Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorArgyrios Kyridis
Course ID600018113

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

Registered students: 152
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreBackround CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students are expected to: 1. Posses the necessary skills of academic literacy in order to cope with the requirements of their assignments and their studies in general 2. Distinguish between different kinds of scientific works and their structural components, specifying the basic and related concepts of content and their connections 3. Compound theoritical and empirical part of a scientific work integrating accordingly numerical data, tables, graphs and diagrams to present results 4. Formulate their thoughts with clarity, precision and cohesion using academic style and efficiently face matters of language, terminology and translation of terms and to avoid any kind of plagiarism 5. Acquire adequate knowledge in searching data and sources (in printed and electronic format), in using and evaluate them, as well as in recording biblioraphy using relative international standards (APA, Chicago Style) 6. Absorb and use the basic language, meannings and realative terminology of scientific approach and to face writing assignments as an act of critical literacy
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course aims at familiarizing students with academic literacy and in general with the conventions of academic practice. All kinds of scientific work are examined and their structure, content and form are analyzed. Matters of terminology, documentation, meaningful coherence, linguistic wording, syntax and expression are discussed. A concept map and a diagram of each scientific work is delimited. Technical formatting of text and use of tables, graphs, diagrams and pictures are practised. Methodological and epistemological problems in writing papers are discussed and analyzed. Search for bibliography, data and sources (in printed and electronic format), as well as content organization and deepening the subject of the assignments are examined. Examples of recording and managing printed and electronic sources are quoted. Published studies and scientific articles of qualitative and quantitative research are evaluated and assessed. Dimensions of critical literacy in writing a scientific work are discussed. Matters of plagiarism and ethics in scientific practice are examined in details. International systems of references and citations are presented (APA, Chicago Style)
academic literacy, academic practice, scientific works, academic writing, formatting, bibliography, plagiarism, citation, references, APA, Chicago style
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • 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
Lectures are supported by digital presentations (powerpoint files) and other relative material (concept maps, scientific articles etc.). In laboratory practice students will use relative software (Word & Open Office) as well as search engines and software for finding, recording and managing bibliography. Communication with the students is implemented through email and through the digital platform (e-learning), where supportive educational material and students' assignments are also uploaded
Course Organization
Laboratory Work150.6
Reading Assigment803.2
Written assigments301.2
Student Assessment
Students are evaluated through written assignments (2 in person and 1 in team work) as well as with 1 laboratory personal assignment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Katherine Howard, John Sharp (2003). Η Επιστημονική Μελέτη. Οδηγός Σχεδιασμού και Διαχείρισης Πανεπιστημιακών Ερευνητικών Εργασιών. Αθήνα: Gutenberg, Κωδ. Ευδόξου: 31508 2. Μπουρλιάσκος, Βασίλειος, (2010). Πώς γράφεται μια επιστημονική εργασία. Συγγραφή επιστημονικής εργασίας και βιβλιογραφική έρευνα. Αθήνα: Διόνικος. Κωδ. Ευδόξου: 796
Additional bibliography for study
American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. Washington, DC
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