Anthropology of Education & Modern Pedagogical Trends

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Theory: 3 hours/week | Tutorials: 1 hour/week | ECTS Units: 3

Content – Aim of the course

The “Anthropology of Education and Modern Pedagogical Trends” course aims at introducing students of theBiochemistry and Biotechnology Department to contemporary pedagogical approaches and directions, andalso to their philosophical and anthropological underpinnings. The course further contributes to thestudents’ essential pedagogical education, in the sense that it enables students to perceive teaching not merely as a technique for the implementation of plans but, what is more, as a creative process of communicational interaction. Moreover, it cultivates the awareness of prospective Bioscience teachers to issues relating to the environment, the living world, bioethics and the social dimensions of education and science.

Analytical Description of the Course

  • The theoretical underpinnings of Pedagogy
  • Anthropological and social underpinnings of the educational process
  • Objectives and goals of the educational process
  • Guidelines and directions of education:
    • Assistance to the student toward adulthood and emancipation
    • Experiences of collective-democratic processes
  • Pedagogical pair and ostensible pedagogic antinomies
  • Person centred Pedagogy
  • Trends and systems of Pedagogy
  • Contemporary pedagogical problems:
    • Educational inequality and compensative education
    • Students with special needs and their education difficulties
    • Life-long education and training
    • Environmental education
    • Health education
    • Consumer education
    • Racism and Science: Genetics, Bioethics, Eugenics
    • Training in new technologies
    • Cross-cultural education
    • European dimension in education

Methodology of educational research: Qualitative and quantitative methods.


Performance in the course is assessed by written examination.

Reading Suggestions

  • Βιβλίο [12867935]: Ελευθερία και Αγωγή στον “Αιμίλιο” του J.J.Rousseau, Πανταζής Αναστάσιος Ε.
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  • Βιβλίο [59396252]: Εισαγωγή στην Παιδαγωγική, Κογκούλης Ιωάννης
  • Βιβλίο [77115260]: Εισαγωγή στην Παιδαγωγική. Θεμελιώδη προβλήματα της Παιδαγωγικής Επιστήμης, Ξωχέλλης Παναγιώτης

Teaching Material / E-class


Vasileios E. Pantazis (Course Coordinator)