Pedagogical Psychology

Course Information
TitleΠαιδαγωγική Ψυχολογία / Pedagogical Psychology
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID260000582

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Serres (2014)

Registered students: 74
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Learning Outcomes
This course aims to familiarize students with the framework and axons of research in Pedagogical Psychology as well as for issues regarding the impact of the environment in shaping individual’s personality. Moreover to know and understand key issues related to learning as well as the children’s and adolescent’s development in basic education. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: • Design and implement a Physical Education program based on the needs, abilities and expectations of students of the age groups targeted • Be able to fulfill his/her future work as a Physical Education Teacher effectively, qualitatively and reliably regardless of the level of education.
General Competences
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
- Definition, basic concepts, objects and methods of Pedagogical Psychology. Historical approach to the perception of the child and its development. - Τhe sense of development in Psychology: the effects of inheritance and development (definition, stages and phases of development, approach of the question “born or become”, definition of genotype and phenotype, theoretical models that answering the question), theories of individual development (biological approaches, Freud's psychoanalytic model, Erikson's psycho-social theory, Piaget's cognitive-developmental model, Vygotsky's socio-cultural theory) and key issues for child’s development. - Personality development. The social and moral development of the child (definitions, theories and basic issues for the socio-moral development of the child and for aggression, connection of the socio-moral competence with the educational process and suggestions that support it in order to confront violence within the school) - Learning and school: Definitions, learning theories [theories of behaviorism (Classical Conditioning, Trial-and-Error Theory, Operant Conditioning), Socio-cognitive Learning Theory (imitation learning, identification learning)] and practical applications - Motivations for learning and performance in education - Summary
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 Teaching • Use of ICT in Laboratory education • Use of ICT in Communication with students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment401.5
Written assigments120.5
Student Assessment
Optional work in the field of Pedagogical Psychology in the middle of the semester (20%) and writing final exams (80% or 100% for those who did not carried out their assignment) with short answer questions. The criteria are mentioned in the Department’s Study Guide and are further communicated to the students in the first lesson.
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- Eggen, P., & Kauchak, D. (2017). Εκπαιδευτική Ψυχολογία. Νέοι ορίζοντες στη μάθηση και τη διδασκαλία. Αθήνα: Kριτική - Elliott, S. N., Kratochwill, Th. R., Littlefield-Cook, J., & Travers, J. F (2008). Εκπαιδευτική Ψυχολογία. Αθήνα: Γ. ΔΑΡΔΑΝΟΣ - Κ. ΔΑΡΔΑΝΟΣ Ο.Ε. - Santrock W. John (2020). Εκπαιδευτική Ψυχολογία (επιμέλεια 6ης έκδοσης Αντωνίου, Α.-Στ., & Πολυχρόνη, Φ.) Αθήνα: ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε.
Additional bibliography for study
Συναφή επιστημονικά περιοδικά/ Scientific journals: - Developmental Psychology - Developmental Review - Social Psychology of Education
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