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University Pedagogy in Greece: Pedagogical Needs of Greek Academics from Ionian University

  • Georgia RotidiEmail author
  • Katerina Kedraka
  • Efrossini-Maria Frementiti
  • Christos Kaltsidis
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Abstract

The present paper reports on the results of a small-scale research which took place in 2018. Fifty-eight (58) Greek academics from the Ionian University (56.7% of the total Faculty members) completed the Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI), in which an open-ended question was included, aiming to detect their view on the issue of University Pedagogy and their potential needs for pedagogical training. Their responds showed that the majority of them recognize the need for pedagogical training, while they suggest specific interventions to the direction of the improvement of Faculty’s pedagogical teaching skills. Issues raised from their responds such as the development of Faculty’s communication skills, the psychological support of students, the creation of relationships of trust and respect with them, the creative exploitation of new technologies and the specific teaching and learning needs of the several disciplines are further discussed.

Keywords

University Pedagogy Faculty training Teaching skills 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Democritus University of ThraceAlexandroupolisGreece

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