Undergraduate courses

 

Course title Introduction to Natural Sciences and to Scientific Culture I
Course code 42255
Type of course Optional
Level of course Undergraduate
Year of study Second
Semester Third
ECTS credits 3
Name of lecturer Dimitris Koliopoulos
Learning outcomes The course will give the opportunity to students to become familiar with objects, events, phenomena, concepts and methods, as well as the cultural characteristics of natural sciences
Competences Having completed this course, students will have developed science laboratory competences
Prerequisites There are no prerequisite courses.
Course contents (a) Space, time and matter, (b) Light and color, (c) Water and air, (d) Temperature and heat.
Recommended reading 1. Koliopoulos, D. (2006). Issues in science education: The constitution of the school knowledge.Metaixmio [In Greek].2.  Hewitt, P. (2004). Conceptual Physics. Crete University Press [In Greek].
Teaching and learning methods Lectures, use of audiovisual and other visual classroom material and science laboratory activities
Assessment and grading methods Student evaluation will be achieved through the final exam, the implementation of science laboratory activities and the writing of a final report (optional).
Language of instruction Greek

 

 

Course title Science Museums Education
Course code 42765
Type of course Optional
Level of course Undergraduate
Year of study Third
Semester Fifth
ECTS credits 3
Name of lecturer Dimitris Koliopoulos
Learning outcomes The course will give the opportunity to students to investigate the educational role of science / technology museums in the study of natural and social environment as well as the relations of between school and museum.
Competences Having completed this course, students will be able to analyze, plan and evaluate educational projects with regard to visits in science / technology museums and other cultural institutions or museum guides that are addressed to teachers.
Prerequisites There are no prerequisite courses.
Course contents (a) Differences between informal and formal education in natural sciences, (b) The nature and the characteristics of science / technology museums, (c) The educational role of science / technology museums.
Recommended reading 1. Koliopoulos, D. (2005). The didactic approach of science museum. Metaixmio [In Greek].
2. Ekonomou, M. (2003). Museum: Warehouse or Live Organization? Museological Questions and Issues. Kritiki [In Greek].
Teaching and learning methods Lectures, use of audiovisual and other visual classroom material, group work and visits to science/technology museums.
Assessment and grading methods Student evaluation will be achieved through the writing of two final reports.
Language of instruction Greek

 

 

Course title Designing and Presenting an Educational Research
Course code 42670
Type of course Optional
Level of course Undergraduate
Year of study Third
Semester Sixth
ECTS credits 3
Name of lecturer Dimitrios Koliopoulos
Learning outcomes The course will give the opportunity to students to be familiarized with certain types, levels and fields of educational research and to know ways of designing and presenting research proposals.
Competences Having completed this course, students will be able to work out and present a small educational research proposal.
Prerequisites There are no prerequisite courses.
Course contents (a) History, objectives, methods and types of educational research, (b) Designing and presenting an educational research proposal, (c) Bibliographic research, (d) Survey, experimental research, case study and action research, (e) Sampling, designing of questionnaire /interview, group observation, texts analysis, (f) Various techniques for data analysis and presentation.
Recommended reading 1. Bell, J. (2007).  Doing your research project. Metaixmio [In Greek].2. Cohen, L. & Manion, L. (1997). Research methods in Education. Metaixmio [In Greek].
Teaching and learning methods Lectures, use of audiovisual and other visual classroom material, group work.
Assessment and grading methods Student evaluation will be achieved through the writing of (a) a bibliographical report and (b) a small educational research proposal.
Language of instruction Greek

 

 

Course title Introduction to Natural Sciences and to Scientific Culture II
Course code 42330
Type of course Optional
Level of course Undergraduate
Year of study Fourth
Semester Seventh
ECTS credits 3
Name of lecturer Dimitris Koliopoulos
Learning outcomes The course will give the opportunity to students to become familiar with objects, events, phenomena, concepts and methods, as well as the cultural characteristics of natural sciences
Competences Having completed this course, students will have developed science laboratory competences
Prerequisites There are no prerequisite courses.
Course contents (a) The energy concept, (b) Energy in the laboratory, (c) Energy at home and society, (d) Renewable energy sources
Recommended reading 1. Koliopoulos, D. (2006). Issues in science education: The constitution of the school knowledge.Metaixmio [In Greek].2.  Hewitt, P. (2004). Conceptual Physics. Crete University Press [In Greek].
Teaching and learning methods Lectures, use of audiovisual and other visual classroom material and science laboratory activities
Assessment and grading methods Student evaluation will be achieved through the final exam, the implementation of science laboratory activities and the writing of a final report (optional).
Language of instruction Greek