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ΚEΠ2 - Analysis and Development of Teaching Material

Tutor: Vassilis Koulaidis

Semester: 5th

ECTS: 4.5

Short Description:

The course deals with the notion of educational material as a crucial factor of success for any program. The basic principles of designing and evaluating various forms of educational material (i.e. printed, audiovisual and digital) are discussed.


The objectives of this course are to:

  • Familiarise students with the basic characteristics of various forms of educational materials
  • Explore the role of expressive codes employed in the development of educational materials in the formulation of their pedagogic function
  • Build a solid understanding about the role and functions of educational materials in the process of recontextualizing knowledge through discussing the notions of classification, framing and formality.

Learning Outcomes:

Having completed this course, students will be able to:

  • Recognise the pros and cons of using various educational materials under diverse educational circumstances.
  • State the standards that should be met when designing and developing educational material on the basis of the corresponding program’s characteristics
  • Devise and implement tools for evaluating educating materials


13 three-hour lectures


Student assessment is achieved through a combination of written examinations (80% of the total score) along with small scale projects allocated to groups of students and presented during the semester (20%).


K. Bonidis (2004), School Textbook Content as a Research Topic: A Longitudinal Study and Methodological Approaches, Athens: Metaichmio
A. Kapsalis & D.Charalambous (2008), School Textbooks: Institutional evolution and Contemporary Issues, Athens: Metaichmio.
V. Koulaidis, K. Dimopoulos, S. Sklaveniti and V. Christidou (2002), The texts of techno-science in the public domain, Athens: Metaichmio.