Course Information
SchoolPrimary Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorMartha Ioannidou
Course ID600017671

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dīmotikīs Ekpaídeusīs (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 231
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses534

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
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
α) Subject Knowledge and understanding: Socially engaged arts, education through the arts, new technologies in art and cultural education. b) Intellectual development: Upon successful completion of the course, students will: - have approached fundamental theories on the role and use of arts (with emphasis on SEA), of cultural artefacts and spaces in education (cultural/museum education) - be able to distinguish the key benefits and potential risks (disadvantages) of using ICT in approaching the Arts and museums, in school and other contexts. - have been reflecting, experimenting, and working with their fellow students to create and present together, using ICT, ways of linking the above to the educational process inside and outside the school environment, setting as key denominator the holistic educational approach. - have studied and critically analysed recent literature on art and critical pedagogy as well as on SEA. - become familiar with the latest ICT tools for artistic-cultural education, as well as with the relevant web applications for the transformation of cultural objects and visual arts into a learning tool. - have experimented with creating their own project using at least one application (ICT). c) Key/transferable skills - apply knowledge in practice - retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, using new technologies - work in interdisciplinary teams and in an international context - generate new research ideas - design and manage social practice artistic projects, within the context of their educational role d) Other skills relevant to their professional development and personal growth  appreciate diversity and multiculturalism  demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to diversity issues  be critical and self-critical on social, educational and artistic issues  promote free, creative and inductive thinking
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
  • 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)
This course attempts a critical approach to the relevant literature and studies/present artistic practices related to Socially Engaged Arts [SEA], critical pedagogy, sustainability, and arts education. The aim is to embed broader principles of social justice and participatory approaches in arts education pedagogical practices while promoting sustainable development principles and raising awareness of these issues.  A concise definition of Socially Engaged Arts, framing it historically and describing their various links to learning.  Presentation of an international mosaic of examples/case studies that highlight the expanded social role of the arts and the ways in which they are interconnected with other scientific/cognitive fields in education praxis.  Integration of ideas related to Socially Engaged Arts into the school curriculum. Main axes (Big Ideas): Public Space-Respecting Diversity- Sharing Knowledge- Collaborative Process- Transforming the World.  Presentation of concrete examples of Socially Engaged Arts and ways of developing teaching scenarios/pedagogical programmes by students with the assistance of New Technologies on issues related to social inclusion, social practice and sustainability and critical pedagogy. The application of theory in practice also aims to discuss with students current (modern) methodological tools, appropriate ways of using the online and/or mixed mode of delivery, types of artistic practices/activities and developed teaching models. Students’ assessment is continuous, has a formative and summative character, and includes exercises-activities carried out during the semester, as well as the final creation of an exhibition/programme concerning Socially Engaged Arts, which will be presented along with a relevant teaching proposal/application. Similarly, the evaluation of the course and teaching method by the students is carried out through semi-structured interviews at the beginning and at the end of the course; students also complete a specific questionnaire of open-ended questions, which refer to the content, the way of teaching, the way of evaluation and the contribution of the course to their scientific development.
art and society, socially engaged arts, collaborative art practices, sustainable education
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Podcast
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Teaching various digital applications [Canvas, Padlet, Powtton, Book Creator etc.] and offering seminars through blended learning.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.7
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities120.4
Written assigments200.7
Student Assessment
Written work/Scenario presentation 60% Creation of projects 40%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ως βασική ύλη οι φοιτητές/τριες θα λάβουν e-Book στα ελληνικά από τη διδάσκουσα και πρόσβαση στη διαδραστική πλατφόρμα CAREfull όπου υπάρχουν παραδείγματα, υλικό, πρακτικές και ενημέρωση για τις καλλιτεχνικές κοινωνικές πρακτικές. Επιπρόσθετη βιβλιογραφία:  Χαραλαμπίδης, Α. (2018). Η τέχνη του 20ού αιώνα. Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press Α.Ε. [2η έκδοση αναθεωρημένη]  Persinger, C. & Rejaie, A. (eds.) (2021). Socially Engaged Art History and Beyond. Alternative Approaches to the Theory and Practice of Art History. Palgrave Macmillan Cham.  Ioannidou, M. (2016). «Revisioning "the lessons of history" through intergenerational cultural education. A new learning approach project». In INTED2016 Proceedings, Conference 7th-9th March, Valencia, Spain. (pp. 0025-0032). ISBN 978-84-608-5617-7  Helguera P. (2011). Education for socially engaged art: a materials and techniques handbook. Jorge Pinto Books.  Doherty, C. (2015). Public Art (Now): Out of Time, Out of Place. ART BOOK DISTRIBUTORS LTD Ποικιλία βιβλίων, άρθρων, ιστοτόπων κ.ά. υπάρχουν αναρτημένα στο Elearning του μαθήματος. Δίνεται αναλυτικά στο
Additional bibliography for study
As basic course material students will receive an e-Book in Greek from the instructor and access to the interactive platform CAREfull, where several examples, material, practices and information on artistic social practices are uploaded. Additional bibliography:  Charalampidis, A. (2018). The art of the 20th century. Thessaloniki. (GR)  Persinger, C. & Rejaie, A. (eds.) (2021). socially engaged art history and beyond. alternative approaches to the theory and practice of art history. Palgrave Macmillan Cham.  Ioannidou, M. (2016). "Revising "the lessons of history" through intergenerational cultural education. A new learning approach project" In INTED2016 Proceedings, Conference 7th-9th March, Valencia, Spain. (pp. 0025-0032). ISBN 978-84-608-5617-7  Helguera P. (2011) Education for socially engaged art: a materials and techniques handbook. Jorge Pinto Books.  Doherty, C. (2015) Public Art (Now): Out of Time, Out of Place. ART BOOK DISTRIBUTORS LTD. A variety of books, articles, websites, etc., are posted on the Elearning section of the course. It is given in detail at
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