Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorDomna Kakana
Course ID600003015

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

Registered students: 123
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreBackround CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
-to realize the theoretical foundation of preschool education and analysis of the research field of pedagogical science -to understand and analyze the contemporary problems of Pedagogical Science -to clarify pedagogical terms and the pedagogical contradictions -to understand the multiple factors influencing the educational phenomenon -to reflect about the role of teacher and student and their relationship - to reflect on the parameters that compose and influence the educational process
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
  • Generate new research ideas
  • 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)
The lesson initially attempts to transcend the school experiences that we all bring from the period when we were students and the visuals that were formed unconsciously! We aim to develop a different approach to knowledge, which will cause cognitive conflicts and reflective processes according to which the students and future teachers will become acquainted with other perspectives, will re-evaluate the concept of school and will gradually build their future professional role, not in the logic of the charismatic teacher but of the reflective teacher-researcher, through the elaboration of modern interdisciplinary educational topics. In particular, the theoretical and scientific foundation of pre-school education will be approached, emphasis will be placed on the importance that have attached to it at the international level, with special focus on international organizations and lastly the work of significant educators will be briefly approached. Some selected theoretical reflections of "great educators" and innovations, which were suggested in relation to the socio-political context of their time, as well as their impact on later ones will be discussed.
Pedagogical Science, Science of Education, Main Terms, Main Questions, School Functions, Pedagogical pair, Importance of Preschool Education
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment361.4
Written assigments702.8
Other / Others30.1
Student Assessment
The evaluation is done during the whole semester and includes: - Elaboration of of small tasks, such as study, analysis and synthesis of selected articles, films and materials - Quiz - The final exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
-Ανδρούσου, Αλ., & Tσάφος, Β. (Επιμ) (2020) Επιστήμες της εκπαίδευσης. Ένα διεπιστημονικό πεδίο. Αθήνα: Gutenberg -Κακανά, Δ.Μ. & Σιμούλη, Π. (επιμ.) (2008) Η προσχολική Εκπαίδευση στον 21ο Αιώνα: Θεωρητικές Προσεγγίσεις και Διδακτικές Πρακτικές. Θεσσαλονίκη: Επίκεντρο
Additional bibliography for study
-Aubrey, K. & Riley, A. (2020) Κατανοώντας και αξιοποιώντας παιδαγωγικά προκλητικές θεωρίες (Επιμ. Β. Μητροπούλου, & Χ. Τουρτούρας). Θεσσαλονίκη: εκδ. Τζιόλας -Houssaye, J. (2000) Δεκαπέντε Παιδαγωγοί. Μεταίχμιο, Αθήνα -Πυργιωτάκη Ε. Ι. (2011) Εισαγωγή στην Παιδαγωγική Επιστήμη, Αθήνα: Πεδίο -Φράγκος, Χ. (2002) Ψυχοπαιδαγωγική. Αθήνα: Δαρδανός- Gutenberg (38η εκδ.) -Κιτσαράς, Γ. (2001). Προσχολική Παιδαγωγική. Αθήνα -Κρίβας Σ. (2002), Παιδαγωγική Επιστήμη. Βασική θεματική, Gutenberg, Αθήνα. -Ματσαγγούρας Η. (2009), Εισαγωγή στις επιστήμες της παιδαγωγικής, Gutenberg, Αθήνα. -Mialaret G. (1999), Εισαγωγή στις Επιστήμες της Αγωγής, Τυπωθήτω, Αθήνα. -Mialaret G. (2011), Περί παιδαγωγικής και εκπαίδευσης, Δαρδανός, Αθήνα.
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