Introduction in music pedagogy / educational psychology

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στη μουσική παιδαγωγική / εκπαιδευτική ψυχολογία / Introduction in music pedagogy / educational psychology
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600013879

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 60
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationCompulsory Course634
Music CompositionCompulsory Course634

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • 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 of this course are expected to • understand the basic theoretical axes of Educational Psychology and Music Pedagogy and the particularities of its approach for preschool and elementary school children • connect theory and practice through taking part in musical activities • familiarize themselves with the design and organization of developmentally appropriate musical activities for kindergarten and elementary school • familiarize themselves with matters of developmental psychology, evaluation of educational outcome and formation of personalized programs.
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
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • 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)
This course introduces student to concepts necessary for understanding issues in music pedagogy and educational/developmental psychology. Music pedagogy is a specialized field of pedagogy and concern matters that arise when teaching music. Developmental psychology, which includes educational psychology, is the scientific study of how and why human beings change over the course of their life. It is concerned with infants and children, adolescence, adult development, aging, and the entire lifespan. This field examines change across physical development, cognitive development, and socioemotional development. Within these three dimensions are a broad range of topics including motor skills, executive functions, moral understanding, language acquisition, social change, personality, emotional development, self-concept and identity formation. Developmental psychology involves a range of fields, such as, educational psychology, child psychopathology, forensic developmental psychology, child development, cognitive psychology, ecological psychology, and cultural psychology. Influential developmental psychologists include Urie Bronfenbrenner, Erik Erikson, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, Barbara Rogoff, Esther Thelen, and Lev Vygotsky.
Educational Psychology, Music Pedagogy
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • Scientific Articles
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Multimedia presentations during the entire semester, electronic communication
Course Organization
Reading Assigment391.3
Student Assessment
Assessment during class activities and final written examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Εκπαιδευτική ψυχολογία. Eggen Paul, Kauchak Don. ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ, 2017,ΑΘΗΝΑ. Μουσική Παιδαγωγική, μια Συστηματική Προσέγγιση με Εφαρμογές για την Προσχολική Ηλικία. Θεοχάρης Ράπτης, Edition Orpheus. 2015, ΑΘΗΝΑ
Additional bibliography for study
Elliott, S., Kratochwill, T., LittlefieldCook, J., Travers, J., (2008). Εκπαιδευτική Ψυχολογία: Αποτελεσματική Διδασκαλία, Αποτελεσματική Μάθηση. Μ. Σόλμαν, Φ. Καλύβα (μετάφρ.), Αθήνα:Gutenberg. D. J. Hargreaves (2004). Η αναπτυξιακή ψυχολογία της μουσικής. Mετάφραση: Έφη Μακροπούλου. Fagotto, 2004 Slavin, R.E.,(2007).Εκπαιδευτική Ψυχολογία : Θεωρία και πράξη. Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο Small, C. (1977). Music, Society, Education. Wesleyan University Press, Hanover, NH, USA Swanwick, K. (1979). A basis for music education. Routledge,London
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