CONTEMPORARY WORLD PROBLEMS AND THE SCIENTISTS RESPONSIBLITY

Course Information
TitleΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΑ ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΑ ΠΡΟΒΛΗΜΑΤΑ ΚΑΙ Η ΕΥΘΥΝΗ ΤΟΥ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΟΝΑ: ΔΙΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΟΝΙΚΕΣ ΠΡΟΣΕΓΓΙΣΕΙΣ / CONTEMPORARY WORLD PROBLEMS AND THE SCIENTISTS RESPONSIBLITY
CodeΨΥ-678
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPsychology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600013541

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos PSychologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 79
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses636

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600144518

Class Schedule

Building
FloorFloor 1
HallΑΜΦΙΘΕΑΤΡΟ 106 (125)
CalendarWednesday 17:00 to 21:00
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
The course is interdisciplinary and focuses on contemporary global issues (human rights violations, environmental problems, causes of social exclusion, etc.). It is recommended that students enroll in this course after their fifth semester of studies.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students are expected to: a) know the main international organizations (intergovernmental and non-governmental), their functioning and their relationship with human rights. b) realize that all sciences have the ability and responsibility to contribute to the protection of human rights and the achievement of peace. c) be aware of and be sensitized to a great deal of contemporary global problems. d)They will understand the necessity of dialogue and collaboration of sciences to address/solve contemporary problems e) establish the value system and the incentives required for relevant action in International Organizations or Non-Governmental Organizations.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • 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)
Interfaculty and interdisciplinary Programme of Education for Human Rights and Peace. Some of the taught subjects are the following: Human Rights, violations and international instruments for their protection • International Organizations and Issues of International Law • World Environmental Problems and Human Behaviour • Nuclear Energy (positive - negative uses) • Chemical and Biological War • Culture of Peace: basic concepts and UNESCO Programmes of action • Non-violence and Peace Research • International Institutions and the Peaceful Settlement of Conflicts • Minorities, Refugees, Social Exclusion • Issues of Genetics and Bioethies, etc. Members of the academic staff from all the Schools of the A.U.Th. and other Greek Universities teach in this programme. The aforementioned programme was established by UNESCO as an UNESCO Chair by an Agreement co-signed by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and UNESCO (1997).
Keywords
UNESCO, peace, non violence, culture of peace, human rights, international organisations, international law, intercultural education, environment
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Power point and elearning platforms as a teaching tool Email το communicate with the students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1044
Seminars261
Reading Assigment240.9
Exams20.1
Total1566
Student Assessment
Description
The students' evaluation is is primarily based on written examinations on the taught learning material and in certain cases, on oral examinations (handicapped students, erasmus students et al.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δεν διανέμεται
Additional bibliography for study
• Benedek W. (Ed.) "Understanding Human Rights. Manual on Human Rights Education", Europ. Training and Research Center for Human Rights and Democracy, Graz, 2012 (3rd edition) • Κούφα, Κ. (Ed.) "International Challenges to Peace and Security in the New Millennium", Thesaurus Acroasium, Vol. XXXIII, Institute of International Public Law and International Relations of Thessaloniki, Sakkoulas Publ. 2010 • Παπαδοπούλου, Δ. (Υπεύθ. Έκδ.) "Για έναν πολιτισμό Ειρήνης. Η εκπαίδευση για την Ειρήνη στο σχολείο", Εκδ. Έδρας UNESCO του Α.Π.Θ. και Ινστιτούτου Εκπαίδευσης για την Ειρήνη, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2001 • Symonides, J., Volodin Vl. (Eds) "A guide to Human Rights. Institutions Standards, Procedures", UNESCO 2001 • Wintersteiner W. et al.(Eds), "Peace Education in Europe. Visions and experiences", Waxman Verlag GmbH, 2003
Last Update
04-12-2019