Didactics of Geology

Course Information
TitleΔΙΔΑΚΤΙΚΗ ΓΕΩΛΟΓΙΑΣ / Didactics of Geology
CodeGGN 771E
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDimitrios Kostopoulos
Course ID40002619

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
good geological backround
Learning Outcomes
The student to know the purpose of education and science education based on modern learning theories and develop skills in the design, development and presentation of a complete lesson plan through individual or collaborative processes. The student to face conditions of actual teaching affixed to real class, to organize and implement teaching with the supervision and assistance of the teacher.
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
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Historical development of Geology. Aims of Education and Science Teaching. The curriculum. Learning Theories. The Design of Instruction. Aims and Objectives of Teaching Geology. Teaching Methodology of Geology. Teaching Tools. Rating - Educational Evaluation. Organization and Conduct of Teaching - Lesson Plan - The experiment in Science Teaching. Examples of Teaching and Assessment Tests. Informal Τeaching. Adult Teaching & Training. Open Science - An Interdisciplinary lifelong learning tool. Microteaching. Internship at Secondary Education Schools.
Teaching, Didactics, Lesson Plan, Teaching Tools, Application
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
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page. 2) The teacher communicates with students through e-mail and telephone.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work200.7
Student Assessment
through individual and group projects and activities. Final evaluation through written development of a lesson plan
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Φέρμελη Γεωργία & Δερμιτζάκης Μιχαήλ Δ. Εκδόσεις Κοράλι - Γκέλμπεσης Γιώργος Αθήνα (2008) Ματσαγκούρα Γ. Θεωρία της Διδασκαλίας: Η Προσωπική Θεωρία ως Πλαίσιο Στοχαστοκριτικής Ανάλυσης. Αθήνα: Gutenberg, 2000. Ματσαγκούρα Γ. Στρατηγικές Διδασκαλίας Η Κριτική Σκέψη στη Διδακτική Πράξη. Αθήνα: Gutenberg, 2002. Ματσαγκούρα Γ. Η Εξέλιξη της Διδακτικής: Επιστημολογική Θεώρηση. Αθήνα: Gutenberg, 1995. Κοκκοτα Π. Σύγχρονες Προσεγγίσεις στη Διδασκαλία των Φυσικών Επιστημών, Αθήνα 1998.
Additional bibliography for study
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