Course Information
SchoolPrimary Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorPeriklis Pavlidis
Course ID600017528

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

Registered students: 206
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course214

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will be expected to understand -the main philosophical theories that influenced the development of pedagogical ideas -the philosophical content of the aims and ideals of education -the philosophical foundations of different perceptions of knowledge and teaching
General Competences
  • Make decisions
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
INTRODUCTION The philosophical foundation of education The specific characteristics of the philosophical view of the human world The subject and social significance of the philosophical thought about education THE ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY THE IDEAS OF SOFISTS Sophists’ views on knowledge and social institutions The value and purposes of education The importance of speech for life in the city-state and the emphasis on its cultivation THE SOCRATES’ VIEW OF DIALOGIC EDUCATION The dialectical - maieutic method Knowledge and moral virtue The education of dialogue THE PLATO’S IDEALISTIC VIEW OF EDUCATION The theory of soul The theory of knowledge The levels of knowledge Platonic suggestion of education The philosopher as a model of educated man Education in the ideal state THE PHILOSOPHIC VIEW OF EDUCATION IN THE ARISTOTLE’S WORK The theory of knowledge Aristotle’s educational ideal as a typical expression of the ancient Greek notion of free life Education in the service of the city-state EDUCATION AND PHILOSOPHY IN HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN TIMES SOCIETY AND EDUCATION IN THE EUROPEAN MIDDLE AGES EDUCATION IN THE CHRISTIAN WORLD VIEW The Christian meaning of human existence The purpose of education The gnoseological aspects of religious faith THE RENAISSANCE THOUGHT The emergence of a new worldview: anthropocentrism, individualism, naturalism, secularism The current of pedagogical humanism THE ENLIGHTENMENT THE PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION OF JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU The critique of culture Education and human nature. The emancipatory capabilities of pedagogy The social determinants of Rousseau’s views on education THE HELVETIUS’ VIEWS ON EDUCATION Consideration of education in the light of the social environment The optimistic perception of the omnipotence of education Theoretical debates with Rousseau and Diderot GERMAN CLASSICAL PHILOSOPHY KANT AND FICHTE Human nature and education The ideal of autonomous thought. The relationship between discipline and freedom in pedagogy. The purpose of education HEGEL The idealistic concept of history Bildung as the self-consciousness of the human spirit Education as ascending from individuality to universality THE MARXIST THEORY OF SOCIETY AND EDUCATION The critique of the idealistic concept of history. The critique of social alienation and the project of social emancipation The Marxist theory of knowledge Education as a multifaceted development of personality Education and labour THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE EDUCATION OF JOHN DEWEY Philosophy as a general theory of education The theory of knowledge The ideal of Democracy The aims of education School and society Moral education THE PHYSIOCRATIC PERCEPTION OF EDUCATION IN THE WORK OF MARIA MONTESSORI THE SOCIO-CENTRIC PERCEPTION OF EDUCATION IN THE WORK OF ANTON MAKARENKO
philosophy, education, knowledge
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
The course is supported by papers available in electronic form, in the e-learning (Moodle) platform of AUTh
Course Organization
Reading Assigment250.8
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Διδακτικές σημειώσεις: Π.Παυλίδης, Θεμελίωση της παιδείας στη φιλοσοφική σκέψη
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