Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorAntonios Lenakakis
Course ID600022296

Programme of Study: MASTER Specializing in Education Sciences: Research and Praxis in Changing Learning Environments

Registered students: 18
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Τέχνες στην ΕκπαίδευσηSpecialization Core Courses217.5

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Class ID
Course Type 2021
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students are expected to: -understand the principles in creative educational approaches of drama/theatre in education, aiming to social-emotional, cognitive and motoric development. -be able to create innovative programs for inter-cultural and inter-disciplinary approaches through drama/theatre in a context of typical and non-typical education. -to be able to manage research methods and tools, so they can investigate issues related to the effect of drama/theatre on children of typical and non-typical development. -to be able to use gained, up-to-date, scientific knowledge and practical experience for assessment and documentation of innovative programs’ effectiveness in drama/theatre education to children. -to be able to create inter-disciplinary cooperations with research groups or/and groups for educational interventions, knowing well the possibilities of good use of drama/theatre in education to preschool and primary school children, for the development, civilization, inclusion and for other cognitive subjects’ perception.
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)
Types and forms of drama/theatre-pedagogy research, types and forms of play and its relationship with children, elaboration of research projects that negotiate drama/theatre and play in educational contexts, drama/theatre-pedagogy theory and its relation to theater and the contemporary tendencies of representation, types and forms of drama/theatre in education with an emphasis on theatre for the underage audience, methodology for the organization of drama/theatre education processes, research methods and tools for collecting and analyzing data with an emphasis on the qualitative approach, research projects and tasks on the social and intercultural character of theatre, the role of aesthetic learning and the artistic-creative event, the curriculum of theatre in education, multidisciplinary and multifaceted cooperations.
drama/theatre pedagogy research, types and forms of cultural events, arts in education, play, theatrical performance
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
Projection of text files (pptx, ect), of image files (video, photo, ect), of sound files (music, podcast, ect), videotaping and sound recording of workshop activities, use of e-learning platform for the lesson's material and announcements up loading, to communicate with students, for quizzes, essays submissions, ect.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work110.4
Reading Assigment401.6
Artistic Workshop301.2
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities200.8
Written assigments301.2
Student Assessment
he requirements for progress exams and for the final exam, as well as the assessment's criteria for every case, will be up loaded on time in e-learning . Students' proficiency assessments in theory and research in dance are essays and quiz. Their practical proficiency assessments in dance teaching and in artistry are simulations of educational implementations and individual or group creations/presentations of dance compositions.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Clinical Examination of Patient (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
--Γραμματάς, Θ., Λενακάκης, Α., Μπεκιάρης, Γ., Τζαμαριάς, Π., Φραγκή, Μ., & Χολέβα, Α. (2011). Νέα Προγράμματα Σπουδών. Επιστημονικό Πεδίο: Πολιτισμός και Τέχνες στην Υποχρεωτική Εκπαίδευση. Αθήνα: Παιδαγωγικό Ινστιτούτο (ηλεκτρονική έκδοση στο: http://digitalschool.minedu.gov.gr/info/newps.php). --Fischer-Lichte, E. (2008). The transformative power of performance: a new aesthetics. Routledge. --Κοντογιάννη, Α. (2008). Μαύρη αγελάδα, άσπρη αγελάδα. Δραματική τέχνη στην εκπαίδευση και διαπολιτισμικότητα. Τόπος. --Kondoyianni, A., Lenakakis, A., & Tsiotsos, N. (2013). Intercultural and Lifelong Learning based on Educational Drama. Prepositions for Multidimensional Research Projects. Scenario, VII(2), 27-46 (Βλ. στο: http://research.ucc.ie/scenario/2013/02/KondoyianniLenakakisTsiotsos/03/en). --Λενακάκης, Α. (2013). Η μορφοπαιδευτική αξία του παιχνιδιού και του θεάτρου στην εκπαίδευση. Στο Θ. Γραμματάς (Επιμ.), Το θέατρο ως μορφοπαιδευτικό αγαθό και καλλιτεχνική έκφραση στην Εκπαίδευση και την Κοινωνία. Εγχειρίδιο για το Πρόγραμμα "Θαλής" (σσ. 58-77). Αθήνα: ΕΚΠΑ. --Λενακάκης, Α. (2013). Ο Θεατροπαιδαγωγός: Το προφίλ ενός καινοτόμου εκπαιδευτικού. Στο Θ. Γραμματάς (Επιμ.), Το Θέατρο στην Εκπαίδευση. Καλλιτεχνική έκφραση και Παιδαγωγία (σσ. 172-215). Αθήνα: Διάδραση. --Γραμματάς, Θ., Λενακάκης, Α., Μπεκιάρης, Γ., Τζαμαριάς, Π., Φραγκή, Μ., & Χολέβα, Α. (2011). Νέα Προγράμματα Σπουδών. Επιστημονικό Πεδίο: Πολιτισμός και Τέχνες στην Υποχρεωτική Εκπαίδευση. Αθήνα: Παιδαγωγικό Ινστιτούτο (ηλεκτρονική έκδοση στο: http://digitalschool.minedu.gov.gr/info/newps.php). --Lenakakis, A. (2004). Paedagogus ludens. Erweiterte Handlungskompetenz von Lehrer(inne)n durch Spiel- und Theaterpädagogik. Berlin u.a.: Schibri. --Λενακάκης, Α., & Παρούση, Α. (2019). Η τέχνη του κουκλοθέατρου στην εκπαίδευση. Παιχνίδι συγκλίσεων και αποκλίσεων. Gutenberg. --Neelands, J. (2004) Miracles are happening: beyond the rhetoric of transformation in the Western traditions of drama education. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 9(1), 47-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1356978042000185902 --Neelands, J. (2008). Η πολυμορφία της Δραματικής/Θεατρικής Αγωγής: μοντέλα και στόχοι. Εκπαίδευση & Θέατρο, 9, 58-66. http://tinyurl.com/2ql8wp5d --Prendergast, Μ. (2004). Theatre Audience Education or How to See a Play: Toward a Curriculum Theory for Spectatorship in the Performing Arts. Youth Theatre Journal, 18(1), 45-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08929092.2004.10012563 --Schechner, R. (2013). Performance Studies: an introduction. Routledge. --Somers, J. (2012) Drama in schools Making the educational and artistic argument for its inclusion, retention and development. In N. Govas, M. Katsaridou, & D. Mavreas (Eds.), Theatre & Education. Bonds of solidarity (pp. 110-118). Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network. http://tinyurl.com/2f788ooc
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