Issues in Education

Course Information
TitleΘέματα στην Εκπαίδευση / Issues in Education
CodeΕΚΠ 522
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600004066


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Glṓssa, Logotechnía kai PSīfiaká Mésa stīn EkpaídeusīElective CoursesWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
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
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• Learn the basic theories and pedagogical approaches of the major pedagogists (e.g. Comenius, Rousseau, Pestalozzi, Froebel, Dewey, Montessori) and be able to identify these in practice • Become familiar with pedagogical principles in Educational Curricula and International practices related to language learning (e.g. Forest schools, Reggio Emilia schools, Montessori schools, High/Scope approach). • Become familiar with pedagogical aspects relating to learners with special educational needs due to different ethnicity, different/special learning needs etc)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course aims to introduce students to the basic principles of Pedagogy that relate to children’s learning process. Modern educational theories that relate to children’s learning process and Educational Curricula are also discussed.
pedagogy, Educational curricula, school
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 Communication with Students
Class notes and lectures as well as all instructional material is uploaded on the elearning platform. Communication with students is carried out via emails.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment128.14.7
Student Assessment
Final written exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Bruce, T. (2005) Developing Learning in Early Childhood. London: Paul Chapman Publishing. Isaacs, B. (2007) Bringing the Montessori Approach to Your Early Years Practice. David Fulton Publishers Ltd, Routledge Education. Jackman, H. (2011) Early Education Curriculum: A Child's Connection to the World. Hampshire: Cengage Learning Miller L. and L. Pound (eds) (2010). Theories and Approaches to Learning in the Early Years. London: Sage Publications Ltd. Mooney, C. (2000). Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erickson, Piaget and Vygotsky. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press. Palmer, J. (ed.) (2001). Fifty Major Thinkers on Education. London: Routledge. Pound, L. (2005). How Children Learn. London: Step Forward Publishing Ltd Wood, D. (1988). How Children Think and Learn. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.
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