Course Information
SchoolPrimary Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorEvangelia Papageorgiou
Course ID600017652

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

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses634

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

Class Schedule

HallΕξ αποστάσεως (900)
CalendarΔευτέρα 09:00 έως 12:00
Course Type 2016-2020
  • 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.
Learning Outcomes
With successful completion of the course the student will: • Be able to understand the main and crucial terms of Theatre and of Theatre in Education and their association to Education • Have acquired knowledge on the theatre-pedagogical works of specific directors and theatre-pedagogues • Have gained knowledge about the forms of Theatre in Education • Be able to discern the basic benefits of engaging with Theatre activities both in a personal and sociological level
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Ιntroduction to the concept of Theatre of in Education. Linking Theatre with the concept of Education, in the fields of cultural identity as well as aesthetic and social awareness. Foundation level learning of the various forms of Theatre in Education. Foundation level learning of the theatre-pedagogical opinions and practices of the directors: Constantine Stanislavski, Bertold Brecht, Jaques Copeau, Vzevolod Mayerhold and Giorgio Strehler. The effect of the opinions and the practices of the directors and of the paedagogues Lev Vigochki and Gerome Bruner on the works of the historic founders of Theatre-pedagogues. Comprehension of the meaning that Theatre in Education has on the life of the school class and on the process of teaching various subjects. Teaching modules 1. The art of Theatre (Theatre and other forms of art, Theatre and itself, Theatre and its means, Theatre and society, brief history of Western Theatre and a mention on the various forms of theory of Theatre) 2. Theatre as an aesthetic/social phenomenon. Theatre and Theatre in Education as a means promoting education. Personal and collective cultural identity. Perception of/awareness for the world and the social phenomena. Development of social questioning, cultivation and sensitivity. Shaping of the human personality. Perception and realization of the ‘self’. 3. Theatre in Education, theories and practices in direction: The social/pedagogical and value aesthetics of Jaques Copeau, Vzevolod Mayerhold and Giorgio Strehler, Theory and practices of Constantine Stanislavski, Bertold Brecht (and theory of Lev Vigochki and Gerome Bruner) in the pedagogical-through-theatre works of ‘historic’ theatre-pedagogues. 4. Social/value/pedagogical traits of the direction theories and practices, and Critical Pedagogy. 5. Forms of Theatre in Education. Dramatisation, theatre animation, make beleive games, drama play. social drama, learning drama, the function of theatre labs in school. Introduction to history, theory and theatre scripts, creation of theatre performances in school, teaching of school courses through Theatre. 6. Unique applications of Theatre in Education and their connection with the works of directors/pedagogues (Theatrical improvisation through physical and verbal expression, individual and group organization of small theatrical units, direction and encouragement. Creative experimentation of children by utilization of acquired knowledge, experiences, ideas, emotions, subjects from the teaching material) 7. Critical reflection of the students, making sense and realization of the surrounding world and of one’s self, participatory processes, social development.
Aesthetics, theory, practices, value traits, signification, critical reflection
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Written exams. The assessment criteria are described in e-learning
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Γραμματάς, Θεόδωρος, Θέατρο και Παιδεία, ιδίου, Αθήνα, 2009, κωδικός στον Εύδοξο 178 2. Κατσαρίδου, Μάρθα, Η θεατροπαιδαγωγική μέθοδος: Μια πρόταση για τη διδασκαλία της λογοτεχνίας σε διαπολιτισμική τάξη, Σταμούλη/Χαρπαντίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2014, κωδικός στον Εύδοξο 41955997
Additional bibliography for study
Hartnoll, Phyllis, Ιστορία του Θεάτρου, μτφ. Ρούλα Πατεράκη, Υποδομή, Αθήνα, 1980 [=Hartnoll, Phyllis, A Concise History of the Theatre, Λονδίνο και Νέα Υόρκη: Thames & Hudson, 1968] Μποζίζιο, Πάολο, Ιστορία του θεάτρου, 2 τόμοι, μτφ.-επιμ. Ελένη Νταρακλίτσα, Αιγόκερως, Αθήνα 2006 Brockett, Oscar G., History of the Theatre, Allyn and Bacon, Βοστώνη, 1987 (5η έκδ.) [1968)] Γούναρη, Παναγιώτα, Γιώργος Γρόλλιος (επιμ.), Κριτική Παιδαγωγική, μια συλλογή κειμένων, Gutenberg (παιδαγωγική σειρά), 2010 Dort, Bernard «La condition sociologique de la mise en scène», στο Théâtres: essais, Seuil, Paris 1986 Pavis, Patrice, Problèmes de Sémiologie Théâtrale, Les Presses Universitaires du Quebec, Κεμπέκ, 1976 Bolton, Gavin, Drama as Education, an argument for placing drama at the centre of the curriculum, Longman, Έσεξ, 1984 Needlands &Goode, Structuring Drama Work: A Handbook of Available Forms in Theatre and Drama, Cambridge University Press, Καίμπρητζ, 2000 Snyders, Georges, La joie à l’ école, PUF, Παρίσι, 1986 Ο’ Tool, John, The Process of Drama, Negotiating Art and Meaning, Routledge, Λονδίνο 1992 Wagner, Betty Jane, Dorothy Heathcote: Drama as a Learning Medium, Heinemann, Λονδίνο, 1999 Zazzali, P. (2008), Did Meyerhold Influence Brecht? A Comparison of Their Antirealistic Theatrical Aesthetics. The European Legacy, 13(3), 293-305.
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