Τhe Department of Primary Education was established in 1982 and began offering courses towards a four-year university degree during the academic year 1986-1987.

The Department's responsibility is to foster and further the Sciences of Education through academic teaching and research. Its fundamental objective is to educate teachers both at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to equip them with the necessary qualifications and skills in order to enable them to work in schools and other educational establishments.

The Department undertakes extensive research in education related fields that are linked to the interests of each division. The Department also is actively involved in continuing education and in-service teacher training . Among other things the Department has established the University of Patras -Didaskaleio, a two-year in-service teacher education programs for primary school teachers of Greece. In addition, Greek language courses are offered through the Intercultural Education Center to those people, whom their first language is not Greek.

Curriculum

Laboratories

Divisions

Chairman: 
Assoc. Professor Yiorgos Nikolaou
Deputy Chairman: 
Professor Anna Iordanidou
Secretary: 
Emmanuel Apostolakis
Address: 
Department of Primary Education
University of Patras
265 04 Patras