Arts, Museums and New Technologies in Education

Course Information
TitleΤέχνες, Μουσεία και ΤΠΕ στην Εκπαίδευση / Arts, Museums and New Technologies in Education
SchoolPrimary Education
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorMartha Ioannidou
Course ID600015088

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course the students will: • have approached basic theories on the role and exploitation of both Arts (with emphasis on viual arts) as well as cultural artefacts and spaces (museum education) in education. • be able to distinguish the key benefits and potential risks of using ICT in approaching Arts and Museums, in-school and other environments. • have been reflecting, experimenting and working with their fellow students to create and present together, using ICT, ways of linking the above to the educational process inside and outside the school environment, setting as key denominator the holistic educational approach. • have studied and critically analyzed recent literature on the pedagogical and cultural use of ICT in relation to the Arts and Museums. • Have become familiar with the latest Museum Education ICT tools, as well as the related electronic applications for transforming cultural artefacts and visual arts into a learning tool. • have experimented with the creation of their own programme using at least one application (ICT). • have collaborated with their fellow students, but also with pupils in museums.
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
  • 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 explores issues of theory and practices around the teaching and use of Information and Communication Technologies in the teaching and learning process as it is achieved through the Arts and cultural goods - environments (Museum education). Emphasis is placed on the pedagogical dimension and how educators can contribute to a better familiarisation and engagement of students with the arts and museums with the contribution of ICTs. A core aim remains students' holistic education and the formation of their individual and cultural identity adapted to the new reality of technological development. Through the theoretical approach and the practical exercises, students will acquire a comprehensive and direct perception of the benefits and possible risks arising from the systematic reception of cultural goods through technology. A parallel aim is to familiarise the participants with the latest applications and the practical use of the websites and applications in the expanded interdisciplinary approach of the curriculum. Main modules: - Educational programmes for an ICT-assisted interdisciplinary approach in and out of school, focusing on the arts and familiarising with relevant web and non-web applications/ synchronous & asynchronous. - Investigation of museums' historical development and an interpretation of the objectives of museum education with an emphasis on the use of ICTs. - Teaching the curriculum through collections and exhibitions, using ICT and related online applications. - Critical approach to relevant literature and applied examples/programmes/websites.
Arts, Museums, Education, Multidisciplinary learning, ICT, Cultural education
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • 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 ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment622.1
Interactive Teaching in Information Center361.2
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities240.8
Written assigments702.3
Student Assessment
In class participation and critical presentation of one paper from the selected bibliography and one museum website. Project (team-work) presented in class - 30% Written essay (personal) 70%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Hawkey, R. (2004). 'Learning with Digital Technologies in Museums, Science Centres and Galleries', Futurelab Report 9. Prosser, D., and Eddisford, S. (2004) 'Virtual Museum Learning', Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, 2004 (1). Harper, B., Brickell, G. J. & Herrington, J. A. (2006). Exploring students' museum experiences in the context of web-based learning environments. E-Learn 2006 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education (pp.1977-1983). Chesapeake, USA: Advancement of Computing Education (AACE). Hardy, T. (ed), (2006). Art Education in a Postmodern World. Intellect. Hooper-Greenhill, E. (2007) Museums and Education: Purpose, Pedagogy, Performance, London: Routledge. Alwi, A. & McKay, E. (2009). Investigating online museum exhibits and personal cognitive learning preferences. In Same places, different spaces. Proceedings ascilite Auckland 2009. "Museum Educators and Technology. Expanding our reach and practice", Journal of Museum Education, v.36 (3), 2011. Bautista Smith, Susana (2014). Museums in the digital age. AltaMira Press Ioannidou, M. (2014). «' Web-ism': Α new art movement for E-Generation children». Eurasian Journal of Social Sciences, 2(2): 15-21. doi:10.15604/ejss.2014.02.02.002 Βαφειάδου (2015). Τα μουσεία στη ψηφιακή εποχή: Ο ρόλος της ψηφιακής τεχνολογίας στη μουσειακή μάθηση. Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Επιστημών Εκπαίδευσης, 2015, 249-258. Ioannidou, M. (2016). «Revisioning "the lessons of history" through intergenerational cultural education. A new learning approach project». In INTED2016 Proceedings, Conference 7th-9th March, Valencia, Spain. (σσ. 0025-0032). ISBN 978-84-608-5617-7 King, B. & Lord, B. (eds) (2016). The Manual of Museum Learning. Rowman & Littlefield Ιωαννίδου, Μ. (2018). «Μια εικόνα ισούται με χίλιες λέξεις. Χίλιες λέξεις ισούνται με μια εικόνα; Ο ρόλος των Μουσείων Λογοτεχνίας και Τέχνης στην ενδυνάμωση ή στην αποδυνάμωση της λογοτεχνικής ανάγνωσης». Στο Αποστολίδου, Β., Κόκορης, Δ., Μπακογιάννης, Μ.Γ., Χοντολίδου, Ε. (επιμ.). Λογοτεχνική ανάγνωση στο σχολείο και στην κοινωνία. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. (σσ.591-602). Geismar, H. (2018). Museum object lessons for the digital age. UCL Press Sylaiou S., Papaioannou G. (2018). The Use of ICT in the promotion of arts and cultural heritage education in museums. Springer Verlag. DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-12453-3_41 Hackett, A., Holmes, R., Macrae, Chr. (eds) (2020). Working with Young Children in Museums: Weaving Theory and Practice. Routledge. Kameas, A., Polymenopoulou, P. (eds) (2020). The Future of Museum Professionals in the Digital Era.The Success Story of Mu.SA. Hellenic Open University Press
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