Semiotics in a new educational perspective

Course Information
TitleΣημειωτική στο σύγχρονο εκπαιδευτικό περιβάλλον / Semiotics in a new educational perspective
Interdepartmental ProgrammeSemiotics, Culture and Communication
Collaborating SchoolsFrench Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Journalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600014987

Programme of Study: Semiotics, Culture and Communication

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Class ID
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
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΥΜ-1 Semiotic and Cultural Theories
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students are expected at the end of the semester: (a) Understand and manage text and image semiotic tool analysis (b) Analyze texts relating to the field of education as school textbooks, educational legislation, and international organizations relevant to education (c) Develop research capabilities and critical thinking as well as apply knowledge in practice, analyze and synthesize data using the necessary technologies.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of the course is to (a) familiarize students with semiotic and the theoretical tools for text and image analysis and (b) introduce students to the study of the meaning of symbolic systems through analyzes of significance systems derived from educational textbooks, educational legislation and from the wider social field of education, video of international organizations, focusing on these texts as institutions of culture and values.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student evaluation involves final research work and oral presentation, analyzing how the educational texts are encoded - in virtual and non- text messages to convey meaning.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Barthes, R. (1988). Η ρητορική της εικόνας. Εικόνα, Μουσική, Κείμενο, (μτφρ. Γ.Σπανός). Αθήνα: Πλέθρον, p. 41-61. Boklund-Lagopoulou, K. (1982). Οι σύγχρονες μέθοδοι ανάλυσης λογοτεχνικών κειμένων. Philologos 29: 145-162. Boklund-Lagopoulou, K., A.-Ph. Lagopoulos, (2017). The role of methodology in semiotic theory building, Punctum, 3(2):5-32. Damaskinidis G. & A. Christodoulou. The value of education in international organizations' advertisements: A visual semiotics-based mixed method research. Acts of the 12th world Congress of Semiotics, Sofia 2014, New Semiotics, Between Tradition and Innovation Christodoulou A., Damaskinidis G. (2016). Semiotics and Meaning in the Aims of Education in Greece, ed. Inna Semetski, Edusemiotics-a Handbook. Springer. P. 107-120. Kourdis, E. (2012). Semantic isotopies in interlingual translation: Towards a cultural approach. Gramma 20: 105-116. Lagopoulos A.-Ph. & K. Boklund Lagopoulou (1992). Meaning and Geography. Mouton de Gruyter. Πασχαλίδης, Γ. (2012). Τα νοήματα της φωτογραφίας. Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press. Χριστοδούλου, Α. (2003). Σημειωτική και πολιτισμός στην ξένη γλώσσα. Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press. Χριστοδούλου, Α. (2007). Σημειωτική και σχολικά εγχειρίδια. Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press. Χριστοδούλου, Α. (2012). Παιδεία, εκπαίδευση, αξίες. Σημειωτική προσέγγιση. Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press.
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