Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorCharikleia Kanari
Course ID80003422

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Early Childhood Education (2012-today)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreBackround CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected to be able to: understand the basic concepts, principles and methods of Museum Pedagogy understand the specific features of learning in a museum evaluate activities and material from museums and cultural reference sites; plan, implement and evaluate a museum educational training program
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)
The course approaches sites of cultural heritage (i.e. museums, archaeological sites, monuments, exhibitions etc.) both theoretically and educationally. The aim is to encourage future teachers to use these elements in the classroom for the spiritual development of children in the preschool age and the first year of primary school. For that reason, the course focuses on a brief presentation of the historical development of Museums and the perceptions that have been developed in different eras related to its social and educational function as influenced by various historical conditions. The theoretical and methodological framework for a museum educational approach is also examined, with practical applications in sites and on-site exercises. The operation and cooperation of the Museum with school and parents is also considered alongside the use of local history, intercultural education and especially the use of technology.
Museum education, preschool-primary education, cultural heritage
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • visits to museums
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
Student Assessment
During the semester the students are examined on: a. presentation of theoretical issues or case studies b. Observation and presentation of educational activities in museums of Thessaloniki Final evaluation: Papers The students work in small groups and they are evaluated as a group and also as individuals.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Νίκη Νικονάνου, Κ.Κασβίκης Εκπαιδευτικά ταξίδιαστο χρόνο. Εμπειρίες και ερμηνείες του Παρελθόντος, Εκδ.Πατάκη, Αθήνα 2008 Μουσεία και Εκπαίδευση, (επιμ. Μπίλη Βέμη, Ειρήνη Νάκου), εκδ.Νήσος, Αθήνα 2010
Additional bibliography for study
Ενδεικτικά: Ν. Νικονάνου, «Μουσειοπαιδαγωγική. Από τη θεωρία στην πράξη», εκδ. Πατάκη, Αθήνα 2010 Σ. Ταμπάκη, Η πολιτιστική κληρονομιά μας σήμερα, εκδ. Α.Αλτιντζή, Θεσσαλονίκη 2011 Ε. Νάκου, «Μουσεία: Εμείς τα πράγματα και ο πολιτισμός», εκδ. Νήσος, Αθήνα 2001 Γ. Κόκκινος, Ε. Αλεξάκη (επιμ.), «Διεπιστημονικές προσεγγίσεις στη Μουσειακή Αγωγή», εκδ. Μεταίχμιο, Αθήνα 2002 E. Hooper-Greenhill, «Museum and education: Purpose, Pedagogy, Performance», Routledge, 2007
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