Course Information
TitleΟ κριτικός στοχασμός ως μέσο ενδυνάμωσης των συμμετεχόντων σε προγράμματα Συνεχιζόμενης Εκπαίδευσης και ο ρόλος του εκπαιδευτή / Critical reflection as a means of empowering participants in Continuing Education programs and the role of the educator
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorGeorgios Zarifis
Course ID600018147

Programme of Study: Paidagōgikī Epistīmī: Eidikī Agōgī, Paidagōgikī tou Scholeíou, Synechizómenī Ekpaídeusī

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Continuing EducationCompulsory Course117.5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΠΕ101 Introduction to academic writing
  • ΠΕ102 Quantitative Educational Reseaerch
  • ΠΕ103 Educational Research: qualitative approach
General Prerequisites
The course is offered only to POSTGRADUATE students of the Department of Education.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Adult education, lifelong learning, formal, non-formal, informal, theory, practice, policy, programme planning
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Brookfield, S. (1987) Developing critical thinkers: challenging adult to explore alternate ways of thinking and acting, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Brookfield, S. (1993) «Breaking the code: Engaging practitioners in critical analysis of adult education literature» Studies in the Education of Adults, V25, n1, : 64-91. Brookfield, S. (1995). Becoming a critically reflective teacher. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Brookfield, S. (2001) «Repositioning ideology critique in a critical theory of adult learning», Adult Education Quarterly, V52, n1: 7-22. Brookfield, S. (2002α) Overcoming alienation as the practice of adult education: The contribution of Erich Fromm to a critical theory of adult learning and education, Adult Education Quarterly, V52, n2, 96-111. Brookfield, S. (2002 β) Reassessing subjectivity, criticality and inclusivity: Marcuse’s challenge to adult education, Adult Education Quarterly, V52, n4,: 265-180. Brooks, A. K. (1999) Critical reflection as a response to organizational disruption, Advances in Developing Human Resources, n3, :67-97. Carr, W. Kemmis, S. (1986) Becoming critical: Education, knowledge and action research, London: Falmer Press. Courtenay B. C., Merriam S. B. and Reeves P. M. (1996) The centrality of meaning-making in transformational learning: How HIV-positive adults make sense of their lives, Adult education quarterly, 48(2), 65-84. Cranton, P. (1994) Understanding and promoting transformative learning: A guide for educators of adults, San Francisco: Jossey Bass. Dewey, J. (1933) How we think: A restatement of the relation of reflective thinking to the educative process. Boston: Heath & Co. Elder, L. Paul, R. (1994) Critical Thinking: Why we must transform our teaching, Journal of Developmental Education, 18:1.: 34-35. Ennis R. (1989), Critical Thinking and Subject Specificity, Educational Researcher, 18(3), 4-10. Ennis, R. H. (1993) Critical thinking assessment, Theory into Practice, V32, : 179–186. Freire, P. (1970) Pedagogy of the oppressed, New York: Herter and Herter. Garrison, D. R. (1991) Critical thinking and adult education: a conceptual model for developing critical thinking in adult learners, International Journal of Lifelong Learning, V10 n4,: 287-303. Greene, M. (1986) In search of a critical pedagogy, Harvard, Educational Review, V56, n4,: 427-441. Gur-Ze’ev, I. (2002) Bildung and Critical Theory in the Face of Postmodern Education, Journal of Philosophy of Education, V36, n3, : 391-408. Kennedy, M. Fisher, M. B. Ennis, R. H. (1991) «Critical thinking: literature review and needed research, L. Idol, B. F. Jones, (Eds.) Educational Values and Cognitive Instruction: Implications for Reform, Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. Knox, A. (1991) Transformative Dimensions of Adult Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Kolb, D. A. (1984) Experiential Learning: Experience as the source learning and development, Englewood Cliffs, Prentice Hall. Kolb, D. A. (1993) The process of Experiential Learning, στο Thorpe, M., Edwards, R., Hanson, A. (eds.) Culture and Processes of Adult Learning, Milton Keynes, Open University Press. Kolb, D. A. (1993) The process of Experiential Learning, στο Thorpe, M., Edwards, R., Hanson, A. (eds.) (1993) Culture and Processes of Adult Learning, Milton Keynes, Open University Press, σελ :138-156. Kolb, D. A. Fry, R. (1975) «Toward an applied theory of experiential learning» στο C. Cooper (Ed) Theories of Group Process, London: John Wiley. Mezirow , J . (1978) Perspective Transformation, Adult Education, V28, : 100-110. Mezirow, J (ed.) (1990). Fostering critical reflection in adulthood: A guide to transformative and emancipatory learning. San Francisco: Jossey Bass Mezirow, J. & associates (2000) Learning as transformation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Mezirow, J. (1981) A critical theory of adult learning and education, Adult Education, V32, n1, : 3-24. Mezirow, J. (1990) How critical reflection triggers transformative learning, στοJ. Mezirow and associates (Eds) Fostering critical reflection in adulthood: A guide to transformative and emancipatory learning, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. σελ: 1-20. Mezirow, J. (1991) Transformative dimensions of adult learning, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Mezirow, J. (2000) «Learning to think like an adult: Core concepts in transformation theory» στοJ.Mezirow and associates (Eds) Learning as Transformation, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Mezirow, J. (2003) Transformative Learning as Discourse, Journal of Transformative Education, V1, n1,: 58-63. Parker, S. (1997) Reflective teaching in a postmodern world: A manifesto for education in postmodernity, Buckingham: Open University Press. Preston, r. (1999). Critical approaches to lifelong education, International review of education, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Vol. 45, No 5/ 6, 561-574 Schön, D. A. (1983) The reflective practitioner, New York: Basic Books. Schön, D. A. (1983). The reflective practitioner: how professionals thinking action, New York: Basic Books. Schön, D.A (1987). Educating the reflective practitioner, San Fransisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers Taylor, E. W. (2001) Transformative learning theory: A neurobiological perspective of the role of emotions and unconscious ways of knowing, International Journal of Lifelong Education, V20, n3,: 218-236. Van Woerkom, M. (2004). The concept of critical reflection and its implications for human resource development, Advances in developing human resources, Vol. 6, No. 2, May 2004, Sage Publications, 178-192 Ζαρίφης, Γ.Κ., Παρθένη, Μ., Δολιώτη,Α., Κιουπέλογλου, Ν., Στρίκου, Α., Μωυσιάδης, Λ. Κανέλλου, Α. (2009): Ο κριτικός στοχασμός στη μάθηση και εκπαίδευση ενηλίκων. Θεωρητικές προσεγγίσεις & πρακτικές προεκτάσεις, Θεσσαλονίκη, Παπαζήσης. -Συναφή επιστημονικά περιοδικά: Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education Adult Learning International Journal of Learning and Change International Journal of Lifelong Education Journal of Adult and Continuing Education Journal of Continuing Higher Education New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education Studies in Continuing Education Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education Continuing Higher Education Review Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development Studies in the Education of Adults Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies Critical Questions in Education Critical Studies in Education
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