Postgraduate Studies in New Technologies and the Research in Physics Education

Introduction

The objective of this Postgraduate Studies Programme is training at a postgraduate level, according to international standards, and the promotion of the Education in Physics. Emphasis is given on the exploitation of modern technology in education and the production of educational materials in topics of Classical Physics as well as in areas of cutting-edge research. This Postgraduate Studies Programme combines modern technologies, methods of learning from distance, modern pedagogical techniques, incorporates research into the training of the new generations of Physics teachers, and leads to an in-depth understanding of the basic principles of Physics.

The outcome of this Programme is to produce graduates, many of which may be already serving in the Secondary Education, who will be able to distinguish themselves as Teachers-Trainers in the Secondary Education.

The Postgraduate Studies Diploma offered by the Programme is in “Didactics of Physics with Modern Technologies and Methods”.

Students who could be admitted to the programme should have a degree in Natural Sciences from a Greek or from a recognized foreign University or from a related field Technical University.

The lectures, the didactic and research activities, the practical work and all related educational and research activities for the allotment of the Post Graduate Studies Degree include the following:

The Programme which leads to the allotment of the Post Graduate Studies Degree includes the successful attendance of one cycle of postgraduate courses (compulsory or optional) of duration of at least two (2) semesters as well as the preparation of the M.Sc. Thesis dissertation. The cycle of postgraduate courses may be complemented with the attendance of seminars and schools with topics related to the Programme.

 

Courses and Lecturers

 

First Semester

M311   Methodology of Physics Education I, Kotsis C.

M312   Topics of Basic Physics I, Kosmas Th.

M313   Pedagogical Psychology, Karagianni-Karagiannopoulou E.

M314   Modern Technologies in Education, Douvalis A.

M315   Physics Experiments in Education I, Douvalis A.

M316   Practical Course in the Teaching of Physics I, Douvalis A., Rizos I.

 

Second Semester

M321   Methodology of Physics Education II,  Douvalis A.

M322   Topics of Basic Physics II, Kosmas Th.

M323   E-Learning Enviroments and Applications in Physics Teaching, Rizos I.

M324   Physics Experiments in Education II, Kamaratos M.

M325   Methodology of Educational Research, Emvalotis A.

M326   Practical Course in the Teaching of Physics II, Kamaratos M., Rizos I.

 

Each course corresponds to 5 ECTS credits.

Third Semester

M330   Master Thesis dissertation (30 ECTS credits)

Note: The courses are scheduled for three hours per week.