Course Information
SchoolEarly Childhood Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorMelpomeni Kanatsouli
Course ID80003391

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 PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Familiarity and acquaintance with the wider field of children's literature. Understanding of the specific determinant characteristics of literature for children. Understanding the relationship of contextual (historical, social, cultural) the occurrence and development of children's literature in Europe and Greece. Familiarity with literary theories and possibilities efarmogiw them. Acquaintance with the wider field of contemporary criticism (European and Greek) of children's literature. Conquest skills related to the construction and implementation of Educational Programs with content teaching approaches to children's literature
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
• A brief historical and sociological approach to children’s literature. • Concept, content and special traits of children’s literature. Literature and children’s literature. A brief historical review of Greek children’s literature. • Familiarization with the theories of literature and their potential applications. General introduction to contemporary critique of European and Greek children’s literature. • Different genres of children’s literature, trends and evolution. Theory and Criticism. • Short form narrations (folkway, modern, child-centred, autobiographical texts). • Children’s poetry (rhythmic, lyrical-rhetorical, modern poems). • Wide form narrations (novels and novellas). • Illustrated book and knowledge book.
Theories of literature, genres of children's literature, training in schools
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301.2
Written assigments200.8
Student Assessment
Participation and continuous assessment Written assignment and presentation Written and oral examinations
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Καρακίτσιος Α., 2012. Περί Παιδικής Λογοτεχνίας, Ζυγός, Θεσσαλονίκη. Κανατσούλη Μ.,2005. Εισαγωγή στη θεωρία και κριτική της παιδικής λογοτεχνίας, University Press, Θεσσαλονίκη.
Additional bibliography for study
Αναγνωστόπουλος Β., 1996. Τάσεις και εξελίξεις της παιδικής λογοτεχνίας, οι εκδόσεις των φίλων, Αθήνα. Μιράζγεζη Μ., 1978. Ποίηση και Διδασκαλία, Αθήνα. Μουλλάς Π., 1991. Παλίμψηστα και μη, Στιγμή, Αθήνα. Παπαντωνάκης Γ.Δ., 1999. Κώδικες και Αφηγηματικά Προγράμματα σε κείμενα της παιδικής λογοτεχνίας, Πατάκης, Αθήνα. Πεσματζόγλου Τ., 1991. Το ηρωικό παραμύθι της Πηνελόπης Δέλτα, Βιβλιοπωλείον της Εστίας, Αθήνα. Σκαρτσής Σ., 1995. Δέκα σημειώματα για την ποίηση, Παρατηρητής, Θεσσαλονίκη. Σουλιώτης Δ., 1995. Αλφαβητάριο της Ποίησης, Δεδούσης, Θεσσαλονίκη. Σπανός Δ., 1996. Διδακτική Μεθοδολογία- Η διδασκαλία του ποιήματος, Αθήνα. Σπανός Γ., 1991. "Η Ποίηση για παιδιά στην Ελλάδα. Παιδαγωγικό και αισθητικό πρόβλημα" στο συλλογικό τόμο, Σύγχρονες τάσεις και απόψεις για την παιδική Λογοτεχνία, Πρακτικά του Δ΄ Σεμιναρίου του Κύκλου του παιδικού βιβλίου, σ.σ. 43-57, Ψυχογιός, Αθήνα. Τζιόβας Δ., 1993. Το παλίμψηστο της αφήγησης- Από την αφηγηματολογία στη διαλογικότητα, Οδυσσέας, Αθήνα. Genette G., 1971, 73, 77. Figures I, II, III. Points, Paris. 2. Διδακτικές Σημειώσεις στην προσωπική ιστοσελίδα του διδάσκοντα www.users.akarakit
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