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Department of Philosophy, Education and Psychology

Secretary: Konstantina Stamati

Secretary's Office:
Tel.: +30 26510 97184-6, 97406
Fax: +30 26510 97027

General - Aim of The Department

The Department of Philosophy, Education and Psychology (PEP) is divided into three homonymous sections. It offers an integrated undergraduate study programme and awards degrees with the possibility of three study options. In conjunction with the undergraduate study programme, three organised Postgraduate Study Programmes are also offered. The Department's aims are the following:

  • The research and diffusion of scientific knowledge in the main subject areas of the Department (Philosophy, Education, Psychology).
  • The interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of philosophical, social and psychoeducational issues by assessing their epistemological conditions.
  • The basic professional training of secondary education teachers.
  • The encouragement of students so that they become responsible citizens with a scientific, social, cultural and political conscience.

The Department's task is specified in the Study Programme, which is structured in two cycles. The 1st Cycle includes courses that are basic or introductory in nature. The 2nd Cycle includes courses with specialised knowledge. This structure encourages students to plan their study programme, according to their own personal choices, and to acquire the necessary knowledge and abilities to think and act, which will allow them to successfully meet with the new social challenges of our time.

Structure of the Department - Sections

The PEP Department consists of three Sections: the Philosophy Section, the Education Section and the Psychology Section.

Seminar Rooms and Laboratories


The following Laboratories have been established and are functioning in the Department:

Philosophy Section:

  • Laboratory for the Documentation and Study of the History of Social and Political Ideas.
  • Modern Greek Philosophy Research Laboratory.
  • Platonic and Aristotelian Studies Laboratory.
  • Platonic Research Laboratory.

Education Section:

  • Laboratory for the Study and Research of Language Teaching and Assessment in Education.
  • Empirical Educational Research Laboratory.
  • Laboratory for Researching Educational Policy and Further Education of Teachers.
  • History of Modern Greek Education Laboratory.
  • Laboratory for Researching Social Exclusion and Assessment in Education.

Psychology Section:

  • Dyslexia Research Laboratory.
  • Family Study Laboratory.
  • Cross-Cultural Psychological Studies and Applications Laboratory.

Subject Areas

The Study Programme of the PEP Department offers three (3) study options: Philosophy, Education, and Psychology.
The courses that are taught are included in the subject of the PEP Department's Sections as follows:

1. Philosophy Section: Introduction to Philosophy, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of the Sciences or Epistemology, History of Scientific Ideas, History of Philosophy, Systematic Philosophy.

2. Education Section: Introduction to Educational Sciences, History of Education, Sociology of Education, Teaching-Assessment Theories and Methods, Educational Psychology, Comparative Education, Economy and Planning in Education.

3. Psychology Section: Introduction to Psychology, General Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Special Education, Health Psychology.
A significant part of the Study Programme is covered by courses from the Departments of Philology, and History and Archaeology,as well as from other Departments of the University of Ioannina.

Members of Academic Staff

Philosophy Section

Georgia Apostolopoulou, Professor, History of Philosophy and Practical Philosophy.
Panagiotis Noutsos, Professor, Social and Political Philosophy.
Efthimios Papadimitriou, Professor, History of Philosophy.
Christos Tezas, Associate Professor, History of Philosophy - Ancient Greek Philosophy.
Stefanos Dimitriou, Assistant Professor, History of Philosophy.
Dionysios Drosos, Assistant Professor, Moral Philosophy.
Eleni Karabatzaki, Assistant Professor, History of Philosophy (with emphasis on Ancient Greek Philosophy).
Golfo Magini, Assistant Professor, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy.
Konstantinos Petsios, Assistant Professor, History of Philosophy.
Ioannis Prelorentzos, Assistant Professor, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy.
Athanasios Sakellariadis, Lecturer, Philosophy of the Sciences.
Vassiliki Solomou-Papanikolaou, Lecturer, Ancient Greek Philosophy - Philosophical Ethics.

Education Section

Leonidas Athanasiou, Professor, Education.
Athanasios Gotovos, Professor, Education.
Georgios Mavrogiorgos, Professor, Education.
Haralambos Noutsos, Professor, History and Sociology of Education.
Panagiotis Papakonstantinou, Professor, Sociology of Education.
Maria Apostolou, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology.
Eleni Maragoudaki, Assistant Professor, Sociology of Education.
Georgios Papakonstantinou, Assistant Professor, Organisation, Administration and Economy of Education.
Eleni Sianou, Assistant Professor, Sociology of Education.
Theoharis Athanasiadis, Lecturer, Education.
Luciana Benincasa, Lecturer, Education.
Konstantinos Siakaris, Lecturer, Political Economy of Education.

Psychology Section

Dimitrios Stasinos, Professor, Special Education.
Nikolaos Bozatzis, Assistant Professor, Social Psychology.
Angeliki Paleologou, Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology.
Vassiliki Papadioti, Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychology.
Evangelia Karagianni-Karagiannopoulou, Lecturer, Psychology.
Elena Ziori, Lecturer, Cognitive Psychology.

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

Career prospects - New fields of specialisation

Graduates of the Department of Philosophy, Education and Psychology can find employment:

  • As teachers in secondary education.
  • At administrative services and centres in the public and private sectors.
  • As scientific personnel providing educational and psychological support (e.g. cross-cultural education, supplementary lessons, creative play, counselling, career orientation, etc.).
  • As officials in offices, organisations and services in the areas of human resources, public relations, training and implementation of educational and lifelong educational programmes, etc.
  • As professional support personnel in mental health institutions, treatment communities and prevention centres.
  • As scientific personnel in businesses and facilities involved in writing, editing and distributing children's, school and extracurricular (supplementary) books.
  • As instructors at continuous vocational training institutions.

Postgraduate studies

The Department runs three Postgraduate Study Programmes:

  • in the Philosophy Section entitled: "Greek Philosophy - Philosophy of the Sciences" (Interdepartmental)
  • in the Education Section entitled: "Educational Sciences" (four majors) and
  • in the Psychology Section entitled: "DYSLEXIA: Multilingual Environment and the Use of New Technology in Treating it" (in conjunction programme with the Technological Educational Institute of Patras).

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