Adult Educator as a Professional: Training, Skills, Tasks and Work Culture

Course Information
TitleΟ εκπαιδευτής ενηλίκων ως επαγγελματίας: κατάρτιση, δεξιότητες, καθήκοντα και εργασιακή κουλτούρα / Adult Educator as a Professional: Training, Skills, Tasks and Work Culture
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorGeorgios Zarifis
Course ID600018148

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

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Continuing EducationMandatory Elective Courses217.5

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΠΕ101 Introduction to academic writing
  • ΠΕ102 Quantitative Educational Reseaerch
  • ΠΕ103 Educational Research: qualitative approach
General Prerequisites
The course is offered only to POSTGRADUATE students of the Department of Education.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • 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
Adult education, lifelong learning, formal, non-formal, informal, theory, practice, policy, programme planning
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
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M. (1971) Science, Salience and Comparative Education, C. Bennett, J. R. Kidd, J. Kulich, (eds.) (1975) Comparative Studies in Adult Education, An Anthology, New York: Syracuse University. pp: 76-86. Bereday, G. Z. F. (1964) Comparative Method in Education, New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. Bogdan, R. C., & Biklen, S. K. (1982). Qualitative research for education: an introduction to theory and methods. Massachusetts: Allyn & Bacon. Brandt, E. (2001) Lifelong Learning in Norwegian Universities, European Journal of Education, V36, n3, 2001.pp: 265-276. Brown, T. (1999) Challenging globalization as discourse and phenomenon, International Journal of Lifelong Education, V18, n1, Jan-Feb.1999. pp: 3-17. Cohen L. & L. Manion. 1994. Μεθοδολογία Εκπαιδευτικής Έρευνας. Μτφρ. Χ. Μητσοπούλου & Μ. Φιλοπούλου. Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο. Cookson, P. S. (1989) International and comparative adult education, Merriam, S. B., Cunnighman, P. M., (eds.) 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New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield. [ISBN: 0742554406] Grace, A. P. (2000) Canadian and US adult learning (1945-1970) and the cultural politics and place of lifelong learning, International Journal of Lifelong Education, V19, n2, Mar.-Apr. 2000. pp: 141-158. Graff, G., & Birkenstein, C. (2006). They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing . New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company. [ISBN: 0393924092] Gray, D. E. (2009). Doing Research in the Real World . Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [ISBN: 1847873375] Henkel, M. (2001) The UK: the home of the Lifelong Learning University? European Journal of Education, V36, n3, 2001. pp: 277-289. Hitchcock. G., & Hughes, D. (1989). Research and the teacher. London: Routledge. Jallade, J-P. (2001) From Continuing Education to Lifelong Learning in French Universities, European Journal of Education, V36, n3, 2001. pp: 291-303. Järvinen, A. (2001) VET Under Review in Finland: the impact of VET in secondary education, European Journal of Education, V36 N1, 2001. pp: 55-65. Kokosalakis, N. (2001) Lifelong Learning in Greek Universities: policies, practices and prospects, European Journal of Education, V36, n3, 2001. pp: 329-339. Leirman, W. (1996) Euro-Delphi: a comparative study on the future of adult education in 14 countries between 1993-1995, International Journal of Lifelong Education, V15, n2, Mar-Apr.1996. pp: 125-138. Lischka, I. Kehm. B. (2001) Lifelong Learning in German Universities, European Journal of Education, V36, n3, 2001.pp: 305-316. Mason, J. (1996). Qualitative researching. London: Sage. Merriam, S. B., & Simpson, E. L. (2000). A Guide to Research for Educators and Trainers of Adults (2nd ed.). Malabar, FL: Krieger. [ISBN: 1575241420]. Miles, M. B., & Huberman, A. M. (1994). Qualitative data analysis: An expanded sourcebook. London: Sage. Paul, J. L. (2005). 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