-To get familiar with international practices, policies and examples of organizing and evaluation early childhood education learning environments and of assessing the educational procedure.
-To understand what the concept of quality in early childhood education environments meant and what does it include
-To get acquainted with the observational rating scales of early childhood education environments ECERS-R and ECERS-E
-To practice in using the observational rating scales of early childhood education environments ECERS-R and ECERS-E
-To reflect on their own educational practices, based on the newly acquired knowledge from working with the observational rating scales of early childhood education environments ECERS-R and ECERS-E
Apply knowledge in practice
Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
Adapt to new situations
Work in teams
Work in an international context
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
organize learning environments, evaluation of early childhood education environments, observational rating scales, professional development, professional reflection, ECERS-R scale, ECERS-E scale
Educational Material Types
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
Power-point presentations, supportive materials uploaded to e-class, videos, e-mail communication. Support of course throughout the semester with e-learning (moodle) platform.
Students’ evaluation will be formative (formative assessment). They will be evaluated in four different tasks: a) presentation of an article, b) mid-semester assignemnts, c) a problem solving task, and evaluating videos and d) the final project.
Student Assessment methods
Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Performance / Staging (Formative)
Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Written assignments of evaluation and scoring videos using the ECERS scales
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
a) ECERS-E: Επέκταση της Κλίμακας Αξιολόγησης Περιβάλλοντος
Προσχολικής Εκπαίδευσης ECERS-R. Τέσσερις Υποκλίμακες Γνωστικών Περιοχών. Εκδόσεις Ζήτη.
b)Κλίμακα Αξιολόγησης Περιβάλλοντος για την Προσχολική Εκπαίδευση. Εκδόσεις Κυριακίδη.