Introduction to Education Studies

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στην Παιδαγωγική [ΠΑΙΔ.ΕΠ.] / Introduction to Education Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAthanasios Stogiannidis
Course ID60000277

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
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)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: (Knowledge) -Name key research issues and methodological tools of Pedagogy. -Determine the content of fundamental educational terminology. (Skills) -Apply pedagogical principles when implementing educational activities in School. (Competencies) -Develop a critical attitude on modern issues and theories cultivated in the field of Education Studies.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course presents basic elements of the Science of Education. The following topics are examined: - The scientific nature of Pedagogy. - Its scientific object and its relationship to both the educational sciences and the humanities. -The methodology and methodological challenges of pedagogical empirical research. Additionally, it provides a historical overview of the Education phenomenon, as developed among the peoples and religions, in philosophical tendencies and ideals, which, in certain cases, extend to present day. The course also offers fundamental principles of the science of Education: - Potential and necessity. - Main terms. - The pair "student - teacher" - Goals of Education, Teaching and Pedagogy. - Learning contents, methods and media. - Important pedagogical institutions. - Contemporary pedagogical issues. - Special Education. - Lifelong education and learning.
teaching methodology, learning theories, curricula, new technologies,
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
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 Assigment351.4
Student Assessment
Students are questioned in writting and orally on issues discussed in class. Assessment is based upon whether students state clear answers and develop personal critical attitude towards course thematic.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- Κογκούλης, Ι. (2014). Εισαγωγή στην Παιδαγωγική. Θεσσαλονίκη: Δέσποινα Κυριακίδη. - Πυργιωτάκης, Ι. Ε. (2011). Εισαγωγή στην Παιδαγωγική. Αθήνα: Πεδίο.
Additional bibliography for study
- Ξωχέλλη, Π. (2007), Σχολική Παιδαγωγική, Θεσσαλονίκη 2007. - Klafki, W. (1991), Neue Studien zur Bildungstheorie und Didaktik. Zeitgemäße Allegemeinbildung und kritischkonstruktive Didaktik, Weinheim 1991. - Kron, F. W. (2012). Βασικές Γνώσεις Παιδαγωγικής Επιστήμης. Επιμέλεια-Πρόλογος: Σοφός, Αλιβίζος. Μετάφραση: Ψαλλίδα, Παναγιώτα. Αθήνα: Ίων. - Ματσαγγούρας, Η. - συμμετοχή Χατζηγεωργίου, Γιάννης (2009). Εισαγωγή στις Επιστήμες της Παιδαγωγικής. Εναλλακτικές Προσεγγίσεις, Διδακτικές Προεκτάσεις. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. - Ματσαγγούρας, Η. (2002), Θεωρία της Διδασκαλίας. Η προσωπική θεωρία ως πλαίσιο στοχαστικο-κριτικής ανάλυσης, Αθήνα. -Φλουρής, Γ. (1983), Αναλυτικά Προγράμματα για μια νέα εποχή στην εκπαίδευση, Αθήνα.
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