Course Information
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorSouzana Panteliadou
Course ID280009263

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)

Registered students: 45
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-6
PhilosophyCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6
PedagogicCompulsory courses beloging to the selected specialisationWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to understand the formation of the concept and the diagnostic category of specific learning disabilities to explain how this category is different from sschool failure to indicate the content of the difficulties in different developmental phases and cognitive areas to describe the basic screening characteristics of specific learning disabilities to recognize the differences among the various models explaining SLD to provide support for the use of specific instructional approaches.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In this course, specific learning disabilities are educationally approached, aiming towards a deep understanding of the learning-academic problems caused by the cognitive and socio-emotional characteristics of students. In additon, issues concerning the recognition of specific learning disabilities in class and the contribution of teachers in the diagnostic process are discussed. A special emphasis is placed on effective instructional approaches for students with learning disabilties and the theoretical and empirical base for each approach. In depth comprehension of learning disabilities is supported by studying the perspectives of both the students and their families. 1 presentation of the content and the working mode of the course 2 Historical dimensions of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)- Definitions 3 Etiology and theoretical models for SLD 4 Cognitive characteristics and differentiations 5 Metacognitive characteristics and strategies 6 Socio-emotional characteristics 7 Screening for SLD in school Diagnostic procedures and criticisms 8 The role of the teachers - Response-to-Intervention Models 9 SLD in school -academic characteristics 10 Educational and instrructional assessment in SLD 11 Personal experience and SLD -adolescents and parents 12 Bilingualism and SLD 13 Concluding remarks and preparation for the exams
dyslexia, specific learning disabilities, response to intervention, screening, diagnosis
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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 videos, and power point presentations during lectures use of email and e-class for communcation with students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment210.8
Student Assessment
Final examinations at the end of the term. Criteria are presented two weeks befora the end of the term.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μαθησιακές Δυσκολίες και Εκπαιδευτική Πράξη (Νέα διευρυμένη έκδοση) Σουζάνα Παντελιάδου Εκδόσεις ΠΕΔΙΟ 2011 Εκπαιδευτική Αξιολόγηση μαθητών με δυσκολίες μάθησης και προσαρμογή Ιωάννης Αγαλιώτης Εκδόσεις ΓΡΗΓΟΡΗ ΧΡΙΣΤΙΝΑ & ΣΙΑ 2011
Additional bibliography for study
Εργαλείο ΑΜΔΕ – Ανίχνευση Μαθησιακών Δυσκολιών από Εκπαιδευτικούς Σουζάνα Παντελιάδου & Γεώργιος Σιδερίδης
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