Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAnastasia Dimitriou
Course ID80000124

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
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
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The notion of sustainable development is analyzed, future generation rights are described, the concept of pollution is discussed, different kinds of pollution (air, water, noise etc.) are referred to, explained and their consequences described. Examples of sustainable management of renewable natural resources (water, forests, wildlife etc.) are analyzed and the central fact of the non-recyclable and non- renewable character of the conventional energy sources (oil, coal, natural gas, uranium) is given a special mention. Advantages of the alternative sources of energy are stated. North-South relations along with the “environmental justice”concept are discussed. The issue of overpopulation of the planet is analysed and its repercussions described. Issues on environmental ethics (both of the anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric version) are introduced and related to the shrinking biodiversity of the planet. Selected DVDs on the above mentioned subjects are showed and discussed during the sessions. During the semester a visit to an environmental education center of northern Greece is organized and students are involved in local environmental projects.
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 Assigment20
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Georgopoulos Alexandros (2004)Earth: a Small and Fragile Planet, Gutenberg, Athens, (in Greek) Georgopoulos Alexandros (2002) Environmental Ethics, Gutenberg, Athens (in Greek)
Additional bibliography for study
Looking to the future, Scientific American, Katoptro, Athens (in Greek) World Watch Institute (2008) The State of the World, DIO, Athens (in Greek) Brown, L., R. (2011) World on the Edge, Earth Policy Institute and W. W. Norton, New York
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