Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorZoe Bablekou
Course ID80003381

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Early Childhood Education (2012-today)

Registered students: 128
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreBackround CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
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
This course is designed to enable students to: • acquire basic knowledge concerning the various interpretations of disability, special education and Early Intervention. • detect and differentiate between the crucial issued of “normalization” approach and “social construction of disability” approach • detect crucial educational issues of special education and understand how they relate to current problems of general education • comprehend the importance special education has for the pedagogical training of general classroom teachers • experientially analyze and contemplate on the all the above issues through field work assignments
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is designed to provide students with an overview of the field of special education on the following topics: • development of special education through the years • sociological approaches to the interpretation of disability • symbolic interaction approach to social construction of disability • Vygotsky’s contribution to the shaping of current trends in special education • development of special education in Greece • from institutionalized education to the inclusive school: social demands and pedagogical contradictions and inconsistencies • early intervention and the role of preschool education Students are also offered the opportunity to participate in an initial field activity in special education. In groups, students have to study a certain institution that implements educational programs for disabled children. The institutions under study cover the whole spectrum of deficits and disabilities that provide educational services for disabled children in the vicinity of the city of Thessaloniki. Students either participate themselves in the programs they have to study or do it by interviewing the people in charge with the use of Mitchell’s assessment scale, after prior training.
special education, integration, inclusion, intellectual disability, social construction of disability
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Course Organization
Laboratory Work301.2
Reading Assigment200.8
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μ. Τζουριάδου, Παιδιά με ειδικές εκπαιδευτικές ανάγκες, «Προμηθεύς», 1995, Μέρος Α΄, σελ. 15 – 95 Μ. Τζουριάδου (επιμ.), Πρώιμη Παρέμβαση, σύγχρονες τάσεις και προοπτικές, Προμηθεύς, 2001, Κεφάλαιο Α΄, σελ. 21 – 76, Κεφάλαιο Β΄, σελ. 78 – 85 & 103 -138, Κεφάλαιο Γ΄, σελ. 184 – 198 & 209 – 232
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις - άρθρα σε φωτοτυπία: Γ. Μπάρμπας: «Ειδική εκπαίδευση και οι μαθητές που φοιτούν σ’ αυτήν». Γ. Μπάρμπας: «Σχολική ενσωμάτωση: περιεχόμενο, προϋποθέσεις και όρια εφαρμογής». R. Bogdan: «Εφαρμογές της θεωρίας της συμβολικής αλληλεπίδρασης στην ειδική εκπαίδευση». Ερωτηματολόγιο αξιολόγησης υπηρεσιών πρώιμης παρέμβασης του Mitchell.
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