Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Interschool Head of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Psychico College Supervisor:  Vyzantinos-Stylianos Repantis 

One of the key pillars for the realization of the College’s educational and pedagogical goals, as stated in the Mission Statement of the Hellenic-American Educational Foundation, is: “The harmonious synthesis of humanistic education with modern technology and of our cultural traditions with global, intellectual and educational trends.”

The rapid changes that have occurred in recent years in the fields of Computer Science and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have resulted in the creation of a comprehensive and contemporary curriculum. Such a program must evolve constantly to keep up with new developments in Information Technology and the teaching of Technology, whilst guided by current pedagogical theories and modern research.

The curriculum of the Interschool ICT Department has been designed through the collaboration of all Faculty members, across all School units and levels, who teach ICT courses.  The ICT Department’s curriculum far exceeds that specified by the State and includes the teaching of new and modern developments in the fields of Computer Science and ICT, within the framework of what is known as information literacy.

The term “ICT literacy” describes the ability of students to use modern digital technologies, communication tools, and web services to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create new information with the aim of solving problems and, ultimately, for students’ participation in the contemporary society of knowledge.

Teaching ICT is not limited to familiarizing students with computers and specific software functions.  It aims to develop skills for students’ independent use of computational and network tools in order to solve problems and participate in modern society.

At the College, computers are viewed as tools that can contribute to the expression of ideas, to research, and to creative experimentation across all disciplines.  Robotic technology, the use of internet technologies – images - video - sound, 3D modeling and animation development, web design, programming through modern didactic approaches and learning a variety of useful computer applications are but a few examples of areas covered in the curriculum.

The Interschool ICT Department has created and constantly updates its curriculum which aims at:

  • Enhancing the development of ICT knowledge and skills, with special emphasis on internet safety
  • Building a framework for interdisciplinary research
  • Providing support in using educational technologies and informatics in other academic disciplines
  • Channeling students’ existing practices involving computers and the internet into new, constructive, creative and positive outlets and activities.