Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorKonstantina Dogani
Course ID80003431

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 PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
1. ΤΕΠΑΕKonstantina Dogani
2. ΚΟΙΝΗ ΤΑΞΗKonstantina Dogani
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • 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)
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)
Students become familiar with the content and teaching methodology of music in preschool education in a twofold way: Theoretical Axis a/ getting to know the ‘child as musician’: The course deals with international research findings and innovative applications in the field of early childhood music education. Through various theories about children’s musical development and musical creativity, the different modes of children’s musical communication are realized and the nature of the music that children create. b/ understanding different modes of musical expression (listening-performing-improvisation and composing) as well selected music education theories in theory and practice. c/ understanding the teacher’s role in music education: adopting a child-centered view of music education, supporting their process of sound discovery and the development of critical and reflective thinking. Practical Axis Direct participation in musical activities and musical games taking as a starting point the basic elements of music and selected music educational theories. Experiential learning through group cooperative activities.
music in preschool age, musical development, musical creativity, musical communication, reflection, musical games
Educational Material Types
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.8
Artistic Workshop200.8
Written assigments200.8
Artistic creation301.2
Student Assessment
During term time: groups of students prepare and perform (a) a short musical composition (work-in-progress) with the musical elements covered in the course and (b) micro-teaching of musical activities. End of term: each group’s final composition is performed in a ‘show’. The piece is followed by a group assignment with a description and a visual representation of the piece.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
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