MSc in Curriculum Development and Instruction

Course Information Package

Course Unit CodeESPLE514
Course Unit DetailsMEd Curriculum Development and Instruction (Required Courses) - MA Educational Sciences: Dynamic Learning Environments (Required Courses) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated10
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Outline the modern pedagogical theories, concepts, principles and learning models that support the planning and development of learning environments enhanced with technology.
  2. Realize the social and educational dimension of technology as learning tool, as well as the importance and multipurpose use of new technologies.
  3. Describe the added and remodeling value of new technologies potential within the teaching and learning process.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skills to integrate new technologies as learning tools within the teaching and learning practice in order to develop higher order thinking skills and multiliteracies.
  5. Explain the changing role of the teacher and the student in modern learning environments enhanced with new technologies.
  6. Describe the concept of multiliteracies and its value as well as the importance of developing multimodal educational material with the use of new technologies.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

·   Multipurpose use of new technologies.

·    Modern pedagogical theories, concepts, principles and learning models that support technology integration in education.

·    Development of learning environments enhanced with technology.

·   Educational, social and theoretical Background that governs and guides technology integration in the teaching and learning practice.

·   Role of teacher/ educator and students in learning environments enhanced with technology.

·    Integrate new technologies as learning tools.

·    Technology integration and higher order thinking skills.

·    Added and remodeling value of new technologies within the teaching and learning process.

·   Technology integration, multilitracies and multimodality  - New pedagogy of muliliteracies model and its relation to technology

Recommended and/or required reading:
  • Roblyer. M.D.(2009). Εκπαιδευτική Τεχνολογία και Διδασκαλία. Ελλην, Αθήνα.
  • Jonassen, D., Howland, J., Marra, M.R., and Crismond, D. (2011). Ουσιαστική μάθηση με την τεχνολογία. Μέθεξις
  • Raptis, A. & Raptis, A. (2004). Learning and Teaching in the Information Society: Educational Activities (Volume A). Athens (in Greek).
  • Πρέζας, Β. (2003). Θεωρίες μάθησης και εκπαιδευτικό λογισμικό. Κλειδάριθμός, Αθήνα.
  • Κυριαζής, Σ. Α., Ψυχάρης, Σ. & Κορρές, Κ. (2012). Η διδασκαλία και μάθηση των θετικών επιστημών με τη βοήθεια του υπολογιστή. Παπαζήση, Αθήνα.
  • Ψυχάρης, Σ. (2011). Η μοντελοποίηση και οι θεωρίες μάθησης στις τεχνολογίες πληροφορίας και επικοινωνίας (ΤΠΕ) στην εκπαίδευση. Παπαζήση, Αθήνα.
  • Cuban, L. (2001). Oversold and Underused: Reforming Schools Through Technology, 1980-2000. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Cuban, L. (1986). Teachers and Machines: The Classroom Use of Technology Since 1920. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Jonassen, D. H. (1999). Computer as Mindtools in Schools: Engaging Critical Thinking, (2nd ed.). Colombus, OH: Prentice Hall.
  • Makrakis, V. (2000). Hypermedia in Education: A social-constructivistic approach. Metaihmio Publications.
  • Newby, J.T., Stepich, A.D., Lehman, D.J., & Russel, D.J. (2009). Εκπαιδευτική Τεχνολογία για διδασκαλία και μάθηση. Επίκεντρο, Αθήνα.
  • Σολομωνίδου, Χ. (2009). Η χρήση του υπολογιστή στο σύγχρονο σχολείο. Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Θεσσαλίας
  • Συλλογικό έργο. (2009). Συνεργατική τεχνολογία - Συστήματα και μοντέλα συνεργασίας για εργασία, μάθηση, κοινότητες πρακτικής και δημιουργία γνώσης. Κλειδάριθμός, Αθήνα.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The theoretical part of the course (content of the taught concepts) is delivered by means of lectures as well as workshops following pedagogical principles, instructional design and lesson planning.

Assessment methods and criteria
Group Work / Project 35%
Class participation 10%
Language of instructionGreek
Work placement(s)NO