Course Information
SchoolPrimary Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorFoteini Kougioumoutzaki
Course ID600017530

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

Registered students: 148
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
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will be expected to understand the relationship between education, economy and politics understand the factors that influence the change and development of educational institutions be able to analyze the ideological aspects of curricula realize the professional characteristics of the educational activity, as a form of intellectual work, and the factors that affect its quality
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)
The course aims to familiarize students with the basic concepts and theories of Sociology and Education. This course examines the institution of education within the social totality and in its interactions with the spheres of economy, politics and ideology. The course exposes the ways in which social relations determine the character of education, the access to its various levels and the content of curricula. I adition to that it is examined the specificity of the institution of education, its relative autonomy from other social institutions and the ways in which it influences them. The course includes the following modules: 1. Introduction to Sociology (Comte, Spencer, Marx) and to Sociology of Education 2. The transition to industrial society and the genesis of the institution of education 3. National state and education 4. The school as an institution for social stability. The theory of Émile Durkheim 5. The Functionalist Theory of education 6. Education and economic development. The theory of Human Capital 7. Marxist theories of education. The Correspondence Theory 8. Education and Ideology 9. The Resistance Theory 10. The Hidden Curriculum Theory 11. Language and school performance 12. The Theory of Cultural Capital 13. Microsociological theories on education
Sociology, Education
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment391.3
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
[30182]: Κοινωνιολογία της εκπαίδευσης, Φραγκουδάκη Άννα
Additional bibliography for study
D.Blackledge, B.Hunt, Κοινωνιολογία της εκπαίδευσης, κεφ.2,7,12 Π.Γούναρη, Γ.Γρόλλιος(επ.)Κριτική παιδαγωγική, κεφ.3
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