The curriculum of the Department of Primary Education of the University of the Aegean attempts to ensure academic quality, providing the theoretical bases needed by modern teachers of primary education, in the main disciplines of the humanities, social and natural sciences.
It covers the entire spectrum of the sciences of education, from the educational theory and learning theories to the sociology of education and the clinical and cognitive psychology. It also covers the humanities, social and natural sciences, with an emphasis on those cognitive areas that focus on so-called "teaching shift" in scientific knowledge, i.e. their transformation into subjects of the curriculum (Teaching of Language, Teaching of Mathematics, teaching of Physics, teaching of History).
The Department of Primary Education, in response to changing parameters of education, combines the thorough and critical knowledge in the fields of humanities, social and natural sciences with new subjects such as new technologies, bilingual education, environmental education etc. Particular emphasis is given to new methodological approaches on educational and pedagogical issues.
The curriculum incorporates new subjects to the extent dictated by the research. The approach of large spectrum of disciplines provides the opportunity of forming different but equivalent individual curriculum, which will meet individual talents and interests of students, under general guidance context.
Structure of the Department of Primary Education
In the department there are the following non-statutory divisions:
A. Division of Educational Science and Psychology
B. Division of Social and Human Science and their Didactics
C. Division of Science – New Technologies and their Didactics
D. Division of Language, Literature and Folklore
There are the following categories of courses:
The duration of the studies in the department is 4 academic years, devided in 8 semsesters:
The first 5 semesters include theoretical classroom and laboratory courses, seminars and research.
In the 6th, 7th and 8th semester students participate in internships.