Introduction to Pedagogy

Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΑΙΔΑΓΩΓΙΚΗ / Introduction to Pedagogy
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorSofia Avgitidou
Course ID280008595

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The aim of the course is participants to be inducted in the history and the scientific “paradigms”, the object, the field and the research of pedagogy.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • 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)
Learning contents, schedule Introduction: Pedagogy - Science of Education: Pedagogy’s object, the basic concepts, the issue of autonomy of Pedagogy, Pedagogy’s disciplines, Pedagogy and interdisciplinarity, Pedagogy in Greece. Section One: History of pedagogical thinking and Theories of Pedagogy A. History and Philosophy of Education in modern times: 1. Pedagogical thought from the 16th to the 19th century, criticism of school and Pedagogy in the 20th century (movement of New Education and Progressive Education, De-schooling, Marxist critique, Anti-pedagogy). 2. Educational idealism, realism, pragmatism and reconstructivism. B. "Paradigms" of Pedagogy and relation between theory and practice: 1. Hermeneutical Pedagogy, 2. Empirical Pedagogy 3. Marxist Education, 4. Critical Pedagogy and emancipation, 5. Contemporary approaches (System Pedagogy, Deconstructive Pedagogy, Post-Critical Pedagogy). C. Education, training and ideology. Section Two: Purpose and methods of pedagogical research A. Field of pedagogical research B. Analytical-empirical (quantitative) and synthetic (qualitative) research, explanation, understanding, ideology critique, deconstruction, research techniques and methods of analysis (7th and 8th lecture) Section Three: Educational groups and the field of Pedagogy A. Reference groups-biological and psychological conditions: the child, the teenager, the adult, the student, the teacher, the adult educator B. Institutions and structures that provide education and training: the family, the pre-school education- preschool systems, the school-school and society, vocational schools, university, non-formal education (e.g. youth centers), adult education and continuing education, non-formal education structures and informal learning (media, ICT, church, etc.). G. Ideals, goals, objectives, operation and role of education in societies of late capitalism. The future of education. Section Four: Pedagogy and contemporary global problems Pedagogy in the era of crisis: Planning a critical education designed to critical consciousness, participation, peace, social justice and ecology. Exercises: As part of the course, the participants will visit university libraries, and be provided with information on how to search and find educational literature and scientific articles; they will also practice on academic writing, whereas a limited number of students of the Department of Philosophy and Pedagogy will write synthetic works, which will be presented in the course.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
Laboratory Work40.2
Written assigments401.6
Other / Others512.0
Student Assessment
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 (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Ιωάννης Ε. Πυργιωτάκης (2011). Εισαγωγή στην Παιδαγωγική Επιστήμη. Αθήνα: Ελληνικά Γράμματα. ISBN: 978-960-9552-33-2 2. Γεώργιος Πασιάς, Γεώργιος Φλουρής, Δημήτριος Φωτεινός (2015). Παιδαγωγική και Εκπαίδευση. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Γρηγόρη. ISBN 978-960-333-886-4 3. Σπύρος Κρίβας (2007). Παιδαγωγική Επιστήμη: Βασική θεματική. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. ISBN 960-01-0595-2
Additional bibliography for study
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