Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorPanagiotis Pantidos
Course ID80003388

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Early Childhood Education (2012-today)

Registered students: 123
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreBackround CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
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: a) Educational sciences - Understand physiscs concepts. - Develop skills in investigating children's ideas about science concepts. - Organize science activities for early childhood education. - Incorporate science experiments in the context of school science. b)Develop teachers' training skills
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Design and manage projects
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Issues with respect to early and primary science education are examined. These deal with the construction of school science, learning theories in their connection with science activities for young children and with the role of curriculum in science teaching and learning. Emphasis is also laid on children’s mental representations and cognitive constraints as regards physics concepts such as thermal conductivity, evaporation, melting, friction, thermal expansion and contraction, sinking and floating etc. In that context, the course design seeks to enable students to organize science activities based on young children’s conceptions. Besides, students have the opportunity to design and perform experiments about various science concepts and natural phenomena. More specifically, students perform experiments with simple home materials aiming to explain events and situations from everyday life.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • 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 Assigment401.6
Written assigments512.0
Student Assessment
The context of evaluation relies on the following aspects: a) assignments, b) worksheets during the lessons, c) oral presentations (and performance of experiments), d) final written exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Ραβάνης, Κ. (2002). Οι Φυσικές Επιστήμες στην Προσχολική Εκπαίδευση - Διδακτική και Γνωστική Προσέγγιση. Τυπωθήτω - Γ. Δαρδανός, Αθήνα. 2. Χατζηγεωργίου, Γ (1998). Η Φυσική μέσα από τα Μάτια του Μικρού Παιδιού. Γρηγόρης, Αθήνα.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Ashbrook, P. (2004). 250 Πειράματα Φυσικής για το Νηπιαγωγείο. Εκδόσεις Πατάκη, Αθήνα. 2. Μουρ, Ο. (1997). Επιστημονικά Πειράματα. Εκδόσεις Αναστασιάδη 3. Van Saan, A. (2004). 365 Πειράματα – Ένα για κάθε μέρα. Εκδόσεις Πατάκη, Αθήνα. 4. Walker, J. (2001). Το Πανηγύρι της Φυσικής. Εκδόσεις Κάτοπτρο, Αθήνα. 5. Ραβάνης, Κ. (2003). Δραστηριότητες για το Νηπιαγωγείο από τον Κόσμο της Φυσικής. Εκδόσεις Δίπτυχο, Αθήνα. 6. Χρηστίδου, Β. (επ.) (2008). Εκπαιδεύοντας τα Μικρά Παιδιά στις Φυσικές Επιστήμες. Αφοι Κυριακίδη. Θεσσαλονίκη.
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