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Department of Primary School Education

Secretary: Agni Bakouli

Secretary's Office:
Tel.:
+30 26510 97454-5
Fax:
+30 26510 97023
Website:
http://ptde.uoi.gr/index.php?lang=en

General - Aim of the Department

The aims that are set by the Study Programme are achieved through three interrelated learning levels, always having the dynamic link between pedagogic theory and educational practice as their basis. These three levels include three study cycles, which correspond to the three aspects of the teacher's dynamic role.
More specifically:
a) The first cycle refers to the general pedagogic knowledge that every student of the Department of Primary School Education must gain by studying the wider field of Educational Sciences.
b) The second cycle refers to the student's training in Didactics (General and Special).
c) The third cycle refers to specialisation, i.e. students' training in two subject areas, whereas it also includes five more courses that belong to various other subject areas. Some of the courses in the third cycle, depending on whether the Department is fully staffed, may also be offered by other Departments in our University.

Structure of the Department - Sections

The Department's dynamics is constantly developing as a result of the scientific work of its members of academic staff and the Department's research programmes, which are conducted in its eight laboratories.
At present, due to the limited number of its academic staff, the Department is not subdivided into separate Sections.

Seminars Rooms and Laboratories

Laboratories

  • Educational Psychology, Counselling and Research
  • Language, Language Teaching and Culture
  • Greek Emigrant Studies
  • Research on Teaching Mathematics
  • Physics Education and Teaching
  • Geography and Environmental Education
  • Social Sciences and Education
  • Virtual Reality Applications in Education
  • Didactics and School Pedagogy

Subject Areas

Educational Psychology - Learning Theories, Educational Counselling (deviant behavior in school and in the classroom), General Psychology, Psychology of (Interpersonal) Communication, Social - Political Psychology, Psychology of Further Education for Adults, Psychology of Children's Drawings, Social Development of Children, Developmental Psychology (Cognitive Development), Psychological Development in Autistic Children, Introduction to Special Pedagogy, Inclusive Education, Mental Deficiency, Educational-Therapeutic Methods in Special Education.

Introduction to Educational Sciences, Alternative Teaching Models, School Pedagogy, School Curriculum Analysis, Evaluation in Education, Counselling - Guidance in Education, Educational Research Methodology, Personality Theories: Research and Applications, Emigration and Education, Social Pedagogics, Organisation and Management of Education in Educational Policy, Organisation of the Greek Educational System, Educational Finances and Educational Planning, Uses of Information and Communication Technologies in Educational Research, Micro-sociological Approaches to Everyday School Life, Educational Research Methodology, Cross-Cultural Education (theoretical and practical approach), the sociological and pedagogic aspects of physical education and sports.
Introduction to Modern Greek Language, Introduction to Linguistics, Didactics of Language, Children's Literature with emphasis on Children's Poetry, Children's Books, Introduction to Modern Greek Philology, Modern Greek Prose (1790 - 1883), School Libraries, Alternative uses of Literature in Teaching Languages, Early Reading and Writing.

History of Modern Greek Education, Education in Macedonia during the 19th and early 20th centuries, Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of the Enlightenment, Epistemology of Social Sciences, Epistemology of the Sciences, Introduction to Epistemology, Educational Epistemology, Sociology of Education, Environmental Education, Thematic Geography.
Introduction to Mathematics, Basic Physics, History and Epistemology of Mathematics, Teaching and Learning with Computers, Educational Software, Computer Science and Education, Educational Software Design and Development.

General Didactics, Introduction to Didactics of History, Didactics of Religion, "Environmental Study" Didactics, Didactics of Geography, Didactics of Mathematics, Didactics of Physics, Cross-Cultural Didactics (Didactics in multicultural classes), Didactics of Language.

