Course Information
SchoolPrimary Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorAristotelis Zmas
Course ID600017674

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

Registered students: 103
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses634

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
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)
Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the epistemology of the field of Comparative Pedagogy. 2. Recognise the necessity of the comparative approach in order to understand educational phenomena in an increasingly globalised world. 3. Use the methodological principles of the comparative approach in order to analyse critically educational issues at local, national and international level. 4. Analyse critically the new economic, political, social and cultural contexts within the educational discourses are formulated, as well as the new educational trends (e.g. decentralization, parental choice, accountability, indicators, educational market), examing educational systems (e.g. those of the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, Australia), international organizations (e.g. UNESCO, World Bank, OECD) and supranational structures (e.g. the European Union). 5. Discuss the reconstruction of the Greek education due to external influences or through the theoretical view of transferring, borrowing or imposing educational ideas, policies and practices.
General Competences
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1) Introduction in Comparative Education 2) The Comparative Education as a scientific field 3) The political dimension of comparative argument 4) Educational borrowing: the dark side of Comparative Education 5) Globalisation and educational networks 6) International organisations as metropolises of educational borrowing 7) Comparing educational institutions: the case of the universities (Part A) 8) Comparing educational institutions: the case of the universities (Part B) 9) Professionalism of teachers: international developments and prospects 10) Students’ flows in international level and school performance: comparative analyses 11) The comparative research in the field of education: problems and prospects 12) Presentations of written theses 13) Summary
Comparative Education, Educational Borrowing, Educational Systems
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • 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 Assigment200.7
Written assigments190.6
Student Assessment
1) Creation and presentation of a written thesis: Students have to work individually or collectively, applying the knowledge and the skills that they developed during the course. In order to define and formulate the topic of the written thesis the students should come in contact with the instructor [Grade: 3]. 2) Students have to take a written exam at the end of the course. This final exam offers students the opportunity for a holistic overview of the course. It is expected that students will be able to analyse critically issues they have studied within the course. This final exam is an open book exam. Students have to solve a problem or to answer to open questions. The answers should be distinguished by logical coherence, scientific consistency and accuracy [Grade: 7]
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Καλογιαννάκη, Π. (2015). Περί Συγκριτικής Παιδαγωγικής. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. 2) Πασιάς, Γ. (2015). Συγκριτική Εκπαίδευση. Τόποι και Λόγοι. Αθήνα: Γρηγόρης.
Additional bibliography for study
1) Καζαμίας, Α. (2008). Περί Συγκριτικής Παιδαγωγικής ή προς έναν προμηθεϊκό ουμανισμό στη νέα κοσμόπολη (επιμ. Π. Καλογιαννάκη). Αθήνα: Ατραπός. 2) Καλογιαννάκη, Π. (1998). M. Sadler – I. Kandel – N. Hans και η Συγκριτική Παιδαγωγική: αναζητήσεις και προβληματισμοί μέσα από το έργο τους. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. 3) Ματθαίου, Δ. (επιμ.) (2007). Συγκριτική σπουδή της εκπαίδευσης. ΙΙ. Ζητήματα, διεθνούς εκπαιδευτικής πολιτικής – ιστορικές καταβολές, σύγχρονες τάσεις και προοπτικές. Αθήνα, Ε.Σ.Π.Δ.Ε.Π.Ε. 4) Μπουζάκης, Σ. (επιμ.) (2012). Συγκριτική Παιδαγωγική. Μεθοδολογικές, θεωρητικές προσεγγίσεις, διεθνής εκπαίδευση, εκπαίδευση εκπαιδευτικών, ευρωπαϊκή διάσταση στην εκπαίδευση, παγκοσμιοποίηση και εκπαίδευση. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. 5) Μπουζάκης, Σ. (επιμ.) (2000). Ιστορικο-συγκριτικές προσεγγίσεις. Τιμητικός τόμος Ανδρέα Καζαμία. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. Φασούλης, Κ., Φυριππής, Ε., Πασιάς, Γ., Ρουσσάκης, Ι. & Σαμαρά, Α. (2016) (επιμ.). Ανιχνεύοντας το εκπαιδευτικό πεδίο: τιμητικός τόμος στον Δημήτρη Ματθαίου. Αθήνα: Παπαζήσης.
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