Special Education

Course Information
TitleΕιδική Αγωγή / Special Education
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600020604

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Serres (2014)

Registered students: 80
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2021
General Knowledge
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 (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course is the basic introductory course to the principles and concepts related to the education and treatment of children with disabilities and special educational needs. The aim of the course is to teach the basic skills of human development and the peculiarities and disorders faced by people with disabilities. An additional goal is the design of recreational and therapeutic exercise programs adapted to the special educational needs of each child. Knowledge of basic issues of special education is of critical significance for a successful teacher in order to be able to meet the required educational needs of all students. Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to: - To understand the fundamental segments of psychomotor development so that they can formulate an individualized educational program based on the special educational needs of each student person and to successfully respond to the role of a teacher. - To have knowledge of the tools for assessing the psychomotor development of children so that they can assess the level of skills of each student and set the objectives of the course. - distinguish the main characteristics of students with developmental disorders, intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders and to apply the corresponding adjustments in Physical Education courses. - assess the functional ability of people with physical disability become from cerebral palsy, spinal cord disorders, nervous and motor system and apply exercises to improve their mobility. - recognize the symptoms of an epileptic seizure that may occur during a training course, and be able to deal with it by offering first aids. - To understand the effects of sensory disorders on the psychomotor development of children and to be able to face the difficulties during the educational process. - To plan and implement appropriate adaptations in exercises, educational environment and teaching methods in order to increase the participation and successful integration of children with special educational needs in the course of physical education.
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)
Introduction to special education, basic principles, addressing children with disabilities, psychomotor development theories, developmental tests, motor disorders and exercise adaptations for people with disabilitiy
Special Education, adapted physical activity, psychomotor develoment
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment261
Student Assessment
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)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ειδική αγωγή, αναπτυξιακές διαταραχές και χρόνιες μειονεξίες. Ν. Αγγελοπούλου -Σακαντάμη, Εκδόσεις Πανεπιστημίου, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2004. Παιδιά με ειδικές ανάγκες. Μία εισαγωγή στην Ειδική Εκπαίδευση. William Lee Heward, Επιστημονική επιμέλεια: Αγγελική Δαβάζογλου, Κωνσταντίνος Κόκκινος, Εκδόσεις Τόπος, 2011.
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