Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorTriantafilia-Rosy Aggelaki
Course ID80003374

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

Registered students: 139
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreBackround CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Input of fundamental knowledge regarding the critical approach and evaluation of children’s books. In particular: • Understanding the role of various notions about childhood in connection with the creation of children’s literature. • Understanding the role of children’s literature in the literary polysystem and the speculations related with it: understanding the historical, social and cultural frame that formed the particular features of Children’s Literature and either contributed or hindered its evolution in our own country and other European countries as well. • Recognition and evaluation of the ideological orientations and conventions of children’s literature
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • 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)
The basic sections of this course examine: - the representations/fabrications of the childhood in children’s literature - the beginning, the course and the most important turning points in children’s literature: the factors, the textual and the outer textual powers formulating it, its defining characteristics from one period to another and its changes, significant of the various perceptions about childhood. Reading and critical approach of representative texts is held in parallel - classic books of children’s literature - the relation and the communication between Greek and other national children’s literatures: classic and modern interaction - the issue of translation, version, transcription and adaptation of texts of children’s literature: criteria for choosing the book to be translated, translation strategies, the role of the “imported” translated children’s literature in the formulation of Greek children’s literature - the issue of homogenization and internationalization of children’s literature: Disney and his stories within the history of children’s literature In order to come up to the course’s demands, the students will be asked to read a sufficient number of books for children.
childhood, children's literature (and historic development of), literary genres, classics of children's literature, translation-adaptations of children's literature
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Written assigments
Student Assessment
1. Elaboration of brief projects and optional presentation during the course sduring the semester. Instructions will be given
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- Γαβριηλίδου, Σ., Φλυαρία και λακωνικότητα στους τίτλους των βιβλίων για παιδιά. Διαδρομές στην ιστορία της παιδικής λογοτεχνίας μέσα από την ανάγνωση των τίτλων της, Θεσσαλονίκη, Ζυγός, 2013, Ή - Γαβριηλίδου, Σ., Το δύσκολο επάγγελμα του κλασικού ήρωα, Θεσσαλονίκη, University Studio Press, 2008.
Additional bibliography for study
- Αναγνωστόπουλος, Β.Δ, Τάσεις και εξελίξεις της Παιδικής Λογοτεχνίας, 14η έκδοση, Αθήνα, Οι εκδόσεις των φίλων, 2006. - Αναγνωστόπουλος, Β.Δ., Ιδεολογία και Παιδική Λογοτεχνία. Έρευνα και θεωρητικές προσεγγίσεις, τ. Α΄, Αθήνα, Καστανιώτης, 2001. - Αναγνωστόπουλος, Β.Δ., Η ελληνική παιδική λογοτεχνία κατά τη μεταπολεμική περίοδο (1945-1958), Αθήνα, Καστανιώτης, 1991. - Εσκαρπί, Ντ., Η Παιδική και Νεανική Λογοτεχνία στην Ευρώπη, μτφρ. Στ. Αθήνη, Aθήνα, Καστανιώτης, 1995. - Κανατσούλη, Μ., Εισαγωγή στη θεωρία και κριτική της παιδικής λογοτεχνίας, Θεσσαλονίκη, University Studio Press, 1997. - Ντελόπουλος, Κ. («Πρόλογος»-επιμ.), Το παιδικό βιβλίο στην Ελλάδα τον 19ο αιώνα, Πρακτικά Συνεδρίου της Εταιρείας Ελληνικού Λογοτεχνικού και Ιστορικού Αρχείου 9-10 Οκτωβρίου 1996, Ίδρυμα Γουλανδρή, Αθήνα, Καστανιώτης-Ε.Λ.Ι.Α., 1997. - Κατσίκη-Γκίβαλου, Α. (επιμ.), Παιδική Λογοτεχνία. Θεωρία και Πράξη, Αθήνα, Καστανιώτης, τ. Α΄1993 και τ. Β΄ 1994.
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