Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorIfigeneia Vamvakidou
Course ID80003378

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

Registered students: 94
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreBackround CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students are expected to have acquired knowledge and experience and skills in the following fields: 1. Social History of Modern and Contemporary Greece - theoretical and methodological approaches. 2. Social mobility, women, young people, working people. Diaspora. 3. Social, cultural developments in Greece during the 20th Century. 4. Applications in education. The concept of historical time. Connection to the local historical space (ruins, monuments, museums). Historical time and connection to personal experience of space (e.g. home, school, church, workplace). 5. Documentation of the above with visits to sites of industrial archeology (spaces of residence, culture, education, work), visual and other material.
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 international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • 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)
Social history, the narrative of social processes and relationships, seeks the elements, structure and interconnections of human society, in its manifestations and in its historical continuity, in order to identify the multifaceted mechanisms of its evolution. It attempts to understand and interpret the course of evolution, with a theoretical generalization of events that have unfolded in the relations between people. Scientific methods are selected to set up systems for assessing the position of the various factors in society, in an effort to reveal trends in the historical process. In Social History courses, “culture”, proposed as a category of analysis, is an important means of approaching social reality. The cultural approach of social phenomena indicates the remarkable contribution of the parameter “culture” to the students’ introduction into systems of codes and values. The courses attempt to conceive the historical fact through a synthesis, combining the study of culture together with the category “economy” which is considered to be basic and fundamental in the construction of values, consciousness and culture itself. The courses’ perspective is enriched with a turn to a debate on culture and on its parameters. Some of the questions of culture, which are being investigated, correspond to manifestations of social groups that share common identity elements such as national sentiment Our research for the relationship between culture and the movement of nations and other social groups includes a set of values, beliefs, attitudes and practices, which constitute the way of living of each group. Other issues of culture, which are being treated, are related to the defense of fundamental human rights. Basic knowledge to be acquired: At the level of theory, it is sought on behalf of the students to understand the process in which the science of History, and in general the Human and Social Sciences, obey. Students are also encouraged to become familiar with technical and analytical tools, when carrying out research papers. The perception of History that students acquire will prove valuable in understanding social phenomena, broadening their horizon and helping them to fulfill, in the future, tasks in their professional careers face to their own audience (toddlers), to the other specialties of Early Childhood Education Sciences and to the various related activities that they may be engaged.
Theoretical Approaches to Social History, and Methodology, Society, Culture, Education, Communication
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
  • Visual material
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). Video clips of theoretical, methodological and historical content are presented and analyzed. Communication with students is implemented through e-mail, the digital platform “elearning” and other media, where supporting educational material is available. Students’ assignments are also uploaded to “elearning”.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work50.2
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities451.8
Written assigments301.2
Student Assessment
Students continuously attend lectures, seminars, laboratory exercises, educational visits, and it is compulsory to carry out, during the semester, four papers. The above assignments form (on a 10-grade scale) s score up to 7, and the final semester written exam covers up to 30% of the final grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αλέξανδρος Δάγκας - Γιώργος Λεοντιάδης, Το κομματικό αρχείο. Διαδρομές, εμπλοκές: Το «Αρχείο του ΚΚΕ εσωτερικού» και η αντιδικία του ΚΚΕ με τους επαγγελματίες ιστορικούς. Les archives du Parti communiste de Grèce. Itinéraires, blocages : les « Archives du Parti communiste de Grèce (intérieur) » et le différend du Parti communiste de Grèce avec les historiens professionnels, Εκδόσεις Επίκεντρο (Éditions épicentre), Thessalonique 2009, 887 pp. ISBN: 9789604581603. ΚΩΔΙΚΟΣ ΕΥΔΟΞΟΥ: 15178 Alexandros Dagkas - Stavros Kamaroudis, Éducation et socialisme. Le compte rendu de la scission de l’Association pour l’enseignement, Athènes 1927, Εκδόσεις Επίκεντρο (Éditions épicentre), Thessalonique 2019, 335 pp. ISBN: 9789604588824. ΚΩΔΙΚΟΣ ΕΥΔΟΞΟΥ: 82140592
Additional bibliography for study
Αλέξανδρος Δάγκας, Σημειώσεις Κοινωνικής Ιστορίας, Επίκεντρο, Θεσσαλονίκη 2008, 463 pp.
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