Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorKornilia Hatzinikolaou
Course ID80003978

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

Registered students: 108
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreBackround CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • Portuguese
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
Obtain basic knowledge of those developmental mechanisms which are responsible for typical and atypical development. Characteristics of mental and developmental disorders of infancy and toddlerhood. Identification of relevant cases and thier management in educational contexts.
General Competences
  • 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
  • Design and manage projects
  • 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
Course Content (Syllabus)
The concept of typical and atypical development. Comparative study of theoretical models examining and interpreting atypical development. Risk factors and protective factors, and how they influence early development. Discussion about the concept of resilience. Classification, diagnosis and evaluation of developmental and mental disorders appearing in infants and toddlers. Description of the characteristics of the developmental and mental disorders which may appear in infants and toddlers. Discuss findings on the comorbidity of developmental and mental disorders appearing in infants and toddlers. Research Methods in Developmental Psychopathology. Applications of Developmental Psychopathology on the field of Early Education.
mental disorders of infancy and preschool years, developmental disorders
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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 Assigment602.4
Written assigments301.2
Student Assessment
Evaluation is based on written essays, progress evaluation during the semester, as well as on the Final Exams.
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 (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Progress report (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Zeanah, C.H. (2022). Εγχειρίδιο για την ψυχική υγεία των βρεφών. Eπιστ. επιμ.: Κορίνα Χατζηνικολάου. Εκδόσεις Πεδίο.
Additional bibliography for study
Cohen, D., Stern, V., & Balaban, N. (2001). Παρατηρώντας και καταγράφοντας τη συμπεριφορά των παιδιών. Εκδόσεις Gutenberg. Κάκουρος, Ε. & Μανιαδάκη Κ. (2006). Ψυχοπαθολογία Παιδιών και Εφήβων. Εκδόσεις Τυπωθήτω. Κοντοπούλου, Μ. (2007). Παιδί και ψυχοκοινωνικές δυσκολίες: Μια ψυχοδυναμική οπτική. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Gutenberg. Kring, A., Davison, G., Neale, J. & Johnson, S. (2010). Ψυχοπαθολογία. Εκδόσεις Gutenberg. Νικολαίδης, Γ. & Σταυριανάκη, Μ. (Επιμ.) (2010). Βία στην οικογένεια: Τεκμηριωμένη πρακτική και τεκμήρια από την πρακτική. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις ΚΨΜ. Rutter, M. (2008). Οι πολλαπλές σημασίες μιας αναπτυξιακής προοπτικής στη ψυχοπαθολογία. Hellenic Journal of Psychology, vol. 5, pp. 281-323. Σίμος, Γ. & Ζηκοπούλου, Ο. (Επιμ.) (2020). Εισαγωγή στην Αναπτυξιακή Ψυχοπαθολογία: Ένας οδηγός για τους φοιτητές των Ανθρωπιστικών και Κοινωνικών Επιστημών. Εκδόσεις Gutemberg. Σύστημα Διαγνωστικής Ταξινόμησης Ψυχικής Υγείας και Αναπτυξιακών Διαταραχών της Βρεφικής και Νηπιακής Ηλικίας - DC: 0-3 (2014). (Επιστημονική Επιμέλεια: Κ. Χατζηνικολάου & Β. Καρβέλη). Εκδόσεις GEMA. Τσιάντης, Γ. & Αλεξανδρίδης, Α. (επιμ.) (2008). Προσχολική Παιδοψυχιατρική 1. Ανάπτυξη. Καστανιώτης. Χατζηχρήστου, Χ. (2015). Πρόληψη και Προαγωγή της Ψυχικής Υγείας στο Σχολείο και στην Οικογένεια. Εκδόσεις Gutenberg Wilmshurst L (2021). Αναπτυξιακή Ψυχοπαθολογία. Επιμέλεια: Η. Μπεζεβέγκης Χ. Παπαηλιού. Εκδόσεις Gutenberg.
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