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FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Qualification AwardedΠτυχίο Φιλοσοφίας και Παιδαγωγικής (Ptychio of Philosophy and Education) (Degree in Philosophy and Education)
Programme of StudyUPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Academic Year2020 - 2021
StatusActive
Websitehttp://www.edlit.auth.gr
Contact emailinfo@edlit.auth.gr
ECTS / WorkloadOne ECTS unit corresponds to 25 hours of workload.
Πτυχίο Φιλοσοφίας και Παιδαγωγικής (Ptychio of Philosophy and Education) (Degree in Philosophy and Education)
Undergraduate
Upper secondary degree (6 years of studies). National level examination.
Our students can graduate only after completing successfully a variety of compulsory and elective courses slightly exceeding the minimally required amount of 240 ECTS units (244 in case they choose philosophy and 242 in case they concentrate on education). There is a common core of 10 philosophy and education courses, which are mandatory for all students who are advised to take them at the beginning of their studies in order to form a comprehensive picture of the topics covered by the School. At the beginning of the 5th semester (or even earlier if they want to) all students have to notify the administration if they will specialize in philosophy or education. Then they can take the compulsory and elective courses pertaining to their field of specialization. In addition, our students have to pass 18 courses in Ancient Greek and Latin literature, Medieval and Modern Greek Literature, History, Archaeology or History of Art and Linguistics. The rationale underlying this requirement is to enable them to cope with the curriculum taught in secondary education schools. Their pedagogical skills are improved through a practical training programme, which offers them the opportunity to teach and interact in a real class environment. Basic knowledge of computers and of a major foreign language is also required. Our programme aims at offering all our students the necessary qualifications for becoming responsible an well-equipped educators who perform adequately in the demanding conditions of modern school.
In addition the graduates who specialise in philosophy are able: (a)to show familiarity with concepts, methods and theories related to the basic field and currents of philosophical thought, (b)to analyse, understand and interpret ancient philosophical texts, (c) to write argumentative essays following the methodological of discipline,(d) to think critically and constructively on issues of public concern, (e)to learn through their training in aesthetics to appreciate art and (f) to cultivate and refine their judgment.
In addition those graduates who specialize in education are able: (a) to show familiarity with concepts, theories and methods (quantitative and qualitative) related to the education science, especially in fields of study, such as school pedagogy and didactics, history of education, sociology of education, comparative education, adult and continuing education, educational psychology, special education and intercultural education, (b) to adapt the acquired knowledge, competences and skills to school practice as future educators in secondary education, (c) to write papers based on academic writing and the use of international bibliography, (d) to be involved in small-scale research within their field of study, (e) to work independently and in groups for a common research goal, (f) to think critically on issues of education policy and practice, (g) to demonstrate personal and professional responsibility to social and cultural diversity, gender issues as well as the promotion of a culture of peace.
Not applicable
The degree of the School of Philosophy and Education is a prerequisite for those who want to pursue postgraduate studies in Greece or abroad.
A scale of 1 to 10 applies to the marks of each subject in the Hellenic Higher Education.
Άριστα (Arista) Excellent: 8.50-10
Λίαν Καλώς (Lian Kalos) Very Good: 6.50- 8.49
Καλώς (Kalos) Good: 5-6.49
Ανεπιτυχώς (Anepitychos) Fail: 0-4.99
Minimum passing grade: 5
8 semesters, 240 ECTS.
A full academic year is equivalent to 60 ECTS units and each semester to 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) (1ECSTS=25-30 student work load hours). Compliance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) regulations started in 2007, when the Greek Legislation was harmonized with the relevant European one (Ministerial Decision no Φ5/89656/Β3, art. 1-3, Hellenic Government Gazette no 1466/2007/B).
Full-time
Professor Georgios Zografidis