The International Symposium is part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Pedagogical Department of Teacher Education of the University of Crete
Τhe theme of the Symposium is focused οn the ‘Pedagogy of Happiness’. This approach is related with the discussion for ‘another’, ‘unconventional’ school. In this framework the following themes are going to be examined: Ηistorico -philosophical approaches and Methodological and Epistemological aspects of the ‘unconventional’ school. Also, the ‘conventional’ and the ‘unconventional’ school through time and the Alternative Schools/Alternative Practices- ‘Forbidden’ schools. To this direction, special emphasis will be given to the Critical Pedagogy for the 21st century and the Humanistic Education/Human Values and Educational Crisis as well as to Teachers Education for a conventional and for an unconventional school, to the Educational Policies and Curricula and to some Schools around the World-Innovative Schools. The above –as main axes of the Convention- will be centered on essential issues of modern Pedagogy in the context of a school of joy and a Pedagogy of Happiness.