General Didactics

(Course Code: 1159KEΥ, Course outline)

Semester: 7 Teaching Credits: 3 ECTS Credits: 6 Type:
Prerequisite Courses:  – Course type: Special background Instructor:

This course is designed to provide a survey of major topics in General Didactics, and to examine current controversial issues in the field. The aim of the course (in General Didactics) is to equip students with theoretical and practical competence, so that, independently, they will be able to make and justify choices in connection with the planning, preparation, evaluation, and further development of teaching and learning activities.

Topics per Week: 1. Course Introduction

2. Choosing topic for assignment

3. Contemporary issues in teaching

4. Group activities/Evaluating traditional approach

5. The meaning of teaching in real life setting

6. Theories of teaching and learning

7. Comparing general education to the academic one

8. The structure of the curriculum and its impact in teaching

9. Planning and Organization of teaching and learning

10. Methods and strategies of teaching

11. Criteria for acquiring, producing, and using various types of educational materials, including information and communication technology

12. The organization of the school as a forum for teaching and learning activities

13. Final Presentations

Theory – Lectures
(hours / week)
Exercises – Laboratories
(hours / week)
Other Activities:

Case studies, Visits to schools, Working groups


Mandatory atendance and fullfillment of all assignments. Projects (10 points), Presentations (10 points), Participation (10 points), Quiz (10 points)

Total: 40 points

Basic Textbook:
  • Nima, Ε. & Kapsalis, Α. (2002). Contemporary Didactics. Thessaloniki: University of Macedonia.



The course is taught in Greek. For exchange students, English literature is proposed and examinations are given in English.

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