Course Information
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorSouzana Panteliadou
Course ID280009262

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

Registered students: 53
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
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
  • 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 explain major concpets of special education such as disability, handicapp and special needs critically discuss the models of diasbility provide the major learning and behavioral characteristics for each diagnostic category explain the qulaitative differences between integration and inclusion provide the major effective instructional practices in special education identify the significant current issues for special education in Greece and internationally apply their knoweldge about special education in secondary education, depending on each diagnostic category
General Competences
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • 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
Course Content (Syllabus)
The goal in this course is to familiarize students with the basic special education concepts and to develop a discussion regarding the appropriate education for each special needs category. The course, being an introduction to special education, includes themes such as the goal and the content of special education, the structures of special education and information on each special needs category. Based on the specific characteristics of children in each diagnostic category, empirically-based interventions, methods and techniques are presented on four axes: a) organization of space and learning environment, b)adapted and special instructional materials, c) strategies and instructional techniques and d) current issues. 1 The concept of disability -history - medical and social models 2 Special education - origins and history - content and principles 3 Legislation in special education - Organization and structurs - diagnosis and categorization -KEDDY 4 School integration -inclusive education - effective instruction 5 Physical ans health disabilities -ADHD 6 Deaf and hard-of-hearing students 7 Blind and low vision students 8 Specific Learning Disabilities -Language and Speech Disorders 9 Intellectual Disability 10 The Autistic Spectrum 11 Transition issues and special education 12 Training of special education teachers 13 Concluding remarks -feedback
disability, special education, inclusive education, diagnostic categories
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
powerponit presentations, videos in lectures e-mail and e-class communication with the students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment251
Written assigments251
Student Assessment
Evaluation is based on two short individual reaction papers, which provide 10% of the final grade, and the final examination, leading to 90% of the final grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ειδική Αγωγή – Από την έρευνα στη διδακτική πράξη. Σουζάνα Παντελιάδου & Βασίλης Αργυρόπουλος (Επιμ.) Εκδόσεις ΠΕΔΙΟ 2011 Παιδιά και έφηβοι με ειδικές ανάγκες και δυνατότητες. Σταυρούλα Πολυχρονοπούλου (Αυτοέκδοση)
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