The National Qualifications Registry of Greece is a special software application (Database) that will include the qualifications classified in the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
The purpose of the programme is the provision of specialised theoretical and practical knowledge and the development of suitable skills and competences for educators on the following subjects:
- Organisation and administration of education in general and of the school units of the primary and secondary education in general, as well as of the operation of public and private educational organisations, and Lifelong Learning and Adult Education bodies [e.g. Secretariat General for Lifelong Learning, Foundation for Youth and Lifelong Learning (INEDIVIM), E.O.P.P.E.P., Hellenic Workforce Organisation (OAED), Centres for Lifelong Learning (KDVM), Regional Educational Centre (PEK), Institutes of Vocational Training, Centres for Vocational Training, Second Chance Schools, etc.].
- Informatics and New Technologies in Education.
MASTER’S DEGREE (METAPTYCHIAKO DIPLOMA EIDIKEFSIS)
The PSP was established and operates based on Ministerial Decisions no. 1934/17-7-2014, which approved the programme, and in accordance with the Bylaws approved by the General Assembly of Special Composition (GASC) of the Department, during its 30th meeting, on 05-05-2014.
The Programme aims for the dissemination of modern approaches of education and lifelong learning on issues of educational administration and leadership, and of Informatics - new technologies in education. The purpose of the programme is the provision of specialised theoretical and practical knowledge and the development of suitable skills and competences for educators on the following subjects:
(a) Educational Management and Leadership
(b) Informatics and New Technologies in Education.
University of Macedonia
The Postgraduate Studies Programme named "Sciences of Education and Lifelong Learning" aims to the diffusion of modern approaches for education and lifelong learning on issues of educational management and leadership, and informatics - new technologies in education. Specifically, Direction "Educational Management and Leadership" is going to cover a very important gap in the current Greek reality. It is now understood in the field of education that there is a need to upgrade professionally the educational executive (Regional Directors, School Consultants, Education Managers, Directors of School Units and other educational executives), since most of them do not hold specialised and certified university studies in the specific subject. To this end, the Postgraduate Studies Programme offers to the already serving educators of the public and private sectors, and to the future ones, the opportunity of acquiring the suitable scientific knowledge, skills, and competences that refer to the organization and management of education, in order for them to be capable of successfully coping with the demands of modern educational leadership.
Specifically, the graduates of the Postgraduate Studies Programme with Direction "Educational Management and Leadership" will be able to find employment: (a) as executives in general public and private schools of Primary and Secondary Education, in School Units of Special Training and Education, in Institutes of Vocational Training, as well as in lifelong education and training organisations [e.g. Secretariat General for Lifelong Learning, Foundation for Youth and Lifelong Learning (INEDIVIM), E.O.P.P.E.P., Hellenic Workforce Organisation (OAED), etc.] in Centres for Lifelong Learning (KDVM) and in Centres for Vocational Training, (b) as executives in the central public bodies of education and life-long learning, and (c) in the conduct of educational research, in the study and preparation of educational programmes, as well as in the development and application of educational policies and practices focused on the management of education.
The Direction of "ICT in Education" shall cover the verified need of integrating ICTs in the entire spectrum of the Primary and Secondary Education (and also of Preschool Education) in all of its expressions: in formal and non-formal education (such as Second Chance Schools), in General Upper Secondary Schools and in Vocational and Technical Upper Secondary Schools, and generally in all forms of education conducted prior Post-Secondary, Post Upper Secondary and Higher Education. It is understood that Informatics and New Technologies in general comprise a special cognitive subject and a means for the improvement of teaching and learning. Nevertheless, education must take into consideration new social practices and the special framework where social relations are formulated, growing in cyberspace and are known as digital literacy.
The programme of the Direction "ICT in Education" is addressed to active and future educators, of all specialties (not just of Information Technology), who wish to upgrade their vocational qualifications and substantially improve their teaching methods, by incorporating new technologies and their teaching concerns in the framework of digital literacy.
Access to this type of qualification have those who hold a Bachelor Degree (level 6). The selection of graduate students is mainly based on the following criteria: the overall grade of the Bachelor Degree, the grades in undergraduate courses that are relevant with the subjects of the Master’s program, the performance in thesis, where is foreseen at the undergraduate level and any research activity of the candidate. The detailed application of the above mentioned criteria, the definition of additional criteria or the conducting of examinations and interviews, the results of which are taken into account in the selection, are determined by decision of the relevant Department.
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 8.
Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.