Members of Academic Staff

Andreas Brouzos, Professor, Counselling - Guidance in Education, Educational Research Methodology, Introduction to Educational Sciences, Personality Theories: Research and Applications.
Georgios Dimou, Professor, Educational Psychology - Learning Theories, Educational Counselling.
Mihalis Kanavakis, Professor, Emigration and Education, Social Pedagogics, Didactics of Religion.
Gregorios Karafyllis, Professor, Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of the Enlightenment.
Martha Karpozilou, Professor, Children's Books, Introduction to Modern Greek Philology, Modern Greek Prose (1790 - 1883), School Libraries.
Georgios Kapsalis, Professor, Children's Literature with emphasis on Children's Poetry, Introduction to Modern Greek Language, Didactics of Language, Introduction to Linguistics.
Apostolos Katsikis, Professor, "Environmental Study" Didactics, Didactics of Geography, Thematic Geography, Environmental Education.
Charalambos Konstantinou, Professor, School Pedagogy, Analysis of School Practices, Evaluation in Education.
Fotini Kossyvaki, Professor, Introduction to Educational Sciences, General Didactics, Alternative Teaching Models.
Glykeria-Sophia Vouri, Professor, History of Modern Greek Education, Education in Macedonia during 19th and early 20th centuries, Introduction to Didactics of History.
Eugenia Koleza, Associate Professor, Introduction to Mathematics, Didactics of Mathematics, History and Epistemology of Mathematics.
Konstantinos Kotsis, Associate Professor, Basic Physics, Didactics of Physics.
Anastasios Mikropoulos, Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning with Computers, Educational Software, Computer Science and Education, Educational Software Design and Development.
Anastasios Emvalotis, Assistant Professor, Research Methodology in Educational Sciences, Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Educational Research, Micro-sociological Approaches to Everyday School Life.
Athanasios Lainas, Assistant Professor, Organization and Management of Education in Educational Policy, Organization of the Greek Educational System, Educational Finances and Educational Planning.
Plousia Misailidi, Assistant Professor, Psychology of Children's Drawings, Social Development of Children, Developmental Psychology (Cognitive Development), Psychological Development in Autistic Children.
Georgios Nikolaou, Assistant Professor, Cross-Cultural Education (theoretical and practical approach), Cross-Cultural Didactics (Didactics in multicultural classes).
Smaragda Papadopoulou, Assistant Professor, Didactics of Language, Alternative Uses of Literature in Teaching Languages, Early Reading and Writing.
Christos Pappas, Assistant Professor, the sociological and pedagogic aspects of Physical Education and Sports.
Maria Pournari, Assistant Professor, Epistemology of Social Sciences, Epistemology of Natural Sciences, Introduction to Epistemology, Education Epistemology.
Spyros Soulis, Assistant Professor, Introduction to Special Pedagogy, Inclusive Education, Mental Deficiency, Educational-Therapeutic Methods in Special Education.
Suzanna-Maria Nikolaou, Lecturer, Sociology of Education, Sociology, Education and the Media.

The Department's teaching duties are supplemented by temporary teaching staff.

Career prospects - New fields of specialisation

The Department's mission is the promotion of scientific research and knowledge in the field of Educational Sciences, and at the same time the academic and vocational training of future primary school teachers.
Graduates of the Department of Primary School Education can find employment:

  • As primary school teachers.
  • As representatives of the fields of Educational Sciences at bodies and institutions that deal with the subjects of the said fields.

Teachers that have received further training in Special Education may teach at Special Education School Units. Teachers who have not received similar further training may also teach at these units, provided that the number of qualified teachers does not suffice to fill in all positions:

  • In popular educational programmes.
  • As scientific and research personnel at centres and services in the public and private sectors.

Postgraduate studies

Apart from undergraduate studies, the Department has organised and runs:
a) A Postgraduate Study Programme (PSP) which leads to a Master's degree in Educational Sciences on the one hand, and to a Doctoral degree on the other. The PSP incorporates four sections with clearly certified fields of specialisation, namely Educational Sciences, Psychology-Counselling, Sciences in Education, and Humanities in Education.
b) A PSP in conjunction with the Department of Speech and Language Therapy of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus entitled "Speech Therapy: Dealing with oral and written language problems (Learning Disabilities)", and
c) The Department participates in the Interdepartmental PSP in Philosophy.

The two-year Teacher Training College also belongs to the Department and was founded in 1996 for the purpose of providing further education and specialisation to primary school staff at a postgraduate level.

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