Creativity and Educational Practice (ΠE-2)

Code: ΕΠ 554

Semester: 5,7


Course description

The course discusses the concept of creativity and its different conceptualizations in the context of contemporary developments in the field of arts pedagogy. It examines educational actions that aim to promote creativity through a variety of activities, such as material and aesthetic activities, performing arts activities, etc. It critically approaches the concept and uses of creativity in different educational settings, formal, non-formal and informal education, and links theoretical approaches with examples from practice, supporting students in the design of educational actions.



Suggested bibliography


1.Bibliography – Eudoxus


  • Avdi A. & Hadjigeorgiou (2018). When the teacher enters a role. 50 suggestions for theatre workshops with Teacher in Role. Athens. Metaixmio.
  • Vaos, A. (2008). Issues of visual arts teaching. The artistic project as a pedagogical practice. Athens. Topos.
  • Theodotou E. (2015). Creativity in the era of new technologies. Athens. Kritiki.
  • Nikonanou, N. (ed.). (2015). Museum learning and experience in the 21st century. Athens: Association of Greek Academic Libraries. Available at:
  • Xanthakou G. (2011). Creativity and Innovation in School and Society. Diadrasis.
  • Savvaidou – Kampouropoulou, Mary (2015). Education, Art and Creativity in Contemporary Museum Environments. Athens. Diadrasis


2. Additional bibliography for study


  • Dafermos, M. (2002). Vygotsky’s cultural-historical perspective. Philosophical, Psychological-Pedagogical dimensions. Athens: Atrapos
  • Pourkos, A. M. (Ed.). (2009). Art, Play, Narrative: Psychological and Psychopedagogical Dimensions. Psychological and Psychological Psychology. Topos.
  • Conference Proceedings (Eds. Papadimitriou G. & Kostaris H.). (2018). 3rd Panhellenic Conference “Education in the 21st century: Seeking innovation, art, creativity”. (Volume A, B, C, D). Athens. Museum of School Life and Education.
  • Efland, A. (2002). Art and Cognition: Integrating the Visual Arts in the Curriculum. New York: Teachers College, Columbia University.
  • Eisner, E. W. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind. New Haven & London: Yale University Press.
  • Kalin & Nadine M. (2018). The Neoliberalization of Creativity Education. Democratizing, Destructing and Decreating. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • McRae, C. & Huber, A. (2017). Creating Performances for Teaching and Learning A Practice Session for Pedagogy. Palgrave Macmillan ISBN 978-3-319-54560-8.


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