Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600000005

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

Registered students: 7
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses7410

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students are expected to (a) achieve an in-depth understanding of how contemporary psychological theories on cognition and motivation are associated with educational practice, (b) get acquainted with current research findings on self-regulated learning, achievement motivation, as well as on their implications for students, teachers and parents. (c) acquire knowledge and skills on specialized topics in Psychology in Education such as academic help seeking, self-handicapping, parental involvement in school learning, and critical thinking, in order to able to provide counselling and psychological services to students, teachers and parents.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • 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 course is divided into two parts: A. Psychology in Education: Introductory issues about the psychology of learning and instruction. Motivation in Education: contemporary motivational theories and their applications in educational settings (self-determination theory, implicit theories of intelligence, achievement goal orientations, interest, expectancy - value theory). Avoidance behaviors: avoidance of help-seeking and self-handicapping strategies. Parents’ involvement in children's school life. Β. Self-regulated learning: Theoretical models, research findings, and intervention programs in educational settings. Development of critical thinking skills in education: Argumentation skills, recognition of fallacies, scientific thinking skills, and critical reading skills.
Self-regulated learning, Critical thinking skills, Achievement motivationn, Avoidance behaviors in school settings, Parental involvement
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Recommended Readings
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
Moodle platform via elearning ( Online teaching (zoom platform) Use of online audio-visual material PowerPoint presentations Communicion with the students (email)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment391.5
Written assigments1044
Student Assessment
Students will be asked: -to study recommended literature which will be discussed in class -to present articles (in groups) in class. -to participate in class activities, -to write essays for each part of the course -to participate in oral exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
  • Participation in class activities (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δεν διανέμεται σύγγραμμα μέσω του Εύδοξου
Additional bibliography for study
Recommended readings Books Elliot, A. J., & Dweck, C. S. (2017) (Eds). Handbook of competence and motivation. New York: The Guilford Press. Gonida, E. N., & Lemos, M. (Guest Eds.) (2019). Motivation in Education at a Time of Global Change: Theory, Research and implication for Practice. In S. A. Karabenick & T. Urdan (Series Eds.), Advances in Motivation and Achievement Series, Vol. 20. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing. Harpern, D. F. (2014). Thought and knowledge: An Introduction to Critical Thinking (5th ed.). New York: Psychology Press, Taylor and Francis Group. Lipman, M. (2003). Thinking in education (2nded.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Articles Bannert, M., & Reimann, P. (2012). Supporting self-regulated hypermedia learning through prompts. Instructional Science, 40, 193–211. DOI 10.1007/s11251-011-9167-4 Boekaerts, M., & Corno, L. (2005). Self-regulation in the classroom: A perspective on assessment and intervention. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 54, 199-231. Burns, Ε. C. (2020). Factors that support high school completion: A longitudinal examination of quality teacher-student relationships and intentions to graduate. Journal of Adolescence, 84, 180-189. Cleary, T. J., & Kitsantas, A. (2017). Motivation and Self-Regulated Learning Influences on Middle School mathematics Achievement, School Psychology Review, 46, 88-107, DOI: 10.1080/02796015.2017.12087607 Callender, A. A., Franco-Watkins, A. M., & Roberts, A. S. (2016). Improving metacognition in the classroom through instruction, training, and feedback. Metacognition and Learning, 11(2), 215-235. De Boer, H., Donker, A. S., Kostons, D. N. M., & van der Werf, G. P. C. (2018). Long-term effects of metacognitive strategy instruction on student academic performance: A meta-analysis. Educational Research Review, 24, 98-115. Cleary, T. J.& Zimmerman, B. J. (2004). 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