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Educational Sciences (EKP)

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The aim of the Postgraduate Programme, which is addressed in principle to teachers of both levels (primary and secondary) and to AEI and TEI graduates who are or will be employed in education, is:

  • the provision of specialised pedagogical and teaching knowledge and the development of corresponding skills,
  • the cultivation and development of scientific thinking and educational research skills, and
  • the development of well-trained staff capable of staffing education.

 

Presentation of the Postgraduate Programme

The Postgraduate Programme “Educational Sciences” is designed for teachers, educators, personnel in both formal and non-formal education, scientists, and researchers. It aims to provide specialized knowledge in the Educational Sciences. This includes a comprehensive understanding of the latest trends in Educational Sciences and fosters the development of advanced research capabilities, skills, and scientific reasoning. The programme aims to achieve the following:

(i) To enhance the quality of professional development of teachers, educators and personnel in formal and non-formal education sectors. This is to enable them to contribute to the ongoing quality improvement of the educator’s role and the efficacy of educational leaders. It focuses on promoting quality and equity in education, while effectively addressing contemporary social needs and challenges.

(ii) To equip educators, educational leaders, scientists and researchers with essential knowledge and skills in educational research. This is pivotal for their progression into subsequent postgraduate cycles (such as doctoral studies), to advance the field of educational sciences in our country, and/or to contribute to the staffing of educational research centres and academic departments.

QUALITY POLICY
QUALITY TARGET 2023

  • Updated knowledge and skills in field of Education Science.
  • Acquisition of knowledge and skills in research methodology.
  • Develop critical awareness of social and cultural issues in the context of education.
  • Acquisition of academic reading and writing skills.
  • Acquiring digital literacy skills.

ECTS Credits: 120 ECTS

The minimum duration of study is two (2) academic years.

Classification according to Unesco code ISCED-2011

– by education sector: 14 Teaching training & Education science

– by level of study: 7

Classification according to Unesco code ISCED-2013

– By education sector: 0111-Education science

Language of instruction:The language of instruction of the MSc is Greek.

The Post-graduate programme accepts graduates or higher institution diplomas of related disciplines. The programme is offered in Greek. 

The knowledge of a foreign language and good computer-Internet skills would be useful for the successful participation in the programme.

Note:

Holders of a degree or diploma of higher education means graduates of Greek Universities or Polytechnics or Higher School of Fine Arts or Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education or Higher Technological Educational Institutions (ATEI) or those who hold academically equivalent first cycle degrees from recognized foreign educational institutions with the degrees awarded by the Greek Higher Educational Institutions, in accordance with the provisions of article 304 of Law No. 4957/2022 (Government Gazette 141/21.07.2022, vol.)

Marking:

For the evaluation of the application to the Postgraduate Studies Programme, it will be examined whether the candidate’s institution of study is or may be included in the National Register of Recognised Higher Education Institutions of Foreign Countries and whether the candidate’s degree is or may be included in the National Register of Types of Degrees of Recognised Institutions of Foreign Countries.

The Hellenic Open University, if the degree is included in the list of article 307 of Law No. 4957/2022, must request a “Certificate of Place of Study”, which is issued and sent by the foreign university. If the place of study or part of the studies is confirmed as the Greek territory, the degree is not recognized, unless the part of the studies that took place in the Greek territory is in a public higher education institution or in a recognized foreign educational institution within the meaning of paragraph b) of article 299 of Law No. 4957/2022.

1st year

EKP51 Applied Educational Research (C¹, 30 ECTS)

EKP50 Development of the Child in the Social Environment (C, 30 ECTS) 

2nd year

EKP60 Education: cultural differences and social inequalities (CE², 20 ECTS) 

EKP61 Language, Society and Education (CE, 20 ECTS) 

EKP63 Science Education (CE, 20 ECTS)

EKP67 Environmental and Sustainability Education (CE, 20 ECTS) 

EKP62 Management of educational organizations (O³, 20 ECTS)

EKP64 Introduction to Adult Education (O, 20 ECTS) 

EKP65 Open and Distance Learning (O, 20 ECTS) 

EKPDE Master’s Dissertation (O, 20 ECTS)

Notes:
C¹: Compulsory
CE²: Compulsory Elective
O³: Optional

Instructions for Declaration of units

In the 1st year of studies, students can choose from one (1) to two (2) units as follows: If they choose one (1) unit they must choose EKP51.

In the 2nd year of study, students must successfully complete either three (3) units or two (2) units and the Master’s Dissertation according to the following structures (Structure I and Structure II):

Structure I: Successful completion of three (3) units.

1st Compulsory Elective Unit: Students are required to choose one (1) of the following four (4) units in any year they wish.

EKP60 Education: cultural differences and social inequalities

EKP61 Language, Society and Education

EKP63 Science Education

EKP67 Environmental and Sustainability Education

2nd and 3rd Elective Units: Students must choose two (2) of the following units – in addition to the unit chosen as a compulsory elective.

EKP60 Education: cultural differences and social inequalities

EKP61 Language, Society and Education

EKP63 Science Education

EKP67 Environmental and Sustainability Education

EKP62 Management of educational organizations

EKP64 Introduction to Adult Education

EKP65 Open and Distance Learning

Structure II: Successful completion of two (2) units and the Postgraduate Thesis.

1st Compulsory Elective Unit: Students must choose one of the following four units in any year they wish.

EKP60 Education: cultural differences and social inequalities

EKP61 Language, Society and Education

EKP63 Science Education

EKP67 Environmental and Sustainability Education

2nd and 3rd Elective Units: Students must choose two (2) of the following units – in addition to the unit chosen as a compulsory elective.

EKP60 Education: cultural differences and social inequalities

EKP61 Language, Society and Education

EKP63 Science Education

EKP67 Environmental and Sustainability Education

EKP62 Management of educational organizations

EKP64 Introduction to Adult Education

EKP65 Open and Distance Learning

Master’s Dissertation: The preparation of the Master’s Dissertation takes place either after the successful completion of the relevant unit or in parallel with its attendance, depending on the relevant decision of the competent body (Teaching Staff Group) of each unit of the programme “Education Science”.

The successful completion of four (4) units and a Master’s Dissertation or the successful completion of five (5) units, according to the Guidelines for the Diploma of the Postgraduate Degree Programme, is required for the completion of the Postgraduate Degree Programme.

In order for students to complete the programme in two academic years, they must successfully complete two units in the first year of study and either two units and the thesis or three units in the second year.

When declaring units, the previous year’s units must be exhausted first and then the next year’s unit declaration may begin.

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMME OF STUDIES

Vassilia Hatzinikita, Professor
Subject: Educational Research in Practice

e-mail: vhatz@eap.gr

Financial contribution for admitted students until the academic year 2023-2024:

The Financial Contribution for Students to the programme is as follows: The cost of each Module is €650 and the cost of the Master Thesis is €650.

The total Financial Contribution for the Programme is: €3,250.

 

Financial contribution for students commencing from the academic year 2024-2025:

 The Financial Contribution for Students to the programme is as follows: The cost of each Module is €750 and the cost of the Master Thesis is €750.

The total Financial Contribution for the Programme is: €3,750.

For more information regarding the program, please contact:
Student Registration Department from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00:

Contact Number: 2610367323, 2610367337

Ε-mail: ekp@eap.gr

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