Pedagogical Psychology

Course Information
TitleΠαιδαγωγική Ψυχολογία [ΠΑΙΔ.ΕΠ.] / Pedagogical Psychology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorMaria Rantzou
Course ID60005513

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
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
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing the course,students students will: a) apply the learning theories to the teaching of the course b) apply the theories of instructional design in the preparation and implementation of the lesson in the classroom (c) develop learning strategies in the classroom according to the pupils' needs (d) apply classroom management techniques e) evaluate the importance of the family in the whole development of the personality of the student (f) be informed of diagnostic evaluation tests
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • 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)
Pedagogical Psychology applies psychological methods to the study of learning and teaching. During the course students will be trained in learning theories that can be applied in the teaching process on issues related to factors affecting the learning process, such as learning readiness, incentive role, reinforcement or pay, and the way in which the various teaching techniques and methods contribute to the transfer of learning, the effectiveness of the whole or partial method of learning in the preservation of information, the role of memory, the impact in the teacher's behavior to increase student performance, the importance of the teacher's ability to increase the academic year student learning, the teacher's expectations for the students etc.Students will be informed about effective ways of managing the classroom, tackling the learning difficulties faced by students, as well as communicating and interpersonal relationships between students and teachers.Finally, the course examines the methods and theories of Pedagogical Psychology, namely the cognitive, linguistic, psychosocial and moral development of the students through behavioral and socio-gnostic theories, emphasizing individual differences, memory, comprehension, metacognition, self-understanding and motivation of students.
Learning, teaching, classroom management, self-regulation, emotions, family, evaluation
Educational Material Types
  • 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
(a) using the computer and the projector for presentation of small films, songs and announcements relating to subdivisions of the course b) Internet usage and search questions concerning sections of the course
Course Organization
Reading Assigment130.5
Student Assessment
Oral examns
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Wild, E. & Moller, J.(2017). Παιδαγωγική Ψυχολογία. Επιμέλεια - Μετάφραση: Μαρία Ράντζου & Πελαγία Κογκούλη. 2η έκδοση. Θεσσαλονίκη:Κυριακίδη.
Additional bibliography for study
Καψάλης, Α. (2013). Παιδαγωγική Ψυχολογία. Θεσσαλονίκη: Αφοί Κυριακίδη
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