Psychology of Education

Course Information
TitleΨΥΧΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗΣ 1 / Psychology of Education
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolVisual and Applied Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorPanagiotis Dafiotis
Course ID280006785

Programme of Study: New PPS of School of Visual and Applied Arts (2014-today)

Registered students: 88
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours26
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction)
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected that within the course will • understand basic concepts and theories of the psychology of education and be able to integrate them into their pedagogical practice • know the basic theoretical approaches related to the psychological/cognitive development of children and adolescents and apply this knowledge in the design of teaching methods. • be able to adapt their pedagogical methods and objectives in accordance with the stages of psychological/cognitive development of their students. • be able to motivate and encourage learning and creative activities, based on the awareness of relevant theories in the psychology of education. • understand issues regarding the psychology of visual perception and ways of meaning-making in relation to visual texts (that are mediated by psychological factors), enriching didactic scenarios related to visual culture. • develop personal modes of (art) educational practice. • appreciate the value of diversity for the creative development of students.
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 in teams
  • 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)
The course—attended by both music and visual arts students of the School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki—outlines an inter-artistic learning approach that arises from a complex range of factors – among them, changes in the art worlds, the society, and the economy; the potential for interdisciplinary forms of expression and communication; and growing expectations amongst students that education should expand their potential for personal satisfaction and civic participation. Research topics discussed throughout the semester are the following: 1) The origins and functions of music creativity, 2) A psychology of music creativity: History and research, 3) Children as creative thinkers in music: focus on composition and improvisation, 4) Fostering creativity in inter-artistic settings, 5) Effects of community and educational settings on creativity, 6) Psychology of visual perception and art education, 7) Visual text perception, multimodality and visual literacy.
education, inter-arts, creativity, audio visuality
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
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 Work
Reading Assigment
Artistic Workshop
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Active participation during lectures (Formative, Summative)
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