Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorEva Pavlidou
Course ID80003424

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

Registered students: 94
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreBackround CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
1. ΤΕΠΑΕEva Pavlidou
2. ΚΟΙΝΗ ΤΑΞΗEva Pavlidou
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
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 master the fundamentals on the young children's physical education, phsychomotricity and rhythmic education work plan - to create (goals, content e.c.t.) appropriate movement activities programs for the early childhood education - to organize a safe exercise environment and suitable material for the movement - to apply appropriate for every case teaching methods - to organize interdisciplinary and intercultural activities through movement
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 interdisciplinary team
  • 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)
Theoretical part: Models of early childhood movement education (developmental physical education, psychomotor education, kinetic education e.c.t.), basic kinetic skills, goals in movement education, specific points at every educational model, conditions and applying possibilities. Importance of the connection between the rhythm and the movement and use of the known music and movement methods. Teaching styles and children approaching methods, as well as rating of the kinetic activities kind (simple ones, composite, complex e.c.t.) under specific criteria, are important theoretical parts in this course. Creating inter-thematic and intercultural activities through body movement are emphasizing parts too. Presentations of researching findings and evaluating examples of the teaching process in the kindergarten and the first grades school are given also
physical education, eurhythmics, psychomotricity, early childhood, teaching methods
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
ICt is used for lesson presentations (PPT) and video analysis. Intrenet is also used: Platform elearning(document publications, announcments,students document exchanging ect) 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
Laboratory Work80.3
Reading Assigment301.2
Artistic Workshop100.4
Written assigments251
teaching simulation50.2
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 presentation (individually or by two students in cooperation) In every case, evaluation criteria will be presented in the beginning the course, on the elearning platform.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • teaching simulation (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Παυλίδου Εύα (2012) «Κινητική και Ρυθμική Αγωγή στην Προσχολική Εκπαίδευση: από τη Θεωρία στην Πράξη», εκδ. Ζυγός, Θεσσαλονίκη 2. Zimmer Renate (2007) «Εγχειρίδιο Ψυχοκινητικής Αγωγής: Θεωρία και Πράξη της Ψυχοκινητικής Παρέμβασης», εκδ. Αθλότυπο, Αθήνα
Additional bibliography for study
Karin Martin & Ulla Ellermann, (2001) «Πολύπλευρη Ρυθμική Αγωγή: Μουσικοκινητική Προσέγγιση Κινητικών Ικανοτήτων», μετάφραση Ε. Φλεμετάκη, επιμέλεια Κ. Μουρατίδου, Εκδόσεις Salto, Θεσσσαλονίκη, Ρήγα Βασιλική, (2001) «Η Σωματική Έκφραση: στο Νηπιαγωγείο και το Δημοτικό Σχολείο», Εκδ Τυπωθήτω – Γιώργος Δαρδανός, Αθήνα Ιζαμπέλ Μπελισά & Νικόλ Ιμπερτί, (2004) «Ο Χορός στο Νηπιαγωγείο» Εκδ Άγκυρα: Παιδαγωγικά Τσαπακίδου Αγγελική, (1997) «Κινητικές Δεξιότητες: Προγράμματα Ανάπτυξης Κινητικών Δεξιοτήτων σε Παιδιά Προσχολικής Ηλικίας» Εκδ. University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη Ζαχοπούλου Ευρυδίκη, (2007) «Η Φυσική Αγωγή στην Αρχή του 21ου Αιώνα: Σκοποί-Στόχοι-Επιδιώξεις στην Προσχολική Ηλικία» συνεργάστηκε Τρεύλας Ε., Εκδόσεις Χριστοδουλίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη David L. Gallahue, (2002) «Αναπτυξιακή Φυσική Αγωγή για τα Σημερινά Παιδιά» Μεταφρ.-Επιμ. Ευαγγελινού Χ.- Παππά Α., Εκδ. University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη Renate Zimmer, (2007) «Εγχειρίδιο Κινητικής Αγωγής: από τη Θεωρία στην Πράξη» επιστ επιμ Α. Καμπάς, Εκδόσεις Αθλότυπο, Αθήνα Πολυμενοπούλου Κ., Καραδήμου Κ., Πολλάτου Ε., «Ρυθμικές Ασκήσεις στη Φυσική Αγωγή», (2008), Εκδόσεις Πατάκη, Αθήνα Διγγελίδης Νικόλαος (2007), «Το φάσμα των μεθόδων διδασκαλίας στη Φυσική Αγωγή: από τη θεωρία στην πράξη» εκδ. Χριστοδουλίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη Stinson Sue (1988) “Dance for young children: finding the magic in movement”, North Marion (1990) “Movement & Dance Education: a Guide for the Primary & Middle School Teacher” Northcote House,
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