Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorKonstantina Dogani
Course ID80003440

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

Registered students: 29
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreOrientation CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims at • The development of musical creativity and communication during the direct experience with group musical improvisation • Deepening musical knowledge and exploring the means for creative expression and communication • Familiarity with the spontaneous musical behavior of the child • Awareness of the soundscape, the sounds of the environment, use of body sounds and the musical instruments
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 international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • 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 course aims at • The development of musical creativity, communication and interaction through personal experience with the process of musical improvisation • Experiential collaborative learning through group interaction • The exploration of non-verbal communication during the musical interaction in the process of musical improvisation • Deepening in musical knowledge and further discovery of the potential of sound sources and musical instruments as a means of creative expression and communication through spontaneous response to group improvisation • Familiarity with the spontaneous musical behavior of children and recognition of their original creativity and musicality • Gradual understanding of the pedagogy of musical improvisation as a special pedagogical attitude that allows the existence of musical communication and musical dialogue between the participants during improvisation • Experiential learning through self-discovery and interaction in the group with awareness of the soundscape and the sound capabilities of the human body and the musical instruments • Development of reflective skills for carrying out relevant activities within the preschool classroom
musical improvisation, experiential learning, group collaborative learning, non verbal communication
Educational Material Types
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
• use of powerpoint to support the theoretical and practical part of the course, • Use of online sources and music and video players, as well as music notation and audio editing programs. The course is mainly based on live contact while communication is facilitated with the course's online platform as well as the use of email.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.8
Artistic Workshop200.8
Written assigments200.8
Artistic creation301.2
Student Assessment
Course evaluation is gradual (formative assessment). Based on: • Oral individual and group presentations and tutorials, during the semester. • Oral exam group improvisation • Written individual assignment exploring aspects of the course
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Δογάνη, Κ. (2012) Μουσική στην προσχολική ηλικία: αλληλεπίδραση παιδιού-παιδαγωγού, Αθήνα: Gutenberg. 2. Στάμου Λ. (2019) Διαλεκτική και πρωτοπορία στη Μουσική Παιδαγωγική, Θεσσαλονίκη: ΕΕΜΕ & e-book: Tsubonou,Y., Tan, A.-G., Oie, M. (2019) Creativity in Music Education [electronic resource], Κωδικός στον Εύδοξο: 91688701, ISBN: 9789811327490, Εκδότης: HEAL-Link Springer ebooks
Additional bibliography for study
Δογάνη, Κ. (2019) Μουσική Δημιουργία Παιδιών. Στο: Λ. Στάμου (Επιμ.) Διαλεκτική και Πρωτοπορία στη Μουσική Παιδαγωγική. Θεσσαλονίκη: ΕΕΜΕ, σσ. 161-182. Dogani, K. (2016) Discovering young children's free musical play. In: R. Wright (Ed.), 21st century music education: informal learning and non-formal teaching approaches in school and community contexts. τομ.7. Toronto, Ontario: CMEA/ACME Biennial Book Series, σ. 433-450. Nyman, M. (2011) Πειραματική μουσική. Αθήνα: Οκτώ. Παράλληλα το περιεχόμενο κάθε μαθήματος υποστηρίζεται με σχετική ελληνική και ξένη βιβλιογραφία.
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