POST-GRADUATE STUDIES

POST-GRADUATE STUDIES

In the academic year 2003 - 04 an Inter - Departmental Program of Post Graduate Studies started operating in the Department of Education Sciences in Pre-School Age of "Socio - cultural Education and Animators' Education" which is part of the actions of the "New Programs of Post - Graduate Studies" and is co -financed by the Ministry of National Education and Religion and the European Union. The Inter - Departmental Program of Post - Graduate Studies is organized by the following Departments of:

  1. Education Sciences in Pre - School age of the Democritus University of Thrace.
  2. Philosophy - Pedagogy - Psychology of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and
  3. Sciences of Pre - School Age and Educational Design of the University of the Aegean.

The Special Inter - Departmental Committee is responsible for the organization and operation of the Program of Post - Graduate Studies and exercises the powers of the General Assembly of Special Composition. This committee is made up of:

President: Beze Loukia, Professor, Democritus University of Thrace
Members:
  • Gena Aggeliki, National Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Giannitsas Nikolaos, National Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Gari Ekaterini, National Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Gogou Lela, Democritus University of Thrace
  • Damianou Despina, Democritus University of Thrace
  • Dimitriou Anastasia, Democritus University of Thrace
  • Dellasoudas Lavrentios, National Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Theodoropoulou Eleni, University of the Aegean
  • Kaila Maria, University of the Aegean
  • Kalabasis Fragkiskos, University of the Aegean
  • Kalantzi-Azizi Anastasia, National Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Kontakos Anastastios, University of the Aegean
  • Koufaki Paraskevi, Democritus University of Thrace
  • Motti- Stefanidi Eufrosimi, National Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Bezebegis Elias, National Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Mylonas, Kostas, National Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Xanthakou Potitsa, University of the Aegean
  • Prepis Alkiviadis, Democritus University of Thrace
  • Sidiropoulou-Dimakakou Despina, National Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Sfyroera Maria, Democritus University of Thrace
  • Fokiali Persefoni, University of the Aegean
  • Chatzichristou Chrisi, National Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Christopoulou Anna, National Kapodistrian University of Athens

The subject of the Program of Post - Graduate Studies is the post - graduate teaching, research and practical application in the areas of Social and Cultural Education as well as Supportive Pre - School Education.


The Aims of the Program of Post Graduate Studies

(a) The specialization of the graduates of the Sciences of Education or of graduates of other equivalent University Institutions of theoretical direction (pedagogical, psychological, social) in the modern methods and techniques of preparing inspirers with the aim of contributing to the effective education and support of children of pre - school age in social - cultural matters so that they will be able to deal adequately with the educational needs in the public and private sector, in the Organizations of the wider State Sector of the country as well as of other countries of the European Union or outside it.

(b) The in - depth training of scientists so that they will be able to produce new knowledge.


Post Graduate Titles

A. The Program of Post - Graduate Studies awards, after the successful completion of the relative cycles of studies the Post Graduate Degree of Education (PGDE): The Post Graduate Diploma of Educator Specialization in the general area of "Social - cultural Education and Training of Animators" in one of the following directions: a) "Social and Cultural Education" and (b) "Supportive Pre - school Education".


B. Post graduate students are offered the opportunity after they obtain the above title to continue their studies in order to obtain their Doctoral Degree in one of the collaborating Departments of the Program of Post Graduate Studies.



Program of Studies
The Program of Studies includes:

a) Main Courses (5)
b) Direction Courses (5)
c) Practicum - Design, application and assessment of the educational/cultural program.
d) Writing of the presentation for the Practicum
e) Writing of the Thesis
f) Participation in the Parallel Program of Seminars, Lectures, Laboratories, Conferences.


Term allocation of courses

The main courses aim at the: a) deep understanding of the knowledge which is necessary for the design and carrying out of research in the area of education, b) widening of knowledge for the use of new technologies for teaching purposes, c) correlation of individual characteristics which become involved in the learning through the social processes and d) learning of the methods and techniques of animating.


The direction courses provide certain knowledge for the development of programs of sensitization in matters of: functioning of the thought process, unity of cognitive and emotional function, health, multiculturalism, environment, state institutions, etc.