The Intercultural School

Course Information
TitleΤο διαπολιτισμικό σχολείο / The Intercultural School
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorAnastasia Kesidou
Course ID600018142

Programme of Study: Paidagōgikī Epistīmī: Eidikī Agōgī, Paidagōgikī tou Scholeíou, Synechizómenī Ekpaídeusī

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
School EducationMandatory Elective Courses217.5

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students will be in the position to - compare perspectives of intercultural education within the relevant educational discourse - understand, compare and evaluate the principles of "universalism" and "cultural relativism" of values - identify the key challenges and problems, which according to the relevant research are related to the education of children with a immigrant background in Greece, in Europe and the world - to understand that the diffusion of intercultural education in educational practice is related to the adaptation of school work at multiple levels (school and classroom interaction, teaching, curricula and textbooks, teacher education and training, bilingualism / multilingualism) -relate the problems arising in relation to the education of cultural minorities with the inherent problems of the Greek education system -can formulate a research question and develop a relevant research project, in order to find an answer.
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
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course first discusses basic concepts related to the topic (cultural pluralism, globalization, migration, identity and diversity, universalism and cultural relativism, etc.), diversity policies, theoretical principles and practices of intercultural education, as well as aspects of the academic discourse on intercultural education in Greece. It presents examples of education of cultural groups at risk (immigrants, refugees, repatriates, Muslims, Roma). It analyzes in depth the issues of cultural pluralism and educational policy, focusing on the example of Greece and the European Union. It focuses on international school performance research (minority students' school failure vs factors promoting their attainment). The course then focuses on the research and practice in the context of the academic field of Intercultural Education, with an emphasis on the following areas: intercultural communication, teaching approaches in the multicultural classroom, teacher initial education and in-service training, educational material (school curricula and textbooks), bilingualism and education.
intercultural education, diversity, equality of opportunities, intercultural communication, intercultural teaching and learning, bilingualism
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Literature list
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of computer, video projector, Internet and the e-learning platform.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment86.53.5
Written assigments351.4
Student Assessment
Students are expected to take actively part in the course, study the recommended literature and complete a 5500 word essay (in Greek) on a specific topic / research question arising from the subject.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
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