Course Content (Syllabus)
Learning contents, schedule
Introduction: Pedagogy - Science of Education: Pedagogy’s object, the basic concepts, the issue of autonomy of Pedagogy, Pedagogy’s disciplines, Pedagogy and interdisciplinarity, Pedagogy in Greece.
Section One: History of pedagogical thinking and Theories of Pedagogy
A. History and Philosophy of Education in modern times: 1. Pedagogical thought from the 16th to the 19th century, criticism of school and Pedagogy in the 20th century (movement of New Education and Progressive Education, De-schooling, Marxist critique, Anti-pedagogy). 2. Educational idealism, realism, pragmatism and reconstructivism.
B. "Paradigms" of Pedagogy and relation between theory and practice: 1. Hermeneutical Pedagogy, 2. Empirical Pedagogy 3. Marxist Education, 4. Critical Pedagogy and emancipation, 5. Contemporary approaches (System Pedagogy, Deconstructive Pedagogy, Post-Critical Pedagogy).
C. Education, training and ideology.
Section Two: Purpose and methods of pedagogical research
A. Field of pedagogical research
B. Analytical-empirical (quantitative) and synthetic (qualitative) research, explanation, understanding, ideology critique, deconstruction, research techniques and methods of analysis (7th and 8th lecture)
Section Three: Educational groups and the field of Pedagogy
A. Reference groups-biological and psychological conditions: the child, the teenager, the adult, the student, the teacher, the adult educator
B. Institutions and structures that provide education and training: the family, the pre-school education- preschool systems, the school-school and society, vocational schools, university, non-formal education (e.g. youth centers), adult education and continuing education, non-formal education structures and informal learning (media, ICT, church, etc.).
G. Ideals, goals, objectives, operation and role of education in societies of late capitalism. The future of education.
Section Four: Pedagogy and contemporary global problems
Pedagogy in the era of crisis: Planning a critical education designed to critical consciousness, participation, peace, social justice and ecology.
Exercises: As part of the course, the participants be provided with information on how to search and find educational literature and scientific articles; they will also practice on academic writing.