Psychology of Education

Course Information
TitleΨΥΧΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗΣ 1 / Psychology of Education
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolVisual and Applied Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorPanagiotis Dafiotis
Course ID280006785

Programme of Study: New PPS of School of Visual and Applied Arts (2014-today)

Registered students: 166
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected that within the course will • understand basic concepts and theories of the psychology of education and be able to integrate them into their pedagogical practice • know the basic theoretical approaches related to the psychological/cognitive development of children and adolescents and apply this knowledge in the design of teaching methods. • be able to motivate and encourage learning and creative activities, based on the awareness of relevant theories in the psychology of education. • understand issues regarding the psychology of visual perception and ways of meaning-making in relation to visual texts (that are mediated by psychological factors), enriching didactic scenarios related to visual culture. • develop personal modes of (art) educational practice. • appreciate the value of diversity for the creative development of students.
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 in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • 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—attended by visual arts students of the School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki—outlines an artistic learning approach that arises from a complex range of factors – among them, changes in the art worlds, the society, and the economy; the potential for interdisciplinary forms of expression and communication; and growing expectations amongst students that education should expand their potential for personal satisfaction and civic participation. Research topics discussed throughout the semester are the following: 1) The origins and functions of creativity, 2) A psychology of creativity: History and research, 3) Children as creative thinkers in music: focus on composition and improvisation, 4) Fostering creativity in inter-artistic settings, 5) Effects of community and educational settings on creativity, 6) psychology of visual perception and art education, 7) visual text perception, multimodality and visual literacy.
education, inter-arts, creativity, visuality
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • 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
Course Organization
Reading Assigment100.3
Written assigments120.4
Student Assessment
The course uses the method of continuous evaluation of students ' progress with assignments delivered, presented and evaluated during the semester (depending on the content and requirements of each work), as well as the final work that has an increased factor of gravity. The active participation of students in each course is also evaluated.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Active participation during lectures (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1 [6057] "Ο αδαής δάσκαλος"Σύγγραμμα, Ζακ Ρανσιέρ, 2008, Καπόλα Παγώνα-εκδόσεις νήσος, ISBN: 978-960-8392-50-2 2 [68404368] "Célestin Freinet, θεσμική και κριτική παιδαγωγική"Σύγγραμμα, Συλλογικό έργο, 2017, Οι Εκδόσεις των Συναδέλφων, ISBN: 978-960-9797-61-0 3 [58637] "Η Ανάγνωση των Εικόνων: Η Γραμματική του Οπτικού Σχεδιασμού"Σύγγραμμα, Kress & Van Leeuven, 2010, ΕΠΙΚΕΝΤΡΟ, ISBN: 978-960-458-266-2
Additional bibliography for study
Βιβλίο [58637]: Η Ανάγνωση των Εικόνων: Η Γραμματική του Οπτικού Σχεδιασμού, Kress & Van Leeuven
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