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The University of Crete (UoC) is a multi-disciplinary, research-oriented public educational institution. Located at campuses in Heraklion and Rethymnon on the island of Crete, a site rich in ancient and modern Mediterranean cultures, the University offers a vibrant social and intellectual environment for research and education. Established in 1973, the University accepted its first students in 1977-78.
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It now has 17 Departments in 5 Schools (Philosophy, Education, Social Sciences, Sciences & Engineering, and Medicine) as well as a number of affiliated institutions, including the Skinakas Observatory, the Natural History Museum, and the University General Hospital.Research and research training activities at the University of Crete are organized along the lines of the Divisions within each Department. Research activity follows the classic academic model insofar as it is driven by the initiatives of scholars and scientists in developing their own curiosity-driven or practice-based projects or working in collaboration with other research groups. The Department of Preschool Education is one of the 17 Departments of the University of Crete

Department of Pre-School Education

The Department of Preschool Education is one of the 17 Departments of the University of Crete. The Department has a two-fold aim: (a) to provide quality teaching and initial training and preparation for its students and (b) to promote educational research and pedagogic applications.
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The Department holds and runs successfully 4 research laboratories: (a) Pedagogical-Educational Research and Applications, (b) Research in Psychology, (c) Research on Drama and Artistic/Aesthetics Education, (d) Music and Psycho-kinetics Education. The Department of Preschool Education also houses and runs successfully the “In-service Preschool Teachers Training Centre”. The Centre specializes in: (a) General Education Preschool Curricula and Praxis, (b) Education for Special Needs young children, with emphasis on early intervention programmes. The University of Crete is regularly involved in various national and international projects and provides the necessary experience to implement this ERASMUS+ project

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