Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID80003427

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Early Childhood Education (2012-today)

Registered students: 312
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreForeign Language536

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
To be able to attend and understand the contents of the lesson, students should be of a B2 level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference.
Learning Outcomes
1. Students should be able to read and understand texts - in their discipline - which consist of terminology. 2. They should be able to participate actively in the production of oral and written language using the terminology which they have learnt. 3. They should be able to answer to questions, tasks and activities using the target language, which, in this case, is English, and the terminology which they have learnt. 4. They should be able to produce a coherent text in English using the terminology which they have been taught. 5. They should be able to answer - in writing - to listening exercises and activities which they hear on a CD.
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
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
From the coursebook: Unit 1. The classroom Unit 2. Classroom suplies 1 Unit 3. Classroom suplies 3 Unit 4. Daily Schedule Unit 5. Kindergarten Goals Unit 6. Communicating with Parents 1 Unit 7. Communicating with Parents 2 Unit 8. Classroom Language: Frequency Unit 9. Classroom Language: Generating Responses Unit 10. Classroom Rules From the Corpus: 1. Choosing a Preschool: What to consider. 2. How to choose the best pre-school curriculum. 3. Pre-school activity ideas. 4. Nursery rhymes and children's songs. 5. Preschool education in Greece. 6. Kids with special needs. 7. How to help your child overcome shyness. 8. Pets and children. 9. On Montessori education 10. On language learning. 11. Homeschooling. 12. What is the best age to start a foreign language? 13. Loving with discipline. 14. Behaviour management tips for Kindergarten. From the Corpus - Scientific Texts (for further reading): Attachment theory, constructivism, ecological systems theory, stages of moral development, stages of psychosocial development, theories of cognitive development, zone of proximal development, mechanisms of development, social and emotional developmemt, physical development, memory development, prenatal development, infant perception, infancy, language, infant cognition: the Piagetian era, recent findings in infant cognition, critical periods of development, developmental delays, toddlerhood, childhood, parenting.
early childhood preschool education, modern developmental and cognitive
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Listening activities through the use of a CD / power-point
Course Organization
Reading Assigment381.5
Student Assessment
The evaluation of students' performance, per semester, is conducted both through written exams (hourly written exam) at the end of the semester, but also through criteria such as students’ participation in the learning process (collaboration, interest, critical thinking, creativity, etc.), as well as through individual or group work or evn projects which the students conduct during class and at home.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Kindergarten Teacher. Career Paths, Book 1, by Virginia Evans, Jenny Dooley and Rebecca Minor, Express Publishing.
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις / Corpus
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