Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorCharikleia Kanari
Course ID80003422

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

Registered students: 102
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreBackround CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
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)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the students are expected to: Know different types of museums Understand the educational and social role of the museum and in relation to formal education Understand the basic concepts, principles and methods of Museum Education Understand the particular characteristics of learning in the museum and the learning benefits for all children, regardless of their differences Use museum educational material in activities in and out of the classroom Design and implement a museum educational program based on principles and methods of Museum Education according the characteristics of the school group Evaluate activities and educational material and resources from museums and cultural sites.
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
  • 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 subject of the course “Museum Education” is the theoretical and educational approach of the museum as a non-formal / informal learning environment complementary to formal education with the aim to prepare the future teachers to be able to use these elements both in the classroom and in the context of various didactic activities in museums, archaeological sites, monuments, exhibitions, etc., for the intellectual, social and personal development of children of early education and first school age. The main thematic axes of the course are the following: a. the brief presentation of the evolution of museums with emphasis on their contemporary educational and social role, b. the theoretical background of Museum Education, the qualitative characteristics of learning in the museum and their importance for all children, c. the relationship between museum and school and the importance of culture in the education for all children, d. the methodological framework for the design of educational activities with an emphasis on learning theories and principles of Universal Design for Learning in order to respond to the heterogeneity of the student population (e.g. mixed ability classes, children with disabilities and / or special educational needs, multiculturalism, etc.), e. the connection of Museum Education to thematic areas of the Curriculum, art, intercultural education, local history, physical environment, technology, etc., through examples and similar practical, field activities and exercises, f. the use of a variety of media and materials (e.g. museum educational material) in the classroom and in museums, and g. the role of teachers as mediators between museum, school, children and parents.
Museum education, preschool-primary education, cultural heritage
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
  • visits in museums
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment602.4
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities160.6
Student Assessment
During the semester the students will: Study and present theoretical texts of relevant literature Written assignment (optional) Field exercises and presentation of educational programs or other educational activities for school groups from museums in Thessaloniki. Final evaluation In all cases the students work in small groups and are evaluated both grouply and individually within the group.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Νικονάνου, Ν. (2010). Μουσειοπαιδαγωγική. Από τη θεωρία στην πράξη. Αθήνα: Πατάκης. Shaffer E. S. (2019). Το παιδί και το μουσείο. Θεωρητικές προσεγγίσεις και παιδαγωγικές πρακτικές (Επιμ. Κ.Δ. Μαλαφάντης, Μτφ. Μ. Καρδαμίτσα-Ψυχογιού). Αθήνα: Καρδαμίτσα
Additional bibliography for study
Βέμη, Μπ., & Νάκου, Ει. (Επιμ) (2010). Μουσεία και εκπαίδευση. Αθήνα: Νήσος. Hooper-Greenhill, Ei. (2007). Museums and education. Purpose, pedagogy, performance. London: Routledge. Καλεσοπούλου, Δ. (Επιμ.) (2011) Παιδί και εκπαίδευση στο μουσείο. Θεωρητικές αφετηρίες, παιδαγωγικές πρακτικές. Ελληνικό Παιδικό Μουσείο. Αθήνα: Πατάκης. Λενακάκης, Α., & Παναγή, Α. (2018). Η θεατροπαιδαγωγική στο μουσείο. Ζητήματα έρευνας, θεωρίας και πράξης. Εκπαίδευση & Θέατρο, 19, 90-103. Νικονάνου, Ν. (Επιμ.) (2015). Μουσειακή μάθηση και εμπειρία στον 21ο αιώνα. ΣΕΑΒ.
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