Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorKornilia Hatzinikolaou
Course ID80003978

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
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
1. ΤΕΠΑΕKornilia Hatzinikolaou
2. ΚΟΙΝΗ ΤΑΞΗKornilia Hatzinikolaou
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
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • Portuguese
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
Obtain basic knowledge of those developmental mechanisms which are responsible for typical and atypical development. Characteristics of mental and developmental disorders of infancy and toddlerhood. Identification of relevant cases and thier management in educational contexts.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • 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 concept of typical and atypical development. Comparative study of theoretical models examining and interpreting atypical development. Risk factors and protective factors, and how they influence early development. Discussion about the concept of resilience. Classification, diagnosis and evaluation of developmental and mental disorders appearing in infants and toddlers. Description of the characteristics of the developmental and mental disorders which may appear in infants and toddlers. Discuss findings on the comorbidity of developmental and mental disorders appearing in infants and toddlers. Research Methods in Developmental Psychopathology. Applications of Developmental Psychopathology on the field of Early Education.
mental disorders of infancy and preschool years, developmental disorders
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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
Reading Assigment602.4
Written assigments301.2
Other / Others301.2
Student Assessment
Evaluation is based on written and/or oral presentation of essays and other course activities, as well as on the Final Exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Wenar, C. & Kerig, K.P. (2008). Εξελικτική Ψυχοπαθολογία: Από τη βρεφική ηλικία στην εφηβεία. Εκδόσεις Gutenberg. Wilmshurst, L. (2011). Εξελικτική Ψυχοπαθολογία: Μια αναπτυξιακή προσέγγιση. Επιμέλεια: Η. Μπεζεβέγκης. Εκδόσεις Gutenberg.
Additional bibliography for study
Beauchaine, T.P., & Hinshaw, S.P. (2008). Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons. Cohen, D., Stern, V., & Balaban, N. (2001). Παρατηρώντας και καταγράφοντας τη συμπεριφορά των παιδιών. Εκδόσεις Gutenberg. Hudziak, J.J. (2008). Developmental Psychopathology and Wellness: Genetic and environmental influences. Washington DC: American Psychiatric Pub. Κάκουρος, Ε. & Μανιαδάκη Κ. (2006). Ψυχοπαθολογία Παιδιών και Εφήβων. Εκδόσεις Τυπωθήτω. Kring, A., Davison, G., Neale, J. & Johnson, S. (2010). Ψυχοπαθολογία. Εκδόσεις Gutenberg. Παπαγεωργίου, Β. (2005). Ψυχιατρική Παιδιών και Εφήβων». University Studio Press. Rutter, M. (2008). Οι πολλαπλές σημασίες μιας αναπτυξιακής προοπτικής στη ψυχοπαθολογία. Hellenic Journal of Psychology, vol. 5, pp. 281-323. Τσιάντης, Γ. & Αλεξανδρίδης, Α. (επιμ.) (2008). Προσχολική Παιδοψυχιατρική 1. Ανάπτυξη. Καστανιώτης. Τσιάντης, Γ. (2001). (επιμ.) Εισαγωγή στην Παιδοψυχιατρική. Καστανιώτης.
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