Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013549

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos PSychologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 51
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses745

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this unit. It is suggested that students have successfully completed their obligations for relevant obligatory units and have attended/ are attending relevant optional units.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the unit, a student will be able to: • describe and analyze the physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development during the infancy and toddlerhood (for some children, first preschool) years, in relation to contexts of development and sociocultural influences. • critically approach relevant theoretical frameworks and research evidence, and think creatively and argue efficiently on their basis. • efficiently review the literature and organize, analyze and combine theoretical suggestions and research findings, in order to deepen knowledge and understanding with regard to the above-mentioned, as well as to indicate future research directions, and implications for practice.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In the context of the unit’s lectures and seminars, students are required to enrich and deepen their understanding of physical, cognitive, language, emotional, and social development during infancy and toddlerhood - the first preschool years, focusing on basic developmental phenomena and achievements and analyzing the course of development, also in relation to its context and sociocultural influences. Students are presented with and involved in analyses of recent research evidence and methodological approaches in an attempt to evaluate the contribution of core theoretical frameworks and indicate relevant limitations, as well as future research directions and implications for practice.
infant, toddler, preschooler, physical development, cognitive development, language development, emotional development, social development
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
- Use of powerpoint during the classes - Use of e-learning (moodle) for providing material to students, as well as submitting and marking assignments - Students are expected to use new technologies for their assignment preparation - Electronic Communication with the students (via e-mail/ Department's website)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.8
Written assigments210.8
Student Assessment
1. Written assignment (Obligatory - Group work - 40% of the final grade): Review of the recent relevant literature, study of papers–books, analysis and synthesis of information, generation of conclusions, indication of future research suggestions – implications for practice) 2. Final written exams (60% of the final grade)
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)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Lightfoot, C., Cole, M., & Cole, S. (2014). Η ανάπτυξη των παιδιών. Εκδόσεις Γ. Δαρδανός – Κ. Δαρδανός Ο.Ε. Berk, L. (2015). Ανάπτυξη του Παιδιού. Εκδοτικός Όμιλος ΙΩΝ. Murrey, L. (2017). H ψυχολογία των βρεφών. Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση.
Additional bibliography for study
Craig, G. & Baucum, D. (2008). Η ανάπτυξη του ανθρώπου (Τόμος Α’). Αθήνα: Παπαζήση. Feldman, R. S. (2011). Εξελικτική ψυχολογία: Δια βίου ανάπτυξη. Εκδ. Gutenberg Μότσιου, Ε. (2017). Εισαγωγή στην ανάπτυξη της γλώσσας. Εκδόσεις Open University Press Μπαμπλέκου Ζ. (2003). Η ανάπτυξη της μνήμης: Γνωστική διαδρομή στην παιδική ηλικία. Εκδόσεις Τυπωθήτω. Αθήνα. World Health Organization (2004). The importance of caregiver-child interactions for the survival and healthy development of young children: A review.
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