Course Information
SchoolPrimary Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorChristos Tourtouras
Course ID80003864

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Male and female students should: be introduced to the science of Pedagogy learn its research methods be familiar with the key concepts be informed about the basic theories analyze issues by observing everyday real teaching procedures
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
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • 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)
The lesson includes an introduction to the objects, concepts, methods and basic issues of Pedagogy. Focusing on a specific problem of current educational interest each time, ways of exploring it and dealing with it from a pedagogical perspective are presented. In this framework, the most significant pedagogical theories and their similarities and differences are identified. Furthermore, the students have to observe the didactic process in greek elementary public schools.
pedagogical aims, pedagogical relationship, pedagogical objectives, teaching means, methods of educational research.
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
During the class lectures, students are free to use computers, video projectors and overhead projectors. For any questions concerning the course students are encouraged to ask questions by e-mails or through the e-learning gate.
Course Organization
Written assigments712.4
Student Assessment
Students' assessment is realized by written exams at the end of the semester. In this framework, the students are called to answer to certain questions referred to a specific text which is delivered during the examination procedure. Their arguments should be based on the basic knowledge and the pedagogical principles that have been discussed extensively during the lectures and are included in the main textbook that is distributed. This way, the real level of knowledge acquisition regarding the main principles of the Science of Pedagogy is detected, as well as the critical ability of posing and argumentation on daily issues of school practice. At the same time, a sterile memorization and a mechanistic reproduction of a big mass of non-elaborated information are avoided. Their experiences and perceptions from the school teaching observations are also being developed.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Πυργιωτάκης, Ε. Ι. (2011). "Εισαγωγή στην Παιδαγωγική Επιστήμη". Αθήνα: Πεδίο.
Additional bibliography for study
Houssaye, J. (2000) (Επιμέλεια). "Δεκαπέντε παιδαγωγοί. Σταθμοί στην ιστορία της παιδαγωγικής σκέψης". Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο. Ξωχέλλης, Δ. Π. (2005). "Εισαγωγή στην Παιδαγωγική. Θεμελιώδη προβλήματα της Παιδαγωγικής Επιστήμης". Θεσσαλονίκη: Αφοί Κυριακίδη Α.Ε. Τσιάκαλος, Γ. (2008). "Η υπόσχεση της Παιδαγωγικής". Θεσσαλονίκη: Επίκεντρο. Χατζηδήμου, Χρ. Δ. (2010). "Εισαγωγή στην Παιδαγωγική. Συμβολή στη διάχυση της παιδαγωγικής σκέψης". Θεσσαλονίκη: Αφοί Κυριακίδη Α.Ε. Καρράς, Γ.Κ. (2014). "Η παιδαγωγική επιστήμη άλλοτε και τώρα. Ιστορία-Μεταβάσεις-Προκλήσεις". Αθήνα: Gutenberg. Πασιάς, Γ., Φλουρής, Γ., & Φωτεινός, Δ. (2015). "Παιδαγωγική & Εκπαίδευση". Αθήνα: Γρηγόρη.
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