Course Information
SchoolPrimary Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorPolyvios Androutsos
Course ID600017676

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dīmotikīs Ekpaídeusīs (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 41
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses424

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID

Class Schedule

HallΕξ αποστάσεως (900)
CalendarWednesday 15:00 to 18:00
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
As a prerequisite -in order to be able to attend the course- students must already have the following basic knowledge and skills: A) Music theory and musical concepts, B) Musical praxis: mainly singing as well as performing in melodic percussion (or other) instruments to accompany the song. The above might have been obtained by attending music classes previously, either outside the university studies or university subjects in Music Pedadogy from the Department's Program of Studies in previous semesters, and/or relevant classes from other departments. C) Have to have access to a melodic instrument to practice (i.e. metallophone).
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students should: • Have acquired basic theoretical knowledge about children's voices and singing. • Be able (based on the above knowledge) to cultivate their own voice by practicing in the practical-workshop part of the course. • Be able to sing in correct pitch (by reading scores) and to accompany with a musical instrument children's songs for primary school students. • Have acquired the required knowledge to be able to teach songs.
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 interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • 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)
In the theoretical part of the course, the basic goal is students to acquire the theoretical musical knowledge that is required in order -first of all- to become aware of the importance of singing as a means of expression for children. Also study the factors that are crucial for using correctly the voice and moreover the techniques that are used in singing and its teaching. In the practical-workshop part of the course the main goal is -based on the taught respective theory and by practicing- students to be able to sing correctly (from the score) songs for children and to be able to accompany them in an instrument. In detail: Introduction to the basics of Harmony, to make it possible to use simple harmonic accompaniment to the songs. Exercising transporting the melody of a song to a different key (suitable for the children's voices). Rhythmic score reading and counting with hand movements depending on the time signature. Rhythmic and melodic Solfege. Work with the Kodály hand signs to achieve accuracy in pitch in singing and with the Kodály rhythmic syllables to achieve accuracy in rhythmic reading. Exercises to develop the skills to accompany the song with an instrument individually and in duets, as well as doing the same with specific children's songs. Repertoire building. Introduction to the teaching of individual and group singing. Combined from theory and praxis: Studying the content of the official music textbooks and the songs anthology book for primary schools, students have to choose and present a lesson and its activities that is related to voice and/or singing. Alternatively teaching a song to the class.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
  • Musical Instruments
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
Course Organization
Laboratory Work120.4
Reading Assigment100.3
Artistic creation70.2
Other / Others100.3
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
  • Practicing to sing and perform individually and in duets
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Θεοδωρίδης, Ν. (2020). Φίλοι Μουσικόφιλοι: Μουσικοπαιδαγωγικό Πρόγραμμα για παιδιά προσχολικής και πρωτοσχολικής ηλικίας. Θεσσαλονίκη: Ελληνική Ένωση για τη Μουσική Εκπαίδευση. ISBN: 978-618-83465-4-3. (Κωδικός στον Εύδοξο: 94644174)
Additional bibliography for study
-Δαμιανού- Μαρίνη, Ε. (1998). Βασικές μεθοδολογικές αρχές για την εφαρμογή των Μουσικοπαιδαγωγικών ιδεών του Zoltán Kodály. Μουσική Εκπαίδευση,3(1),30-36. -Καψάσκη – Μακρή, Σ. Αγγ.(2009).Τα πρώτα μου τραγούδια- ανθoλογία παιδικών τραγουδιών. Αθήνα: Μελωδία-Καψάσκη. -Μουζακίτης, Χ. (2010). Το αλφαβητάρι της στοιχειώδους θεωρίας της μουσικής. Αθήνα: Edition Orpheus, Νικολαΐδης Μ. -Παπαζαρής, Αθ. (1990). Η παιδική φωνή και το τραγούδι. Κατερίνη: Τέρτιος. -Σίμου, Ε. (2013). Η ανάπτυξη των δεξιοτήτων στο τραγούδι στα παιδιά προσχολικής και πρώτης σχολικής ηλικίας. Στο Ξανθούλα Παπαπαναγιώτου (Επιμ.). Ζητήματα Μουσικής Παιδαγωγικής, σσ. 193-214, Θεσσαλονίκη: Ε.Ε.Μ.Ε. -Τσαφταρίδης, Ν. (1996). Παραδοσιακά τραγούδια για παιδιά. Αθήνα: Νάκας. -Μόσχος, Κ., Τουμπακάρη, Ν., Τόμπλερ, Μ. (2009). Μουσικό ανθολόγιο Α΄-ΣΤ΄ Δημοτικού. Αθήνα: ΟΕΔΒ – Παιδαγωγικό Ινστιτούτο. -Τα σχολικά εγχειρίδια μουσικής όλων των τάξεων του δημοτικού σχολείου. - Συναφή επιστημονικά περιοδικά: Μουσική Εκπαίδευση, Μουσικοπαιδαγωγικά, Ρυθμοί.
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