroom within a variety of relevant teaching activities for the intellectual, social and personal development and the cultivation of a range of skills of children of early education and first school age. The main thematic axes of the course are the following: a. the concept and the content of cultural heritage (immovable, movable cultural heritage, etc.), b. the brief presentation of the Greek civilization, c. the role of cultural heritage in education over time and in contemporary society with emphasis on values that promote dialogue and social cohesion in the contemporary multicultural social reality, d. the theoretical background of educational use of cultural heritage and the learning benefits for all children, e. the connection of the cultural heritage with the thematic areas of the Curriculum, f. the methodological framework for the design of educational activities in relation to the cultural heritage with emphasis on learning theories, interdisciplinarity, experiential learning and the principles of Universal Design for Learning in order to respond to the heterogeneity of the students population (e.g. mixed ability classes, children with disabilities and / or special educational needs, multiculturalism, etc.) through examples and similar practical, field activities and exercises, g. the use of a variety of educational materials (e.g. museum educational material, new technologies), and h. the role of teachers as mediators between museum, school and parents.
culture heritage, preschool-primary education
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
  • Visits in cultural sites
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment502
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities110.4
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
During the semester the students will: Study and present theoretical texts of relevant literature Written assignment (optional) Field exercises and presentation of educational programs or other educational activities for school groups from cultural sites in Thessaloniki. Final evaluation In all cases, the students work in small groups and are evaluated both grouply and individually within the group.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Gombrich, Ε. Η. (1998). Το χρονικό της τέχνης. Αθήνα: Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης. Legras, Β. (2005). Πολιτισμός και εκπαίδευση στον αρχαίο ελληνικό κόσμο. Αθήνα: Κριτική.
Additional bibliography for study
Ταμπάκη, Σ. (2001). Η πολιτιστική μας κληρονομιά σήμερα. Μνημεία-μουσεία-αρχαιολογικοί χώροι για τους εκπαιδευτικούς. Θεσσαλονίκη: Αλτιντζή. Επιλεγμένη βιβλιογραφιά (π.χ. άρθρα και άλλα βιβλία) (σε πανεπιστημιακές και μη βιβλιοθήκες) Ηλεκτρονικό εκπαιδευτικό υλικό (open access)
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